I had a professor in Bible College that spoke in chapel on worship one morning. Except I would guess it's probably not what you are thinking. This has really stuck with me through the years. Why? Because he talked about sex. Yes. Tons of mostly non-married college students there and a lesson on sex and even talking about his relationship with his amazing wife! Bold or so I thought.
I didn't get much teaching in this area growing up.
I would guess most of us are in the same boat.
Anyway, he didn't talk about getting up on the platform at church and singing or being a part of a worship team. Those are definitely key to worship and very necessary for worship to take place in a service. However, worship must first come from a pure heart that has spent time alone with the Father. Preparing not only the notes to sing and knowing when to come in on the bridge but allowing the Father to clear those things from our hearts and minds that are not of Him.
Then he can flow through us.
We can be used by him to be a vessel of light and hope when we worship him from a pure place unclogged by the cares and worries of the world.
This professor spoke on marriage and the gift of sex within marriage.
It. was. beautiful.
He was a funny guy and mixed in a lot of humor but his love for his wife was very evident. He shared that sex is an act of worship. That is the way it was designed. Within a marriage the couple is actually worshipping the Lord from a very pure and beautiful place. I had never heard this before. That love can flow out of the marriage relationship and bond to help a family flourish. Our children can definitely feel the love and worship within a home orchestrated by God's love and design.
So I am thankful for this perspective on worship that has stayed with me through the years.
When God designed marriage he knew what he was doing.