February 20, 2019
Worship is not a single activity. It is a day-in-day-out service experience. Worship is our daily experiences traveling the Jericho Road looking for an opportunity to be God’s “Good Samaritan.”
For many believers, worship has become synonymous with their Sunday thing— but that’s just one day of the week. True worship expresses itself seven days a week, fifty-two week each year. Real worship happens when we show our love for God and neighbor daily.
Scripture says when a person is saved; they receive the power of the Holy Spirit. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Matthew 1:8) Thought that power is often not used, Jesus says we receive it.
We don’t receive the power of the Holy Spirit so we may be better worshipers, but because Jesus commands us to be His witnesses. Like the Ten Commands, this command is not optional—it is compulsory. The believer accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. If He is not Lord of your life, He is probably not your Savior.
After you come in to worship, you go out to introduce people to Jesus. You can’t worship and not witness; you cannot witness having not worshipped.
Should you ask, are you exempt from introducing people to Jesus? Read Jesus’ answer in Matthew 10:32, 33.
32 “Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.
Scripture says if you don’t introduce men and women to Jesus now, He will not introduce you to His Father in heaven. Let the reluctant be aware.
Love of neighbor (includes introducing them to Jesus) is second only to love for God. Get your priorities in order, and you experience worship.