I've been doing worship since I was a little girl singing in the balcony with the other choir kids. I never exactly knew the meaning behind worship until I was grown but I knew I was singing about someone that I loved deeply.
Now that I'm an adult and am the worship leader for our jr. high youth group, I've learned it's not just about singing to Jesus, it's in our everyday life that we continue to worship Him. It's about the light that shines through us to show others how much we care. God gave His son to pay our price for our sins. "For God so loved the world that He sent His only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 Those words aren't to be taken lightly. They are the truth and I feel in my heart that I need to represent Jesus as a disciple and continue on the path to worship Him.
It's easy to get caught up in our own little lives and problems. We concentrate on how things could be better. It's much more than that. It's a care so deeply about our God that surpasses all other problems. The love that helps a friend when they're sad or uplifting a stranger when they're confused.
I arrived a little late to my worship practice with the youth kids at church. Some of the dads and one of the pastors were waiting outside talking to one another and as I drove up, I felt kind of bad like I was in trouble. Although I had made plans for one of the children's parents to stay with them until I could get there,everyone was waiting for me. It turned out to be a blessing though. Not only did I see that the kids needed me as they yelled my name and said they were glad I was there, but Jesus needed me. He needed me to help the kids and to do worship.
Not just about the singing, but showing the love of the Lord in every aspect of my life is what is my purpose. When one of the 6th grade boys felt like he couldn't do worship 'right', I told him that God loves that we try and that he was doing very well and to not be discouraged. "Shout to the LORD, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!" Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord doesn't mean to make a perfect noise unto the Lord. In God's eyes, it is just right for Him.
Encouraging one another is important for worshiping God. Showing the kindness and love of the Lord is what worship is all about. Sometimes, we need to step back and say, "It's not about me". It's all about living a godly life and presenting ourselves as a leader representing God and showing His light of the world.
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.1 Thessolonians 5:11. May I always show the Love of the Lord during worship, which is all day, everyday.