What is Worship?

Duane Vander Klok

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3:17

Worship is not just the songs that we sing on Sunday morning, nor the music that we play on the radio or online throughout the week. It includes music and songs, but that is not its sole definition. Worship is pure surrender to God. It is a surrendering of your body, your time, your goals, your plans, your ambition, and your money to Him. When you surrender to God and do what He has called you to do, that action, whatever it may be, is worship. True worship is dedicating everything that you do, even yourself, to God. Yet so often still, we restrict our idea of ‘worship’ to Sunday morning.

Worship is alive within you. It can be expressed in, with, and through music, but Spiritual worship is when you dedicate everything that you do to Him. Spiritual worship is when you present yourself as a living sacrifice to His call in your life and make the conscious decision every single day to glorify Him.

Sometimes worship is neither comfortable nor easy. Sometimes it happens on the street, in the office building, in your car, and everywhere in between. It’s a refocusing of your heart, mind, and soul to seek out opportunities. It is not living passively, but actively asking God, “how can I worship you in this very moment.” It’s actively partnering with Him in all that we do. It’s not about what we can do alone, but what He can do through us.

This week, let’s redefine our own understanding and definition of worship. Let’s ask for God to reveal how we can worship Him differently throughout the day.