TRBC Worship Pastor challenges LUCOM student-doctors to live a life of worship
Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) Worship Pastor and recording artist, Charles Billingsley, delivered a convocation message about true worship to faculty, administrative staff, and student-doctors of Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
“I wanted to talk about my favorite subject, worship,” said Billingsley. “It’s my heartbeat, and honestly it should be all of our heartbeats.” He opened by talking about Jordan Romero, an American mountain climber who by the age of 16 had climbed all Seven Summits (Mount Kilimanjaro, Denali, Mount Elbrus, Mount Aconcagua, Mount Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson Massif, and Mount Everest). He talked about how Romero’s heartbeat was climbing and how his lifestyle revolved around climbing. Jordan Romero loved to climb because it was something he was passionate about and what he lived for.
“We all have something we’re passionate about and that we live for,” said Billingsley. “There are people who live for stuff, then there are people who just live, and then there are people who aren’t living at all.” He talked about true living and how it starts with doing what people were created to do in the first place and that’s worship. “Worship is a lifestyle,” said Billingsley. “Worship is loving God.”
Billingsley asked those in attendance how they lived and then asked if they knew they were created to worship above all else. He discussed how they all were created for the glory of Jesus and when people begin to look at life from that perspective, it changes everything. “Our natural response is for us to worship our creator, however along the way sin entered in and changed everything,” said Billingsley. “It’s safe to say that we all love something, so we all worship someone or something.”
He concluded his message by challenging those in attendance with what Jesus was quoted saying, “Loving God with all your heart, mind, and soul above all else is the greatest commandment” and that worship, which is loving God, should be lived out every day and not to simply reserved for one day a week for an hour or less.