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I am not writing about the ‘basket of words’ today but I am writing
about a new word our Pastor challenged us with on Sunday.
Worship defined is: extravagant love-extreme submission.
I personally have a strong reaction to the word submission
but in this instance it is critical.
Submit is to: give over or yield to the power or authority of another,
or allow oneself to some kind of treatment, as in “to submit to chemotherapy.” It is to say ‘I know this will help me.’ says:
Reverent honor and homage (which means, respect, formal acknowledgement or consideration of another) paid to God
or something regarded as sacred.
Formal ceremonious rendering of such honor as in;
“They attended worship this morning.” 
When I remember my love for God and submit to His love
I am allowing Him to do a work within my heart and spirit.
I am submitting my will to not fight or push against Him.
Pastor said, Worship is similar to silent listening.
Some definitions he gave of the concept of worship:
Worship is a response of God’s faithfulness.
We respond internally to God. (as in submit our spirit or will)
Many times in the old Testament the worshipers
would bow down in honor and worship to the God
who brought them out of difficult circumstances.
Worship is choosing sides. Deuteronomy 29:26
They turned and served other gods, worshiping them whom
they had not known and whom He had not allotted to them.
In other words they made a bad choice.
What do you give your affections to? (Is is good and helpful?)
Worship is medicine for the soul. 2nd Samuel 12:19-20
(When David realized his baby had died), he rose up from the ground,
washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes.
He went into the house of the Lord, and worshiped.
When Job heard his family was killed. Job 1:18-21
Then Job arose, tore his robe and shaved his head and fell to the ground and worshiped.
Worship is emancipation and proclamation.
When Moses asked Pharaoh to let his people go.
It was for the very reason of ‘worship’.
Then the Lord said to Moses, (Exodus 8:1)
“Go to Pharaoh and say to him,
‘Thus says the Lord: let my people go, so that they may worship me.’
Worship frees and delivers us.
Worship is a spiritual experience.
Worship is private and also communal. Psalm 150: 1-6
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals; loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Sounds like a group worshiping together.
Worship is inevitable. We will worship something.
When I heard every creature in heaven and on earth (Rev 5:13)
As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall give praise to God. (Romans 14:11)
Worship is a lifestyle. A spiritual worship (Romans 12:1)
Worship needs to be rekindled and restored in our lives.
Worship gives us hope and strength.
How is your ‘worship’ these days? What do you worship?
“Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which “comes upon you,” 
but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Graham Kendrick
“Corporate worship is a regular gracious reminder that it’s not about you. You’ve been born into a life that is a celebration of another.”
Paul David Tripp