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 for ever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
What about Worship?
We worship our wonderful God who created us and all of the beautiful Earth we live on and the vastness of space.
Surely our worship and thanksgiving to Him should be so much more than a few dreary Hymns or Choruses sang often half heartedly while wondering how long the service will go on for today.
Especially when the same people will cheer, scream, shout, cry, praise and adore with all the exuberance they can muster when watching their team score a goal or while in a crowd at a Rock Concert.
You see we do know how to worship!
Why then are we so reserved in the worship we offer to our God? Why do we let the traditions we have built into our Church Services which many defend so actively from change -
Worship matters -
Let’s learn to do it right!
I do find it strange when both from Christians and Non Christians there is a common disdain / dislike / suspicion for exuberant worship.
Phrases like “they’re a happy clappy lot” / “I don’t like when they raise their hands in the air” / “they sing verses over and over again” etc…
Worship is another area where Churches tend to stick to their routine, staying safe for fear of upsetting someone.
Why don’t we put God first, ditch the routine and truly start to worship Him.
This short Psalm shares a little of how we should worship and shows us we enter the presence of God with worship first with thanksgiving and gratitude then a little deeper and nearer to Him in praise.