Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Comments from Yesterday's Post

Before you read today's post you need to look at yesterday's.

I have received a couple of e-mails in regard to yesterday's post. Since they didn't leave a comment with their name I'm going to remove their names from here, but I wanted you to see what they had to say and encourage you to add your own comments either to this post or yesterday's.

"For me worship is a love song filled with joy and thankfulness, sung to my God, my Savior, my King! "

"Your blog yesterday was so encouraging. My Sunday school class got into a discussion about worship. Everything you mentioned that was not about worship they said. Some stated that southern gospel music was real worship; others blamed the imperfections of people that caused them not to worship, etc…. NO ONE mentioned loving, adoring, thanking, and praising God. I was so saddened.

The best way I can describe worship, since I am a visual person, is to picture myself in a sanctuary where everything is dark and a spotlight from Heaven is shining down on me. You do not see anyone around you, just you and God, and you spend time with Him. That is the main focus of worship, Jesus. Maybe we need to hear the words again from the song, “The Heart of Worship”, “I’m coming back to the heart of worship and it’s all about you, it’s all about you Jesus. I’m sorry Lord for the thing I've made it, it’s all about you, it’s all about you Jesus”."

Your turn. Has this discussion got you thinking about worship?

1 comment:

Joyce Bell said...

Music is very important to set the mood. If you don't think so, watch a movie with the sound turned off. Some music makes me feel like exercising, but not worshiping. Some makes me feel like dancing, but not worshiping. Some is extremely dull. I TRY to set my mind on God. Music can help me do that, or sometimes it interferes. I'm learning to "go with the flow." I still recognize good worship music.
Something else to help worship take place is sitting all together, not spread out all over a room. Closeness, unity, these help. Sometimes just closing your eyes and shutting out everything around you brings worship.
For some of us, it's a tricky thing---hard to analyze.