WHAT DOES GOD TASTE LIKE?
It is in worship that we taste the goodness of the Lord. We sing of his power, love, might, holiness, goodness, faithfulness, etc. We tell the story of his deeds in scripture. We give testimony to his work in our lives. We meditate on his beauty and wonders through art, silence, media, and sensory objects like water and bread and wine.
WHY WE WORSHIP
We worship because God is worth it. God is worthy of praise and honor and glory. He deserves our thanks. Mostly we worship because we were made for it. If we don’t worship the true God, we will worship something, whether an idol, possessions, another person, or even ourselves. Everyone worships something.
WHO IS WORSHIP FOR?
While worship is what we were made for and we find great fulfillment in it, it’s really not about you. What I mean is, worship is for God. When you come to “get something out of worship” you are usually disappointed. At least eventually. If you come instead with the idea of giving yourself to God (Romans 12:1) and you recognize that you are performing for an audience of ONE (not the people on stage), then your worship will be more fulfilling for you and God and better for the whole congregation.
WHERE DO I PUT MY HANDS?
God wants our whole body as a living sacrifice in worship. That means we can move our feet, raise our voice, lift our hands, bow our knees, close our eyes, etc. We worship in spirit and truth. That means it is spiritual, but it also has to be a reality in our lives.
WORSHIP IS A LIFESTYLE
Worship is not just about Sunday or about singing. It is our whole life. Presenting your whole self in obedience is more important than words we sing or hearing a message once a week. God wants all of you. Every day. Ryan will teach you more Sunday.