I was reading an article titled “Idolatry in Corporate Worship” and this section stood out to me:
“Our leaders don’t always pick the songs on our playlist. And they shouldn’t. The best music for congregations serves both the lyrics and the unity of the congregation, not our personal likes and dislikes. No song needs to keep us from glorying in our Redeemer. We gather with the body to edify one another. I bring more glory to God by rejoicing that others in the church are benefiting from a song, even if it’s not my preference.”
How many of us have been guilty of this? How many times have we turned our noses down at the song selection for worship time at church? We all have our preference for music styles, songs we like, etc. But that is the danger isn’t it? It should never been about what we like or prefer. Our mind should be in the process of worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It does not matter what the songs are, who is singing it, if that person was flat, if the guitar was out of tune. Listen to the message behind the song, meditate on that and see God through it! Even if you do not like the song, if someone in the congregation is blessed by it and comes to a saving relationship with Jesus, it was all worth it!
I am by no means perfect when it comes to this but I am trying to remember this. I encourage you to do the same. You want your worship experience to be amazing? Focus on Jesus through it all. Isn’t that why we are there in the first place?