Worship is not only the slow songs that the choir sings, the amount you place in the offering basket or volunteering in the church. Yes, these may be acts or expressions of worship, but they do not define what true worship really is. There are numerous definitions of the word Worship. Yet, one in particular encapsulates the priority we should give to worship as a spiritual discipline. “Worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission”. (Webster’s Dictionary,1828).
True worship, in other words, is defined by the priority we place on who God is in our lives and where God is on our list of priorities. True worship is a matter of the heart expressed through a lifestyle of holiness. We worship God because he is God. Period. Our extravagant love and extreme submission to Him flows out of the reality that He loved us first. It is highly appropriate to thank God for all the things he has done for us. However, true worship is shallow if it is solely an acknowledgement of God’s wealth. Psalms 96:5-6 says, “For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary”. In other words, our worship must be toward the One who is worthy simply because of His identity as the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent One, and not just because He is mighty and able to meet our needs and answer our prayers. We must focus our practice of worship on the worthiness of God and not His wealthiness.
Because of our God’s unimaginable generosity toward us, and His commandment in Matthew 22:37, we take worship as a priority and give attention to all the requirements to enhancing a dynamic Spirit-filled worship at all times. The place of Worship in The New Life Miracle Church is seen as a great tool or avenue for reaching out to lost souls while adoring God for who He is and praising Him for His wonderful works in our lives and in the universe. We run services that usher worshippers into moments of true worship with outright submission to God and deeper relationship with Him. Based on the fact that we cannot take the Music Ministry out of the act of worship, we periodically organize Musical Concerts aside our regular and dynamic Spirit-filled worship service.
Worship is having an extravagant love for God, and if your life is not lived in total submission to Him, then we invite you to make worship a non-negotiable priority in your life. Evaluate your expressions of worship so that through singing, declaring, and giving, you will “give to the LORD the glory He deserves” (Psalms. 96:8). The promise is that when we worship God in this way, He will come and commune with us. And above all, God will respond to your worship by making your heart more like His.