Worship without singing

Why do church people assume worship has to mean singing?

One of the things Helen and I talk about when we’re asked to speak to churches (or worship teams) about worshipping God is that ‘worship’ is not just singing.

Reviewing my Facebook timeline I came across this post from 2009 which I think is worth sharing here.

Being challanged by this quote from Martin Luther King, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

That sounds to me like someone who’s figured out that living life to the full is glorious. I reckon any follower of Jesus who lives their life that way is living a life that gives glory to God – and that’s a pretty powerful act of worship!