The worship experience should be coveted by all. There is no experience that can be compared to worship. Having a relationship with God is the start of true worship. Here are three key characteristics of Worship as I see it.
- A Sound: There is a sound, a sound that is noticeable but not haarsh or loud. A sound that is rich, pure and heavenly. The sound consists of tones and notes that calls attention to the heart of man, bringing him to his knees and taking him to a higher level, where heads bow and hands are lifted up to the heavens. It is a captivating melody that blends with the Holy Spirit’s moving.
- A stillness: There is a stillness that enters that place; it is a stillness that says “hushhhhh” and it draws us into an intimate moment with God where he whispers into our ear and deeply into our spirits, giving us comfort. There is that stillness that melts your heart.
- A change: Worship allows for reflection, repentance and a new direction. Worship awakens us to the voice of God and the condition of our sinful heart. Worship brings us face to face with the Almighty, the Righteous one, who lovingly wants us to experience a valuable relationship with Him. As the music plays and the word of God is proclaimed, lifting up God above all other, we are acknowledging that he is our Hope and we need him desperately. We need him to keep us from our own folly, we need him to guide us towards meaningful living.
Romans 12:1 gives us the condition for true worship to begin. It says “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.” Of course the Apostle Paul is writing to fellow believers of God. True Worship, therefore, begins with a Relationship with God.
Here are some other inspiring verses on worship:
Psalm 29:2 “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
Hebrews 13:15 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.