By Nick Sigur
When we think of “worship” we are most likely to consider that time during a Sunday service before the announcements and the sermon. Music comes to mind, along with, possibly raised hands and heightened emotions.
“Worship” is really that state which rises from the recognition of who God is and who we are. That recognition is a precognition of heaven. God created man for relationship with Him; but He is so awesome, so great that His person overwhelms His creation. He placed us on earth for a time where His glory is filtered. “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Rather than a special Sunday experience, worship is our natural state. If we can but take our eyes off ourselves and contemplate His creation, worship commences. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by worship triggers. I live in the “country” surrounded by green views and bird songs. Just sitting on my patio can inspire worship.
I have been married to the same beautiful woman for over fifty years. One glance or touch from her or any of our precious offspring can inspire thankful thoughts about our God and thus worship.
If I can see past the worries, problems, and darkness of the world, if I can but turn my eyes upon Jesus and contemplate His sacrifice and His love, worship flows.
Worship is a matter of focus. If I can consider the blessings rather than the hardships, I worship. If I can look out rather than in, I worship. If I listen to praise music, rather than rap; read the Word, rather than news; consider the works of His hands, rather than mine; I worship.
Worship isn’t a sometimes, special time. It’s natural all the time, even on Sundays before the announcements and sermon.
Nick Sigur has practiced law for 40 years. He currently does so at Gachassin Law Firm. He and his wife, Rosemary, enjoy their grand and great grand kids. Nick has served as a small church pastor and writes a blog on spiritual matters at NickSigur.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 337-319-9417 with your questions.