Here I am to Worship
Here I am to Bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
When you have approached the church service, how did you arrive? Did you have a carload of kids distracting from the task of driving? “Are we there yet?” “I have to go potty!” “Johnny hit me.”
Or maybe the squabble was in the front seat. “I wish you would help me with the kids once in a while.” “Did you bring the checkbook?” “You wouldn’t have that headache if you came in before 9!” “I thought I told you last week there would be a dinner after church today.”
Somehow, between the your front door and the door of the sanctuary, most people find a way to hide the frustration of getting ready for church, and keep that mask on throughout the 2 hours of church and Sunday School, only to take it back off when they get back in the car. And it seems as if worship was something someone else did, while you were away. In this, worship exists only at church. And then you can go home and live the rest of your life.
But this isn’t the way the Bible seems to teach. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.” (1 Th 5:16-19) God seems to be saying that worship, that joy and laughter we feel in God’s presence, is an everyday joy, not just for Sunday. Worship fills our heart from dawn to dusk, and even through the night. It must become a part of us, a vital cord in our soul that takes us from solace to solace, faith to faith, Sunday to Sunday. I want to encourage you this week and all this month to make worship a part of your life.