Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Worship

wor·ship (wûr sh p)n.1.a. The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.b. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed.2. Ardent devotion; adoration.3. often Worship Chiefly British Used as a form of address for magistrates, mayors, and certain other dignitaries: Your Worship.v. wor·shiped or wor·shipped, wor·ship·ing or wor·ship·ping, wor·shipsv.tr.To honor and love as a deity 2. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.v.intr.1. To participate in religious rites of worship.2. To perform an act of worship.
deity [ˈdeɪtɪ ˈdiːɪ-]
n pl -ties
1. a god or goddess
2. (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) the state of being divine; godhead
3. (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) the rank, status, or position of a god
4. (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) the nature or character of God

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From here
I was thinking about worship today.  I am listening to a sermon from Metro this morning as I get ready.  It’s from the Guardrails series.  It’s number 4.  I missed it last week because I just couldn’t seem to get out with that dumb cast anywhere.

But the word worship to me sometimes makes me crazy.  When I was a new Christian, I referred to the music as worship, and as I fell more and more in love with God, worship began to mean the way I live my life. It wasn’t about if the band played my favorite songs or if they hit a wrong key or if the words weren’t right on the screen, it began to be about how I live my life.  Now, let me tell you this, I fall short, every day.  I wouldn’t say that I’ve got this whole ‘worship’ things down.  But if I think of how I live my life, I want, I strive, for everyday to be lead in worship. To put Him first, to do everything in my life for the Glory of God. Folding laundry and making meals to serving in church.  What I eat to how I love people.  Keeping $1 in my pocket. 

I’ve been pulling out my concordance lately. I feel like I need to understand EXACTLY what God meant in some of my favorite scriptures. Last week I looked up every word in Micah 6:8 and then wrote out each definition.  This week, I think it will be the word worship.  According to biblegateway, worship shows up 254 times in the NIV.  I might have to narrow my search a little. http://www.biblegateway.com/

The last couple weeks God has really slowed me down, or maybe it was my own doing, I don’t know, but I’ve found a different way to worship.  And yesterday, I spent some time with some really amazing women and between this post (just mentioned worship) and that time with those women, it caused me to think about the worship of my life. It caused me to think about truly living my life for the glory of God.  So this week, this is what it may look like finishing scrapbooks, making dinner, working hard at my job.  It may take turns and twists as long as it leads me closer to His heart. http://www.ichilly.com/

Psalm 86:9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name

1 comment:

Matthew said...

This reminded me of Romans 12:1 ... a verse that I read so much I sometimes risk losing the incredible significance.

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." (Romans 12:1 ESV)

Thank you for reminding me of our call to daily sacrifice and total worship. It's not just moments, it's our life devoted!

Thanks,
~Matt