How is worship relevant to life?
1. The first characteristic attitude of the soul that worships is acceptance of the will of God. They stand before the throne and say, “Amen. So be it, Lord!” This is where worship and life are inextricably linked. It can be so difficult amid the personal strains and frustrations of life to bow submissively to the will of God. In worship we learn to do this regularly. For it is through worship we come to know that there is just one thing needful at such a time.
2. The second note of worship in its relevance to life is the commitment to the purpose of God. Christianity is not all submission and resignation. Too often Christians have allowed the faith to appear as a reactionary influence when the truth is the exact reverse.
The will of God is not something to be simply accepted–it is something to be asserted, something to be done. “Amen” is not always a sigh; it is sometimes a shout!
If we would say “Amen” to our own prayers by putting our heart and mind and will at Christ’s disposal, we should go out and serve Christ as we have never done before.
3. The third note of worship in its relevance to life is a wonderful sense of joy in the fellowship of God. it comes out of an acceptance of the will of God and the commitment to the purpose of God. If God is love, then joy is a natural by-product of love.
But what is the deep root of joy which can sing its hallelujahs through the darkness? This leads us to the fourth essential not of worship in its relevance to life: the assurance of the victory of God.