I know it has been a while since last post..... ( though I know there are some who is graciously checking my blog. Thank you if you are!! )
Worshiping God with praises and songs is one of my favorite time in my life.
Moreover, it is part of my life. ( I know it is not always the case for my lack of faith.)
I say it from my experience.
One of the things that got me to get serious with God is worship songs. As a Jr.High student, I just started learning English. I was wondering and interested in what the English song meant. I would sing a song at church, and memorized some words in the song and look up in dictionary!!
Coming to know those words brought me joy; God was teaching me what it is to worship Him.
(Of course I would sing in Japanese, my mother tong, as well, but somehow it looked plain to me.)
But, the more I learn about worship, worshiping at church, leading Jr.Highers Worship or being worshiper, the deeper I find how worshiping God is.
The frontman of Switchfoot, the popular Christian Rock-band, Jon Foreman said
"For me as a singer and songwriter, I am continually wrestling with the idea that if I'm going to sing it, I have to live it....... I want to be alive within the context of the words I'm singing. There's a tremendous amount of humility I take when I'm writing songs"I think when we worship God, we need to remember this kind of sense.
My prayer for my own personal worship is just as Jon Foreman said, the words I sing will have reality in my life.
How about you?? How do you want your worship to be like?
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.