The thing about worship today is that it has become a ‘song time’ during church. This is not what God intended, and this is not the true meaning of worship.
In this day and age we have adopted the idea of corporate worship that is led by worship leader at the beginning of each church service. We spend about 15 to 20 minutes singing upbeat songs with drums, and electric guitars, and professional singers. This doesn’t feel like worship. And quite honestly, I miss the hymns. The old hymns that contain a deeper message, not these pop songs that, if you replace Jesus’ name with any persons, they could become a secular love song.
But what is worship? Is it singing a love song to Jesus?
True worship involves an overwhelming attitude of adoration and awe of our Lord and Savior. Worship is about what is going on inside. How the spirit moves within us and stirs the soul which causes an outpouring of love for God.
In Luke 7 we read about the woman who was so overcome that she fell at Jesus feet cleaning him with her tears. She fell to his feet to worship him. I can only think of a few times in my life that I have been moved in a church setting and found myself in tears. Tears that I held back for fear of people seeing.
This is not what worship is about.
Praise, adoration, awe, and love overflowing freely. That is worship.
When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisees house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. And she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.