His Words on Our Lips

On a typical Sunday morning….I look around the sanctuary during the worship time and see a variety of responses to what is happening on stage.  On stage there are a group of 8-11 musicians and singers leading us in a song of praise to the Lord.  In the congregation, we are following that lead to varying degrees of success.  Some are wholeheartedly in the moment of praising God with song, some are singing along, some are just lip-synching with the band, and some appear to only be tolerating this portion of the morning.  To be honest, within the past year I have likely been in each of these categories, and more.  I don't get apathetic towards praise and worship because I am in a bad place spiritually, I get there because I'm human and I forget the importance of these times to my soul.

During the week I get beat up and bashed around by the regular routines of life.  On Sundays my goal is to let the songs of praise restore me. When I honestly come to a worship experience, I don't aways have the words to express how much the Lord means to me. The restoration comes through putting the words in my mouth and on my lips that my soul longs to express to God.  These times of restoration are like a breathe of fresh air in my life.  They are life giving moments that elevate me into the next week. For me to not take advantage of that opportunity is a waste of a God-given moment for me.

Sundays aren't the only day to restore my soul, and singing his praises is not the only way for these words to come out of my mouth, but Sunday is the day that is ready-made for these moments.  Challenge yourself to give into the musical worship offered on Sunday, I'm sure it will lead you into a time with God that is more meaningful than you expected.

 Psalms 34:1-3

I will extol the Lord at all times;

 his praise will always be on my lips.

I will glory in the Lord;

 let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Glorify the Lord with me;

let us exalt his name together.--