But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him. — Habakkuk 2:20
So I’ve got to tell you that if you do not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week. There is no such thing known in heaven as Sunday worship unless it is accompanied by Monday worship and Tuesday worship and so on….We come into God’s house and say, "The Lord is in His holy temple, let us all kneel before Him." Very nice. I think it’s nice to start a service that way once in a while. But when any of you men enter your office Monday morning at 9 o’clock, if you can’t walk into that office and say, "The Lord is in my office, let all the world be silent before Him," then you are not worshiping the Lord on Sunday. If you can’t worship Him on Monday you didn’t worship Him on Sunday. If you don’t worship Him on Saturday you are not in very good shape to worship Him on Sunday. (Tozer on Worship and Entertainment, 9,24) [emphasis mine]
I came to Christ during the Jesus Movement and Charismatic Renewal of the 1970’s. As a born again believer, I have always attended churches who play contemporary worship music that lasts 20 to 30 minutes at the start of the service. I love entering into the Lord’s presence on Sunday mornings through worship and music (not necessarily the same thing), sometimes kneeling, sometimes arms raised in praise.
But it is equally important that I come into my office Monday through Saturday, sit with my Bible, and worship God, welcoming Him into my home, into my life, into each minute of my day. I want the spirit of worship to permeate my life. I was created to worship God Almighty. My life should be a melody of praise to Him.
If I don’t rise up and praise Him, the rocks will. Better me than them.
In the grip of His grace,