Monday, June 15, 2009

The One About Worship

"Here I am to Worship, Here I am to Sing Loud, Here I am to talk w/ all my friends.... You're all together useful, all together helpful..."

This was running through my head yesterday after worship service at church. A friend sang it at chapel to point out that so many times we (she was mostly speaking to the students) go to church to socialize and forget about the true meaning of worshipping the Lord. Yesterday at church the teens were leading worship and it was SO SHOWY. It was obviously very much "look at me up here singing", which I know is part of being a teen... trying to put on a good show and look impressive, even trying to look spiritual. But I had such a sadness overwhelm me and this thought running through my head "this is not what worship is about." I was brought to tears even, which I'm not usually an emotional person like that... but it was so sad to me that this is how people are "worshipping" the Lord.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

This reminds me of the song...can't remember the title but it says (along the lines) "I'm sorry for the thing I've made it. It's all about you, Lord. I'm coming back to the heart of worship."

I think it's an easy trap to fall into, especially when you attend a very charismatic church.