A Life of Worship

imageSunday~ Our Most Precious Day of Worship.
How important is worship that it is mentioned in the bible 8,629 times {Bible Gateway}.   To worship is to show reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.  We do this for those that we love such as family or other important relationships.  Perhaps even towards things that we love, we show worship towards. However the Word of God teaches us to worship the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  It teaches us to worship God first and have no other gods before Him as stated in the ten commandments in Exodus Chapter 20.  Worship is an act, it is a choice, it is a behavior that we show towards others.  Worship should be a regular part of a Christian lifestyle.  

Worship is something we can even practice during trying times that will allow us to walk in peace and harmony as the bible states in Ephesians 5:19, “Sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the Lord in your heart.”  We must choose to worship.  A lifestyle of worship.  To make songs among each other and to make music within our hearts.  

Living a lifestyle of worship has actually become my key source of strength to get through every single day.  Through good times and bad I have learned to worship through prayerful songs and hymns.  There has also been many times where songs became my voice when I had none.  I could find a way to speak to God through the lyrics in songs.  I would have my heart and soul whisper to God as the worship music continued to play.   My most recent song has been “Commission My Soul” by Citipointe Live:

Verse 1:
You bled with one desire
In all to bring new life
To a shattered humanity
Death now overcome
Forgiving all and one
You’ve redeemed all humanity

Verse 2:
Abandon all to be
Your voice, Your hands, Your feet
My life a living sacrifice
Spirit empower me
To set the captives free
My life is an offering

Pre Chorus:
With all our lives we now stand
Declaring loud
Jesus is God who saves

Commission my soul
With a fire uncontrollable
For this great cause
To save the lost
Open my eyes
To the reason I’m alive oh’ Lord
I’m ready now
I’ll follow You

Open the heavens wide
Open the heavens wide
Open the heavens wide
Pour out Your spirit on us

I love this song as it speaks such depth and volume to what happens on the inside of us.  For no matter what is happening on the external, we are beseeching God to commission [the act of committing or entrusting a person, group, etc., with supervisory power or authority; an authoritative order, charge, or direction] our soul.  During the midst of changes that we encounter in life, it is asking God to take charge of our soul to get in alignment with God’s will for our lives. We put our trust and faith in God to take us through each day believing that our steps are ordered by the Lord.  

This must have been the way that King David prevailed through his life as he received a promise at 16 and didn’t see it come to pass until he was 30 years old.  Surely he worshiped the Lord as he waited.

“Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I will not be greatly moved.  My soul, wait patiently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. Trust in Him at all times people! Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62: 1,2,5,8

“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.  My soul follows close behind you; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:1 & 8

David had to command his soul to do something in the midst of his waiting period for the promise God had for Him. He had to praise God as he waited.  He had to learn how to live a life of worship in every season of his life.  Not only to praise God when he got to the palace, but how to praise God when his life was in the pit.  In all the seasons of his life, God was with him.  So he learned how to praise and worship God in the midst of it.  This made for such a sweet, intimate and powerful relationship that David would learn to keep all throughout his days.  The same way David learned a life of worship, so can we.  Live a life of worship to our King!  Worship is the living proof and evidence that God is certainly keeping us bountifully alive through all of our days.

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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