We like to say that worship isn’t music – it’s a lifestyle, but it’s a lifestyle that might make us uncomfortable. And that’s okay.
According to Romans 12:1, we should be sacrificing ourselves for the glory of God. What does that look like? Since our core value is “Sacrificial Service,” I want to talk about how we can give sacrificially to help our worship service. Any of these that you can do will help our worship service be more focused on God, and allow the Holy Spirit more room to work in the lives of both believers and non-believers.
Too often we come into the service anticipating what we’ll get from worship, when instead we should be focusing on what we can give. True worship means giving up our own desires and wants, as Chris writes:
Sacrifice your preferences
Everybody has a preference. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. When you let your preferences dictate whether or not you worship God, there is something wrong with that. I have heard many people say that they “can’t worship” without (insert anything here). The problem with that is that you have allowed your preferences to hinder your worship. The Bible allows us to be very free with our worship service as long as it is God-honoring, and we have to sacrifice our preferences and accept that.
What preferences do you need to lay down to honor God today?