You cannot truly worship, if you want to stay the same. Change is an irrevocable characteristic of worship. It could be called the fruit of true worship. Every time we worship, we will encounter the Lord in some way and he will change us. It’s an easy way of knowing if you are worshipping the Lord. Do you see change in your life?
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
If someone were to give you a spoon full of sugar, but when you tasted it, it was salty, would you believe that person when you were told it is sugar? There are certain characteristics that will help identify and define something. In the same way change helps us identify true worship.
But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
The change happens as we offer our lives to the Lord. He is the Potter. We are the clay. When we encounter the Lord, something will happen. Even a slight touch of the Potter’s hand will form the clay. Think about Moses as he encountered the Lord, Isaiah, Saul on the way to Damascus. We cannot limit how God will work in our lives, but we know that He will do something. It could be a new outlook or understanding, healing, encouragement, empowerment, correction, restorations, direction, new vision, or we could be led to repentance. Something will happen because the heart of true worship is less of me and more of God.
Think about it:
Have you been experiencing the Lord bringing change to your life?