Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
Psalm 150: 3-5 (NIV)
This morning’s poem comes from Dillon Chase and is entitled “Love to Worship”. This poem not only calls us to worship, but it also calls us to LOVE to worship. I would like to add don’t be afraid of worship. I speak for myself when I say people are often intimidated by worship. We see fellow church members yelling, jumping, dancing, and speaking in tongues, and wonder why we can’t do it. But we don’t come to church to be spectators. We have to stop watching everyone else and allow the Spirit of the Lord flow through us as well.
There’s more to worship than the normal antics you often see in church. When I’m moved by the Spirit, I cry. It’s not because I’m sad, I’m just so thankful that God still loves me, even through all of my issues. So I break down in tears because I know where I could be.
Other people worship through song. The difference between the music we play in church, and the secular music on the radio, is that when we sing and play instruments, we are talking to God, praising and worshiping him. We are not nodding our heads to a dope beat, or twerking because the over-sexualized lyrics tells us to. My pastor would often say, “Our choir is not going to sing the songs YOU like. We’re going to give glory and honor to God.” That is what music was created for. We were given our gifts and talents, whether it be singing, dancing, or playing instruments, to praise and worship God.
The Bible says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6). So let’s worship the Lord with every breath, using the gifts God has blessed us with, and love doing it.