1 Chronicles 16:23
I have a friend who embodies that phrase, “A lover, not a fighter.” Loving is her spiritual gift. She has a capacity for it like I have never seen before. She is not limited by level of familiarity or by tough circumstances—she just loves. Deep and true and constant. Always.
I have another friend who is an encourager to the core. Whether you think you can do it or not, she always thinks you can, and more often than not she’s standing beside you reminding you of that. The Lord has given her the gift of encouragement.
It’s funny to me how our spiritual gifts get recognized in our daily lives. When I think about these friends, their gifts are huge parts of who they are. They aren’t just characteristics that I notice on Sunday mornings in church—they are traits that color their day to day actions and attitudes.
I can’t help but think about worship in the same way.
1 Chronicles 16:23 says, “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim His salvation day after day.”
That verse brings a call to worship. But it’s a specific call—a constant one. His salvation is to be proclaimed “day after day.”
Not Sunday after Sunday…
Worship service after worship service…
Church retreat after church retreat…
No. Day after day.
Just as our spiritual gifts are engrained into who we are, so should our worship. Worship is meant to color every action of our lives, whether minute or monumental. It shouldn’t be something seen solely by our church friends on Sunday morning when we lift our hands and close our eyes during our favorite song. What good does it do for our brothers and sisters in Christ to see that if our lost friends at work don’t see our worship throughout the week?
Our call to worship isn’t dependent on place, time or circumstance. It is meant to be lived out from sunrise to sunset throughout every facet of our lives. Worship for us as sons and daughters of The King should be a lifestyle, not simply a line in a song.