Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 25
Are you glad God gave us music? Music is a language that speaks to our soul. It takes us back in time to sweet memories when we hear it – or moves us to think about the future. Worship is one of the best ways we connect with our Heavenly Father and music often takes us there. Of course having the right heart really matters… Remember this song?
God loves music so much that He gave His people spiritual leaders that were musicians and gave them instructions on what they should do. God gives us spiritual leaders – pastors – to lead us in worship. We are very blessed to have Todd Thomas and Lucas Taylor to lead us in worship. They both love God and His Word and want to lead God’s people to the throne room every time they pick up a guitar. We are blessed!
God told the musical leaders to use all sorts of instruments to lead the people in praise. Things like cymbals and harps and lyres. We should give our full attention and our best effort to praise for God. We should never just stand there and not sing – that communicates so much about our soul and our spiritual condition. God deserves our full attention and effort in worship.
God gave us music to worship Him – but like almost everything else – Satan has perverted the gift of music to accomplish his own evil agenda. Although music itself is amoral (not right or wrong), as Christ-followers, we must exercise discernment in the music we choose to listen to and expose our families to. Even music with sinful lyrics can have a way of getting into our soul (much like worship music does) and have a powerful impact on us.
- What’s currently your favorite worship song? (Please reply and post it)
- Please share about a time God used worship to move you deeply – this will inspire us all
- Is there anything in your iTunes or Spotify playlists that need to go? Ask God to search them and search you and obey what He tells you.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor
4 thoughts on “November 10, 2018”
Chris Tomlin’s “Jesus”…..”there is a truth older than the ages”…..”who speaks to the seas…..who stands in the fire beside me”. Very meaningful and worshipful for many reasons…..some of our own trials as well as two dear friends, a couple, both of whom are battling cancer right now who have made this their theme song. He is ever faithful!
I have many favorites, but “Oceans,” by Hill Song, is kind of my anthem. My heart is to surrender as He leads me to places which would normally cause me fear, and to keep my eyes focused on Him always so that I can continue to be amazed by what He accomplishes all around me.
I can honestly say that God moves me deeply every Sunday during worship. It is so easy when you have such amazingly talented musicians as Todd and the rest of the worship team. I also get pretty swept up all by my self when listening to worship music. I’m blessed that way. You’re so right Tim. Music is an awesome gift from our Father!
Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Currently, the song I enjoyed reading and listening to the most is There Is No One by Summit Worship. I love that it presents a big view of God and a strong response from us.
As for a time where I was deeply moved in worship, what immediately comes to mind is Passion 2012 where we were in the room when they recorded the How Great Is Our God world edition. I remember being struck by the fact that Jesus will be worshiped in every language by every people group.
If anyone is looking for a good Spotify playlists, here is the link to all of the songs that we play at church.