Everything revolves around the Word.
As believers in Christ, everything that we do should revolve around the Word. Jesus himself claimed to be the Word in John’s Gospel account.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. he was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Word is essential to who we are as believers and what we do when it comes to corporate worship. Everything centers around the Word – our time spent singing, time in fellowship with one another, our time in giving, our time in the reading and teaching of the Word, and even in our time of responding and being sent. Everything we do revolves around the Word.
This is why it is so important for us to understand and desire to have a time of musical worship. The time in your church’s gathering where singing takes place, isn’t a time for you to stand on the sidelines. No, it is a time to engage. Musical worship is crucial to the life of a believer.
Now, you may say, “I can’t sing at all,” or “I can’t sing.”
In most cases, when musical worship is approached in this light, we stand like columns and disengage from what is happening around us. When in fact, if you can make a noise, and do it joyfully, then you can sing and engage in musical worship. For far too long, we have been told and shown that if we “can’t” sing, then we need to stand and just be quiet. That is nonsense.
There is a major reason why the longest book in the Bible is a book of songs. There is a reason why Paul wrote in his letter to the Church at Ephesus to address one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. God created and designed His people to sing. Musical worship is just that. A time in which God’s creation declares of His glory together through singing.
It is early in the week, and many of us won’t gather in our church services until Sunday, but may we make it a priority to engage in musical worship this week, and every week. Don’t miss out on engaging with your local faith family in musical worship. Don’t miss out on declaring the glory of God and the majesty of Christ with your brothers and sisters in singing. Don’t miss out!