There are probably a million different articles, devotionals, or sermons attempting to answer this very question.
What does worship actually look like? Or at least, what should it look like if our hearts are in the right place?
It's a question that can drive us crazy. Especially when we go into other churches that have different worship styles. "Well, is one of us doing it wrong?"
In Chris Tomlin's book "The Way I Was Made," he listed seven different things that should happen at different times in worship. These included lifting hands, being still, dancing, and some others, all of which are biblical. Should we be actively trying to incorporate all these things?
Or does it even matter?
How many times does scripture say The Lord knows our hearts? "God knows your hearts." "Only You know the secrets of the heart." It's everywhere. It's kind of His thing. You know, looking past the obvious things that humans can see. So, in reality, the visual representation doesn't matter all that much, so long as your focus is on absolutely revering the one true God.
And some of you might be thinking "well duh. This is second grade stuff." Well, how many times have you gone into a church with a different worship style than you. Maybe you go to a church that jumps around and dances to the loudest Jesus Culture songs you can find, and then for a week you go to a church that quietly sings out of a hymnal. Did you worship in spirit and truth then? Because I'm sure the people who are used to that church did. And the same goes for someone used to hymnals going to a contemporary charismatic church. In the end,this isn't something most Christians can escape easily.
So let's put a greater focus on spirit and truth in worship every single time we come into the presence of the Lord, regardless of the style.