What should be our priority going into the new year as marked by our calendar? Worshiping God is one good place to start.
Eugene Peterson remarks how we get into trouble when we're talking about God, rather than talking to God. To worship God is to present and offer ourselves to him because of what God in Christ did for us, in offering himself up for us. It's a response of love and it's our response to God's word.
Worship should be a regular part of what we do. Really, in a true sense we should be endeavoring to worship God in all we do. And there are those special times we set apart to express devotion to God both alone, and with others. Bot are important as we see from examples in Scripture.
Worship helps us connect with God, and helps us see our true selves. True worship allows for nothing but pure devotion to the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If there is any rival in the heart as we endeavor to so worship, God will make that known to us.
This weekend at my sister's place with her family, we had a good time of worship singing songs and mostly hymns as I played my guitar. What mattered in that is that we were seeking to worship God in our singing, and in expressing our faith with the words of the songs we sung. I need to do more of this.
If we're to have a new year's resolution, maybe a good one would be to seek to make the worship of God a practice in our daily lives and in our special gatherings. Asking that God will help us in this, as we seek to worship him.
What thought might you have on this?