Why is it, when we as Christians come into God’s house we have trouble worshipping Him? After all that He has done for us, after all He has given us, we either refuse to worship or else do it half hearted. As a worship leader this hurts, because I know how much He has done for us. He went all the way to the cross for us and we can’t even give Him an half hour of worship on Sunday.
Every single child of God is called to worship Him. Not just the musicians or worship leader. We as musicians are not putting on a show for the congregation and if we are, we will be subject to judgement. Worship should be corporate, meaning the whole body should take part. If one part is not worshipping than the whole body feels it.
There is nothing I enjoy more in life than worshipping Him. I have led worship in front of congregations numbering in the hundreds and in my memory I can still see those who would call themselves Christians standing there with their arms folded, daring me to impress them with a new song that tickled their feelings. The worship leader cannot force you to worship. You need to worship whether you feel like it or not. Many times other gods, the god of self, the god of money, the god of unforgiveness, etc… distract us. You have to make the choice to worship them or worship your Creator and no one can make it for you. God has given you a free will and will never force you to worship Him. God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit (worship is spiritual and is necessary in the Christian walk. It is an exercise that causes growth) and in truth (Your heart must be right and your worship should never be pretentious. The object of your worship should be Jesus). John 4:24.
Paul said in Romans 12:1; "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship." (NASV) and in 1Corinthians 6:19-20; "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s." (NKJV) Both these verses speak of our duty to worship as Christians. We need to give our all in worship. Not only on Sunday’s but every single moment of our lives, holding nothing back. Worship is giving your best to God in every area of your life. When you do this, coming into the praise and worship in the house of the Lord is something that you look forward to with excitement. Imagine as I do, every heart, every voice, and every hand raised in worship. Do you realize the power that would come in to a service like that? Give your best in worship to Christ our Lord. Choose this day to worship Him. He deserves nothing less than your best.
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