A lifestyle of worship is what will carry you through to the other side of every dark valley. Many times, we think about worship as something for “us” when, really, worship is all about ministry to The Lord, not what The Lord can do for us. Blessings, help in trouble, refreshing, a word in season, healing, and everything else are the natural results of true worship, but should not be the reason for worship.
Jesus is The reason we worship! Worship is a spiritual discipline and developing a lifestyle of worship takes intention, like anything else does.
When you don’t feel like worshipping, you won’t do it. However, it’s similar to losing weight, or working on your marriage or even taking care of your kids—when you don’t “feel” like it, something greater than yourself compels you to act because you’re committed.
Soon, the more committed you are to developing a lifestyle of worship, worship soon becomes your natural response to life—and that will make all the difference! “My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of The Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God,” the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 84:2. This desperate desire to be close to The Lord comes from…being close to The Lord!
Satan wants you busy elsewhere, too tired, too frustrated, too worried, too angry, too discouraged to worship. If you’re looking for passion in your worship—start with commitment.