In an interesting article, Charles Specht discusses the Heart of Worship. He wrote:
“As the church music guy I’ll be the first to say that the nuts and bolts of the worship service must be in place so that the worship of our God is free from any form of distraction. However, sometimes I can even become so caught up in the externalities of worship that I miss the very reason I’m there, to worship the Lord.
“It is so sad to see the problems that face evangelical churches today because of what people want. We fail to remember that worship isn’t about what we want. Worship is about what God wants from His people! Unfortunately, many come to church on Sunday with expectations or preferences of what they want to hear, what they prefer, or what they are comfortable with. I’m not just talking about music! I’m talking about the sermons too! Some churches have made it the rule not to talk about sin because it might offend someone in attendance. Oh, how that must grieve the heart of our most holy God! The truth of the matter is…it’s not about what we want. It is about what God wants from us, His children! As the song “The Heart of Worship” says, it’s not even about the songs we sing. The song in itself is not what He requires. He’s looking deep into our hearts! Our worship should be about Jesus and giving back to Him a heart that is overjoyed and filled with praise because of who He is and what He has done for us.”
Whether you subscribe to his point of view or not, it is something to think about!
I will sing to The Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being!