Does Your Worship Go Beyond Sunday?
Worship happens every day, all around us and by all kinds of people, creatures, and things; this may surprise you. We have been taught to reduce our worship to an allotted time during our day of worship at church. Not only have we assigned a specific time, but also a specific activity. When we come together in our churches we dedicate worship time to the Lord with songs. We sing and we give praise to God. While I am not saying this is the wrong way to worship, it is incomplete. Worship is a Lifestyle!
One complaint I hear the most about the church and about Christians is that there is so much hypocrisy. Could it be because we have failed to worship God fully with our whole selves that we are no different than the rest of the world? “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.”(Romans 12:1) Here it says that our whole body has to be offered. So, in addition to our mouths when singing and praising God at church, we must also think about how can we worship God with the rest of Ourselves.
What about our eyes? Is what we watch bringing worship to the Lord? When we are out with friends at the mall, or watching Netflix are we using our eyes to worship God, or the enemy?
What about my ears? Is what we listen to “ holy and acceptable” to God whether it’s music, conversations, etc?
What about our feet? Do the places we go and the decisions and choices we walk in, show that we are a worshiper of God?
And the rest of our body? How do we conduct ourselves at our jobs, the supermarket, during traffic, at my home? What about when we choose what to wear to church, our jobs, on a date, or even to the beach? We must even include how we eat, what we eat and how we take care of our bodies. Is our whole body a living sacrifice that others can see and know that we worship God every day?
I started asking all these questions to examine the way I live and the ways I worship God beyond Sunday. I see the rest of the world and the things they are faithful to worship every day. Careers, food, music, celebrities, Netflix, and even accessories (statement earrings and shoes, I need you!). The enemy wants to distract, tempt and pull us away with many things that calls for our worship. Matthew 4:9-10 says “Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me”. Jesus said to him, “away from me, Satan! For it is written: “worship the Lord your God and serve him only”. Our enemy, the devil, also desires our worship! But, there is only One who has given His life for me and because of His love I now must also give my life, my whole self and my whole body to worship Him.
Staff Writer at Christian En Vogue
Lizette González has a passion for kingdom creatives to answer their call to influence their culture and restore the beauty of God to the nations. Her calling is to teach, train and mentor through workshops, events and on the ground mission trips. She is the founder of Higher Lifestyles- Fashion, Image and Style workshops. She is also a writer for Evoke a creative evangelistic ministry.