Worship is not the song that the choir sings. Worship is not the amount you place in the offering basket. Worship is not volunteering to serve on a ministry. Yes, these may be acts or expressions of worship, but they do not define what true worship really is. There are numerous definitions of the word worship. Yet, one in particular encapsulates the priority we should give to worship as a spiritual discipline: Worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission.
True worship, in other words, is defined by the priority we place on who God is in our lives and where God is on our list of priorities. Authentic worship only takes place when we give God proper place in our lives, we must make him Lord.