Not everyone is a singer. Not everyone plays an instrument. Not everyone has the same response to music in general. Whether you feel comfortable with it, think you’re good or bad at it, or whatever else is irrelevant because your worship is both powerful and valuable.
Please know, I understand that music is not worship in itself (or vice versa), but I’m using it as an example here as it is a way we most often connect in worship.
According to Jesus’ model prayer, we are seeing His kingdom come and will be done in this earth as it’s done in heaven−a divine transfer of heaven’s values into the place in which we physically stand. If you’ve read the book of Revelation, there is an awful lot of singing of new songs, throwing of crowns, and declarations of worship from both angels and saints. If it’s happening in heaven, we need to see it on the earth!
Your worship is powerful enough to change your life and those around you.
The Father is seeking worshipers to worship in Spirit and truth (John 4:23). He’s coming after them! God is attracted to truth.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. −Psalm 51:6
As we come by the Spirit, it’s as if He’s turning to the angels and saying, “Oh wow, do you hear that? That’s truth they’re singing! That aroma is irresistible. I’ve got to get there and show them more!”
He shows up and things happen! Lives change, situations get resolved, miracles take place. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and surrendered hearts proclaiming eternal truth will disintegrate the status quo.
Your worship is valuable in a different way to the Father.
Psalm 115:17, 18 says, “Dead people cannot praise the Lord, but we can! Those who sink to the silence of the grave can no longer give glory to God, but we can! So let’s praise the Lord! Let’s begin now and let it go on until eternity is done. Hallelujah, and praise the Lord!”
Graveyards aren’t filled with songs of love to God from the residents. The only ones who can praise, adore, and worship him in this earthly realm are living, breathing bodies.
Why is that valuable to God though? What makes this different? Heaven is filled with beauty and adoration so why would He care so much about our imperfect offerings of love?
It’s because in heaven you’ll be surrounded by His glory and perfection and it will no longer be the sacrifice that it is in the earth. Here, you face obstacles, oppression, distractions, difficulties, frustrations, questions, and the list goes on. In the midst of all that, if you still choose to lift your voice in worship, you had better believe God notices.
Making that choice when it sometimes appears nothing in your life is going right is a gift you can only offer Him this side of heaven. He doesn’t take it lightly. Consider a man named David who started out as a shepherd boy who simply loved to worship. He was called a man after God’s own heart and God didn’t leave him in the fields, He made him a king.
Seriously, don’t wait. Worship now. It’s more powerful and valuable than you realize.
Amen, Jason! Let us worship and praise God each and every day. He does hear from heaven, and He does care that we lift our voices in song a prayer to Him.
Yes! Appreciate you, Martha. Thanks so much!