What Should Worship Look Like?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

That is a good question and one that is continually being asked since Jesus’ time here on earth. It is also a hard question to answer because there is no one right or wrong answer. If I were to ask 20 different people this same question I would get 20 very different answers. Not all of them would be right or wrong.

The key to getting it right is to ask the right question. Jesus was asked this question by the Samaritan woman in John 4:19. She wanted to know the right way to worship God - the way the Jews worship or the way the Samaritans do. Good question. Jesus gives her an interesting answer which I believe was ”Neither. I want you to worship my way". We humans tend to get caught up in making worship look or feel right to “us” when we should be concerned about making it look or feel right to “God”. There is a huge difference between the two. This is what Jesus was getting at when he said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” Did you catch what he said? He is not looking for a certain kind of worship, but rather a certain kind of worshiper! The key in worship is not how it looks, sounds or feels, but in the kind of person who is doing the worshiping. Jesus is looking for true worshipers, not true worship.

The challenge for us is to ask the right question. The wrong question is, “What should worship look like?” The right question is, “Who should we be as worshipers in the eyes of Jesus?” If we answer that correctly, then our worship will naturally be the kind of worship that honors God regardless of how it looks, sounds or feels. True worshipers are not born out of true worship. True worship is created by true worshipers. Remember, worship is not something we do, it’s who we are!


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Very Challenging!!!!
-Elijah David

Free Child said...

"Remember, worship is not something we do, it’s who we are!"
Spot on, worship God with our lives not just in a time frame once or twice a week...

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