If we grasp who we are worshiping, we will understand that an hour a week will not suffice. In our awe of who God is, we cannot help but stay humble, which draws others to worship as well.
In David’s worship song about worship, he introduces a key concept – private worship propels public worship. It begins with his heartfelt commitment to bless the LORD at all times (Ps. 34:1).
1 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be glad.
3 Proclaim the Lord’s greatness with me; let us exalt his name together.Psalm 34:1-3
We often think of God blessing us – not us blessing God. But we want to return it to Him because of God’s blessing. While we are not the superior adorning something upon our submissive subject, we are the blessed worshipers desiring to give something back to God which He deserves.
Since our God is complete, He deserves worship more than one hour a week. We don’t adequately represent the glory of God if we limit worship to a service on Sunday. We must prioritize certain habits that help us focus on Him every day of our lives.
And as we prioritize regular adoration of our God, we align ourselves with others who desire the same thing. Instead of boasting about ourselves, we brag about God. Other humble hear it, resonate with it, rejoice over it, and join with it (Ps. 34:2).
Humble worshipers are like magnets for one another.
Lifestyle worship can’t help but be contagious (Ps. 34:3). As you worship the LORD regularly, it beckons others to join you. Worship unifies not by forcing a standardized expression of praise but by providing a common focus. We exalt His name together.