While no single word in Scripture fully encompasses what it means to worship the Lord, it’s the most common command in all of Scripture. (There’s the call to praise, to remember, to give thanks, to repent, to sing, etc.) But worship is far more than some command to be thoughtlessly followed. It is a joyous invitation issued directly from the heart of God to come and meet with Him! It’s what we’re made for, where we’re most "at home" and where we’re most ourselves. And we are invited to bring all of who we are - our doubts, our joys, our sorrows, the whole of our lives - to all of Who God Is.
When we worship, we're invited into God's presence - into the intimate life and divine communion of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That His life would become ours and that we would share His goodness with those around us. (That is why worship takes the form of liturgy, which means "the work of the people" - it's a communal endeavor that involves everyone and not just a select few.) And when we journey together in worship, as the Body of Jesus, we discover that it naturally propels us into the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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