Living a Life of Worship

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 | 2 comments

This is a devotional I wrote this past week. I didn’t even think about putting it on my blog, because, I don’t know, it just seemed like a weird thing to do. But Jason read it and thought that it may bless someone out in blog world… It was a good reminder for me. I pray it is a good reminder for you too…

Blessings,

Kameron

Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Devotion:

Just like praising and worshiping the Lord through song at a Sunday service, the act of living a “life of worship” not only brings glory to God, but also fills us with a deep sense of peace and oneness with our Creator. God calls us to worship Him in how we live our daily lives; in the words we use, the choices we make, how we treat both strangers and those closest to us, and by obeying the whispers of the Holy Spirit. If we truly, deeply love our God, then we must recognize and accept that our lives are not our own. And when done in line with the Spirit and with a true heart of worship, this act of presenting our “bodies as a living sacrifice” brings glory and honor to God, while also providing us with a deep sense of joy, hope and peace. In fact, the more we live this way, the more we realize that this form of spiritual  worship is not a sacrifice at all, it is an honor and is our true life calling.

Challenge:

How can you practically present your body/life “as a living sacrifice” to the Lord right now, this hour, this day, this week?

First, ask the Lord to reveal to you how you have disobeyed Him, and repent. Repentance and obedience go hand in hand, when worshiping the Lord and presenting your body/life as a living sacrifice to Him.

Next, close your eyes and visualize a throne… the “throne” of your life. Ask yourself, who sits on that throne? Who really has control? Who decides what you do? Is God on the throne, with you at His feet? Or is it the other way around? If God is on the throne, then pray for the strength to continue obeying Him, each minute of each day, and continue to fight the urge to place yourself on the throne. If you (or someone or something else) are on the throne, then have an honest “talk” with God. Ask Him to help you remove yourself (or whatever/whoever it is) from the throne, and trust Him to be ruler of your life. Ask Him to give you the faith, love and boldness to put Him in His rightful place, as King of your life. Then pray daily that you remain at His feet.

Finally, in order to obey Him, you must know what the Lord wants you to do (discernment). To learn discernment, you must spend time with Him in prayer (try simply talking to God throughout the day); reading, studying and/ or listening to His Word (the Bible); listening to sermons; or participating in a solid Bible Study/Community group, to name a few. As your relationship with God grows deeper, you will learn to “hear” Him more clearly and “discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

2 Comments

  1. Hi Kameron…I have been digging and digging for a brief commentary on living a life of worship to include in the notes we present in our Joshua Challenge…a discipleship program we have here in Winter Haven, Florida. Your notes are excellent, direct, to the point and TRUE! Hope you don’t mind that I borrowed them. These classes are given freely to anyone who wants to attend. We are attempting to bring people back to the heart of Worship before our loving God. We desire to make our corporate worship times about Him and not us. We are trying to lead people out of their self-indulgent ways into a life of living for God, in God, about God, with God….etc. So, thank you…Carol Oswalt

  2. That was really helpful and true

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