Following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, I’ve been consumed with depression. Anyone trying to keep up with this story has been bombarded with a media frenzy. Cable news stopped normal programming to air hourly updates, carry eyewitness reports and talk to panelists about their professional opinions. The more I listened and watched, the worse I felt.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth, John 4:24.
After experiencing a few days of media silence this week, attempting to remove the negativity from my life, a thought came to my mind. The Bible suggests that human beings were created to worship God. When individuals drift off course away from this divine purpose, meaning and purpose for life fades. Thus, those who reach this point like me need an infusion of worship to revive your soul.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, 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.
Yesterday, I replaced the radio with Christian music from my car stereo. As soon as a few inspirational songs came on, my mood was transformed. Instead of arguing with talk radio callers and the host, my mind was swayed by the lyrics I began singing along to. This spiritual infusion gave me the boost I needed to make it through the day. However, this shouldn’t be a once in a while practice. Rather, if you want experience a permanent infusion of worship, set aside time daily for worship by offering your body up as a living sacrifice.
by Jay Mankus