Thought For The Week – Worship

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Hey everyone! This will be my last post for a couple of weeks, due to summer camp. Don’t worry though, I will be back!

This weeks thought is on worship. When we talk about worship, we usually think of singing right? You know, when we sing the good old hymns in church on Sundays, or rock out to the latest in contemporary Christian at a conference. Sadly, worship is something that most people don’t take seriously anymore. When we sing in church, we see less people singing aloud, with smiles on their faces. We see more people who stand there awkwardly, slightly mouthing the words while looking as if it is the worst day in their entire existence. And most people make excuses like: “Well I have a terrible voice”. Well, I have a news flash for you buddy. GOD DOESN’T CARE. He doesn’t care if you have a voice like an angel or if you sound like a bullfrog with a cold. He wants you to willingly lift up your voice to Him in worship through singing. Because music is one of the many expressions of worship to him. The Bible says time and time again that we are to worship Him gladness and “come before Him with joyful songs”. But that’s not all, because worship is about a lot more than singing.

You are probably thinking: “But I thought that singing was worship. Are you telling me there are other ways?”

When someone asks me if I watch Doctor Who.

You better believe it. We have this belief that worship is all about singing, when it really is a many faceted thing. Worship is done through prayer. One thing we should always do when we pray is thank God and glorify Him for who He is and what He does.

Another form of worship that is often frowned upon by Christians is dancing. But I am here to tell you that as long as you are not disrupting the worship of others, you are free to dance as much as you want. Some people just sway slightly, some people jump up and down (be aware that dancing is not ALWAYS an appropriate form of worship. Sometimes is is truly disruptive). The sad thing is, the Christians that do not approve of dancing in the church are the same Christians who have probably read the verses in the Bible about dancing for God. I personally love to dance with joy at concerts, because I can feel the Holy Spirit bubbling up to the point where dancing is the only way to express it.

So next time you go to church, don’t worry about your voice. Don’t think about the people around you, or what they will think of you. Open your mouth and let the words flow out. And be happy about it. If the song is upbeat, don’t be afraid to clap to the beat. And if everyone around you is singing, clapping, etc. and being joyful about it, try to participate. Don’t be that one person who acts miserable. It looks like this, and it is not happy: XD

And don’t forget to worship in your everyday life as well. Take time to pray everyday and thank God for what He does, and who He is.

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.  Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” Psalm 100:1-5

 

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  1. thatfeministhomeschooler
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 22:02:07

    I’ve always been insecure about myself in some places, but when I go to church and sing with other people, all of that insecurity goes away and I feel wonderful. Yeah, I may not be able to sing, but I feel wonderful when I’m singing in church. So yeah, hopefully God doesn’t mind my less than perfect voice. xD

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