Heart of Worship
Written by Karen DuBois, National Sponsor
John 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
Paul frequently refers to worship as something other than artistic creativity. Paul encourages us to praise God through our actions – by living a godly life and loving others. This is how we worship God!
Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Romans 15:5-7 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
The phrase ‘living a godly life’ often seems to be met with sheer panic. If your heart is in the right place, that is, if your heart is willing to sacrifice all else for the glory of Christ, then God teaches you how to glorify Him in the simplest of ways. The way you greet your Sisters, the way you respond with patience to a difficult person, the way you conduct yourself at school or work…these are all actions that show Christ to other people.
How can I worship God in every day aspects of my life?
Music (and all art in general) is a form of worship that is widely recognized. Just listening to music and worshiping with your heart is suitable. Nature is one of my favorite forms to worship God. Nature is so powerful! Think about 1 Corinthians 3: 5-7: What, after all, is Apollos? And who is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. Debbie Fuhrmann and I visited the Grand Canyon a few years ago. I can remember feeling so overwhelming small compared to Nature! Nature brings me back to my rightful place and reveals to me the beauty and complications in humanity.
Prayer, quiet times, and fellowship are also very important forms of worship. Finding a community of Kappa Phi Sisters to grow with is one of the perks of being a Christian woman! Speaking to God is really as good as life can get. How magnificent is it that we have a God who hears, who responds, and who encourages us to keep coming back for more?