Why Worship? (Devotion) — All About Worship (2022)

My purpose in this devotional is to really share with you the reader (Worship Team, Pastor, Leader, Musician, Study Group, etc.), what God continues to remind me of day after day, week after week and is what I believe to be a foundational reason that all of us are created to be worshippers.

What is the foundational purpose or reasonWHYweWORSHIP?Why do you worship? Individually, Corporately, as a Worship Leader or part of a Worship team or Band?Write down your answer(s) here.

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For so long I was convinced that I was supposed to worship God for all of the things that He’s done: Goodness, mercy, grace, loving-kindness, salvation, family, health, jobs, financial provisions etc. These soundreallygood and the act of praising and worshipping Him for what He has done by providing us these things along with all the otherthingshe does for is not wrong, in and of themselves. However, these things are not the primary purpose for which we were created to worship our creator. These are all things God has done, is doing and will continue to always do for us because He never changes.

Ask yourself these Questions:

What is the greatest gift that God has ever given us?What is the greatest thing He has ever done?

Hopefully you’re a Christian and you’re answer was: “He gave His son’s life for us and gave us a free choice to accept Him as our personal Savior.” Or something along those lines. Now think about this:

Almighty God, NEVER would have given us that gift and He NEVER would have done that act of love or any other act for that matter…If He wasn’t WHO HE IS.

Read the following phrase a couple of times and really let it soak in:

“God never would have done for you, what He did….if He wasn’t Who He is!”

Try and really wrap your mind around the fact of who God is. “He was, He is and He always will be!”

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Our number one purpose in this life and the reason WHY WE WORSHIP God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is because of WHO HE IS! We were created to Worship Him for Who He is.

Read Psalm 40:3

The Positive

Often times, our fervency for worship (in the natural), acts as a barometer of what’s going on in our lives. It’s so easy to walk into our weekend gatherings of corporate worship and fellowship and be excited about worship when life is grand. It’s especially easy for usWorship Leaders(and by Worship Leaders, I meaneveryoneinvolved in the service: the audio guys, the band, the media team, the song leader, the Pastor, the volunteers etc.), to get into our flow and be “all systems go” when life outside the walls of church is in our favor and especially when we are ahead, financially.

Remember, It honors God when we bless Him with our mouths. Our praises and thanksgiving are huge vehicles of worship. It’s important to honor God and be constantly aware of His presence that’s in and around us and not wait for a tragedy or crises to go running to or cry out to Him. The more we recognize His Spirit and His presence and not just wait for Sunday morning to roll around, the more of an understanding we’ll have for true worship. We can actually become worship beings. We can BE worship, not just do worship.

The Negative

It’s usually evident in people’s attitudes, countenance and in the general way they carry themselves; when tragedy , persecution, financial crisis and hardship are at hand.

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I believe that It’s in these situations and trials of life that we find ourselves in, where we have the best opportunities to honor God in our worship. When we reach the end of ourselves so He can take over through our worship. Our weakness is made totally perfect in His strength. Be it in song, prayer, crying out to Him, reading His word, soaking in His presence…whatever it is that get’s you into a place where you are totally and 100% reliant and focused on Him. It is impossible to do this based on a feeling or gauged by emotion. The act of choosing to magnify God’s name and declaring his goodness and mercy and his love in these times…this is worship, personified. When you choose to command your soul to praise Him, the breakthrough has to come.

As leaders we have a higher road to take and a bigger responsibility to choose to worship through our circumstances, trials, tests and situations while at the same time dealing with the very raw feelings of emotion.

This is much easier said than done, I know. And believe me, it is usually right after I talk about this topic at a conference or write a bout it in a journal / devotional; that I am tested to put my money where my mouth is and actually walk this out.

On a Personal Note:

Recently, I fully ruptured my Achilles tendon, twice…the same tendon within 6 weeks. The average full recovery time from tearing an Achilles tendon and then having It surgically repaired is 6-8 months. It has been almost 6 months for me now and let me tell you that if there has ever been a time in my life where I have felt like giving up on my job and career of leading worship it has been in these last 6 months. This injury has messed with my head in SO many ways it’s ridiculous, not to mention what it has done to me physically. I’ve pretty much been home at my house in Tampa Bay, FL the entire time.

Not being able to travel for me = not playing conferences / gigs and not leading worship which in the long run = not making money. You want to talk about stress? Mortgage & car payments, insurance & cell phones bills along with all the other household bills that add up to thousands of dollars a month has allotted me SO much anguish, a few sleepless nights, and caused me to worry about not being able to provide for my wife and our long-term future, BUT...God has provided so many opportunities for me to worship him sitting right at my piano at home with no one watching, no kicking sound system, no lights, reverb and no crowd. He has given an opportunity for me to show Him that I will still worship Him when all those other things go away and when I am at the end of me. There have been a few days in these past few months that emotions have ruled over and gotten the best of me. I’ve said things and acted ways that I regret but not without recognizing I need to will myself to take the high road. I choose to worship through my thoughts, attitude and my emotions. My love for Him and this walk far outweighs a little “self-pity party,” that creeps in every once in a while.

Taking the high road is a choice. Everything we react to in this life is a choice. God gave us emotions. He designed us tofeelthings, that’s why they are calledfeelings. He designed us in His image and He made us to be like Him. He was tempted, so we WILL be tempted but just like He did, we have the ability to call on our Father’s strength and allow Him to pull us through and be made perfect in His strength.

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Summary

Q: Why do we worship God?

A:Because and for Who He IS.

Remember to find ways and make conscious choices to recognize God’s Presence away from Corporate Sunday morning times.

Use negative situations (whether you fall victim to them or you have made choices and put yourself there), to draw close to Him. There’s nothing that can separate you from the love of God. Absolutely nothing.

Worship is a choice. Choose to take the high road. Choose to worship in everything and through everything.

Be Worship.

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Dave is a worship leader, songwriter, and Kingsway artist. To find out more about Dave Fitzgerald, visitwww.davefitzgerald.com

FAQs

Why do we worship devotion? ›

Worship is about praising God and giving to him, not receiving. God has already given us life, his Son on the cross, grace and the promise of eternal life. When we find ourselves falling into worship for our own gain, we need to come back to the heart of worship.

What is the importance of worship in our life? ›

Worship can push you into your destiny and cleanse you of your past. Worship heals wounds and breaks generational curses. Worship, lets you hear God and lets God hear you. Worship tells God your grateful for winning.

What is the purpose of all worship? ›

In worship we offer up praise, but we also experience the presence of God, and receive communication from Him. Worship shapes us into people that are separate/different from the rest of the world. Worship gathers us together, collectively, to construct a living temple dedicated to God.

What are three reasons we worship God? ›

7 Reasons Why We Worship
  • We worship God because of who He is. ...
  • We worship God because of what He has done for us. ...
  • We worship God because He commands us to. ...
  • We worship God to bless and honor Him. ...
  • We worship God because we love Him. ...
  • We worship God because of what He is doing on the earth.
Dec 16, 2016

What is the true meaning of worship? ›

: to honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power. : to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion. a celebrity worshipped by her fans. intransitive verb.

What does devoted to God mean? ›

To be devoted means to cling to Jesus and steadfastly persevere with Him. Out of love and gratitude, we express our dedication to Him through three things: a passion to obey, a spirit of humility, and a servant's heart. 1. Obedience. Although David lived imperfectly, his desire was to do what the Lord commanded.

What is the power of worship? ›

To worship God is your own personal choice, but during participation, the worshipper allows the Holy Spirit to move within their heart. The power expressed by praise clears your mind of the fog of the world. Circumstances often can fill our minds with clutter and noise, along with pressures, conflicts and trends.

What God says about worship? ›

Worship is a spiritual act that happens when your spirit connects with God's Spirit. Notice what Jesus says in John 4:24: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." Because of this requirement, worship is reserved for those who are in fellowship with God.

What is the power of true worship? ›

The power of true worship is about different ways in which to worship God. God's will for our lives are pure, holy and true. He is a supernatural being who is wise. The Lord is good and powerful.

What is the purpose of worship according to the Bible? ›

The purpose of true worship, then, is to serve and adore God. If we do this faithfully according to the way God shows us, we will find fulfillment. Why? Because it is what we were made for: “Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever,” (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 1).

Why is worship important to Christians? ›

Worship is an essential part of a Christian's faith. Christians worship God to thank him for his love, ask for forgiveness for their sins and try to understand his 'will' for them. Public worship with other Christians usually takes place in a church, chapel or cathedral.

What is the meaning of worship in the Bible? ›

Worship as Homage or Grateful Submission to God

The most common word for “worship” literally means “bend over” or “bow down.” It describes a gesture of respect or submission to human beings, to God, or to idols (e.g., Genesis 18:2, Exodus 20:4 – 6).

What happens when we worship God? ›

Newberg explains that faith placed in a loving God can prolong our lives, lower feelings of depression, anxiety or grief and give greater meaning to life. Worship music is deeply beneficial to the worshipper because it aligns us with the Holy Spirit and the heart of God, setting us free.

What are the four elements of worship? ›

4 Elements of Genuine Worship
  • Worship is wonderment. As Isaiah enters the presence of God, he is awestruck by God's majesty and holiness. ...
  • Worship is transformative. In his experience of God's presence, Isaiah sees who he really is – a sinner. ...
  • Worship is renewing. ...
  • Worship is decentering.
Aug 10, 2015

What are the 5 types of worship? ›

Forms of worship
  • Liturgical worship.
  • Non-liturgical worship.
  • Informal worship.
  • Private worship.

What are the 3 types of worship? ›

The forms and types of worship are extraordinarily rich and varied. Three types may be distinguished: corporate exclusive worship; corporate inclusive worship; and personal worship.

How do I live a life of worship? ›

We bring Him honor and glory with our life when we love others as He commands us to do, bear the fruit of His Holy Spirit in our lives, and strive to imitate Christ in all aspects of life. We worship God by putting Him on display in the way we live, respond, react, treat others, speak, think, and submit.

How do you truly worship God? ›

Here are some things to do throughout the day to spend your time more intentionally with God.
  1. Start Your Day With Him. ...
  2. Pray Intentionally. ...
  3. Write Down Things You Are Thankful For. ...
  4. Notice Your Complaints and Turn Them Into Praise. ...
  5. Enjoy God's Creation. ...
  6. Love Others. ...
  7. Love Yourself.

What are the benefits of devotion? ›

5 Benefits of Doing Daily Devotions
  • You grow spiritually. If you have a desire to grow spiritually, try incorporating devotions into your daily life. ...
  • You get to know God. God created us to be in relationship with him. ...
  • You gain a deeper understanding of the Bible. ...
  • You begin to apply the Bible's teaching. ...
  • You find peace.
Jan 18, 2017

How can I devoted to God? ›

Do good works to express your love of your neighbor and enemy as your love for God. Devote your heart fully to taking God's love and the Gospel to others, and helping His family, because whom He loves is most deserving of our heart.

How can we devote yourself to God? ›

Be in prayer

A way to know that you are following God's plan for your life is by being in prayer. Take time each day to devote yourself to the Lord and the plans He has for your life. If you are giving each area of your life to God, then He will bless it and be able to work through it abundantly.

What happens to you when you worship? ›

Praise brings God into the scene. Praise opens the gates of Heaven and the doors of blessings. Praise dissipates worry and dilutes concern and fear. Praise tarnishes sadness and magnifies goodness.

What are the steps of worship? ›

Understanding these phases is helpful in our experience of God.
...
“Five Phases of the Heart” for Worshippers
  • Call To Worship: ...
  • Engagement (or Declaration): ...
  • Expression: ...
  • Visitation: ...
  • Giving of Substance:
Oct 24, 2016

Why do we worship God Bible verse? ›

We worship Jesus because of his humanity. And we worship Jesus because of his humility. mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Echoing the words of Paul, I urge you to give your all to Him who gave his all for you! Amen.

Where is worship mentioned in the Bible? ›

Psalm 95:6 describes the act of Biblical worship with two synonyms. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! So worship is to bow down or lay our face before God.

Where is the word worship used in the Bible? ›

The first mention of the word “worship” is Genesis 22:5. come back to you.” worship him.”

What the Bible says about worship and praise? ›

Psalms 100

2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Who is a true Worshipper? ›

A true worshipper recognises that without Christ we can do nothing. God detests pride and if we ever get to a place where we think we've got it together and are better than others we are in serious trouble. Eg. Luke 18:9-14.

What are the six forms of worship? ›

It can include adoration, worship, praise, thanksgiving, confession of sin, petition, and intercession.

Why do people worship in religion? ›

It is of great social importance that worship brings to the group and its members a sense of the enduring qualities of life, hope for a doubtful future, and a sense of well-being and health in the midst of trials and illness and danger.

Why do we worship God verse? ›

We worship Jesus because of his humanity. And we worship Jesus because of his humility. mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Echoing the words of Paul, I urge you to give your all to Him who gave his all for you! Amen.

What happens when we worship God? ›

Newberg explains that faith placed in a loving God can prolong our lives, lower feelings of depression, anxiety or grief and give greater meaning to life. Worship music is deeply beneficial to the worshipper because it aligns us with the Holy Spirit and the heart of God, setting us free.

What does having a heart of worship mean? ›

Being in God's presence should excite our heart and mind, which calls us to praise Him for who He is and what He is doing. The heart of worship is to be united with our Creator and with the Church locally, universally, and historically. Remember, worship is going on all the time in heaven.

What does God say about worship? ›

Worship is a spiritual act that happens when your spirit connects with God's Spirit. Notice what Jesus says in John 4:24: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." Because of this requirement, worship is reserved for those who are in fellowship with God.

Why is worship important to Christians? ›

Worship is an essential part of a Christian's faith. Christians worship God to thank him for his love, ask for forgiveness for their sins and try to understand his 'will' for them. Public worship with other Christians usually takes place in a church, chapel or cathedral.

What does it means to worship God? ›

Worship is an extreme form of love — it's a type of unquestioning devotion. If you worship God, then you love God so much that you don't question him at all. Going to church is a form of worship — so is prayer. People also use the word worship in other cases.

What is the power of worship? ›

To worship God is your own personal choice, but during participation, the worshipper allows the Holy Spirit to move within their heart. The power expressed by praise clears your mind of the fog of the world. Circumstances often can fill our minds with clutter and noise, along with pressures, conflicts and trends.

What worship means biblically? ›

In Christianity, worship is the act of attributing reverent honour and homage to God. In the New Testament, various words are used to refer to the term worship. One is proskuneo ("to worship") which means to bow down to God or kings.

What happens when Christians worship? ›

Christian worship involves praising God in music and speech, readings from scripture, prayers of various sorts, a sermon, and various holy ceremonies (often called sacraments) such as the Eucharist.

When should we worship God? ›

When should we praise Him? Not just now and then, as we have time, but all the time! We have His Holy Spirit in our hearts to lead and guide us. He will also lead us into sincere prayer and praise.

What are the stages of worship? ›

Here are 7 stages of worship that will help us line up with God. They are: the sacrifice of worship, the thanksgiving of worship, the proclamations of worship, the music of worship, the praise of worship, the prophecy of worship and the prayers of worship.

What are the levels of worship? ›

The forms and types of worship are extraordinarily rich and varied. Three types may be distinguished: corporate exclusive worship; corporate inclusive worship; and personal worship.

What is the heart of worship in the Bible? ›

The heart of worship is our heart, delighting in Jesus and expressing praise to him for the true things the Scriptures teach us about who he is and what he has accomplished for us. It is, then, “all about” Jesus, not us.

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