Worship is authentic and holistic participation in God’s story through engaging in a continuing dialogue with the Father, in the Son, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Worship is also engaging with the community around you and being a reflection of Christ to the broken world.
First of all worship should be authentic and holistic participation in God’s story. This means that true worship should change us. It should also go beyond what we do on Sunday morning, and be reflected in how we live our lives on a day to day basis. This to me is includes worshipping in Spirit and in Truth. I think that these two things are essential to worship. When we are worshipping in Spirit we are wholly and actively engaged in worship. We are to worship God with our heart, soul, mind and strength. By worshipping in truth our worship is to be authentic.
Secondly worship is engaging in a continuing dialogue with the Father, in the Son, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Worship is an on-going thing; a way of living life. God speaks and we respond. Engaging with the Trinity is key to living a life of worship. Our lives need to reflect Christ. How and why we worship should be consistent with the way we live our lives. We should be striving to be more Christ-like and we can't do that if we are not authentic in the way we live our lives, and the way we engage with the Trinity in worship. The Bible is God's story, and so by engaging with the Word, we are engaging with God, and learning more about who he is and what he has done.
Thirdly worship is engaging with community, being a reflection of Christ to the broken world. We live in a world full of broken and hurting people. As brothers and sisters in Christ part of worship includes rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep. We should have each other's backs and support each other in the good times, but especially in the tough times.