Hello – this is Keith Tyler, Worship Pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church with your inspirational thought of the day:

When you hear the word “worship,” what do you think? Music, church, idols, an event, a place? Personally, I think of worship as an action that connects me to God. Listen to this definition from Louie Giglio, who says, “Worship is OUR RESPONSE to God, for who He is and what He has done.” Listen that again: “Worship is OUR RESPONSE to God, for who He is and what He has done.”

Romans 12:1 clearly describes worship like this. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

Did you hear the action in that verse? “Urge you”, “Offer”, Sacrifice” We see that worship is an offering of ourselves to God. We see that by offering our lives to God, it pleases God. And lastly, we see that this is what God requires of us as followers of Christ – to worship God because this is true, authentic and right in His sight.

So today, pause to worship God.  Offer your life to him, and worship Him for who he is and what he has done for you.