Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100: 1-2, 4
What exactly is worship?
Worship is an act of devotion or recognition toward God. It can be performed individually, in informal or formal groups, or by a leader. Worship includes singing, praises, and being quiet. It includes prayer, reading, serving, preaching and evangelism. It takes place on Sunday, but also every other day of the week.
When I thought of writing a devotion on worship, I was a bit trepid. How am I showing reverence to our almighty God? After researching what worship entailed, I realized that my days are filled with worship experiences, and I’m sure many of yours are too!
Most of my days start with a Mary posture, at the feet of Jesus, studying God’s word, praying for his guidance over my day so that my Martha moments are following God’s plan more than my own. As I’m preparing for my day, I listen to Christian teachings on audio or radio to be encouraged by others stories and testimonies. As I go about town I listen to and sing praise and worship music in my car. Many days of the week I sit in the parsonage house folding clothes as I serve in the Clothing Closet, and I love to play my worship music while I work! If you see the light on and hear music playing, come on in and join me in worship!
I see now that my days are spent in worship. I learn more about God as I spend time with Him, praise Him, and listen for His guidance. I’m blessed to feel peace and joy, and I’m open to wherever He leads me, whether it’s starting the Community Clothing Closet, or writing a devotion about worship.
Worship is anything you do that declares the worth of the Lord! Fill your days with worship and be blessed!
About Renee Kinnear
Renee is married to Rob, has 2 kids and 2 grandkids. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, and the beach. She has previously served in Outreach/Evangelism, UMW, Kings Kids and Nursery. She is currently serving in Clothing Closet, Youth Council and Nominations.