OH WORSHIP THE LORD
For years now, I have been intrigued by a principle that shows up in Scripture, more by wording than content:
“trust in the Lord,” “put my trust in Him…”
“Praise Him,” “glorify His Name.”
Both trusting god and worshipping Him are matters of will/choice, not responses to feelings.
Lately, I have been asking the Lord questions about worship, partly because I hear so many variations on what worship is and why it is important.
One comment I have heard in the past few years is, the quality of music and level of musicianship aren’t important; only God’s presence is. I am troubled by this: I say it’s both. Excellence in playing and performing is an offering to the Lord that draws others in; God’s presence makes worship complete.
I have also heard people say that we worship to give to God; therefore, His presence is not a measure of success. Mmmm, yeah; okay(???)
What do you believe?
What is your experience?
Why do you worship and how do you know that you succeeded?