Genuine worship is a way of life that the apostle Paul describes in the following text:
ROMANS 12:1-2 (emphasis added)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
When we recognize God’s mercy toward us, our desire is to order every aspect of our being to please Him. Such a life involves a transformation that begins with the renewing of the mind (Phil. 4:8). Rather than conforming to the principles, values and behaviors of current culture, the goal is to live out the will of God in daily experience.
Don’t allow worship to be defined by what you do for an hour on Sunday, but rather by the way you live your life the other 167 hours of the week.
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