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Worship: A Body Building Exercise
Worship as a body building exercise is a difficult concept in our individualist culture. I grew up learning the “acts of worship” and working to make sure that I did them properly. Over time, I became more focused on having good worship “feelings” believing that if I experienced a “worship high” that meant that I had really worshiped. But thinking about worship as a recognition of the Holy God and surrendering myself to him, my brothers and sisters in Christ, and the world; that’s a really different way to look at things.
When personal surrender becomes the act of worship I do every Sunday morning; I am free to recognize God for who he is and for what he has done. In turn I am also free to be used by God to encourage others and be available to love and serve them. By surrendering myself, my preferences and my opinions for the good of the body, I am able to leave worship knowing that God has served me and equipped me to serve others throughout the week. That kind of empowering worship is what builds up the body. I love the experience of having good feelings during worship, but I’d much rather view worship as a spiritual discipline for the body of Christ. Having the body of Christ grow strong and healthy; now that’s a goal for corporate worship that we should all be able to work toward.