Worship Is... A Reflection

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 ESV

         As I sit here in the dead heat of a Houston TX Summer, surrounding myself with electric fans in an air conditioned room, a huge Thunderstorm is booming outside my window. I hear the rain driving onto the pavement of the road below and on the roof above me. I see the flashes of lightning illuminating the shades of my window seal. We’re under a flash flood warning (something they tell me is pretty common here).  At this moment I am overwhelmed completely. There is this storm just a few feet away from me that is so massive and powerful it could literally sweep me away against my own will without any effort at all.

          It’s moments like this that make me see something about myself that most people would not particularly like to admit. I realize that my life isn’t as big and central to the rest of the world that I hoped it would be. For a moment I feel small. I feel insignificant in comparison to this enormous cloud of thunder, rain, and heart stopping electricity that hovers above. But you know, at the same time…I can’t help but think of how insignificantly small that monstrous storm is in comparison to the infinite might and power of God which, in turn makes me feel like a tiny speck of dust.

           Yet, even though I feel so small in this moment, I can’t help but think of the bigness of God within me. Often times it’s easy to forget that as believers (Those who know Jesus is the son of God and have made Him Lord of our lives) contained within us is the Holy Spirit of God, who is the most infinite presence in all of eternity. Within our hearts lives the truth of Gods Word, and the calling and guidance of His Spirit. This joining of our once dead spirit to His Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ is perhaps the most powerful bond mankind could ever be given by God’s grace. It’s this beautiful grace that triggers a response from our spirit known as (Worship) back to the God who so freely gives it to us. As sons and daughters of God we should reflect this beautiful response of worship so clearly that it shines throughout our every day lives as naturally and automatic as breathing in and out. The book of Genesis even tells us that we were made in the image of God. From the very moment of our existence, we are a reflection of our creator.

I think Phil Wickham speaks very well of the reflection of worship in his song, “Sun and Moon.” Here’s an excerpt.

[VERSE 1:]
If you are the sun
then I wanna be the moon
I wanna reflect the light that shines from you
And if this is war
Then I'm gonna draw my sword
This time I know what I am fighting for

God I wanna let you know
I love everything you are
I'm waiting for the morning light to show
a fire in the dark

Shine your light, I wanna feel you now
God I need a miracle
Take my heart, make it glow
Shine your light from the inside out
I wanna be more like you
If you are the sun, I wanna be the moon
I wanna be the moon

Challenge: This is my challenge and call to you as your Friend in Christ. Take a moment today to breathe in very deeply. Breathe in as if you are literally breathing in the love and grace of God and let every breath you breathe out be worship to Him. Reflect the goodness of the grace you’ve been given as a Believer so that it would shine not with a dim flame, but like a blazing fire! Let your worship be as mighty as a raging thunderstorm sweeping over a world full of dry land. Let it be boldly present in your life! Just as the moon reflects the suns light, let your life be an unmistakable reflection of the love that has been shone onto you by God. Let that reflection shine into a dark world that desperately needs His light.

Recommended Track of the Week: “Sun and Moon” by Phil Wickham

Exposing Worship in Spirit and Truth,
Sam Lambert  

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