Worship Can’t Be Led!

 A person can be up in front of a group. He or she may desire to see people worship. They may be motivated to help people to worship. However, the closest that anyone can come to leading worship is when people see those who are in charge actually worship. When worship is a reality in our lives, the living of it can stimulate a desire in the ones who see it, to experience it themselves. An interesting and very important sidelight is that we don’t worship with the idea of showing others how to worship. If we are truly worshiping, God may work through us to inspire others but it will be Him Who does it and not some talent or ability on our part. Where “the rubber meets the road” is when we are so engrossed with God that we are not conscious of any influence that we might be exerting. We are too fascinated with Him to think about what others think about what they are seeing. The Psalmist seems completely centered in God as he cries out in Psalm 42:1-2, “As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” In the hymn “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” the author expresses the worship of his heart. He wrote, “Jesus, the very thought of Thee with sweetness fills my breast; but sweeter far Thy face to see, and in Thy Presence rest. Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, nor can the memory find a sweeter sound than Thy blest name, O Savior of mankind! O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, to those who fall, how kind Thou art! How good to those who seek! But what to those who find? Ah! this: Nor tongue nor pen can show, the love of Jesus, what it is, none but His loved ones know.” (Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux). Selah! Let us experience this kind of worship and God will touch others!   Ron

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