Here are a few thoughts on worship which have helped me over the years, and I pray that they will help and encourage you too. Enjoy.
Singing is very awesome but it’s not the only form of worship.
We are meant to live every part of our lives in a way that will glorify God. Not always easy to live out, but not something to dismiss as impossible. I think we’d run into trouble less often if we kept in mind the idea of doing everything we do ‘as unto the Lord’ (Col 3:23).
Singing is not the only form of worship but it has huge importance.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord (Ps 150:6). One of many calls to worship in the Bible. It’s not a suggestion. It’s not just for people who feel musical. It’s for all of us. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs (Eph 5:19). Get verbal. Whether you feel like it or not (I always think of Paul and Silas. Acts 16.) Just get into it. Stick your toe in if you’re not sure but don’t stop there. Jump in the river. Once you’re in you won’t want to get out!
Repeating yourself is OK.
Sometimes when we’re worshiping it feels like we’re saying the same thing again and again but God never gets sick of hearing our praises. When they’re heartfelt and passionate we can say those same words of worship over and over and He won’t tire of it.
I love hearing a congregation singing together. Everyone singing the same words of worship to the Lord. Everyone with their focus on the same things. There is power in unity.
Music is awesome.
Music has an amazing, almost inexplicable quality about it that can capture our imaginations and touch and even change our emotions. Setting the right words to the music brings it to an even greater level of awesomeness.
To God be the glory.
We will be known by our fruit, so we need to be careful of the seeds we plant in our lives and what we allow to grow. It’s a heart issue with outward signs. And it’s easy to judge someone else but miss something in our own heart. So what do we do? Seek God. Know His voice. Speak His Word. Sing His praises. Point the way to Him. Give Him the glory.
Worship Him with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength.