Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 24, 2020

Show Our Joy

Filed under: Church,God,joy,service,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:14 pm

Philippians 4:4 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  (NIV)

One thing so many of our church worship services lack is rejoicing.  So many churches are either filled with somber quietness or idle chatter before the worship service.  During the worship service things are quiet.  Much of the problems comes from our being told to be quiet in church as little children.  God tells us to rejoice.  We are to rejoice while singing and while praying.  I find it odd that people are quick to rejoice loudly at a pop concert or a sports event yet, in church they sit there stoically.  We might be singing an old hymn out of an old hymn book but that doesn’t mean we can’t sing with gusto and with a face and expression full of joy.  We might be reciting a psalm as a responsive reading or saying the Lord’s Prayer collectively but that doesn’t mean we can do it with expression of joy in our voices.  Let’s listen to ourselves in our next worship service.  Do we sound joyful?  It is a privilege to come together to worship our God.  It is a joy to be able to do so.  Let’s show it in our faces and our voices.

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