When’s the last time you’ve been awestruck by God? The last time you’ve just been enamored by His glory, grace, and goodness? Often, it seems that we are so focused on how busy we are that we neglect to remember who we should be living for. I do this more often than I care to admit.
As a worship leader, it’s important that I do two things regularly: 1) orient my heart and mind to do everything for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31), and 2) regularly reflect on why I do so in the first place. All believers who participate in daily worship should be doing these things as well, ascribing worth to God in all that we do. Worship is more than just singing songs on Sunday, but we should joyfully take the opportunity to raise songs to the King of everything with fellow believers. How powerful!
God has really been shaping me personally in this area. When’s the last time you have not participated in corporate worship because the song didn’t fit your preference? When there are songs that fit this situation for me, God has reminded of three specific things. First, God deserves more glory and praise than we could EVER offer in our worship. Second, God deserves glory and praise simply for the fact that He is God. And lastly, (if the first two don’t adequately convict our hearts) God deserves glory and praise for the fact that He has given us more than we can ever imagine or deserve.
Jesus paid a debt that was ours to pay! The least we can do is offer up our best when worshipping Him. I wanted to end with lyrics from my favorite worship song from Vertical Worship.
Oh what a gift You gave. Oh what a price You paid. More than I deserve. More than I deserve.
Your constant faithfulness. Your every promise is more than I deserve. More than I deserve.
By: Tyler Monroe — Worship Ministries Intern