On Worship

September 2003

In preparing for working with the worship team, one of the ladies in the team gave us a little booklet to read entitled The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2003). Mr. Giglio has some very deep thoughts on worship that I’d like to share with you here.

First, we are created to worship and so we do it all the time. “Worship is the activity of the human soul.” (p. 11) When we’re not worshipping God, we’re worshipping something else, time, money, possessions, people, etc.

Second, worship matters to us, because it matters greatly to God. He is what worship is all about. And so Satan wages war on our worship, wanting what is God’s to be directed at anything but God, and so he throws things in our path to divert our attention.

Third, we become what we worship. If we worship God, we become like Him. Otherwise we become like the lifeless objects that we adore and hold on to. That is a deep truth and has caused me to look at what I truly worship. The truth is that I don’t worship God enough. May He change me so that He becomes the sole focus of my worship. May He do so to each one of us.