We Live Our Lives in Worship
As I have said many times before, “The good news of Christianity is not that we can get to God, but that in Christ Jesus, God has come to us.” God engages us. He initiates this divine encounter where He, in a myriad of ways, reveals Himself to us.
We live our lives in response to God’s revelation of Himself and thus, we live our lives in worship. Worship—our response to encountering God—drives every aspect of our lives. Our work becomes directed toward good. Our families are placed under His lordship. Every aspect of our lives reflects the worship of God. Even discipleship—or perhaps, especially discipleship—reflects worship. Worship makes us curious. When Moses saw the burning bush he went over to the bush to see just what was going on. Paul tells us he spent three years in Arabia struggling after his conversion. The divine encounter drives us to know more about this God who has confronted us with His love.
We open our Bibles and retrace the story of God and His world. We read the stories of people just like us who have been caught up in the revelation of God’s Being. I know some people who consider Bible study to be boring and tedious. That’s because for them, Bible study is about information, not a Person.
To open the Bible is to pull up close to a conversation between God and His people. As we follow this conversation, we observe more about God, ourselves and the world we live in. That, of course, is exciting and that drives us back to worship—which then, drives us back to discipleship. Our worship drives us even higher. Our discipleship drives us even deeper. Such is the vastness of our God. He is beyond our knowing, and this means we are continually discovering something new about Him. This alone keeps our discipleship constantly fresh and exciting.