It’s Monday morning and Bay Area Community Church is now scattered out among several counties, cities, and neighborhoods. We have showered (some of us), gotten dressed, had our coffee, and are ready to take on the day. Some are settled into our office or store, others are out on the road, some are still enjoying summer vacation, and others are working hard and patiently to raise very energetic and sometimes opinionated children. We are scattered about into our normal lives, away from the sights and sounds of our beloved Sunday morning gathering, but we are all still worshipping. When Monday begins and the weekly grind picks up again we do not always consider that while we are working, we are worshipping.
Worship continues into our normal lives, because worship is built into our very soul. As created beings, we have a longing to follow, to elevate, to take seriously, to take our marching orders, and to love – something other than ourselves. As created beings, we long to know and love our Creator. We worship. It is a part of life as a human being. Worship is an orientation of our life towards that which has captured the affections of our heart.
Understanding this helps us look at our whole week and ask the question: are we still worshipping Jesus? While we are scattered, is our attention still focused on Jesus? Are our hearts still captured by this loving Savior? Are we taking Jesus seriously in everyday life? Is Jesus just as real today, as he was when we were all singing about him yesterday? These are thoughtful questions as we seek to grow to be a people who are keeping it real with Jesus all the time. Because the reality is, if Jesus is not Lord, than we are allowing others to take that position, and to receive that worship.
So as you begin your work week today, your normal life outside of your Sunday best – I pray you would be captured by the mercy and grace of a loving Savior who lived a perfect life, died a painful death on your behalf, and was raised to life to give us His power by the Holy Spirit. He loves you, He now intercedes for you, He is near to you, and what you will accomplish today, whatever the task, you are accomplishing for Him. Today Bay Area Community Church is scattered out among several counties, cities, and neighborhoods – and today we worship.
*Starting next week the teaching team will begin a new month long series on Worship – see you there!