Singing In Church
When the worship team starts to sing, do you join in or do you just listen? Singing in church is a way to offer praise and thanks to the Lord. Do you actively participate in the worship service or do you listen?
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14
When the Worship Team Gets Quiet
Recently in my church, the worship stopped the music but continued singing. You could hear who in the congregation was actually singing. It was me and maybe five or six others. The worship team leader had to encourage everyone to join in.
I used to be a part of those who would just listen to the worship team. However, I learned that my worship was a part of my praise to God. The more I studied the Bible, the closer I got to God and the more I wanted to worship Him in all ways possible. I’m absolutely terrible at singing, but I go for it now with gusto. When the worship team got quiet, you could hear my awful, high-pitched warbling. However, I kept going. I wasn’t singing in church to impress anyone, I was praising my Lord.
With our worship, we are offering thanks and praise to God. When you start worshiping God, God will come. The glory of the Lord will fill the house of God. If you don’t know the song, try your best to keep up, or just praise Him in your own way. When we worship, we’re giving thanks. That’s what it’s all about.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank you for the gift of song. For those of us with beautiful voices, we thank you for blessing them. For the rest of us, we thank you for the opportunity to praise you regardless.
I’m reading Joyce Meyer’s book, The Power of Being Thankful. This book is amazing. You can get it at Amazon. If you use my link to purchase, I get a small commission. But it’s a great, encouraging read.