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in search of the ultimate worship experience pt 4

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as the end of my 1 month break from serving at karis has come to an end, i reflect on the past month and realize how much i’ve learned.  but not only that, but i realize how much fun i had in visiting other churches.  here are just some of the things i’ve learned and experienced this past month.

you cannot “search” for good worship – by this i don’t mean you can’t go to a church and find a good praise band or a good time of prayer.  what i mean is that worship comes from inside you.  no i’m not getting all weird and kung fu panda on you.  you know the “the secret ingredient is you” kind of thing.  i’m saying that in order to have good worship, you need to be in a place that you are able to give good worship.  you can’t expect to have a good worship experience when you don’t want to give good worship.  you can worship God while being far from Him if your heart is willing.  meaning no matter how bad or good the band or pastor is, having good worship is up to you.

the body of Christ doesn’t know how many members it has – i admit that churches are very segregated.  i mean, aren’t christians supposed to be a “family”?  do we even know who is in our family?  i’m just saying it’d be cool if there was a better network of christians.

worship is a learning experience – true i want to pursue a career in worship, but that in no way means i’m some sort of expert, nor will i ever become one.  worship is a lifelong learning experience to which you could find that after 40 years, you’ve been going about it all wrong.  or maybe not wrong, but incomplete.  i think that’s a better word.

worship can be uncomfortable – who said worship was all smiles and giggles?  it’s not all hand raises and catchy choruses.  worship can hit you at your core, make you uneasy, cause you to want to change your life and habits.  it can cause you to not want to be at church.  but that’s ok.  because through that discomfort, worship can occur, it just depends on how you deal with that discomfort.  if you just excuse it as just a weird experience and don’t have a second thought about it, that’s all it will be.  but if you actually get to process it and think about it, it can be a lot more than that.  it can be worship.

i think i could go on and on about worship.  it’s something that i really like to talk about.  so feel free to strike up a conversation with me about worship or ask me a question about worship.  for now, this will be a pause on the ultimate worship experience post.  i’ll post more later on.

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Written by enoch

September 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. Why do a lot of modern worship songs sound like space rock? Do you think that the songs we sing at church now will be sung by the next generation?

    tonEX

    September 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

  2. Amen!

    dtongkas

    September 3, 2008 at 12:30 am

  3. I agree.

    Eric Yi

    September 3, 2008 at 7:55 am

  4. “you can’t expect to have a good worship experience when you don’t want to give good worship”

    AMEN brother…AMEN…

    pegs

    September 3, 2008 at 1:09 pm


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