Worshipping is simply the expression of our love toward God through our words and actions. Therefore, worship can be a part of everything we do because it doesn’t require any special location or service. God only requires that we have sincere desire and love for Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Since this is true, we no longer need to go to a special building or temple to engage with God, all we need is to communicate our hearts to Him through worship.
Jesus made this abundantly clear when He said to the women at the well,
“Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father…But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:21, 23-24)
Notice Jesus made it a point to stress that the location of the individual doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters to God is that the individual worships Him in spirit and in truth.
In spirit, is simply the worship of God with the Spirit of God. In truth, is worshipping God through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
In other words, when we come to worship God we should understand that we have been made right with God through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and we should understand that the Spirit of God is in us to guide and assist us along the way.
This is why the apostle Paul says, “For through Him (Christ) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father” (Ephesians 2:18).
Notice Paul says we have access to the Father, through Christ, by the Holy Spirit. For us to have a relationship with God requires each person of the Godhead to be at work in our lives.
All of this leads us to understand that to have a vibrant worship life with God we do not need a special place, we only need to be in the spirit and in the truth.
The rest of this article will cover ways how we can worship God at home or anywhere we find ourselves.
Sing along with worship music
This way to worship God is by far the most obvious, because it is what everyone thinks of when they hear “worship.” But it not only is obvious, it is also one of the best ways to worship God as well!
Listening to music that edifies Jesus is a great platform to use to worship and love on God. I say “platform” because listening to worship music doesn’t mean you are worshipping. I know that’s obvious but it is still a simple fact that gets overlooked.
Godly music is suppose to be a tool to propel us to God. It is to assist us in communicating our hearts to Him. So we can listen to worship music all day, but if we don’t engage with God we’re missing the point.
Personally, I try to transition from singing to God and talking to Him. A lot of the time I’ll take what I’m hearing through the lyrics and use them to help me communicate my appreciation to Him. In other words, I try to get as personal with the Lord as possible.
It doesn’t matter how you spend your time worshipping Him through song, so long as you are connecting with Him in a intimate way because that is what worship is all about. (Related article: Singing in the Spirit: What it is and How to do it).
Thank God for everything, all the time
We have a lot of things to do at home. The lawn needs to get mowed, the trash needs to be taken out, the dishes need to be cleaned, laundry needs to be folded. The list can go on and on.
All these types of chores are great times to commune with God and worship Him with our whole heart because they require very little brain power so they give us time to talk to Him and thank Him for everything he has done for us.
As mentioned earlier, worshipping God doesn’t need to be at a special place or in a special meeting. Its important to remember that you are the special “place” and the special “meeting” is between you and God whenever you engage with Him.
This is why the scripture makes statements like;
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)
““It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer.'” (Matthew 21:13)
Since we are now His temple and His house, and we have a promise from the word of God that if we draw near to Him, He’ll draw near to us, we can thank him and talk to Him in everything we do.
In fact, this is exactly what the apostle Paul tells the new testament churches to do.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Phillipians 4:6)
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
So, in short, during these times of mundane tasks we can be thanking God and adoring Him for everything He has done for us. (Related article: 7 Tips on How to Spend Time with God Throguhout the Day).
Schedule time to spend worshipping God
Everything in our lives that carries value require some form of scheduling. We schedule a block of time to workout, we schedule a day to pay our bills, we schedule appointments with friends, etc.
When something matters to us, we make sure that we find time for it.
Now I know that some people are much more prone to scheduling than others. You may be the type of person who has a daily/weekly planner, or you may be the complete opposite and you can’t imagine scheduling out your day.
This tip applies to both of these individuals because even though you may not be someone who schedules their day out step by step, you still schedule loosely.
For example, you may not say to yourself “at 9 am I am going to do this, then at 9:30 I’ll do that”. Instead, if you’re a loose scheduler, you probably say something like, “I need to get this or that done today at some point”.
Regardless of the type of person you are we all need to be aware of our need to spend time worshipping the Lord daily. Whether you want to worship Him at the same time every day, or if you want to do it whenever you can, it doesn’t really matter.
The important thing is that we find a quiet block of time during our day and worship Him! (Related articles: Spending Time with God Everyday: How to do it and 7 Tips to Develop and Maintain a Consistent Prayer Life).
Wake up & go to sleep in God
Another great way to worship God at home is learning to wake up and go to sleep in God. What I mean by that is learning to commune with Him and adore Him when we wake up in the morning and when we go to sleep at night.
Too many times when we awake we pick up our phone immediately and scroll through facebook, the news, or our emails. Or we go to sleep checking these notifications. This is an issue because our mind is being set on everything other than God when we first wake up and when we last open our eyes for the day.
Instead, we should develop the habit of talking to the Lord when we first wake up and when we finally go to bed. Doing this will allow us to set the pattern for the rest of the day.
Yes, it will take practice. It is difficult to talk with God right when you wake up cause you may still be groggy, but this is okay. Talk to Him nonetheless. He understands your brain is not going to be awake as fast as your heart is.
Have times of prayer & worship as a family
Every family needs times of prayer with one another. This can be before meals, before bedtime, before the day starts, or any other time that fits into our schedule.
These times are a great and easy way to worship the Father at home. Before the family is about to eat dinner together, say a quick prayer over the food as you normally would but then take a moment to thank Him for the meal, for the people around you, and then quickly tell Him how much He means to you and your family.
These times are not long prayers. They are just quick worship sessions throughout your day to communicate your heart to Him.
This is also a huge teaching benefit because it shows your kids how to worship Jesus and it shows them how to live with Jesus consistently.
Take breaks throughout the day to worship
This tip kind of goes along with the tip above because they both have to do with short times of acknowledging the Father through worship. The difference, however, is this tip is practiced when you are at work, running errands, or anything else that requires a significant amount of time during your day like staying at home with the kids.
We have all had those days where we are completely swamped with tasks to complete and our schedule just keeps getting fuller and fuller. When this happens we can do one of two things.
We can either accomplish these tasks with God or without God. Without God is usually the route that most people take if we’re being honest. The reason being is because we try so hard to get everything done that we end up forgetting Him.
Life comes with responsibility and those responsibilities need to be taken care of, but it is not okay when we let life and stress take over. If you and I ever get stressed, it is a very sure sign that our eyes are not on Jesus.
How do I know this? Becasue this is exactly what happened with Mary and Martha.
“Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
Sometimes there are more important things than the work that needs to be accomplished.
So, a simple way to fix our heart on Jesus and not get distracted and stressed is by taking small breaks throughout our day to worship Him. (Related article: 10 Ways to Keep Your Mind stayed on God).
When you go to the bathroom take a deep breath and say, “Father I love you and worship you. Help me keep my eyes on you.” Or if you finally got a break from something just take a deep breath and talk to Him for a few minutes.
I promise the world will not end. There will always be more work to do in this life. So it important to remember that accomplishing one more thing is not the goal, knowing Jesus is the goal.
Speak in tongues as much as possible
The Bible mentions that speaking in tongues is a form of blessing and thanksgiving to God.
When Paul was teaching on speaking in tongues, he slipped in this nugget of revelation about this amazing manifestation of God’s Spirit.
“Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say?” (1 Corinthians 14:16)
This scripture reveals that when we pray in tongues we are blessing with the spirit and we are in a place of thanksgiving. Paul even goes on to say that you “indeed give thanks well” in the very next verse.
A prayer of thanksgiving and blessing are forms of worship. The apostle Paul understood the value of speaking in tongues, which is why he goes on to say, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all” (1 Corinthians 14:18).
Now think about this for a minute. The apostle Paul says that He speaks in tongues more than the entire city of believers that were in Corinth.
For this to be true, Paul would have to be praying in tongues when he woke up, as he got ready, before and after his meals, before and after his times of evangelizing and teaching, and when he went down to sleep.
That’s a lot of tongues!
This gift was no doubt a huge tool for the apostle Paul to remain in a place of worship wherever he went. And the amazing thing is, it is a tool that is available to you and me!
If you want to know more about speaking in tongues I have many articles that can help you out in your study of this topic. Articles like Is Speaking in Tongues for Everyone? (Biblical Answer), Speaking in Tongues: Can you Control it?, and 5 Benefits of Speaking in Tongues.
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