Faith is constituted of several vital substances. First, faith is connected to God’s grace bestowed upon mankind through Christ (John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Titus 3:5). That’s the very starting point of faith. When we’re exercising faith in God, we have to believe that whatever we need from Him had already been fulfilled through His Son Christ Jesus through grace.
As Christians, one thing that we really need to be careful of is that it’s very easy for us to fall into the trap of trying to put ourselves ahead of God in the context of driving people’s attention to ourselves when doing the work of the Lord. The point is that the Christian life is a form of selfless life that’s rested upon glorifying God through Christ. Oftentimes, we’re trying to do the will of God while the intent of our hearts is set on trying to give impression to others with our performance. One thing we may not realize is that this type of mindset causes God to be taken out of the picture due to the fact that it becomes totally about us trying to do our best within our own human ability in order to get people’s attention.
We as humans are made to serve our Maker by obediently carrying out whatever task He has entrusted us with. Serving implies responsibility, so that’s where our responsibility to God comes heavily into play. The core foundation of how God operates is laid upon responsibility with respect to His creation who have the ability to do His will. It plainly means that each side has to ensure that they assume their own responsibility.
When it comes down to worshiping, it’s very easy for many people’s minds to run to singing songs and hymns, clapping hands, lifting hands, and dancing to God, but worshiping God is not limited only to these things. Evidently, these things mentioned previously are an integral part of worshiping God, but in order for worship to be addressed acceptably there is something far deeper and more sacrificial than just doing any of these things mentioned earlier that must be done. While praise is associated with thanksgiving because of what God has done on our behalf; worship by itself has to do with complete submission to God because of whom He is to us.