Whatever Happened to Worship?
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
~ Psalm 95:1-2
Because we are not truly worshippers, we spend a lot of time in churches just spinning our wheels — making noise but not getting anywhere.
What are we going to do about this awesome, beautiful worship that God calls for? I would rather worship God than do any other thing I know of in all this wide world.
I would not even attempt to tell you how many hymnbooks are piled up in my study. I cannot sing a lick, but that is nobody’s business. God thinks I am an opera star! God listens while I sing to Him the old French hymns in translation, the old Latin hymns in translation. God listens while I sing the old Greek hymns from the Eastern church as well as the beautiful psalms done in meter and some of the simpler songs of Watts and Wesley and the rest.
I mean it when I say that I would rather worship God than to do anything else.
Lord, may that be my testimony as well—“I would rather worship God than do any other thing I know of in all this wide world.” Amen.
~ from “Christian Leadership” by A. W. Tozer