images

Psalm 99 (NIV)

Revelation 4:6-11 (NIV)

Romans 12:1-8 (NIV)

Worship is big and all expansive.  We can worship God with our thoughts, meditations, heart, spirit, praise, and very lives.  In Psalm 99 we see God exalted, praised, and worshipped for who God is and what the Lord has done.  In Revelation we meet the four living creatures and 24 elders who day and night offer praise and worship to the Lord God Almighty.

We too can offer our exaltation and praise to God who is great, good, gracious and so much more.

But when we turn to Romans 12, Paul informs us that we can worship God with how we live our very lives.  We read, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”  The rest of the chapter spells out how we can worship God daily with how we live our lives and treat other people.  Here, worship is the very living of our lives; being able “to test and approve what God’s will is– his good pleasing and perfect will” in every area of life.

Romans 12 is challenging chapter in the Bible calling us to worship God with all of our life, that is, how we lead our life moment to moment.

May you worship the Lord this day with all of your life; your inner life and outer life, your thoughts and your actions, your heart and your words.  Glory be to our great, good, and gracious God!

images-2