Worship isn’t about music. But it’s hard to imagine worship without music. I’m afraid that most people view worship and music as synonymous.
However, music can help to move people’s feelings and emotions to the direction of worship. But let us be reminded that it is the Lord who initiates worship. We may have extravagant music, with super awesome songs but if our hearts is not in line with Him – it’s nothing. Worship is an overflowing of our relationship with Him. When we know How great and marvelous He is, we are moved to worship. We will then understand why we feel like dancing, why do we need to raise our hands, why we can sing, why we can shout, why we can play music.
Music or no music, beautiful songs or not beautiful songs, TRUE WORSHIP begins in the heart. When we worship Him in Spirit and in truth. It reminds me of Day 2 of Prayer and Fasting: Honor God with our Worship. It is the recognition and response to the worth of God. Only when we know Him, we can worship Him in truth.
I personally love music. I always have my earphones with me, ipad, iphone and itouch (all have offline playlists on spotify)
The songs that I’m listening greatly affect my feelings. I was once fell in love on the lyrics and idea of it. (It has a good and bad effects though)
Music has a profound effect on your mind, spirit and behavior. Choose carefully the music you listen to. Pay attention on how you feel when you are listening. Be mindful of the lyrics, words you utter, beat, hymns. Avoid music that can dull your spiritual sensitivity. I don’t know, I can’t explain it further (maybe on the next blog posts), but I know you get it.
Check out my Fasting Playlist on Spotify.
- Hungry -MercyMe
- The more I seek You – Kari Jobe
- Give me Faith – Elevation Worship
- The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman
- Draw Me Close – The Katinas
- You’ll Come – Hillsong
- None but Jesus – Hillsong
- From the Inside Out – Hillsong
- Came to my Rescue – Hillsong
- You alone can Rescue – Matt Redman
- Revelation Song – Kari Jobe
- Chasing After You – Jonathan Stockstill
- Deeper – Planetshakers
- Higher, Wider, Deeper – Citipointe
- Forever Reign – Hillsong
- It is You – Hillsong
- Desert Song – Hillsong
- I can Only Imagine – MercyMe
- Psalm 139 – MercyMe
- I Surrender All – Klaus
- Like A Fire
- Encounter Me
- How He Loves
- Where The Love Lasts Forever
- Unending Love
- God Is Able
- With Everything
- His Glory Apprears
- Open the Eyes of my Heart
Most of em are my favorites. But all of em speaks to me during this fasting week. The lyrics became my prayer and I own it.
How abou you? What d’you love to listen? Does the music you listen to invite the Holy Spirit?