If we are not careful our journey of faith can be about routine instead of following the call of God, ritual instead of action. Each of us needs to learn that we are called by God not so that we might be comfortable but so that we may go and proclaim the love shown to us by God in word and deed to others
When everything is ripped away from us how do we journey onwards? Our song become of the One who holds onto us regardless of what the world or our own wilfulness throws at us
Every so often we are ‘gifted’ a song by someone else. it seems as if it comes straight out of Right Field but settles so neatly in our hearts that the umpire shouts ‘Safe’ and our lives are transformed…
Many of us grow our faith in churches where the worship tradition draws us closer to God and, if we are not careful or kind, we can easily forget that God ‘inhabits the praises of His people’ even if it does not seem particularly tuneful to us. It is helpful to remind us that, whatever type of music or instruments are used, God is always present wherever God’s Name is honoured.
Most of God’s saints live their lives being faithfully unnoticed by the world or even those they serve. We should be diligent to thank them for their service and encourage them in their labours and, perhaps, learn to labour alongside them.
If you want a hymns of praise sung loud and long and with feeling ask a group of teenagers to sing for you.
You will need ear defenders.
The Journey of faith involves following the call of God but in a noisy world it is often difficult to hear clearly. How can we find God’s will and come to a place of peace about the future?
Work songs are found allover the world. Sometimes a song of praise is a reminder of our call to work for others.
The Family of God, like any other family, does not always live in harmony. However Sunday by Sunday we are able together and use broken bread to help make us whole again.
All too easily, as Matt REdman sang, worhsip can become ‘all about me’. We need to always remember that our own redemption is lived out most fully when we share it wiht others.