As we waited however, the Nigerian choir broke out in spontaneous songs. They worshiped while they waited. Slowly others began to join in. It changed the whole mood of the gathering and served to remind me that worship can happen anywhere and everywhere. It is not contained merely to church or at set points in the day, but is a way of life. I began thinking about how different our days might be if we worshipped wherever we were. Now you may not always break out into song (though some may!), but what if in the waiting we prayed? What if in traffic we lifted up those who ask for our prayers?. What if we read the readings for Sunday while we waited in the doctor’s office or while waiting for car maintenance instead of playing on our phone or scrolling through Facebook? What might happen in us?
I can attest that worship changes not just your mood but that of those around you. Just as complaining brings others into the mood of the complainer, if we stay in a place of worship it lifts our spirits and does so for others around us as well. It can change our perspective and show an amazing consistency to others between what we believe and how we act. Try worshipping where you are this week in some way, and see how it affects you and affects how you interact with those around you. Share the stories with me and one another, as we lift each other up and spur one another on in the upward call of Christ Jesus in our lives.