Doing yard work, hot and sweaty. You feel at least 5 pounds of sweat at any given moment escaping from your body. Burned to a crisp, you think there is nothing worse than this, but it’s quite the opposite. Nothing could glorify God more!
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Rev. 4:11.
Because He created all things, in all things we can glorify Him: meaning we can worship God at all times through all things.
We have been called to worship God and we are a people that love to worship. In our every day lives you find things to worship and devote your time to. Recently the iPhone craze has swept our generation and people literally cannot get enough of new phones– having the biggest and best at all times… when this takes precedent over Christ, it’s worship. If you’ve ever seen a video of fans during a Michael Jackson concert, they are jumping, yelling, doing things they would never do in the “real world” passing out and fantasizing about him in an unnatural way. That is worship. Even down to college football, putting so much into every week, making all of your plans around it… the amount of passion displayed at every game– worship.
So you see, we worship whether or not God is involved at all.
It says in Romans 6:13, “Rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to Him as an instrument of righteousness.”
We worship God with our words, our hearts and our deeds. These are things that we use every day even (going back to my first point) when we’re baking alive in the sun. This means we have the opportunity to worship God the Father in even the most random of times! He made us to worship and made us to cut grass, why not kill two birds with half a stone, am I right?
“So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you; Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer,” Romans 12:1.
We can offer ourselves up to God in every situation presented to us. We must be different than those of this world, a city on a hill burning brightly, the salt and the light. We have to distinguish ourselves so people can think, “What is it they have that I am missing?”
What do we have, are we different? Does my life mean something more?
The answer is YES and we should praise God for that! He formed us in our mother’s womb to be special, full of an everlasting peace and joy–that’s awesome. Sounds like a reason to celebrate!
So what if you decide to celebrate while you’re cutting the grass.
How have you worshipped God in your actions today?
How can you get rid of the things that keep you from this worship with God?
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(This post was previously posted on my old blog, “the best time to wear a striped sweater“)