When we think about the importance of worship, we tend to think of worship service at our church. But did you know that worship in the life of the biblical woman is so much more? Today I want to dive in as to why worship is an important practice we must include in our daily life and how it benefits us as women of God.
What is the importance of Worship and Why Should We Worship God?
There are several reasons why we should worship God regularly but the top reason is that He said to!
We are His creation and our primary reason for existing is to bring Him glory. The book of Revelations says in 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure, they are and were created.”
As women of God, we must remember that we were created to worship God with our very lives and that regular times of worship are meant to be a part of our daily schedule. We are to praise Him, exalt His Name and glorify Him above all in this world!
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6
Our obedience to this call to worship is one way we can honor Him.
When We See the importance of Worship We Realize that Worship Declares our Surrender to His Rule Over our Lives
You cannot worship something or someone you do not submit control to. When we truly worship, we surrender our very lives unto Him. We admit our reliance upon Him to save us, mold us into Christ’s image, and care for us.
Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You are the potter, And all of us are the work of Your hand.”
Worship realigns our focus and helps us to fix our eyes on Jesus.
When we worship God for who He is, we realign our focus and fix our eyes on the One who guides us on our path. We give Him the credit He deserves as the Most High God and Creator of all things. When we worship, we draw near to Him and acknowledge that He is the one true God over all.
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
How does worship benefit the biblical woman?
We do not worship God because of what we can get out of Him, but the bible does speak of some beautiful benefits that occur when we do.
He will take sickness away from you
Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. Exodus 23:25
God promises to bless our food and water and to take sickness from among us if we worship Him.
Worship Cultivates Joy In Our Hearts
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
Who can be upset in the presence of the Lord? No one! If you’ve ever experienced His Presence, you know how wonderful and life-giving it truly is. When we worship Him, He fills us with His Joy.
Worship Positions us for Warfare and Silences the Voice of the Enemy
“And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.” 2 Chronicles 20:22
If you find yourself in a battle, start with worship. Lift up the Name of the Lord your God, declare who He is and what He can do, and watch and see if He will not help you!
Worship can precede deliverance from bondage
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.” Acts 16:25-26
When we worship God, we position ourselves underneath His Power and not our own. Hallelujah! As you list His Name higher than your circumstance, you show God where your trust and faith are. In Him! He will come to your aid and deliver you!
What does worship look like outside of church?
Worship isn’t complicated. In Christianity, worship is the act of attributing reverent honor and homage to God. Worship should be a part of our daily lives by praising Him and thanking Him regularly, and obeying Him and His Word.
God does not want us to give Him lip service, worship is an act of the heart and must be genuine.
At church, we often sing songs and lift our hands and offer words of praise. We can do the very same at home!
Here are some ways to incorporate the practice of worship into our daily lives:
- Create a playlist of some of your favorite worship songs and take some time each day to praise and worship Him just like you would at church.
- Designate a notebook to write out your praise and worship to Him every day.
- When something happens that you can praise or thank Him for, stop right there and offer up worship to Him at the moment.
- If you play an instrument, learn some worship songs that you can play unto Him.
- Live righteously, obeying the Lord. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1
Recognizing the Importance of Worship as a Practice is key
I hope this post inspires you to incorporate more worship in your life besides doing so at church. Worship is meant to be a part of our daily lives and God wants to connect with you intimately. I pray that as you obey His Word, He will richly bless you!