What would it mean to worship Christ in your life today?
It is interesting to look at the gospels and see how people displayed acts of worship in the presence of Jesus. Mary, in John 12:1-7, worships and honors Jesus by rubbing extremely expensive ointment on Jesus’ feet, wiping it with her own hair. In the presence of Jesus, she was so moved that she not only offered Him one of, if not, the most expensive items that she had, but she also got down on the ground and anointed Jesus’ feet with her own hair. She saw that Jesus was worthy of this honor, deserving to be worshipped for who he was, the Son of God. This was a moment that Mary had the opportunity to have the Son of God right in front of her, being able to display her worship for Him.
But what would it mean to worship Christ for us, when we don’t have him right in front of us, walking on the street? The Webster dictionary definition of worship is “to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power.” Likewise, if we believe Christ to be the Son of God, then we should honor and revere him as such. Our whole lives should be aimed to glorify God. Some examples of how we could worship Christ today are:
1. Through singing (Psalm 96:1-9)
2. To tell of his wonderful deeds (1 Chronicles 16:23-29)
3. Declare about his glory to people who have never heard it (Isaiah 66:18-19)
4. Raise your voices and shout for joy (Isaiah 24:14-15)
5. Give thanks to God (Psalm 118:28)
6. Speak of the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:13-15)
7. Be equipped in every good thing for his will (Hebrews 13: 20-21)
8. Glorify God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:20)
9. Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-26)
10. Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ (Philippians 1: 27)
11. Delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4)
These are just some of the instances in the Bible where tells us how we could worship the Lord. Beyond these are a myriad of examples provided to us like Abraham, David, Mary, and Paul. Let this be an encouragement to live in a posture of worship in all parts of your life, knowing that to honor and revere God is our aim, and may we do this in unity with all our fellow believers “by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (Philippians 2:2)”
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