Becoming the Sacrifice

If you ask people what “worship” is, you’ll probably receive many answers related to music, church services, and singing. While worship certainly includes the songs we sing and the services we attend; this common definition limits worship to a time frame or specific activity. Instead, I believe the Bible teaches that worship is a lifestyle… an ongoing response to God in every circumstance and every moment.

 

 Jesus made the comment to the woman at the well outside of Sychar “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”. (Jn 4:24)

 I have come to understand that worship takes on many forms and expressions, but it always communicates from the heart. Worship comes out of the human spirit as a declaration of truth to say… “I value God!” Loving Him for who He is and for how He has changed my life. It becomes my compelling desire to worship God from the heart… to become an undivided reservoir of love and appreciation for my King.

 While I often bring a sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise for entry into His Presence… when I get there I become the sacrifice poured out for His purpose. To set my life upon the altar is no loss; but a yielded embrace to His voice, that encourages true usefulness.

Like the Prophet Isaiah, my heart is captured and I am undone. I welcome the call to go wherever He leads me.

 …I heard the voice of the Lord saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”

 Then I said, “Here am I! Lord, send me.” (Isa 6:8)

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