Worship is a lifestyle

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, April 30, 2010
Over the last number of years, I have been speaking a lot about worship. In fact, worship is something that is really dear to my heart. By worship, I am not merely talking about singing a quiet and or slow song at a Sunday morning service, but really about a lifestyle. Some of the meanings of the word worship is to revere, to honor and to respect. We therefore can conclude that as worshipers, live our lives in reverence, honor and respect the One True Living God.

Col 3"1-4  1 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

This passage talks about setting standards in our lives that demonstrates Christ in us and when we worship Him, everything that He is is demonstrated through us. As His grace has completed the work for us, all we now have to do is reflect the life of the One we honor. I have therefore always said the way we live our lives will be a true reflection of the  one we serve. If we call ourselves worshipers, then every action and every deed must reflect this as an act of worship. In other words, worship is not something we do, rather is it something we have become.

Worship in this sense is not been "legalistic", as legalism speaks about a requirement under law. However, as we are no longer under the law, we are free from that which brought bondage, and now through grace we are bound by His love. So, I now live the Christ life in honor of Him. I do everything I can to please Him. It is that simple. I do not have to get into some crazy ritual process to prove my love, as everything I am is a reflection of the One I worship.

Our love for our Father

Mark Labuschagne We are a vessel set apart, cleansed, emptied, consecrated; just standing, waiting every moment for God, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to work out in us as much of the holiness and the life of His Son as pleases Him We worship Him only!

Ministry Bio

Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...