Worship Defined

Five ways to worship defined

Bow Down

Confess

Confess

 prostrate oneself in homage, to bend, kneel, bow, bow down, sink down to one's knees. Compels the idea that worship should be expressed by a physical movement or posture. For example raised hands, bowing down, coming forward, clapping hands, weeping. Also very important to note these actions must be an expression of the heart. 

Confess

Confess

Confess

 To confess His name. As in His greatness and all sufficiency that He is right in what He says and does. Literally to agree with God. We agree that He is who He says He is and we are who He says we are. Most often translated “praise” or “give thanks” again carrying the idea that we confess our need for God and are thankful for His provision. And also to confess our sins. 

Trust

Confess

Trust

 Expressing worship by not acting but instead waiting on God. Not taking matters into our own hands but trusting God to act for our good and His glory. 

Obey

Willingly and Humbly

Trust

 Expressing worship by living out the teachings of Christ. Most notably when it goes against our own judgment or desires. 

Serve

Willingly and Humbly

Willingly and Humbly

Service, service of worship, I serve, especially God, perhaps simply: I worship. In scripture most often to serve or be a servant. Carries the idea that the one you willingly serve is the one you worship or how you worship. As in Romans 12:1 it points to the way you live as worship. Also expressing that serving as worship is also serving in the church and in other ways performing the regulations for worship. 

Willingly and Humbly

Willingly and Humbly

Willingly and Humbly

Important because the expression of worship must come from a desire of the heart as compelled by the Holy Spirit, to worship in spirit and in truth. If not then any expression of worship is not pleasing to God.