Why We Worship

By Jordan Guerra

If God is almighty and perfect, why does He want worship from imperfect people if we can’t compare to His greatness? Does it really affect Him?

These are a couple questions that many Christians ask about why we worship.

The Word says that God sent His Son to die for us (John 3:16) and if we confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord, we will be saved (Romans 10:9). God gave His everything for us, but He gave us a free will to choose to give Him back our everything or live for the World. As Christians, we should choose to give Him our hearts and souls: our everything.

This includes our worship. Merriam-Webster defines worship as excessive admiration of someone. We all have one thing that we admire or put before all else, but for Christians, it should be God. In simple terms, God gave (and continues to give) His all to us, isn’t the least we can do is live for Him?

You see, worship isn’t just lifting up your hands to music. Worship is your actions. Your life is worship to God. It is you living your life for God. When we are living in His will and giving God our whole selves, THAT is true worship.

God spent 5 days creating the earth and everything in it. His hand made the birds, the oceans, the trees, the fruit, but He loves His creation of humans the best. He loves us more than anything; He loves us so much that He doesn’t want to force us into anything, but He wants us to CHOOSE Him. When we choose to worship Him and put Him first, we are the ones that have that complete satisfaction, not God. It’s accepting His love, and returning it. It brings Him joy to see us joyful, and we will only have that full joy when we completely live for God.

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.” John 4:23

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