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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Worship (corporate) (10/04/07)

TITLE: Looking Silly For God
By Katrina
10/05/07


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“You know, it’s alright to worship God,” this was the voluntary advice I received from a worship leader. So shy and self-conscious I never really enjoyed that part of the service; sitting there I always stuck out like a sore thumb. “Why can’t we just get to the word,” I would think. It actually looked rather silly, a bunch of folks standing around singing, it just wasn’t me. I didn’t realize how God felt about worship and how important it was for me to worship with other believers. I didn’t know that during worship there is no room for pride or self only room for God. The day I heard, “you know, it’s alright to worship God,” I couldn’t do anything but smile and say, “Oh okay.” I went home that evening and looked in the word of God I read everything it had to say about worship.

There were so many scriptures about worship one in particular caught my eye, “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness; and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.” Embarrassed, I thought, “O Lord, there’s nothing silly about them, I’m being silly by not being thankful and worshipping you.” The following Sunday I went to service with a made up mind to participate during worship. At first it felt odd and uncomfortable but once I opened my mouth there was such a force, such energy released as we unified ourselves in worship; worshipping in unison is so powerful. I felt free, free from people, what they were thinking, and most of all I was free from self. I left service with confidence; I knew I had the victory. I know now that God deserves to be worshipped no matter how I feel or what’s going on in life, God is worthy of our praise.





Psalm 107: 31-32 taken from the KJV


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LauraLee Shaw10/11/07
Love to hear this perspective from a shy person. It reminds me to encourage those who are timid, but at the same time, not to judge people who aren't singing gregariously....we all show our love for the Lord differently. Good job.
Carol Shaffron10/12/07
Like the instruments in an orchestra the Holy Spirit actually "directs" each one as HE wills when we are willing...
Lee Ann Rubsam10/16/07
I enjoyed the "heart" of this piece. The message is excellent. I would work a little on spelling, grammar, punctuation (watch the run-on sentences), but your style is engaging, and you made a valuable point. Blessings!