Thursday, May 17, 2007

Let your 'Worship' testify

I was just reading in Acts a couple of days ago the account of Paul and Silas in prison. Amazing! Here they are, two guys, wrongly accused, "severely beaten with rods" and "flogged," thrown into the inner-most cell and put into stocks. So, what happened?

"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them."

Now the miracle that follows is pretty amazing, and the end result of all this is that the jailer and his entire house are saved and baptized the following morning. However, I want to focus on this part of the passage - "the other prisoners were listening to them."

I read this and had to pause as I asked myself, "Self, have I ever sung songs and worshipped God among non-believers, and had them listen to me?" Then I took that a step further and came to this conclusion;

The point isn't to start singing in bars and public places. The point is to let your "worship" of God be a part of your witness. Worship is not just singing, it is a lifestyle! It is glorifying God in EVERYTHING you do! Colossians 3:23 says it perfectly:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Remember as you go through your day to day, that everything you do is to be done as if you are working for the Lord...because you are! "...It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

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