Last night at Eagles Way Church, the youth joined the regular Wednesday service for a time of worship. I have engaged in worship services for as long as I can remember. As a matter of fact, my mom still has a cassette tape of me singing worship songs at only four years of age. I played it for my own children and was excited about their reaction.
“Okay. We hear it. Can we listen to Brandon Heath now?”
Not the response I was looking for. But, hey, my martial arts moves don’t impress them either.
I’m pretty sure that we are born with an innate response to God through worship but still it is something we practice or develop. I do know that I love to worship my Creator. And, I can’t imagine not doing it.
When I spoke at EWC on Mother’s Day, I shared a story about how Kris invited one of his pilot friends to the previous Easter service. Kris doing the whole invitation thing is, in his words, “not his gig.” I truly love his honesty.
But, I “encourage” him to do it still.
So, he did. And, his friend sat beside me. I was all caught up in worship. I left the service still caught up in that transcendent moment with God. When we got into the car, I noticed Kris staring at me with a bit of bewilderment.
“I finally invite someone to church, and there you go double-fisting it God. What about being seeker-friendly?” He told me.
I couldn’t help but laugh. His candor in how he perceived my untimely worship was humorous. But, also his use of the term “double-fisting it” gave it an entirely new meaning.
Now, let me explain that Kris was not upset. He was quite funny in his delivery. However, he was still a little flustered and concerned how his friend may receive my expressions in worship.
I totally get where Kris is coming from. I just can’t help but to worship my Creator. The One who holds all things together. The One who healed my broken heart. The One who comforts the weak. The One who makes all things good.
In Luke 19, many of Jesus’ disciples were praising Him, and the Pharisees there told Jesus to rebuke them, and Jesus said, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
Our Creator is to be worshipped. We were created to worship Him. Whether we make the choice to worship Him ourselves or not, He is still worthy. And, He WILL be praised.