For God and To God
PART OF THIS BLOG IS FROM THE UPCOMING BOOK “THE WORSHIP PROBLEM” BY B. DAVID STEVENS:
For the believer, there is no secular or sacred. There is only life with God. -B. David Stevens
Worship is our ENTIRE lives lived for and to the glory of God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That seems elementary enough, right? Can worship be confined to a place, a moment, or time? Or should worship be involved in every dimension of life? Should our personal worship influence every part of our lives? Or, should there be a difference between our secular existence and our sacred existence? In the book of Romans, Paul says that we should “take our everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life—and place it before God as an offering.” It seems the Apostle is teaching that our entire existence belongs to God! The challenge is training ourselves to remember this in light of how we’ve been taught or what we’ve experienced. In short, if you didn’t know it, we are in a fight to live our entire lives FOR and TO the glory of God! Yes. It is a battle, and personally, I think that it is the battle of our time. The problem is that our upbringing has assisted us in believing that God, at times, is separate from us. If we always believed that God was with us, how different would our lives be? I think they would be dramatically different. I also think that this one truth would change some of our foundational beliefs. It would change us forever!