One of my husband’s favorite sayings is, "That's why there's chocolate and vanilla."
We're all different. We don't like the same things, whether it’s ice cream, clothes, or worship styles. I realized how true that is the last time I shopped for clothes. As I flipped through hangers on the racks, I thought some of the items were really cute, but not for me. There were other items about which I thought, Really? And then there were the clothes that were just what I was looking for. Sort of like Goldilocks and the three bears.
Thinking about the variety of clothing caused me to consider the variety of worship styles in churches. Some aren't for me; some are. Just as others’ clothing styles are not my concern, someone else’s worship style should not be my concern either.
Jesus told the woman at the well that the time and place of worship wasn’t important. Whether someone raises their hands or not during worship is not for me to decide. Nor is whether they kneel or stand when they pray or how they position their head, hands, or eyes. Neither should I decide the songs sung or the music played. What I should decide is to make sure I worship God with my whole heart and please Him alone.
There are some things we should consider when it comes to worshiping God. Such as if our worship glorifies God, if it honors Him above all others, and if we are coming before Him with humble hearts and acknowledging Him as the author of our salvation.
What are things you believe should be considered when worshiping God?
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