Heartfelt or Hindered
Text: John 4:23-24
I love that God uses music as a way for us to offer praise to him. For me, it connects me with him in a heartfelt open book kind of way. I have come to notice almost right away if my worship is hindered by sin. It’s almost automatic as we start singing in the service and I don’t engage myself with the worship to God. Now as a ministers wife, I get interrupted a lot. There are things that distract me (like a 7 year old waiting for children’s church to be dismissed to his class). But I am not talking about physical distractions. We are all going to have physical distractions at some point and those physical distractions don’t add up to having some hinderance in your relationship with God. But what about the non distraction worship? There have been so many times that I have begun to sing a song and realized that I just wasn’t engaged in it. And let me insert here that worship is an act, it isn’t a feeling. We are to offer worship to God even if we don’t feel like doing it. However, when you are truly unhindered in your relationship with God, you will begin to “feel” the presence of God in your place of worship. God comes to you in your time of worship. He is all present and ever present (Psalm 139:7-12). So if you feel some kind of hinderance, it obviously isn’t God (since he is ever present). So if it isn’t the music ministers fault and it isn’t God’s fault, then?