October 17, 2022
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O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
When you think of worshipping the Lord, what comes to mind? Most people focus on singing, clapping their hands, giving the Lord praise, and/or praying. While those actions are a form of worship, there are many other ways that we can and should worship the Lord as well.
To worship means to love, adore, reverence, to honor. And worshipping the Lord in these ways can entail a variety of things. One way to worship the Lord is with our time. We show our love to God and for Him when we give Him our time. What better way to start off our day than worshipping the Lord by giving Him the first of our time as soon as we wake up in the morning. Saying “Good Morning Lord, I love You. Thank You for watching over me and my family while we slept. Thank You for letting us all live to see another day”. Just spend time talking to the Lord showing Him how much you adore Him the first thing in the morning. Honoring Him in this way is sweet worship.
Also watching how you use your time throughout the day and using it to honor the Lord in all that you do is worship too. In fact, if you find it difficult to complete a task, no matter what it is, reframe how you think about it. Think of it as using the time to worship the Lord and honor Him by doing and completing that task. You will find it easier to start and finish when you see that task as worship to the Lord.
For example, do you want to work on getting healthier, but have found it challenging to either get going or be consistent? Or are you facing challenges in being consistent with any of your goals? If so, think of those goals as honoring the Lord. Living a healthy lifestyle is worshipping the Lord because you’re honoring Him and showing appreciation for the miraculous blessing of life and gift of your body. Perhaps you have work to do for your job, a personal project that you’ve been trying to get done, or exercise, all things you may not really want to do. Whatever it is, tell yourself this is worship to God and just get to it. Don’t think about how long it will take you. Just start by committing to 5 minutes of worshipping God through that task. Whatever it is, say “Lord I am worshipping You in this”. You will be amazed how much easier it is to get started and to keep going. Before you know it, you will have completed your tasks and goals, all while worshipping the Lord!
So today, this week, from here on out, when you set your goals, make your schedule, move forward, reframe everything you do as worship. If you find yourself getting stuck, think of that task, that thing, that time, as worshipping the Lord. Show God how much you appreciate the life He has given you. Show Him how much you appreciate your mind, heart, body, spirit, and soul, your job, or the job you’re going to get in faith. Even those difficult people in your life, you know who I’m talking about, think of how you can worship the Lord when you deal with them. Doing so will definitely make it less difficult. Use these things to show the Lord your love for Him, to adore Him, to revere Him, and to honor Him. Worship the Lord in everything that you do. Let everything be done to the glory of God.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for all your many blessings and the opportunity to worship You in all things. Lord, please help us to reframe our thinking and to look at things through a new set of lenses. Help us to see more clearly how the challenging tasks we face really represent more opportunities to worship You in the beauty of holiness. Lord, help us to have an attitude of worship, to You, in all that we do.
In Jesus name we pray, thank You Lord,
Copyright © 2022 Dr. Lou Ella V. Taylor PhD, CNS, RN