What if we didn’t spend our weeks worrying about the styles of our worship sets?
What if we didn’t waste so much time worrying if people “really do know that song” we selected or if the tempo is fast enough?
What if we didn’t fret about what people will think of our rendition, our voice, our performance, how we looked while we spoke or sang?
What if we spent our time worrying about who we’re discipling and where we’re meeting them for coffee that day?
What if we worried about our hearts and how to bring those congregants along with us in a journey of deeper worship?
What if folks gave that extra measure of grace to “sing a new song” to the Lord?
‘Cause let’s face it: even if a congregation is 90% friends who’ve been through the same eras of popular music and style, the body of Christ is never 100% the same. One song or style can’t please them all.
What if we tried somewhat to pick sing-able tunes, but leave the rest up to our Comforting-Interceding-Holy Spirit who lives closer than our skin?
What would the Church of Christ look like if we laid aside our preferences and lifted up our hearts?
What would our worship leadership look like if we spent our time on the people side, not about how we sound or what “catchy” phrases we’re gonna say on Sunday?
What if we stopped complaining about the sing-ability of the same songs we’d bop around to at a Christian concert?
What if we didn’t have to put everything through the “hymns : choruses”, “fast : slow”, “new : known” ratio test?
What if worship has nothing to do with sound or style or our human preference?
What if God is patiently waiting for all of our hearts and we’re too distracted with people-pleasing and trendiness to give them to Him?
And….. what would it look like if we got this right?
For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24