I’m a terrible blogger. I’ve been silent. But this time around, I’ve had pretty good reason. Hooray for big changes, and even bigger leaps of faith. Before I get into that, let me talk about worship for a second.
I used to be ‘that person’. The person that would stand during worship, slightly judging everyone around me with their hands in the air, or God forbid, DANCING during worship.
I thought everyone who did these things was simply putting on a show. I was raised Catholic, we sang hymns out of an old book, that was the extent of my worship. I got to college where I studied theatre and had no revelation of worship. I saw the hands, wanted to physically put them down for them, because I was the one sitting in the pews sobbing the whole time. Something was missing.
Once you have revelation on WHO God is, you won’t be able to help yourself. Do you know all of the names God goes by in the Bible? Let me give you a small sample.
- Jehovah Rapha – The Lord that Heals
- Jehovah Raah – The Lord my Shepherd
- Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Provider
- Jehovah Shalom – The Lord of Peace
- Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies You
- El Olam – The Everlasting God
- El Shaddai – Lord God Almightly
If God never did another good thing in your life again, if there was ONLY the Cross, He is deserving of praise. BUT, He continually does do good, and will… Now seriously, how could you help yourself?
The word “worship” comes from “worth-ship”, or to put worth on something. I think it’s interesting, that in both the original Greek and Hebrew meanings of the word we use as ‘worship’, it actually has nothing to do with music. The word they use actually translates closer to bowing down. In bowing down to God, we are submitting to his authority, and being obedient.