The Power Of Corporate Worship


have you ever noticed that worship songs
at least the good ones use superlatives within the lyrics like all nations or
you’re the supreme God most beautiful kind of language that we usually don’t
use in our everyday conversations however the greatness and glory and
majesty of God demand that kind of language of praise within our worship
expressions but I remember this is a few years ago when my daughter was about
maybe five or six months old I was already late it was Sunday morning I
was running late for worship practice at church and I run out of the door and my
wife comes with the baby in her hands like this with a poopy diaper filled to
the brim and she’s handing me the baby saying take her right just like that and
I knew I didn’t have a choice in the matter so I took her took my took my
daughter to the family room put it on the on the table and opened the treasure
box right, open the thing and it was literally full to the brim it’s a ten
wiper I called the I used ten wipes to clean this up so it took me a while you
know clean it up get it all you know squared away and then I run to church
I’m already late and for those of you who have changed diapers before you know
that the stench the smell sticks with you for days so
I’m rushing the church we run through the songs real quick before for the
first service and then 8:15 comes around and we begin worshiping and there’s one
song where the line in the song said something like a superlative expression
like all nations will come and worship you or something like that and I’ll let
you in the little secret even worship leaders while they lead worship are
distracted sometimes mmm I don’t know if you knew that but I’m singing as I’m
leading I’m singing that particular line all nations and I’m thinking this I’m
thinking five minutes ago I changed my daughter’s diaper and I still have the
smell of my nose and now I’m about Nations and worshiping and
people groups coming to worship there was a disconnect in my heart between the
mundane you know the the poopy diaper and the God of the nations and it wasn’t
until I gave myself to this until I surrendered to this reality that this
gap was bridged and that my friends I won’t encourage you that’s the power of
worship especially corporate worship when we sing together when we let
ourselves use this language of praise that is only appropriate given the
greatness and vastness and glory of God when we give ourselves into this when
we surrender to this we allow worship and His presence to come and remind us
that the same God who is the Lord of the nations is the Lord of the poopy diapers
is the lord of our everyday and only worship and the presence of God and our
surrendering to it bridges this gap it’s so powerful we need to continue to be a
worshiping Church

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