What Worship Is Not

What Worship Is Not

I was just listening to a worship CD getting ready to read and pray. This was a contemporary worship CD. I was horrified that it sounded like a funeral march. We come into God’s presence with singing, but it is with joy. Bad cross-over music is when Christians get religious rather than actually spiritual. ‘Nuff said.


2 Responses to “What Worship Is Not”

  1. SprinklerBandit Says:

    I object.

    Joy is nice when you’re joyful, but mourning is just as appropriate at times.

    That said, I also object to characterizing church music as “worship”. Our whole lives are an act thereof and it trivializes the concept when we attempt to jam it into the “church music service” box.

  2. thegreatfish Says:

    Point well taken, but I wasn’t really talking about church at all. I was just talking about singing to the Lord when I was getting ready to pray and read my bible in the morning. Dirge type processionals do not encourage me to spend time alone with God. When I am alone, I believe that joyful worship is a good discipline because it forces me to focus on the Lord rather than on myself or my circumstances. I was not feeling sad until I turned on the said music. “Great snakes,” I said to myself. “We can do better than that.”

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