It’s just awkward to me when I hear Christians today say “let’s be in the mood of worship”. That shouldn’t be our dialect as Christians, we shouldn’t have a particular mood for worship.i.e. church time, worship concerts, 6:00am in the morning and whatever mood time we might have chosen. Now don’t get me wrong, am not saying we shouldn’t attend worship concerts or worship God in the church. But God doesn’t want a part of your life. He asks for all your soul, all your mind and all your strength (Mark12:30).
A simple definition of worship is bringing pleasure to God. Therefore anything you do that brings pleasure to God is worship. Meaning you can worship God by cooking, driving, painting. Not just singing. And that’s where a whole lot of us have gotten it wrong. To many, worship is another synonym for music. You would hear people say “the only session I enjoyed in the service today was the worship”. Wrong! Every session of the service is a worship to God. Even worse, worship today is referred to a particular style of music. If the song is slow, quiet and intimate its worship but if its fast and loud its praise. Worship has nothing to do with the style or volume or speed of a song. Worship is beyond music, music is just a part of worship.
Matt Redman, a worship leader in England, tells how his pastor taught his church the real meaning of worship. To show that worship is more than music, he banned all singing in their services for a period of time while they learned how to worship in other ways. By the end of that time, Matt had written the classic song “Heart of Worship”:
I’ll bring You more than a song,
because the song itself is not what You’ve required.
You search much deeper within
than the way things appear.
You’re looking into my heart.
Or probably we thought when the scriptures said “the hour cometh” we thought it referred to an hour in our busy 24 hour schedule. Anybody can give God one hour out of their 24 hours, but God isn’t content with that. He needs 24/7 worshipers. He isn’t looking for people that have a particular mood to seek Him, He’s looking for people that would seek Him both consciously and unconsciously.
The secret to a lifestyle of worship is doing everything as if you were doing it for Jesus and by carrying on a continuous conversation with Him while you do it. Romans 12:1(MSG) “Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.”
All am saying in essence is our everyday life should bring Glory to Him. Even though sometimes things don’t go the way we want it, maybe your GP doesn’t come out as you expected, still waiting for your appointment letter, or maybe the fact that no food on the table as made you convert that hunger into a fast. We still have to learn to worship Him.
Remember He’s seeking for true worshipers. He would locate you soon!