If you at some point would consider taking a few moments to be still and reflect on worship. What does it mean to you? How do you understand it? Experientially, biblically, in the physical realm, in the spiritual realm - what does it mean to worship?
For Israel, in the Old Testaments, worship always included a sacrifice or offering offered at the temple. In the New Testament Jesus says that His Father is seeking true worshippers, who will worship in spirit and truth. In Acts 13:1-3 The Church at Antioch is worshipping and in the midst of their worship the Holy Spirit sets apart Saul and Barnabas for a specific work of ministry. I wonder what their worship was like? In transition from temple worship to worshipping in spirit, what were they doing? Was it a time of prayer, fasting, singing, rituals? We have a very modern nuance to worship in our current Church culture which often narrows its scope of worship to music. Yet, Paul calls for the Church to offer their bodies as a living sacrifice to God - this is our spiritual act of worship, he says (Romans 12). Worship is a very powerful thing, and really our main concern in this life. How would you describe it? Heavenly angels have no other response but to fall face down and cry, "Holy! Holy! Holy!" when they look upon God Almighty. He is so worthy of all worship.
These are a few things I am pondering as I think of the way we worship. What are your thoughts?