I don’t know about you but music is so important in my Christian faith. It is a means by which I get my encouragement. I am certainly encouraged by the Word of God, but music comes in a close second.
Right now our church is without a worship leader. We have had a series of musicians and artists come through each Sunday to lead us for that day. We have our regular praise singers and the praise band. And I am very thankful for them. They are a very talented group of individuals that have been able to follow our ‘guest’ artist without flaw. Among those who have come through to lead us, I have enjoyed them all and some I have really enjoyed. I have also heard from a few other people that say they liked some better than others. But it doesn’t matter who is leading on Sunday morning, my worship is every day. I don’t wait for Sunday morning to get my praise on. I have church every day with my iPad and the hundreds of songs in my play list. So if the songs at worship were a little off or not inspiring me, I have my own worship every day to encourage me.
And oh how I love iTunes radio and the different stations. I can enjoy the Praise and Worship station or the Gospel Choir station and the Christian R&B station. They are different styles of music but each station offers great music.
I listen to my music in the morning getting ready for work. And at work I have my ear buds in just worshipping and praising the Lord. I work in an office that has an open concept. We are in workstations – cubicles. But I am swaying and praising God (literally) throughout the day.
We all should have church every day.
Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He, who made us, and we are His; we are His people the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 34:1 I will extol the Lord at all time; His praise will always be on my lips.