Worship: Part 3 - Let ‘Er Rip

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Can I get your opinion on something?

Let me describe a dilemma:

Say God’s given you a great singing voice. Like, not only a voice that mama says is “real nice” but others affirm (as much as we love our mamas, they can be a bit biased in these things).

Now, say you love, love, love God. Like crazy love Him. You enjoy His company regularly, you go wild when you see Him move in people’s lives. You know and have proven His promises. Tested them. You’re sure those promises are sure.

Now comes Sunday, or whatever day you gather with people who celebrate God. 

So you - the one with the singing voice - are singing and feeling alive and bold. You imagine you’ve somehow found yourself among the angelic beings. They’re letting it rip, so you do, too.

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:2,3)

Only, you’re not actually in the heavenly realms, are you? (Or are you?) You’re on earth. In your church. 

And you’re standing out. It’s for Him, but you’re not alone. And some sitting around you love it. But, your family’s laughing, or embarrassed and nudging you to pipe down.

But you’ve got passion and God’s given you a voice.

Do you sing full voice and let ‘er rip? Or do you not? Do you hold back the force of your adoration and expression of it? 

Of course, if you’re only and always fully out there, I suppose you want to check that. We are after all a group of worshipers. And each of us, after all, is prone to wander (at the worst times), into see me, hear me. Or, God are you happy? Do you see how much I love you? Are you happy with me?  

How it can so easily become about us.

Still. It’s a dilemma, don’t you think?

In Christ,


I’m real because God is so real.



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