Worship in a basic meaning means to glorify God, give glory to God, to ascribing worth to God. With time we have assumed a revelation of worship passed from people’s experience and opinion and we have made it our own. This I say because the first time I joined a worship team people told me of their experiences in worship and not what the bible say about worship.
Worship isn’t kneeling, singing, dancing, painting, wailing, lying prostrate, falling facewards, crying and all other expressions. These expressions help us show God the attitude in our heart and they reflect our hearts. What is coating our worship?
“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him”, Dan 2:46
“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker [in reverent praise and supplication]”, Psalms 95:6
“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult (worship) before him! Psalms 68:4
“Sing to the LORD, worship (bless) his name; tell of his salvation from day to day”, Psalms 96:2
“So I will worship (bless) you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands”, Psalms 63:4
In all these verses the one thing that does stand out is that I will come before God will bow down, lift my hands, sing, fall facewards and then we worship. You see that worship isn’t in bowing but it’s the bowing catapults the worship to flow from deep within man.
We have replaced the manner that God desires us to walk in and have taken the word of the many preachers of this world and we do not even study the word to hear what the word says about worship and the manner that God desires us to worship Him as.
Even King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face and then he worshipped Daniel, worship was preceded by falling upon his face. Christians think that if I just lift my hands, dance, read the bible or sing then I have worshipped God its beyond that.
When you look at these verses you will realize that such actions aren’t worship but kneeling, bowing, falling facewards, dancing are expressions and without a man’s heart, spirit and attitude they are vague expressions and meaningless before God.
Are you one of those worshippers who has learnt to make our expressions our worship, we no longer offer our hearts, mind, attitudes and bodies and now we offer lip services to God which is coated with expressions without a heart.
I am reminded of a quotation that says “I would rather that my heart be without words than my words without a heart; this article’s focus, is that our expressions of worship be a direct reflection of the condition of our minds, heart and attitude. Let us not replace our worship with singing, lifting of hands, falling facewards, dancing, painting or any other worship expressions. Your worship at this place would be coated by vanity.
It is when we bow, sing, lift your hands in an attitude and with a heart of worship that real power is released from the throne room and the ability for one to commune with God becomes a reality. God is not looking for stretched hands he wants the one person stretching the hands whose stretched hands is coated by the heart.
What is coating your worship your heart or its just lip service.
“Worship Him In The Beauty Of His Holiness”