A Glimpse At Community Night: The Heart of Worship
Every Tuesday night we host a night for fellowahip with the community in which we worship and hear a short message together. Here's a short re-cap that was posted to YWAM North Idaho's instagram page! Follow us @ywam_north_idaho.
Are you a worship leader?
Yes. Last night Angela, our base leader, spoke on the heart of worship and made one thing very clear: we are ALL called to be worship leaders. We learned that God’s design, from the very beginning, was to have a nation of priests (Exodus 19:5-6). Israel sinned against God and the priesthood was therefore given to the Levite’s alone. We too have sinned against God, but because of Christ’s work on Calvary, we’ve been drawn to the Father and He’s chosen us, New Israel, to be a royal priesthood, a people of his own possession, that we may proclaim his excellencies (1 Peter 2:9).
Worship, meaning “to bow down low” in Hebrew, has everything to do with magnifying God, and absolutely nothing to do with us. We must be careful to never market worship to men, but rather seek to see all of worship as unto the Lord. We must filter worship through questions like“Am I elevating man’s personal preferences in worship above glorifying the Lord?” and “Am I putting my attention, time, and effort into pleasing man, or am I solely focused on ministering to the heart of God?”
After Angela’s message, we corporately called out attributes of the Lord as our worship. Worship is not confined to musical songs, but rather is ministry to the heart of the Lord. I hope you enjoy reading and reflecting on the small list we came up with at community night!
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High” (Psalm 9:1-2).