This seems an odd song from a worship leader, but for several years I have been asking myself “Is God as tired of hearing these songs as I am of singing them.” James 1:27 and Isaiah 1:11-17 blasted me hard. Are we singing love songs to Jesus while orphans and widows die? The answer to that is “Yes.” The real tragedy is that we don’t care. We would rather have a new worship song than spend time with the overlooked and ignored. I think that honks God off. He is breaking my heart on this and keeps reminding me that I have a long way to go. If all we do is sing pretty little songs, we will one day be full of regret when we look at Jesus and know that our worship was more about us than him.
I’m pullin’ out all the stops
Somehow, I’ve lost the plot
Those lines are written for my many worship leading friends. We can get in danger of worshipping the worship. I think it high time to live like we sing. Love God with passion. Sing loud. Hug orphans and kiss widows. That is the worship God is crazy about.
Hopefully these nights inspire us to worship beyond the music.
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photo by chris austin of day 6 photography