Summary: Man's life should demonstrate worship.
Thank you Rev. Lee Wells
Lifestyle of Worship
1) A man cannot separate his actions from his heart.
2) A man's actions are the fruit of his life.
3) The fruit of our life is worship unto the Lord.
Worship is a lifestyle (lifestyle: the 'style' in which you live your life.)
One of the personal examples that led me down this path of thought:
The other day I was driving on the interstate (in the fast lane) when a sports car entered the interstate and moved directly into my lane, and then drove at least 10 mph less than what I was originally driving.
Well, this was a great inconvenience because of my schedule and the importance of my time. :o)
I got close enough to their car I almost took the wax off of their bumper. Then when I could, I passed them without completely leaving my lane, and then I wasted no time coming back in front of them to continue down the road.
And then it happened... I realized the Jesus had been there watching this whole thing, and I had no choice but to acknowledge my sour attitude, and ask for forgiveness.
I realized again that day, that my every action can either please Him, or displease Him. Therefore, all I do, every decision, every action, every attitude... either brings him a smile or a frown. It is all WORSHIP.
So in my action I showed my heart and attitude, my action was fruit of the inner thoughts of my human frame, and my actions, fruit, heart, and attitude was a savor that He either enjoyed or disliked.
My thought about worshipâ€¦ Worship is an attitude linked with an action.
Worship is created when we take something from earth and mix it with the heart of man along with his intention, and then offer it to God.
John 4:23-24; worship in Spirit and truth
Genesis 22:5; Abraham worshiping
The Apothecary: Maker of perfumes, also a Confectioner
Exodus 30:25, 35; apothecary, compounds, oils and ointments
Exodus 37:29; sweet spices and incense
Psalms 141:1-3; our prayer as incense before God
Ecclesiastes 10:1; flies and stinking savor
The Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:19-25; contrast between works of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit
The Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance
The connection between a manâ€™s heart and his actions
Matthew 7:16-20; men and their fruit
Matthew 25:31-40; giving to the least is giving to the Lord
Matthew 15:17-20; what comes from a man
Luke 6:43-45; the abundance of the heart
Colossians 3:16-17; all we do should be in the name of Jesus
James 1:26-27; pure religion (worship)
James 3:10-13; out of the same mouth, fountain, or tree
James 4:17; the knowledge of doing right and sin
Man is to live in the Spirit at all times
Romans 12:1-21; our body is a living sacrifice
I Corinthians 6:19-20; our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
Ephesians 5; we must prove ourselves and walk in the light
I Thessalonians 5:17; pray without ceasing
I Timothy 2:8; pray everywhere
Hebrews13:15-16; the fruit of our lips is the sacrifice of praise
Matthew 25:40 ...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Lifestyle will always equal worship.