Worship as a lifestyle, not a song...
Check out this definition of worship that I found by an author named Harold Best,
"Worship is acknowledging that someone or something else is greater - worth more - and by consequence, to be obeyed, feared, and adored...Worship is the sign that in giving myself completely to someone or something, I want to be mastered by it."
Giving myself completely? I want to be mastered by it? Sheeze, kinda blows "Singing a cool song or two and maybe closing my eyes or lifting my hands", right out of the water doesn't it?
The thing I like about Best's definition of worship is that it echoes the truth that Paul calls us to when he says we should "present our bodies as a living sacrifice...which is your spiritual worship". (Rom 12:1) I believe this "spiritual worship" that Paul is talking about has to be much larger than just singing songs, it has to be the way we do life. I love worshiping God through music and song, but I've noticed that if that's the only time in my week that I'm intentionally striving to magnify who God is, there can be a disconnect and the songs start sounding like a foreign language to me.
The band and I have really tried to challenge ourselves to be good worshippers with our lives, not just with our instruments. As a tribe, lets commit to truly 'presenting ourselves' in a way that magnifies who God is and displays gratitude for everything he has done for us in whatever we do.
Looking forward to Sunday,