Created To Worship

We are CREATED to worship.

Imagine yourself in this situation: It’s Palm Sunday and you are watching Jesus enter into Jerusalem on a donkey.  You’re urged to take off your cloak and spread it across the road as a pathway for the King.  Suddenly you hear the crowd joyfully praise God as they reflect on all of the wonderful works of healing Christ has displayed over the past few years.  They shout out, 
“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
The Pharisees in the crowd, thinking this is blasphemy, confront Jesus and demand Him to rebuke His disciples. 
Jesus’ answer is profound; 
“I tell you, if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.” 
Did you know that God not only created us to worship Himself, but all of creation as well! 
“All the earth bows down to You” – Psalm 66
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” – Psalm 19
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” – Revelation 5
Now, I say all this to make the simple point that, if the rocks were created to worship God, certainly we were created to worship God at a much higher standard!  Jesus says that He desires worshippers who worship in spirit and truth.  Paul even states that our worship is to be lived out as a “living sacrifice” to God, meaning that all we say and do is to be done as sacrificial praise, much like in the old testament.  
MIND BLOWN! This means that whatever we do (Col 3:23) including the most seemingly insignificant task to the most important thing you can think of doing is to be done with a heart and attitude of humble worship to our Lord.  This not only gives honor to our God, but it gives VALUE and PURPOSE to everything we do as Christians.   
If you are discouraged washing dishes or cleaning the house, REMEMBER you are doing those things as a living sacrifice of worship to God.  If you are bored mowing the lawn or changing the oil in the car, REMEMBER you are doing those things as worship! I promise if you are faithful in worshiping God, as we were created to do, in the small things and not waiting to worship Him with the “big” stuff, your attitude, heart, mind and life will change forever!  This is what He promises (Matt 11:28) that if we are burdened, we can come and sit at his feet and worship, and he will give us peace!  
The next time you find yourself stressed out, frustrated at life’s circumstances, or dulled by the seemingly mundane things of life, ask yourself, “how am I worshiping God right now?”