2.21.2014

4 Types of Worship


There are so many different ways that we can worship God in our daily lives.  Here is a short list of a few ways that I have learned I can worship God the most through.  I’m not saying these are the only ways.  But I pray that these thoughts encourage you to search deeper into ways you can praise our God.


1) Time in the Word
‘Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.’
- Matthew 6:33

As children of God, we are called to learn about Him, to dwell on His words, to SEEK His face.  Just like any other relationship, you will always continue learning about the other person.  There won’t ever be a time when you know everything there is to know about them.  The same is in our relationship with Jesus.  To learn about Him, we must spend time in His Word, gleaning from it, and prayerfully asking Him to teach us more about Who He is.  And through doing this, we are worshiping Him by obeying Him.  Reading God’s letter to us should be a daily requirement in each of our schedules.  Make time to spend in His presence.  It’ll be the best part of your day.


2) Through Song
‘Praise Him with the trumpet sound!  Praise Him with harp and lyre!  Praise Him with timbrel and dancing!  Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe!’
- Psalm 150:3-4

Music is such a passion of mine.  And I consider my talent in music as a gift from God so what better way to worship Him than by using the gift He gave me?  Praising God through song is one of my favorite ways to express my worship to Him.  And I’m thankful for the many songs that I know of that I can use as my own prayers of thanksgiving.


3) Prayer
‘Come, let us worship and bow down.  Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.’
- Psalm 95:6

Prayer is so very powerful.  It’s our way of having a conversation with the One Who made us.  Bit of an overwhelming thought, huh?  And through prayer, we can worship Him through rejoicing in all He has done for us.  It’s just like thanking a parent for providing food for us.  We are giving them thanks through our words, so when we’re talking to God, it’s a form of praise.


4) Praising in the hard times
‘Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance, and let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.’
- James 1:2-3

It’s easy to praise and worship when things are going well and life is smooth and easy.  But what about the times when it’s hard to go a day without crying?  Or the moments when you just feel like giving up because whatever you’re facing is just ‘too hard’?  Yet it’s in these very times when worshiping God is the most crucial, and most beautiful.  Like the verse from James says above - we are to count it as JOY when we suffer trials and hardships.  And this verse goes hand in hand with Romans 8:28 where we are promised that God works all things out for our good.  Worship Him during the tough times because through them, He’s making you stronger to withstand whatever else is coming your way.  And you’ll for sure be thanking Him then.
Are you going through something difficult right now?  If so, what kind of attitude do you have?  Is it a good attitude (praising and thanking God amidst your pain) or are you harboring complaints and curses to God and are too busy blaming Him to understand the test He’s putting you through?  I’m not saying it’s easy to go through tough times and keep a positive attitude.  But we can, if we lean on the strength that God is so willing to give us.  He hasn’t abandoned us.  And He won’t start now.

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‘Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!’
- Psalm 150:6

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