Sometimes following the Way of the Cross leads to moments of personal crucifixion. In those times songs about the generous love of our Beloved carry us through the darkness
Children want to worship God as much as adults do. We hinder their growth in faith when they are given only ‘grown-up’ hymns to sing or are fed on a diety of over simple ‘childish’ songs.
As we journey with God our relationship changes and we may find the names we call God change with them.
This will be reflected in our worship and the way we sing our songs of love for God.
On the Day of Pentecost people praised God in many different languages. There is much to be gained by stepping out of the comfort zone of your Mother Tongue and choosing to praise the Lord in an unfamiliar language of fellow members of the Body of Christ. Geniet di reis 🙂
Every so often hymn and a moment in your life intersect and you know that those words and that tune will carry you all the way to the Gates of the Celestial City. This is the one for me.
Because faith is such a personal and intimate experience and we cherish our own ways of worship it is all to easy to belittle the worship of others. We are required to be humble and diligent in prayer rather than ‘holier than thou’
Too often the church and its worship can become routine and and end up excluding precious Children of God.
Singing a new song in a different way allows room for the wind of the Holy Spirit to call and challenge us.
Christ the King is Ruler of all Nations yet, if we give in to pride and prejudice, we can be tempted into thinking that God is only Lord of ‘our’ nation
Some days, if we listen closely and are still enough, we will know the deep truth that God is always with us and alongside us
We learn to praise God best when we are in harmony with others who also desire to praise God