I was re-reading one of my favorite books on Worship yesterday entitled “Face Down” by Matt Redman. I reached a certain page that stood out to me, though it really hadn’t on previous readings. I would like to share it with you all if I could:
~ Each time we gather together as a worshipping community, we must find way to reflect these aspects of the nature and character of God. The songs are one thing. But it goes way beyond the music. It’s our whole approach. Are we preparing our heart for a divine encounter? Too often I’m guilty of a rushed prayer with the worship band and a business as usual mind set. But God does not delight in fast food spirituality. This is a spiritual occasion, which must be marked by mystery and wonder. And you cannot rush into wonder.…The question is weather our worship services immerse us in God’s splendor.
(Face Down, pp 41&43)
~~~ Tomorrow is Sunday. Are you taking time to prepare for the prescience of God? Are we really putting in what we ought when we lead worship? I have to say, I put a lot of effort into preparing for worship, especially when I am leading. But I am still sure that I fall behind quite often. Sure, I know my songs backward and forward, but God knows my heart. I should not walk up on that stage unless I have worshipped Him off stage all week!