Monday, October 01, 2007

Is He Really Worth It?

What an incredible past weekend of worship at TBC! It was so good to back away from the mic and let the massive vocal group take the lead to pound out the vocals. Great modern vocals cut thru on the chorus of every song. It was a breath of fresh air to have the orchestra on after the summer too.

What amazed me most about this past weekend? No one. Not one complained about the sacrifice it required. Hmm.

It's a sacrifice to come at 7am, 7:15am, 7:30am (or at 6am for Nat). It's a sacrifice to get the kids up early. It's a sacrifice to go hungry while you are singing. It's a sacrifice to worship when you are groggy. It's a sacrifice to sing when your voice isn't warmed up. It's a sacrifice when you had to lug your instrument out of the house, into the car, into the church, setup, warmup, store your case, store your instrument between services, pack it up, lug it out to the car, and lug it back home again.

Yes, God loves our worship when it costs us something. Read 2 Samuel 24:24. David didn't accept a free ticket to worship his God. We shouldn't either. If it doesn't cost us anything, why would God be honored with it? Kind of like if a stranger gave me flowers and said, here these are for your wife. If I gave them to my wife, she'd be happy - until she found out I never went out of my way to honor her. She'd be honored if I thought of it on my own, went out of my way, paid money for them, and then presented them to her.

To the millions of worshipers every week, God love your sacrifice of worship. Not only is is a sacrifice, but it's a privilege and honor to bring it to Him. He deserve the extra mile.

He's worth it all...and more.

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