Minister’s Corner: Worshipping with enthusiasm
By: DR. BRIAN DORE’
Member of the Ville Platte Ministerial Alliance
Psalm 100:1-5 KJV reads, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God. It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth to all generations.”
When you go to church on Sunday morning and you don’t feel like worshiping, what should you do? Don’t try to pump yourself up for worship. That doesn’t work. There are some Sunday mornings when I don’t feel like worshiping, but I do not try to pump myself up. I don’t try to whip up some emotion so I can look like I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. The best thing I’ve found is to reflect on the character of God.
After reading Psalm 100, do you see why worship should be so enthusiastic? Do you see why God tells us not to be silent but to come and shout for joy? Worship should be an enthusiastic response to God because the God we serve is awesome.