In Christian circles, the idea of worship is often limited to music and singing on Sunday morning. Worship, however, encompasses all of life because humanity was created to worship God as our ultimate purpose. Therefore, worship is ultimately about a relationship with God. This is why it has been said, “Know your God and know yourself.” It is when we focus on God that we discover our true purpose and our true identity.
Next summer at Crossings, we are going to dive into the Psalms and discover that we are wired for worship. In everything that we do, we are to worship God in our work, in our relationships, in our thinking, and in every area of our life. But, we are broken by our sin and we worship the wrong things—idols like status, material possessions, others’ praise, grades, Instagram likes, and ourselves.
In a hyper-connected world, we all need to disconnect from our various distractions, idols, and sins so that we can reconnect to our Creator and Redeemer. This is why Jesus came, not just to save us from the wrath of God, but to return us to our Maker so that we can do what we were designed to do—worship the living God.