Where Worship Begins
Romans 12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.Â -Amplified Bible
Â We get our english word worship from the combination or two words.Â The first being worth, which is defined having value.Â The second is the suffix -ship, defined as something which shows, or possesses.Â Therefore there can be no worship without a value being placed on something.Â Â
As musicians weÂ mustÂ understand that worship begins well before we pick up our instrument to play.Â It’s not associated with a particular time in service, nor is it something we do solely on Sunday morning.Â Â If we are not careful as musicians we can find ourselvesÂ infatuated with the idea of worship, although missing the origin of where worship begins.Â
Worship begins in our hearts and is carried out with our lifestyles.Â We should not settle for anything less than pure worship, that touches the heart of God.Â
Prayer: Father I thank you for the opportunity to worship you with my life.Â I count it an added bonus to be able toÂ serve in your house as a musician,Â when you church comes together.Â Lord I want my playing to be an extension of a life dedicated to serving you.Â That when others hear your child play they will be able toÂ experience our love in every note.