Worship From Within
Recently, we discussed the simple fact that we are always worshiping something – and that the same holds true for even an atheist. The worship that I refer to today, however, is spiritual worship. Paul writes about this beautifully in his letter to the Romans:
I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
– Romans 12:1
Paul urges us to present our bodies as a “lving sacrifice”. Think on his analogy like this: If I fill up a cup to the brim with a substance and try to add more to it…it will overflow. What will it overflow? It depends on what it was filled with to begin with, right? II can take an entire mug of coffee filled to the brim and drip water into it. Eventually, the water will displace the contents inside – but for a good while – what will overflow…is coffee.
What comes outof the overflow of our cup is worship…and it is a reflection of what is filling oour lives – our cups.
So the big question…the personal question…what is filling our cups? …and is it “holy and accceptable to God”?