We worship God in everything we do by simply expressing our love and gratitude to Him whenever we are in the process of doing something. Every task we are completing, or moment that we have to ourselves, we take advantage of it by worshipping God.
We all have mundane tasks that we need to take care of on a daily basis that doesn’t require much brainpower. Tasks like dishes, taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, driving to work, sweeping, making the bed, showering, folding the laundry, etc. (Related article: 7 Tips to Remember God Throughout the Day)
Every one of these tasks can be used as moments to direct your attention to the Father. [Related articles: 7 Tips on How to Spend Time with God Throughout the Day and How to be with God All the Time (Complete Guide)]
Now the way you direct your attention is up to you. You can sing to Him, thank Him for how good He has been to you, or just talk to Him as if He is physically right there with you.
If you begin to do this enough you will begin to find yourself worshipping God in everything you do.
I truly believe this is what the apostle Paul meant when He said, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17).
How do you do everything in the name of the Lord? By living in a place of thanksgiving in everything you do. If you and I can do this well, then we will be representing the Lord Jesus well through our life and actions.
This kind of language isn’t only found in Colossians, it is found all throughout the New Testament letters that are written by the apostle Paul.
“giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 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)
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15)
Do you hear that language that Paul uses? He uses language like “continually”, “in everything”, “always for all things”, “without ceasing”, etc.
These verses are the answer to “how do we worship God in everything we do?”
So, in short, we worship God in everything by continually giving thanks to Him, and we use everyday life situations/tasks to catapult us into communion with our Father.
What Happens when we worship?
As we begin to worship, we shift our focus from the things of this world to God. As we maintain this heartfelt focus, God begins to draw nearer to us because we are drawing near to Him. When this happens the worshipper begins to look like the One he is beholding.
A passage of scripture that most reveals what happens when we worship God is 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Notice what Paul says here; “we all, with unveiled face.” The term “unveiled face” is simply a reference to when Moses decided to cover his face around the Israelites because his face was shining after receiving the Old Testament Law and because he was spending much time with God.
“Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him…
“Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.” (Exodus 34:29-33
The important point to note is that Moses’ face only shone because he talked and spent time with God.
“But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.” (Exodus 34:34-35)
This is important to pay attention to because the apostle Paul is hinting at the fact that we also are to come before the Lord and spend time with Him just like Moses did (with an unveiled face) because we are not like the Israelites who have not received Christ as Messiah, but we are the people of God who came to the Father through the New and Living Way.
Next, Paul reveals the result of spending time with God when he said “we all..are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18.)
So, when we come before the Father to spend time with Him through worship and prayer, the Holy Spirit begins to work in us to cause us to be transformed into the image of God.
Benefits of worshipping God
There are many benefits when it comes to worshipping God but the primary benefits of worship are drawing nearer to God and Him drawing nearer to you.
In fact, every benefit that can come from worship is found in the simple fact that when we worship we are drawing nearer to God.
Psalm 91 says that when we dwell in the secret place, which is just another way of saying that we are living in the presence of God or we are living near to God, we receive certain benefits and promises. (Related article: Dwelling in the Secret Place: What it is and How to do it).
The list of benefits found in Psalm 91 is as follows:
You will be delivered. You will receive deliverance from those against you who try to trap you, and from deadly sicknesses. (Psalm 91:3)
He will cover you from your enemies and from evil. (Psalm 91:4)
You will have no fear in your life. You won’t be afraid of sickness, darkness, destruction, or man-made weapons. (Psalm 91:5-6)
No evil shall befall you. Others may fall, but you’ll be protected. (Psalm 91:7,10,11, & 15)
No sickness will come near you or your household. Sickness is never from God and those who dwell in Him will be free from sickness and disease. (Psalm 91:10)
Angels will guard and protect you. (Psalm 91:11-12)
You will have authority and power over satan and his demons. The Bible uses creatures such as lions, serpents, and scorpions to represent the enemy. If you dwell in the secret place you will “trample him underfoot.” (Psalm 91:13)
God will answer your prayers. (Psalm 91:15)
God will be with you in trouble. God will be with you as he was with other men and women of God who loved Him. He will deliver and rescue you from trouble. (Psalm 91:15)
You will be blessed with long life. Many people think that God has a timestamp for everyone, but this verse reveals that how we live our lives judges when we will die. So, if we dwell in God, He promises to “satisfy us with long life.” (Psalm 91:16)
He will show us His salvation. I believe this is twofold. (1) God will show us salvation and deliverance from times of trouble and evil on this earth, and (2) He will show us His eternal salvation by being with Him forever! (Psalm 91:16)
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