I’ve been at dozens, if not hundreds, of camps, conferences, concerts, and overnighters where there is a group worship setting and there were the big name bands, the latest songs, fancy lights, and fog. And it’s easy to worship there and you see many sights like this one:
But what happens when we go home and we don’t have all of the atmosphere? We don’t have the big band? We don’t have the lights and fog? There aren’t hundreds or thousands of people singing along? Is it still worship? How can I get into the song without all of this?
Worship is between God and you. Period. It should be this way if you’re at these events with thousands of people or when you are all alone. Worship is your way of praising God and is our response to God’s love for us. A certain setting or a set of songs does not produce worship, it is simply the people praising God that is worship.
In order to worship, you must first have something to praise God for. So what has He done for you? Do you know that He died for your sins in order that you could be saved? So you know that He watches over you and every step you take? What are you praising God for today?
So next time you worship in a group setting and you are singing along, think of what you are praising God for.
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