Monday, March 14, 2011
Worship is a huge thing.. we look forward to worship every week. When music includes one of our favorites, we say "the worship was great!" When the music stinks, we yawn and wonder why the worship wasn't very good. We leave churches because of the "Worship style"Worship is a huge thing. Have you ever wondered if we're more concerned with what worship does FOR us and less concerned with the object of our worship? It seems like it's more about what we GET, not what we GIVE. It would be like taking a gift to a friend's birthday party, but keeping it for ourselves. Worship is all about GIVING our lives (again) to God. Worship is not about the feeling we receive when we sing. Worship is not about convincing God to bless us. Worship is not about whether or not the guitar is too loud. Worship is not about what's happening on the stage. Worship is not about entertainment, lighting, or sound. Worship is not about us at all. IT'S NOT ABOUT US!! It's about HIM!. And we enter through the gateway of the cross, At the cross, we surrender, At the Cross, we LOVE, at the cross, we CRY, at the Cross, we DREAM, at the cross, we GIVE UP, at the cross, we SHUT UP, at the cross we KNEEL, at the cross, we CONFESS. We look at God, and place him above all else. Because He is worth it! Life gets crazy and painful. No one can deny that. Job stress. Divorce. Death. Addictions. Loneliness. No one is asking you to pretent that those things aren't affecting you. DON'T PRETEND!! You'r just being invited to bring that stuff to the cross, and to simply gaze at Jesus. And as you look at Him, allow your response to be: Worship!