Someone once told me that you shouldn’t have a favorite part of a church service. I can’t help it but I do, my favorite part is the music or as some call it, worship. Yes, we have a worship leader who leads the music for the service and a whole block of time, usually at the beginning, is devoted to this. I love lending my voice to those around me and sing to The Lord.
Webster’s defines Woship as:
1: to honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power
2: to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion
We sing to show our love, our beliefs and our reverence to The Lord and to lift us up and allow us to feel closer to Him.
One thing I’ve realized is that we don’t just sing the words, that’s no different than singing along with a song on the radio. We aren’t singing ABOUT God. We are singing TO Him. When I remember that I’m singing TO God and not about Him the songs take on new meaning, I feel closer to Him and I honestly feel my voice is more pure, I’m not pushing out the tune but it flows from me.
There’s a verse in the song “Heart of Worship” by Redman
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart
Singing isn’t just something we want to do but something God tells us to do and we don’t have to limit our singing to church.
Psalm 105:2 “Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts”
Colossians 3:16 “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts”
Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord”
Next time you sing, remember to sing to Him and see if you feel the difference as well.