Worship is not relegated to Sunday. You can—and should—seek to worship God daily.
Originally, ‘Worship’ (Old English ‘weorthscipe’=‘worth-ship’) referred to the action of humans expressing homage to God because He is worthy of it. Worship covers activities like adoration, thanksgiving, prayers, offerings and vows (The New Bible Dictionary, 3rd Edition).
Here are 7 ways to worship God daily.
1. Pray. Prayer is God’s gift of communication to us. Through prayer we can engage God in relationship. We can sit at His feet. We can listen. We can speak. He hears us. In prayer, we can worship in His presence.
2. Bible. God’s word is here for us to learn more about who He is and what His plan is for us. It’s through His word that God reveals Himself to us. We gain understanding. We can feast on His word. We can feed on His wisdom. We can worship God by spending time in the Bible.
3. Recite Scripture Aloud. Reading God’s word out loud is a great way to worship the Lord. Try reciting Psalms out loud. We did this in Israel climbing the steps outside of the Temple.
Worship is a verb. It’s not just expressed through raised hands or singing songs. We can also worship through action.
4. Help a Neighbor—Terri is much better at this than I am. Honestly, by the time I get home I am usually “peopled-out.” Not Terri. She’s the one checking on neighbors and seeing what they need. She worships God by helping others.
5. Go on a neighborhood prayer walk. Whether in the morning or the evening, pray over the houses you pass by on your walk. Pray for the physical building. Pray for the physical beings. Praying for others is another way to worship the Lord.
6. Call and check on a family member or friend. This is particularly important since the advent of the Pandemic. One of the most damaging ways COVID-19 hurt was by isolating us. Since the pandemic, the world has seen a historic rise in loneliness. Loving others is another way we can worship God.
7. Give. Yes, I mean financially. Look. I know money’s tight. But, I believe if you give your money to support good causes God will honor and reward that blessing with more blessings. That’s not what should motivate you. No. Your motivation is the goodness and grace God has demonstrated to you in your life countless more times than you likely remember.
These are just a few simple things we can do daily to worship God.
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