Call to worship
The call to worship is a calling, a purpose in our lives – without it we would literally die.
I do not believe that there is a single other purpose, calling, mandate or service that we can give to God that is greater than worship. Worship is the climax of our touchpoint with God. It is the time we bend our knee, our heart, our mind, our soul and claim Him to be Lord, Almighty God.
It is a calling out, a calling towards God, it is the very “protein” of our spiritual make-up.
There are two clear times in my life when I sense the call to worship the greatest.
When I find myself slipping away from the presence of God and when I find myself right in the middle of His presence. Both experiences have the same result – my car, my house, the place where I am worshipping becomes filled with the presence of God. When His presence is near, my sense of my sin is great and so I spend time crying, repenting, turning back to Him. When His presence is near, I am almost outside of my own skin with the knowledge, the absolute knowing, that He loves me so much and the few inadequate words to express my love back to Him causes me to fall to my knees, be silent, soak in His presence, and just let Him love me.
I am thankful that I had a pastor who taught me what a call to worship looks like – and he had a son who knew how to bring the church to worship whenever he lead a service. There are times when I feel I can stretch out my hand and actually touch the hem of His garment.
If we are going to be stewards of God on this earth, lets focus on not just doing the job, but worship, call others to worship, lead others in worship and melt together in the presence of God so that we are filled with God and can serve Him with all of our strength, mind, and soul, with passion and enthusiasm that comes from being filled with God.