So this morning as I was driving and listening to Christian radio, I was singing along with the music and I noticed something that I knew before but hit me more today than usual. It’s that a lot of the music on the radio was not really worship music but rather music that talked about what we are doing or struggling. It’s a christianized version of secular music.
Hear me out when I say that in that secular music does the same thing. I’m talking in generalities obviously but country music talks about our lives in that you lost your girl, dog, truck, etc…, in rock, it’s about what you’re wanting to do but still about your life. A lot of Christian music is very similar in that it talks about our lives but sprinkles in the name of God in there every now and then to make it purified. This is fine but I don’t believe it should be in our worship music at Church which has become way too often now.
Let me explain. The point of worship is to lift high the name of Jesus and be humble in ourselves. Look at the woman In luke 7 when she breaks the jar of oil and worships Jesus in front of everyone By breaking the jar of oil and washing Jesus feet with her tears.
This would be humbling to do it against ones will but even more so since she did it of her own will. She humbled herself, knowing her situation to give Jesus center stage of everyone and everything in her life at that moment. We’re sinners, nothing more, until we accept Jesus’ gift of eternal life and then become children of God and can then go to heaven.
The problem with a lot Christian music that seems into our worship services is that it lifts us up in that we talk about all that we are doing. We are praising, we are lifting our hands but not, God coming down, God dying for us, God forgiving us. Some of the Christian music lifts us up and not necessarily God and therefore defeats the entire purpose of worship.
Now I’m not saying that all Christian music is bad. I’m just saying using specific ones in your worship hinders your true worship. The times that I remember of being closest to God is when I was reading the word but also when I was lifting up how awesome my God and not talking about myself, either old or new songs. So in our worship, we need to remember to be humble and have true worship instead of lifting ourselves up which is so easy to do. Thank you for reading my thoughts for today. I hope you have a great day.