A Lifestyle of Worship
And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”
— Mark 11:15-17
The verses above describe one event in Jesus’ life that lets us know just how He feels about those who worship Him improperly. Jesus displayed His power that day to show us how He values genuine worship.
When God looks at your life, does He see genuine worship or does He see a counterfeit? Does He see something real or is it phony?
The bottom line is that each of us was made to worship God. And until we realize the true purpose in life, which is to worship Him and enjoy Him forever, we’ll always be floundering. We’ll always be frustrated because worship is the central purpose of life!
It is impossible to be a productive, positive Christian without participating in meaningful, genuine worship!
And I’m not just talking about corporate worship. Worship is something more than what we do, worship is a lifestyle. It is an attitude that we carry with us day by day. It is an activity and an attitude that reveals the inner heart and recognizes the value we place on God in our lives. That’s what worship is!
So today, let me challenge you to make your life a life of worship…an exclamation of the glory of our God!
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A FULFILLED CHRISTIAN WITHOUT GENUINELY WORSHIPPING GOD.