The first time I connected with God through worship was when I decided to make church a priority in my life. Someone on stage had said: “If you connect through the lyrics, raise your hands.” I cannot remember what song & I cannot remember the exact lyrics, but there was a moment I could feel His presence. So…I raised my hands and I instantly started bawling my eyes out. I could feel Him & He was there with me.
Some people don’t like all the flashy, over the top production when it comes to worship, but it feels like a concert to me. It’s the two things I enjoy most: God & concerts. I enjoy worship the most after a sermon, singing songs carefully chosen to accommodate the message, listening to the lyrics, & feeling His presence there with you.
This is a scary time in the world – coronavirus is really making people reevaluate what they turn to when they are down, struggling, sad, weak. This is the EXACT time that we should realize that the ONLY thing we should turn to is God. He is the only thing that can heal us, make us feel better, & validate us. Alcohol won’t do that. The gym won’t do that. Eating won’t do that. Heck, a concert won’t even do that. These “idols” we place in our life are only there for a moment, but God is forever. He’s not a fleeting moment in our life, He is there with us ALWAYS & worship is one the most powerful times we can spend in His presence.
Recently, we haven’t had the opportunity to experience worship in person, so we are learning to make it our own. The church I attend has been going through a series (before all this craziness started) called “Take Home Faith.” This is exactly what we need to do when it comes to worship. What we see and feel during service, take it home & recreate it….in the best way we know how. Turn on a worship song. Raise your hands right there in your living room. Dance around. GO CRAZY. And I think the biggest thing to take away: listen to the lyrics. Lyrics are powerful. Lyrics can speak to you in a different way, emphasizing what God speaks to us through His word. Allow them to penetrate your soul.
If you need something to look to during these difficult times, God could be that resource. He will give you the best & most absolute peace you’ve ever felt in your entire life. My suggestion: start with worship. It may not leave you with post concert depression, quite the opposite most likely.
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