my definition of worship is to come home to our true place - at the feet of the Father so enraptured with His glory, that we can't help but fall at His feet and start singing praise and thanksgiving to His great, loving, perfect name. God is not an ego maniac that demands we worship Him, like some dictator would. no, that's not what a perfect, loving God desires when He created worship. picture, instead, a father who goes into a child's room on Christmas morning to tell their precious loved one to come out and see what surprises are under the tree, and when the child see's the glory and wonder, the incredible lights, the beautiful wrappings filled with surprises bought and picked with love, before that child can even open those gifts, she is so overwhelmed with love and goodness, that she can't help but to squeel with delight and smile big and jump up and down and run into her daddy's arms and tell him how much she loves him. that to me, is my definition of worship. and why God created it - knowing us and Him - He knew it is where we would find the greatest love and the most comfort and a glimpse of the emotions and beauty we get as a deposit of what it will be like to be in His presence for eternity - where there will be no sun or moon or stars necessary because His presence will be the light of our worlds. i worship and sing and lift my hands and dance because my heart cannot contain all the love it feels by just standing their doing nothing.
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.” - Psalm 95:1-7