Ephesians 6: 11-12 NLT
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Dictionary definition of worship
- The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed.
- Ardent admiration or love; adoration.
- To honor and love as a deity.
- To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…
Romans 12:1 The Message
1 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.
- How do we make our every day living as an offering?
Romans 12:2 The Message
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.
Mark 12:30 NKJ
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
- Real worship is a lifestyle.
“As God’s people gather together to give their hearts and praise to God it is a living, incubating, gestating, alive thing that begins to happen in the midst of God’s people.”
~ Bob Sorge