Did you know that God created this weekend for you? It wasn’t happenstance or coincidence. It wasn’t a random calculation of a computer. This weekend was created especially for you. It’s important that we realize how personal God wants to be with us. He designed it for YOU. Accept it… embrace it… this weekend – worship like you’re the last one left and it’s just you and God.
Worship is a sacrifice. It requires selflessness. You need to lay down your pride and raise your hands to the God who gave you life… twice. He breathed His breath into you at birth, and then breathed into you again when you came back to Jesus.
Worship is for God. You aren’t supposed to “receive” from it… you are supposed to give. It really irritates me when I hear people say that they didn’t get anything out of worship. I’ve talked to people who tell me they tried a church and worship “did nothing for them”. Worship will never “do anything for you” unless you realize that it was designed to do something for Him. You’ll feel satisfied in worship when your heart is turned toward honoring and glorifying God.
Leaders – Worship leaders – It’s not about you… it’s not an outlet for the musical gift God gave you. It’s not an opportunity for someone who used to be in a band to get involved in music again. If you aren’t up there solely to praise and glorify the King then you are wasting space. God isn’t looking for talent… He has the most talented of all in heaven worshiping Him daily. Let me say that again. You have nothing compared to the angels. They sing, dance, and play their instruments better than any of us here. We pale in comparison. God isn’t looking for talent… He is looking for a heart that yearns to please Him.
This Sunday – worship like He deserves to be worshiped.