Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
the flock under his care.
If only you would listen to his voice today!
I remember a worship experience I had once; I worshiped without inhibition. I had attended a movie screening with my church and after the movie, there was a mini service where we were prayed for. I remember crying uncontrollably, not because I thought it would make my worship any more pleasing (although I don’t deny that it did), but because I couldn’t not cry. I was in the presence of the Almighty God and I could feel Him there; I really could. He was hugging me, and all of my cares & my worries I left in his arms. I was happy and content. I wish I could have that experience more often, I crave it.
I used to think that before my worship could move God, I had to do “the most”. I felt like I had to wash off of all my sins (which wouldn’t be such a bad thing) but that was becoming the premise to which I worshiped and in the long run, it began to take away from the actual act of worshipping. As a result of this, I began to draw away from God. I started to worship other things, subconsciously of course, because we all know that what/whoever we ascribe ultimate value to is what we are really worshipping.
However, over the past year, I have begun to see worship for what it is. Worship is not something that can be forced, it has to be willfully done. It isn’t also the act of singing praises to God; we can worship in our everyday lives.
I had to make the conscious decision to throw away all premises and just worship. All I decided I was going to do was keep my heart pure. I wasn’t going to sin (at least consciously) and I was going to walk in my faith as a daughter who was already approved by her father, worship was no longer going to be the means to which I sought approval because you see, I now understood that I am approved, I am loved, so I can worship.
What I am trying to say is; there is no perfect worship/worshiper only people who are willing to submit to the truth (Jesus) and its challenges.