There are various theories and beliefs about what heaven is and is not. It is very much a mystery to us humans. For how can you fully comprehend a place you have never seen? I have never been to heaven but I have studied what the Bible says about heaven. One thing is for certain, heaven is a place we will worship the one true God, the Lord of the heavens and the earth. Revelations 4 given us a description of the worship of God in heaven.
“ Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty ,who was, and is, and is to come. Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being .” Revelation 4:8-11
But as Christians our worship of God does not start in heaven. We have the opportunity to worship our lord and savior now. In this life our worship is often hindered by things. Our sin, struggles, worries, fears, burdens often get in the way of our worship. But when we come to a place where we can lay all that other stuff aside, cast all of burdens on Jesus for he cares for us and worship our God regardless. There is freedom. So what is worship exactly?
It is out of our hearts that worship flows. It is an expression of our reverence, love and adoration of our God. There are a very many ways we can express ourselves. We express ourselves with music, movement, art, writing. We as humans can often have different styles of worship. It is not about what is looks like or sounds like. It is about the heart behind the expression of love, gratitude, reverence, faith and adoration for our lord and savior.
I personally have worshiped more in silence that not. I tend to worship through writing or art. Journaling has been a long time pass time of mine. Many journals have been filled with a mixture of lamentations, struggles, prayer but also worship. But as I have aged and grown the lord has slowly been changing me and giving me more of a voice. What style of worship do you gravitate towards? Do you set apart time from your week to cast all burden on Jesus and worship your Lord and God?