16 Then say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened. Exodus 7:16 (NIV)
The right to worship is not something that we require. It is something we possess. It is part of who we are. It is part of our DNA. We possess the passionate need to declare and express our feelings into song. Everywhere we go, we hear whistling, humming, singing, even that annoying karaoke machine. In our world, worship is everywhere. As humans, we are meant to worship freely.
Worship is reverent honor and homage paid to God (taken from dictionary.com) I know that there are many times that we have exercised worship inappropriately. We have used worship for things, situations, and people. From our lives alone, we have seen the effects of worshiping one’s self, worshiping of money, and worshiping another person. Let us not deny it; we are all guilty of it. And that misappropriation of worship can produce more bad than good. It can lead to more grief and despair.
Worship is an act exclusive between God and Man. I know that most of us have forgotten that worship is about God. That’s why we settle on a “madlibbed” form of worship. I worship ______. However, I encourage you to sing a song for Christ. Sing in thankful worship, may it be about the good things, the bad things, even if you aren’t certain if He is listening. Just worship. I guarantee you will feel uplifted and peaceful.
We are meant to worship, adore, and revere God, who is above all of us. That’s why we feel transcendence in worship with God. We know that in faith we are being heard by the Lord. Our cries, our conversations and our thoughts do not fall on failing ears. He hears and addresses us whatever our situation maybe. Let go of your consciousness and lose yourself thanking God, praising God, and expressing love to God.
“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and supplication].” Psalm 95:6 (AMP)
“In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [a]unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another. No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! 1 John 4:9-12 (AMP)