We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels – everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, He organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. – Colossians 1:15-18 The Message (MSG)
I came across this scripture about 3 years ago while watching a praise & worship concert on Youtube. At the time, these words struck a chord within me that I couldn’t understand or explain. However the words remained in my heart, and every time I would wonder what the reason for my existence on this earth was I would unintentionally recite them in my spirit. Slowly, as time went on, I started to pay more attention to the words and what they meant. Particularly as my walk with Christ progressed and I developed more of a desire to be who He has called me to be.
Around the same time, I started to wonder about worship. What it is, why it is important for us as children of the King of kings, how to go about it, is it any different to praise and if so, how? And so on and so forth.
The scripture above speaks on how our purpose is found in God. That we were made by Him and for Him. (everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him). The life He has given us, the gifts, the strengths and “weaknesses”, our hearts, minds and souls – all of it was made for His glory. In essence, at the core of our individual purposes is our existential purpose which is to glorify God with all that we are – and therefore also all that we have.
“To ‘glorify’ God means to give glory to Him. The word glory as related to God in the Old Testament bears with it the idea of greatness, of splendor. In the New Testament, the word translated ‘glory’ means ‘dignity, honor, praise and worship.’ Putting the two together, we find that glorifying God means to acknowledge His greatness and give Him honor by praising and worshiping Him, primarily because He, and He alone, deserves to be praised, honored and worshiped. God’s glory is the essence of His nature, and we give glory to Him by recognizing that essence.”
Hence the birth of the new segment I’ve added to the blog: #WorshipWednesday.
Not because worship should be saved for Wednesdays, but because every now and again (once or twice a month) a Wednesday will be dedicated to growing in our knowledge and understanding of Worship – according to the scriptures.
Do I have all the answers? No, because I too am still growing in my knowledge and understanding of it. That’s where you come in, and we help each other out. Remember how I said last year that I hope together we can develop a space where those who know more about something can help out those who don’t? No? Okay, read here.
Today, I leave you with a song suggestion. The song is titled Made for Worship by Planetshakers.
Also, comment down below what your favourite worship song is and why.
I pray the song blesses you more than it blessed me.
Love & light to You & yours
– Xo, Jo