True worship? What does that mean, exactly? Here is an excerpt from an article on worhip by Brian Doerksen, worship leader, songwriter, and author of Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing):
Some people get scared when they hear they’ll be worshipping forever. Maybe they don’t like singing, and they were told that eternity is one continuous sing-along! I believe eternity will be one continuous adventure…and I believe that songs and acts of worship will be woven into the adventure. I don’t really know what it’s going to look like, but it’s going to be better than anything we could imagine or dream up! “No eye has seen, nor ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT).
God is preparing some amazing things that we can’t even imagine. Who is God preparing these things for? Those who love him! That’s a pretty compelling reason to keep “loving God” at the top of our lists and in the center of our hearts.
The heart of worship is loving God. And just like the word love means more than just sentimental feelings, so the word worship is a grand, robust word meaning so much more than singing. True worship springs from our affections and is confirmed by our actions. It is anchored by our understanding and sustained by our spiritual passion.
Worship is living out the words of Jesus quoted from the Torah: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30.
So if worship is much more than singing a song, what is it specifically?
Read the rest of the article here.