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