Posted: January 17, 2018
Sooooo.....there's this blog post from a few years back that's a little controversial. This person demands that Christians stop singing a specific worship song because we don't actually ever do what we are professing to do in the lyrics of the song. I mean, I get it. Having led worship, I have wondered if the people I'm leading are actually connecting with the words they're singing and, of course, hoping that they are...however.
If we have to stop singing "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders" because we might be uncomfortable if God were to actually ask us to step out of our comfort zone, then we have to stop singing almost every other worship song. "'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" (do you really?) "Take all of me" (you don't mean that) "Show me Your glory" (are you sure about that?)
"Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people..."
God is not a mean dad sitting up in heaven criticizing our heartfelt worship because He already knows our next screw-up. No no, this verse says that He takes pleasure in His people - that's us! Let's receive His love and not subscribe to the guilt of not measuring up.
Lord, You know I'm not perfect and never will be. Thank you for loving me and delighting in my worship to You. I want to glorify You and only You in my life. I praise You, I rejoice in who You are, and I love You! Amen.