Posted by Dustin Smith on 4 October 2017

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “worship”?

Unfortunately, for most people that have been raised in a church, the word has become synonymous with singing or meeting together for a service. I always get a kick out of watching men’s faces when I am introduced at a church as a guest worship leader. The typical look says, “Oh crap, the music guy is here, so we are going to have to sing extra long today.” But as they get to know me, they realize that I am not concerned about what they are singing as much as I am concerned about what they are seeing. I know that people worship to the level of their revelation. If you have not seen the One you worship, then you will always struggle in your response.

11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice, they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power for ever and ever!” — Revelation 5:11-13

I love that this scripture gives us a picture of what worship is like. They are not just singing a song they were taught, but they are describing the One that they are looking at. It’s also a great description of what we should give in response to His greatness. Things like power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and praise. That pretty much means He deserves everything you have.

I had an encounter with God at the age of 21 that changed me forever. God became more than a history book. He was no longer a God that seemed so distant and unresponsive. The God of the universe revealed Himself and everything inside of me changed. Worship was no longer something I could just do, but it was something I had to become.

The word worship can be defined as “worth-ship”. In other words, the daily activity of my life, reveals the worth of the God that I serve. This is why it is so important to be a person of character when proclaiming to be a Christian. The world is watching us and they determine who God is by the actions of His followers. You are the representative of God on the earth. What do you want people to believe about Him? How much is His image worth to you?

When you choose to love instead of hate, to be patient instead of reacting, to be joyful in times of trials, or to be strong in the face of fear, then your response is an act of worship. Your response reveals His worth.

Take the fierce challenge: 

In what ways have your daily responses revealed your own worth instead of God’s? Write down 3 ways you might reveal God’s worth in your daily life.

Fierce takeaway: 

The daily activity of my life, reveals the worth of the God that I serve.

This devotional is taken from the Be Fierce app. Click here to find more devotionals just like this one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-fierce/id1244770711?mt=8

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