Riddle on Worship

I’ll be honest… …it worried me when worship music began to run to the top of the Christian music charts. It seemed that worship started to become a part of the industry with the center of attention on the artist. But worship has nothing to do with a person. Worship is anything that brings pleasure to the heart of God, and if we really want to please the heart of God, it probably has very little to do with the songs that we sing. Worship is more about ministering to the lost, the least, the downtrodden, the broken, the marginalized people of society; the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the imprisoned, the sick. It was a revelation to me that I could be close to the heart of God if I ministered to the poor.

I’ve been following his music since Full Attention. Incredibly passionate guy and you can tell by how emotionally-charged his music is. It’s a centred mature kinda energy that soars through his uplifting anthems. I like that he embraces tension in how he views the world; between grace and the law; mercy and judgment; love and discipline. The idea of a people of unclean lips lifting praise to a holy God. A beautiful mess, so to speak. Not to mention the tension where we may experience blessings on earth, but none of them are in its fullness. That time will come, as we longed for His return. In the meantime, we have the Promise (and Jeremy’s songs?) to help us to deal with the reality of our existence on the earth.

His wife has a kickass blog on how to nourish life at home; through endless recipes and frugal solutions. And I can’t believe they spent a year on a trailer. One of my childhood dreams. 🙂

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2 responses to “Riddle on Worship

  1. I get what you mean about worship music becoming popular and attention going to an artist but I think worship music isn’t about ministering to the lost.

    We’re told to make a joyful noise to God. As a Christian I love singing His praises. 🙂 When we’re playing worship music somewhere where the people are poor in spirit shouldn’t we be singing about Gods grace, mercy and promise of restoration?

    Just a thought 🙂

    Blessings

  2. gregorychang

    I believe we’re part of the lost and broken people. As we sing of God’s grace, mercy and restoration, aren’t we ministering to ourselves as well? To collectively worship a God who wants to save the downtrodden, the broken, the marginalized… the joy of worship and singing praise is birthed from that revelation.

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