When I started attending Redemption, I knew I wanted to get involved with a ministry team. Based on my past experience and interests, I decided to join the worship team. I’ve grown up with a love for music, and my favorite way to worship is through music – whether that means leading with the worship band at church, or playing worship music while I’m at work or in the car.
Being a part of the worship team has impacted me in two big ways. First, it has impacted me spiritually by connecting me with the Holy Spirit and reminding me of the Lord’s promises and his goodness on a daily basis. Second, getting connected with a ministry team at Redemption and serving the church through this team has helped me grow in community with others, personally go deeper in my faith, and increase my commitment to the growth of our church body.
I think Psalm 100 gives us a beautiful picture of what worship should look like.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
So many things in this passage stand out to me:
We should be joyful, serve the Lord, know that He is God, know that we are His, know that He is good, that He is faithful and that His love endures forever.
These are just some of the countless truths spoken in scripture that are reflected through worship music.
My favorite worship songs are those that allow me to repeat spiritual truths about our God – just like the truths listed above. Recently, the worship team introduced a new song at church called “Heroes” that has encouraged me over the past few months. The lyrics are as follows:
I will, trust, here in the mystery
I will, trust, in You completely
Awake my soul to sing
With Your breath in me
I will worship
You taught my feet to dance upon disappointment
And I, I will worship
This song proclaims the spiritual truth that the Lord provides us with joy. Singing the lyrics “you taught my feet to dance upon disappointment” reminds me that the Lord promises us joy despite our earthy circumstances. This is just one example of how I have been encouraged by listening to worship music.
My question for you is, how do you worship? Is listening to worship music something you enjoy? If you haven’t found a specific genre or singer you enjoy listening to, reach out to a member of the worship team and ask if they have any recommendations. Having truth breathed into your daily life through music can make a big impact. It has for me and I hope it will for you too.