What does worship mean to you?
To me, worship is an intimate relationship with the Lord. It is the letting go of bondage and burdens, it is praising the One who perfectly crafted us with His own hands. Worship is about you and Him. Simply: you and the Creator of the Universe… it is a beautiful love song to the One that loves us more than we could ever imagine.
If you know me, you know that worship is one of the most powerful ways I communicate with the Lord. Every week I sing on the Praise and Worship Team at my church, and each week I am renewed by the presence of God. Everyone is different, but for me I connect the most with God when I worship or journal.
I would just like to restate that I worship God because I want to worship God. I worship Him because it helps me connect to Him on a deeper level; it gives me the opportunity to feel Him stronger and I crave the feeling of when He washes over me.
I strongly and firmly believe that no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you’ve done, that you are freely able to worship God. There should never be any earthly thing that keeps you from this intimate walk with Jesus. Every single person should have the opportunity to sing and open their heart to God.
My question is, why do we take our God, who is loving and caring and merciful and forgiving and gracious… and why do we tell people that they can or cannot have a deeper relationship with Him? Isn’t our relationship and our walk supposed to be about just you and God, not all these other people who have a say or opinion on how you should think/feel/act?
I am amazed by the fact that people who claim to love God with all their heart, mind, and soul, are still able to judge and condemn others. That is not what God intended when He sent His only son to die for our sins.
The Lord says the greatest commandment is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Why has religion made that so complicated? When in fact, it is so simple.