Worship Part 1 – Worship is an Act that demonstrates our faith.
What is worship? Who can be worshipped? Why do we worship? What happen when we are worshiping a wrong god? Can we worship God on our own? Do we need to have a group to worship God? Do we have to go to a church building or institutional church to worship God? Do we need a Pastor or a Priest to worship God?
It is widespread now hearing from many Christian groups that Jesus is the Creator God. Is it the truth and in what way? Can they show proofs? Do we have to worship Jesus only? The answer to this question is important, not only because Christians should know what worship is, but also how worship should be practiced.
Worship is an act of praising God-To honor, respect and lifting God’s glory.
Worship is an act of fellowshipping with God-by sharing and caring the word of God.
Worship is a responsibility- it is our duty to have continuous contact with Him.
Worship is an acknowledgment that God exists, that God is the Creator and Provider of all our needs.
Worship is humbleness-we submit humbly to God’s thoughts and ways and means.
Worship is relationship- Building up our personal relationship until we belong to one of His many sons.
Worship is acceptance- God is all in all without Him we are nothing.
Worship is an accepted act of adoration, honor and reverence to God.
Worship can either be public or private service characterized by prayers, hymns and dedication.
Worship must be related to the Scriptures in Eucharistic and universal form of salvation, which is still being practiced to date by various Christians’ denominations. Private or public service must be led by the Holy Spirit. Faithful believers are workers who will not compromise the word of God to gain their own fleshly desire. A worker who avoids arguing with the word of God to protect the hearers not to get confused and create doubts that the word of God is true. Sometimes the hearers have a second thought if the word they heard comes from the man of God who handles the word of truth to the highest respect and love of God, a man who does not lie and delivers empty promises using divided word.
God wants us to prosper through our own hard work and not just waiting for wealth to pour down from above. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Our prosperity comes in conjunction with our obedience to the word of God and honoring Him should come from our heart and not only from our lips. We learned by experience how persistent these people in promoting their doctrine and will not easily give up until they finally convince you. We must make every effort to avoid listening to their teachings, when they lie to their teeth and themselves are mockers promoting the commandment of men. Let us all stay strong and reject what is not pleasing to God and keep the commandment of God in our heart. Be aware of a make believe teaching whose purpose is only to reach to our pocket and overlook the spiritual growth we are seeking.
True worship can be achieve through hearing the word of God from a true Christian Pastors and matured devoted followers of the word of God. These are the people that rejected the commandment of men, their traditions and cultures. There is nothing that enters our ears that will reach our heart. It could reach our brain and shake our understanding of the word of God but our faith will come into play defending the Spirit of Truth built in our heart founded by the Son of God and we will remain faithful, prepared and ready to fight a good fight of faith in the arena of the mind where the battle always begins.
Whatever we hear is being transmitted into our brain and we must be vigilant in nurturing what is good and reject the bad. When we let our mouth speaks on behalf of false doctrine we break the covenant with truth and allow our relationship to be doomed. Whatever comes out from our mouth fed by our senses and not from our heart can defile us. If we will let our ears hear a good music and our eyes see real beauty, our heart will feel the joy with the truth that is good and real, noble and trustworthy, and bold enough to let the truth to come out and shake the world of the unbelief. Whatever is in our heart our mouth speaks, so we have to be mindful on every word we say can reach and heal an itchy ears. We have to make every effort in our ministerial work worth lifting to the glory of God and present ourselves approve to God that lost souls may be found and brought back to Him. The Holy Spirit will continue to guide and protect us till the end of time when the one and only Judge will reveal Himself so as the other things that remains hidden to many.