The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.—Psalm 14:2-3
Man was made to worship God. God gave to man a harp and said, "Here above all the creatures that I have made and created I have given you the largest harp. I put more strings on your instrument and I have given you a wider range than I have given to any other creature. You can worship Me in a manner that no other creature can." And when he sinned, man took that instrument and threw it down in the mud and there it has lain for centuries, rusted, broken, unstrung; and man, instead of playing a harp like the angels and seeking to worship God in all of his activities, is ego-centered and turns in on himself and sulks and swears and laughs and sings, but it's all without joy and without worship....
I say that the greatest tragedy in the world today is that God has made man in His image and made him to worship Him, made him to play the harp of worship before the face of God day and night, but he has failed God and dropped the harp. It lies voiceless at his feet. Worship: The Missing Jewel, 7-8.
Are you playing your harp? In what ways? Man has not only thrown down his harp, add to that he also has picked up someone else's harp. We all play someone's harp. The real question is, whose harp are you playing? What are you worshiping!
My friend Robin sent me an email that said, "As I sit here on a beautiful beach in Mexico, looking out at some incredibly powerful waves, it's a reminder that the God of creation, the ALLmighty, ALLpowerful God, who created this ocean, this sand, these palm trees, this beauty, this sun, this incredible perfectly cloudless blue sky, also created me. I look at this beauty that surrounds me and it literally takes my breath away. I find myself just staring at it. I can't get enough. I can't soak in enough. And then I hear God say, "when I created this I said "it is good", when I created you, I said "it is VERY good". Are you kidding? The God of all this loves ME? Even more, HE can't get enough of m., HE just wants to soak ME in. How can my response be anything less than to lay aside MY harp, pick up HIS harp and sing HIS praise?"
Worship - it's what you were created to do.