Recent conversations and happenings have led me to really seek out the “why’s” of how I worship and how I view worship. When I first asked God how He wants me to view worship, I couldn’t stop seeing David and thinking about the Psalms he wrote. I think about how he had paid worshipers to create music and new instruments and spend time in God’s presence and so much beauty was borne out of that place. I think of how David must have worshiped God while in the fields alone as he was shepherding his flock, and then how he worshiped with equal abandon right out in the streets in front of everyone…even to the point of losing his clothes.
We were made to worship…..We all say that, but what does it mean? To me it means that I plan to spend the rest of my life learning more about worship. Praying and singing and dancing and being creative and loving those around me.
We are to worship in spirit and in truth. Recently, I was mocked for being led by the Spirit in worship….That was crazy to me at the time, and even now it grieves me that anyone would see that as a bad thing. But I think what really bothers some, is that if we truly worship led by the Spirit, then we must surrender our control. Worship has been a lesson in release. In surrender. In knowing that I am worshiping an infinite God, so I will never reach the end of releasing myself into His presence during worship. I don’t want to be controlled by religious program, but rather consumed by my Creator….the One Whom I worship.
He is truly all there is that is worth living for anyway.
Take some time today and truly worship the Lord. What type of worship really connects to your heart? Whatever it is, go and do that. Spend some time just enjoying Him. Delight in Him. Rejoice in His faithfulness and goodness. If He begins to speak to you, take time to write it down. Reflect on those words throughout this week. God is always eager to speak.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. Psalm 145:9
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His loving kindness is everlasting. I Chronicles 16:34