A Life of Worship

Did you realize that the Bible mentions to  sing (104 times)  praise (239 times) and worship (192 times) more than it mentions to pray (320 times)? That’s the priority that the Scriptures put on worship.  As a matter of fact, John MacArthur once wrote a book stating that worship was “the ultimate priority.”

Most of us would say, yes, we should pray every day, and of course, we should read our Bibles every day, but do we think that we should worship every day?

Of course, we can think of God anytime and worship Him with a silent thought, but is that what the Bible is talking about?  Do we think a prayer for a few seconds or think about a Bible verse and call that our prayer time or Bible study time?

Why not set aside specific time during the day to worship?  I wonder what effect five minutes a day of focused praise toward God would have on our spirits?

I’ve put together some of my favorite praise and worship songs and have them on my iPhone and on the iPod stuck in the clock radio beside my bed.  This way, songs that I know well and dig deep into my heart for God are available to me wherever I am.

Here is my current list:

  • “Sweet Sweet Sound” by Sarah Reeves
  • “I Need You” by Kristian Stanfill
  • “Grace Like Rain” by Todd Agnew
  • “He Reigns” by Newsboys
  • “Word of God Speak” by MercyMe
  • “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin
  • “Adonai” by Avalon
  • “I Will Glory In My Redeemer” by Sovereign Grace Music
  • “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  • “Oh, I Want to Know You More” by Steve Green
  • “Shine On Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean

If you use iTunes, here is a link to my list:

Worship From the Heart

Get creative!  Find a way to worship God every day that is meaningful & doable for you, and see how God uses it in your life.

1 comment to A Life of Worship

  • Dr. Hollandsworth,

    I am enjoying your blog and FB posts. We go to church together and for years I did not know who you were. I am a pharmacist and filled lots of your scripts before and then came and worshiped with you on Sunday and never put it together. Just wanted to say hello and thanks so much for publicly proclaiming your faith in Christ.


    Amanda Bowers

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