I am continually reminded that worship on Sunday is not what God wants as our worship.
For over thirty years I have been planning those events we call worship services. It is a joy to stand on a platform each week and see people of God call out to Him in praise, adoration, thanksgiving and petition. But that event on Sunday’s should only be a reflection of our daily lives.
I wonder what God really thinks of our Sunday worship. I know I have been guilty in the past of neglecting God during the week and then enjoying the Sunday worship experience. In Amos chapter 5 verses 23-24 we find these words:
Away with your hymns of praise! They are only noise to my ears. I will not listen to your music, no matter how lovely it is. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous living that will never run dry.
I want to spend each day aware of God’s presence. When that happens the gathering on Sunday we call worship becomes even more special. A.W. Tozer spoke about this same thought in his book What Ever Happened To Worship?
God’s highest desire is that every one of His believing children should so love and so adore Him that we are continuously in His presence, in Spirit and truth. That is to worship indeed. True worship of God must be a constant and consistent attitude or state of mind within the believer.
Tomorrow is Sunday and I will enjoy coming together with those of like mind who want to draw closer to God, speak to Him and listen to what He has to say through the songs and the spoken word. But I have also enjoyed Him today because I was aware of His presence. How can you not enjoy Him when you realize He is with you.