Worshiped for an Audience of One (2 Samuel 6:14; 21-22)

David worshiped for an audience of One. When the ark of the Lord was restored to David’s possession, he worshiped God publicly, “David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,” (2 Samuel 6:14). David’s wife, Michal, the daughter of King Saul, was mortified at David’s transparency. David’s response gave insight into his heart of worship, “David said to Michal, ‘It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor'” (2 Samuel 6:21-22).

In his psalm, David depicted his philosophy of a 24/7 worship, “I will exalt you, my God and King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom” (Psalm 145:1-3). He went on to say, “My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever” (Psalm 145:21).

In order to worship for an audience of One, we must worship God the most where others expect it the least — our work. Too often, we limit our worship to one selected style, taking place in one explicit building on one particular day during one specific hour of the week. Our praising of God has always been designed to take place beyond a worship service, encompassing all 168 hours a week. This includes our work. In fact, the Hebrew word, abad, can be translated work or worship (Numbers 4:39).

When we worship God 24/7, we are blessed with the awareness of His presence.

Worship for an audience of One. Worship God 24/7 including your work. Worship God the most where people expect it the least. Go public with your worship of God by revealing His heart in all of your tasks and relationships. He will bless you with the awareness of His presence.