Here at Steps Church, you will often here us say, "worship is our lifestyle!" Worship as an act has typically come to mean the time you spend inside the walls of a church. This usually would look like coming together to sing songs, listen to a message, take communion, and then return to life as normal afterwards. We believe the Bible teaches us that worship is much more, and a much deeper connection to the One who created us. Check this out:
"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him." (Romans 12:1 MSG)
I love the way the Message (a paraphrase version of scripture) captures the heart behind what Paul was telling the Christians in Rome here. We all know the phrase, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," and the culture that it is referring to. Paul is telling them to not settle for that. He's telling them that worship is actually a part of your everyday life and includes everything that you do throughout the week, not just during church services. Basically, Paul says we can worship God through every situation we find ourselves in.
Worship literally means reverence towards God. It can be hard sometimes to have that mindset in every circumstance. Paul teaches us that when we argue with our family, go out to eat, have a bad day at work, work out at the gym, or literally anything else, there's room in that moment to worship the Creator. It could be in the words we choose, the people we surround ourselves with, or even the food we choose to eat! Worship will look different for all of us, but at Steps Church, we want to ensure that Worship is our lifestyle!
We love coming together on Sunday mornings! In fact, I've been so blessed by being on the Dream Team and playing guitar on Sundays. But what if the world saw worship as a lifestyle in us, and not just something we do on Sundays? That's the vision! That in everything we do, we can praise our savior in every situation! I believe not only will it bring us closer to God personally, but also show those around us that God is for them, loves them, and cares about them the way we know He feels for us!
Worship is our lifestyle! Worship is in our DNA here at Steps Church. Everything we do, inside and out of Sunday mornings should point back to adoration for a God that loves us unconditionally.
T.J. Stone (Dream Team Volunteer)