Throughout Scripture we are reminded regularly of the need to worship God. The pages of the Bible declare the incredible goodness and greatness of God and there are numerous examples of people whose lives were devoted to and focused on the pursuit of worshipping God. As Christians today, we too can develop a routine of worshipping God daily. But what does this look like practically, and how can we develop a routine of worship in our day-to-day lives?
As believers, we are invited to worship God. We are invited into a lifestyle of giving honour and glory to God. He invites us to step into His presence, bringing all that we have in our hands, in our hearts and in our souls.
We Are Created To Worship God
God has created us to worship Him. He is the reason for our existence, the source of the breath in our lungs and the life in our bones. As we read in Psalm 150:6, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” And He is the holder of our great and glorious future. The natural response to God is that of worship. But the challenge often comes in outworking this worship practically.
So, what does it look like to worship God daily? Here are three thoughts to help you as you reflect further on your own journey of worshipping God daily.
Worship God Daily In The Mundane
For many people, a time of corporate worship at a church service each week is an integral part of their worship routine. Singing songs of worship to God with a church family can be edifying and encouraging, and it can be a crucial building block in our relationship with God.
However, the majority of our life takes place outside of a Sunday service environment. For most of us, our week consists of all kinds of other activities. Oftentimes these activities can feel mundane; things like eating, sleeping, working, driving and shopping. How can we develop a lifestyle of worship in our daily lives even when our lives seem somewhat disconnected from kingdom work?
As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, we can worship God through all things: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Whatever we are doing, whoever we are with, we can worship God. God is clear through His Word that He can be glorified through all things.
When we recognise this, the focus must shift from what we are doing to how we are doing it. It is less about the specific task and more about how we can glorify God through it. A work task may feel mundane but can you re-think how you are completing the task? Equally, running errands may feel unimportant to the kingdom but where are the opportunities to worship God while you do so? Paul challenges us to do all things for the glory of God.
Make Space For Intentional Worship
Jesus lived a busy life. He had plenty of people to see and plenty of places to be. Reading through the Gospels, we see that Jesus was often travelling, regularly meeting with people, and spending time in people’s homes. Yet, despite this busyness, Jesus also regularly took time out for intentional worship.
For Jesus, intentional time with God the Father was a non-negotiable. He had a routine of removing Himself from the busyness of life, seeking God and offering Him His worship. As we see in Mark 1:35: “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.”
Intentional times of worship don’t happen by accident. We have to plan and we have to be strategic to set aside quality time with God. For some, it may be a set time in the morning. Yet for others it may be a lunch break or time before you sleep. Regardless of the exact specifics, the example of Jesus teaches us the importance of carving out intentional space in the day to worship God. Each day, look for an opportunity to set aside 5-10 minutes for intentional worship.
Develop A Lifestyle Of Prayer
One of the best ways of establishing a routine of worshipping God daily is by developing a lifestyle of prayer. The Bible speaks of prayer as a rhythm of grace, through which we grow in our faith and our relationship with God. Rather than it being a standalone event, prayer is a lifestyle, an open dialogue with God through which we are able to communicate with Him at all times.
Prayer is our spiritual life force, a continual heartbeat that breathes life into our relationship with God. Prayer is the routine of intimacy with God that can carry us through all seasons of life; the good and the bad.
Ephesians 6:18 says: “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”
Praying at all times may seem like a slightly daunting command, but this verse is really speaking into the need for each of us to develop a lifestyle of prayer. This lifestyle takes time to develop. Like a muscle, we grow our prayer life over time. We gradually strengthen our routine of prayer and grow into all that God has for us. A great starting point is to say short prayers throughout your day, to remind yourself that God is with you at all times.
Ways To Worship God Daily
As you begin your own journey of discovering what it looks like to worship God daily, remember that God’s empowering and equipping goes with you. You can worship God in the mundane. You can find space for intentional worship. And you can develop a lifestyle of worship with God as your guide. By doing these things you can gradually build a routine of worshipping God daily that can draw you closer to Him and build you more into His likeness.
God has invited you to worship Him. Take God at his Word today and trust that He will meet with you as you seek Him. Begin to establish a pattern of daily worship from today with the Glorify app and trust God that He will be with you at all times.