True worship celebrates our callings. We are drawn into the greatest privilege for a human being: to worship the living God. The book of Revelation ends with the invitation, “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17). This is what sustains, refreshes, nourishes, and strengthens us—this water of life, the only true elixir that will give us eternal worshipping life.
Worship is the mo…st important thing I can do on this earth. The great opening sentence of the Bible—“In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1)—captures this starting point for all worship. It was his initiative. I could not worship him unless he had first put that desire into my heart by allowing his Son to change my life. It is a fundamental tenet of my life that trust in Jesus Christ changes everything. And the exciting part is that worship is the way in which, through this extraordinary two-way street of encounter, we are able to commune with God himself. What greater calling could there be on our lives?
But perhaps the greatest truth is that we can worship him wherever we are. We do not need to go to some special place. The Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well (John 4) was told that no longer would believers have to worship in a particular place—Jerusalem—or in a particular way, or at a particular time. Instead, we would worship “in the Spirit and in truth” (verse 24). A whole new world opened up. We can meet God anywhere at any time, enabled by his Spirit, even at work!