We've been pondering recently about true Worship - It seems like the Lord has made us LIVE the songs we've written, etc. - like "did you really MEAN what you said or were you just trying to make it sound good"...So this past week or so, the Lord has really touched our hearts and made us realize: So many times in corporate worship, we sing cause it's a catchy tune or because it makes US feel good when we get caught up in the emotion of singing to the Lord. Are we really singing to please Him or is it more that it feels pleasing to US?? How many of us sing "blindly" in many cases not TRULY grasping the meaning of the words we are singing...and then, ultimately, singing those words on Sunday but not truly trying to LIVE them out on Monday through Saturday! I encourage any of you that can make the time to look up and read or maybe even print out the lyrics to the songs you sing at church each week (ahead if you are told what songs they'll be doing or after if not)...Study them and pray for the Lord to help you REALLY see their meaning and feel not just the emotions of the music but the truth of the words that you sing to Him!
Dear Lord: "Please help us to better understand the meaning of the words we sing to you and help us to see what TRULY pleases YOU (as opposed to us) and help us to "LIVE OUT what we SING OUT" every week"!!! IJNWP - AMEN!
May God Bless you as you do this and draw closer to Him and His will for your life!!!