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We are all different. Our relationships with God are different. Salvation looks differently for each of us. Prayer sounds different depending on who is praying. Worship comes in many forms. I worship with my life.

I’m quiet. Some may call me meek, but I prefer gentle. Gentle in the way that I handle myself. Gentle with the way that I deal with other people, and their feelings. And, the most gentle in the way that I carry my relationship with God. I am not the loud church worshipper. I am not, usually, your “glory” screamer. I’m not the runner or the dancer. I am gentle in my worship.

Have you ever seen the way a man drives a new luxury car? Have you ever watched a new mother hold her infant for the first time? Have you ever watched a lover disappoint someone that they genuinely cared about? I handle my worship much in the same way, with care.

There are people who will tell you that the louder your praise, and the louder your worship, the more blessed you’ll be. When I was living more worldly than spiritually, I was loud and tough. Rambunctious! My quiet is a form of worship. It is my way of submitting my loud, overactive mind, and my need to Olivia Pope everything in my life to God. My tears are a form of worship. They say, “God I may not be comfortable being vulnerable to anyone else, but I am comfortable to be vulnerable with you.”

Worship does not have to be just your singing in church. It, also, does not have to be how loud you can be or how high you can jump. It goes beyond lifting your hands. Surrendering, praising, worshipping, praying are all personal acts.

You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

How you use your body to glorify God, and to spread His light within the world, are acts of worship.

  • Working out is how I worship. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  • Crying is how I worship. (Psalm 34:15)
  • Smiling at strangers is an act of worship. (Hebrews 13:2)
  • My laugh, hearty and whole, is an act of worship. (Proverbs 17:22)
  • Choosing to eat healthily is a decision to worship. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  • The way that I do my job, the way that I treat other people, and my body language are all intentional decisions to worship God and glorify Him with my body.

Worship has to be personal to you. How are you using your body as a testament of how good God has been to you? How do you worship?

Father God, I thank you. I thank you for the functioning of my body, and that I might use my body to glorify you in all my ways! I thank You for hearing my quiet worship and for understanding my tears. Lord, You are worthy to praised. You are worthy of all the worship. I bow my head in reverence and in awe of Your magnitude. Not for what You have done, but for who You are in my life. Let my life be a reflection of my worship! And this I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, hallelujah and amen!
Ana Bella byline:

Ana Bella is the owner of Oh, Ana Bella Berries and a health and wellness enthusiast. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Connect with Ana Bella on Instagram, @OhAnaBella.

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