Why do you exist? I want to challenge you this morning to stop long enough to answer this question. What is your response?
We exist for His benefit, His glory, His purpose, and His delight! Bringing pleasure to God is called worship. Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. If we fail to worship God, we will always find a substitute. Many people think of worship as songs we sing at church, but worship is far more than this. Worship is a lifestyle. Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when we do it for the praise, glory, and pleasure of God. We all have our music style that we like best. But our music style says more about us, than it says about God. When we worship, our goal is to bring pleasure to God, not ourselves.
If you ever said, “I didn’t get anything out of worship today,” you worshiped for the wrong reason. I am so guilty! Worship isn’t for you. It’s for God. Our purpose is to bring glory and honor to our Creator. Isaiah 29:13 says this, “The Lord says: These people come near to me with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made of only rules taught by men.” The people were offering fancy, meaningless, and empty words. They were just going through the motions of man made rituals. Have you ever be there?
How can we do everything to the glory of God? By doing everything as if you were doing it for Jesus. Even your work can become your worship, if you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of His presence. Yes, even cleaning out my gutters can be a form of worship today! Be aware of His presence today and worship the King!