Mary & I got married February 2010 … In planning our marriage ceremony we talked a lot about how it would flow, how it would reflect the ‘Tangarife’ family: Colombian culture & the ‘Ironside family’: Australian culture. The one thing we both agreed we had to do was start with an expression of worship. We had some talented friends lead us with some of our favorite worship songs and family members lead us in worshipful prayer. The atmosphere was set, God was honored, & lets just say I was much more relaxed to focus on the life changing task at hand.
The point is not that weddings have to start with singing worship songs … But what is our life focus? How do you begin your day? How do you start a new venture or project? What do you give worth-ship to (give worth to).
“Start with God-the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning” Prov 1:7 (MSG)
The 1st step in learning is bowing down to God. The place to start for wisdom for life in whatever step your taking is respect, reverence, honor & fear for the One who put you on this planet. In other words .. Concerning God & Heavenly wisdom.. If you want to get anywhere: Start with Worship.
Worship derives from the old-English word ‘worth-ship’… It means to give and add worth to something. What are you adding worth to? What are you giving value to? When you give worth (respect, Holy fear) to God you open your life up to receive his wisdom, knowledge, & secrets of enjoying & living a life of significance.
King David put it this way in Psalm 34: “I will bless the Lord at all times His praise will continually be my song” …
All times! That’s a lot of time… That’s a lot of worship, respect & singing.
God deserves Your authentic worship… In fact He deserves the offering of every life that’s existed throughout the generations, He deserves every breathe you breathe as an offering to glorify His name… Forever we’ll be singing.
He designed us to give worth to more than ourselves… By giving worth and value to the eternal God we add worth to ourselves… Try it! Your designer knows His design… & if you want to know… ‘Start with worship’.