By Anna Lowell
May I get completely honest and heretical for a moment? I have approached worship before, not as a delight that God calls me to, but as a draining duty that I need to perform to somehow stroke the ego of an all-powerful God Who created me for that purpose.
I can feel resentful of this “demand” that God has placed on me. After all, I am already “doing” so many things to please God, and I am exhausted from these efforts. Does God really require one more thing of me? And doesn’t He already know how great He is? Why does He need me to remind Him? Oh, and the thought of spending all of eternity in heaven worshiping God next to strange looking angels brings thoughts ranging from boring to terrifying.
As you can probably see, my attitude does reflect worship – Worship of myself, focus on myself.
Obedience to God always brings blessings far beyond what we can imagine, and obeying God in worship is no different. Far from being a draining duty, worship offers beautiful benefits that will bless our lives. Here are just a few: