Saturday, June 23, 2007

.:What is "Worship"

Worship in and of itself, expressed in the simple word we have grown to know and use, I believe, has become so meaningless and incorrectly used. Worship in this day and age has often become associated with music and a guy playing a guitar in a church setting but as you well know, it is so, so very much more. The definition I’ve grown to love, and have adopted, is this;

WORSHIP IS our response to God, both individually and corporately for who He is, and what He has done, expressed in and by the things that we say and the way that we live.


  1. Here is the definition I like:

    The essence of worship is the inner experience of treasuring the true beauty and worth of God. And the outward forms of worship are the acts that show how much we treasure the beauty and worth of God.

  2. Jake - That's pretty good...but I still like mine better.

  3. Mikael - your blog is all wooden.

    I like your definition of worship and I was thinking about it last Sunday during "worship" and thought that there is a physical manifestation of worship that goes beyond expression.

    Our worship is not merely expressed - it is manifested. Just a thought that came to me. Those two terms could be to close to make a real distinction, but I like the idea of something spiritual not simply being expressed but being manifested.


    PS how are you and the fam? I haven't seen you in forever!

  4. Danny, what on earth is the difference between expressed and manifested?

  5. Mikey,

    I would love to hear how things are going and what you are up to.