What is worship?
What is worship music?
What does God want?
Well, Revelation 4:11 says God created man and the rest of creation for his pleasure, for him, for his glory. So how do we please God? You might be thinking that there are many ways to please God. In one sense this is true but Christ said in Luke 10:27 that the greatest commandment from God was to love God with everything we have. So by understanding these scriptures we can say that we were created in order that we might love God.
So what does worship and music have to do with this?
God does not care about the music. He doesn’t care about the style, he doesn’t care about the instrumentation, he doesn’t care about the lyrics, he doesn’t care about banners, he doesn’t care about dancing, he doesn’t care about any of that as worship. There are certainly things to be said about those, and other, features of worship but God doesn’t care about them as Worship.
My point is that God cares about the love. The music, dancing, service, are all expressions of our love for God. But if we do not love God then we have no worship. This is why that stuff doesn’t matter. If you went to Africa, or China, or you went back to the 1800’s or to 2100 then people would express love and adoration in different ways then we do in America today. The music and form of worship in some regards is more for man who it is for God. I believe that God created Music and that makes it special some how. But we should be so filled and over flowing with love, adoration, thankfulness, etc, for God that we are starving for a way to express it to our great creator. So what we are to do in the church and in our own worship is to find ways or provide ways that people can, as easily as possible, express, as much as possible, that love. That is what God desires, Our love.
In that verse in Luke 10, it says that we are to love God with all of our hearts, minds, soul, and strength. So we ought to attempt to find ways to worship God through our hearts, minds, soul, and strength. Does your worship come from your heart? Does it delight your soul when you sing to the Lord? When was the last time you used your mind to serve the Lord? To learn his word to witness to a non-believer? When have you used your strength to love your neighbor as your self because you love the Lord and that delights him?
Find a way to worship God.