Are We In Danger Of Worshiping Worship?
With all the work that goes into making setlists, designing the stage and lighting, and practicing for Sunday mornings, we need to ask ourselves a very important question: Are we in danger of worshiping worship? Of course we want to bring our most excellent offering to the Lord, but what's our motivation when we are preparing to lead a worship service? When we start comparing ourselves to the latest and greatest worship band and are focusing more on the experience rather than on God, we have lost our way.
The mood. The atmosphere. The melody. The crowd. The emotion. Your favorite worship leader. Your favorite speaker. The band. The performance. The feeling.
Are we being moved by the right things? Are our hearts aimed in the proper direction? The problem with our worship culture is that we equate worship with an experience, a moment. We end up loving worship more than we love God. We end up talking about worship more than we talk about God. Our culture has made worship an end in itself, rather than what it should be – a way of life with Christ at the center.
As David clarifies his point he asks some important questions:
I’m not advocating we create boring, terrible music or rid our gatherings of emotion. I’m issuing a caution – a warning to guard our hears from loving worship more than we love God.
Can you talk about worship music for hours but have nothing to say about who God is in your life and what He is doing?
Do you know all there is to know about the latest worship album but barren when it comes to knowing Scripture?
I’m not here to guilt you. I want you to know God. I want you to have a history of seeing God move and seeing His promises at work in your day to day.
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