PSALM 145: 4-5 "ONE GENERATION WILL COMMEND YOUR WORKS TO ANOTHER; THEY WILL TELL OF YOUR MIGHTY ACTS. THEY WILL SPEAK OF THE GLORIOUS SPLENDOR OF YOUR MAJESTY, AND I WILL MEDITATE ON YOUR WONDERFUL WORKS."
When we think about "worship," we often consider church worship, singing praise songs, or a specific time set aside to worship God. Really, worship is much more than that. Worship can be something very much woven into our every day life. We are created to be worshippers, and if we are not worshipping God, then we will naturally find something, or someone to worship.
The first definition found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary for worship is "the act of showing respect and love for a god." The verb is simply "Showing respect or honor." Showing respect and honor to God can be done through our conversations, in our thought life, and through our actions. Praying and praising God in worship is a super important and meaningful way to honor God, but that is just one aspect of worship.
In Sarah Young's devotional, "Jesus Calling," Sarah writes, "This is a from of worship: Sensing your smallness in comparison to My (God's) greatness." I love to consider how often throughout the day it is possible for me to simply stop and consider God's greatness. To recognize His nearness. This is worship.
James 4:8 reminds us that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. Never let a busy life, or any other excuse remove you from the habit of genuine worship. God is always near, and we can magnify Him in our own lives simply by whispering His name, speaking of His awesome deeds, and pondering His greatness in our life.
A prayer for today: "Lord, today I want to worship you in the most genuine way. I want to recognize your hand in my life, and sense your greatness. Please draw near to me as I humbly draw near to you."