Worship for me is something I have to live by every day as I can’t get through the day without it.

It is something I long for each day when I wake up and when I go to sleep. I seek for God’s heart in everything I do.

A few months ago I heard a story of how worship should be your lifestyle and not just something you do at church on a Friday night or a Sunday. This revelation was a huge for me as I grew up knowing this information, but having implanted this in my heart was a huge journey for me. As I’ve been on a personal journey with God over the last few years, I have seen that worship is my lifestyle. I mean, when you focus on the thing that you adore the most, that is worship.

For me, this was family or friends, and I was putting all my energy into that area of my life; however, I was led to believe that I was putting them before God.

My family and friends were taking the priority in my life, and that wasn’t healthy for them or me. As I wasn’t giving them space for God to be moving in their life or mine. When we worship, we can give all the glory to that person or object.  

Personally, I want to glorify God in all he is doing in my life. I enter that secret place where he has called me, and I take that time to honor him and give him all the praise he deserves. God deserves all the adoration that is due, and I am pleased to say that I don’t mind looking like a fool when I worship God my father in my way.

Worship is something that I want to be part of my everyday life, not just a thing I have to do because I grew up with having to worship God. As a follower of Christ, I don’t want to be ashamed of my faith and my adoration for Christ. Worship is a way of life for me, and I want to continue to live this way of expressing my love to him.

Giving my all in worship is important because worship is not about how I feel it’s about how God is going to feel.  He is due all the Honor, Glory and he is so Holy and Worthy.

If I could leave anything with you, I would leave you with this: Worshiping God is a daily choice and something you have to want really. Otherwise, it's twisted into something that can distract you from placing all your energy into worshiping something else, instead of focusing on our God, who deserves all praise.  

-Judy Oliver


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