Worship Doesn’t Just Happen On Sunday

Today is Sunday. A day of worship for Christians. Many Christians will attend their local church and worship God. When we walk out of our churches, we will mentally check “worship” off our list for the day and week. We have been to worship. Worship is over for another seven days, correct?
No, it’s not. Worship is not a once a week experience. We worship every day.
How is that?
The apostle Paul said in Romans 12:1 “I urge you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship.”
In the Old Testament, sacrifices were the focus of worship. The priest would take an animal… one without blemish… and would offer that animal as a sacrifice of worship. But Paul adds to that and says that every day we present our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice.
Every day… not just on Sunday… but every day.
But what does it mean to be a “living and holy sacrifice.” Just as an animal was offered in the Old Testament, we offer our bodies… our lives.. to the Lord. And how do we do that?
Paul adds, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
To be “conformed to this world” means to begin to act like and think like the world. And the key to not being conformed to this world is to experience the renewal of our minds…
So, every day, when we go to work, we worship. We worship not just by singing but by living the Christian life in our places of work.
We worship at the ball field, by living our Christian faith.
We worship in our hobbies, by living our Christian faith.
We don’t turn our faith off on Monday morning and turn it back on Sunday morning.         Every day, we present ourselves as an offering to God.
As you worship today… as you leave worship… don’t think worship is over… it happens every day.

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