Let Us Worship Him

All the earth shall worship You
And sing praises to You;
They shall sing praises to Your name.” – Psalm 66:4, NKJV

Some people say that music possesses power. When King Saul’s spirit troubled him, David used to play the harp to soothe his soul. I believe there’s power when we worship God through music.

Whenever I go through something, either good or bad, there’s always a Christian song that pops in my head, and I end up worshipping God and praising Him. If I feel depressed, disappointed, or discouraged, I sing songs, like “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin, “Mighty to Save” by Hillsong, or “Who Am I?” by Casting Crowns. If I have sinned, I sing songs, like “Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman. If I need to surrender to God, I sing, “I Surrender All.” If I just want to worship, I sing all the songs above, plus many more.

Mike Pilavachi in his book, Worship, Evangelism, Justice (2006), told a story of one of his experiences during a youth camp. Unbelievers actually became Christians just because of the worship. Many surrendered their sinful ways to God, such as knives, drugs, etc., just like what happened in Acts 19, when the people of Corinth confessed all their sinful ways when they became believers.

When we worship God through singing songs with our mouths and hearts, we get to know Jesus and love Him. Worship brings us closer to God. When we experience the love of Jesus and a touch of God’s glory, all we could do is worship Him.

*Pilavachi, M. with Hoeksma, L. (2006). Worship, Evangelism, Justice. England: Survivor.

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of music and how we are able to use this to worship You. May we always worship You with all our hearts and in our lives everyday.

By Angela Erum, Metro Manila, Philippines