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worship as a lifestyle

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

I’ve had a memory rolling around in my mind for weeks now. I finally had to sit down and ask God why he kept bringing this particular event to mind – especially since it seemed so insignificant to me. The answer blew me away with the power of its truth.

I was a junior in college and a very new believer in Christ. I had accepted Jesus as my Savior less than a year before. When I finally came to Christ I knew that I needed to get plugged in with a group of believing peers. I joined a Christian group on campus and started regularly attending the girls Bible Study. I grew so much and made some amazing friends. Within months I was spending a majority of my time out of classes with this group. We held our own worship services every other Friday night. It was student run and just plain wonderful! One of the advantages of not growing up in a very actively Christian family is that I didn’t know all the “terms”. I didn’t speak “christianese” as I like to put it. So when a young man asked me about the worship services I didn’t know the lingo. His question was simple.
Who is doing the worship? I was confused. In my mind it was a worship service. Was he asking who ran the service? So I said, “The service? The students run the service.” He was equally confused, “no… the worship – who does the worship?” I couldn’t figure out what he was talking about! Finally we figured each other out and I got that he meant the music. That was my first lesson in “Christianese.” After that I knew if someone was asking about the worship they meant the music.

But is that right? Maybe in my limited knowledge of the Christian life I was onto something. Shouldn’t it ALL be worship? Shouldn’t the ENTIRE service be an act of worship? Even more, shouldn’t our entire lives be spent in worship? Our conversation, our day to day events and actions should all be spent in a mindset of worship to our Father. This is my challenge for myself and for you today… do everything with a mindset of worship to God.

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Colossians 3:17
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