As you can tell from the name of my blog, I like alliterations. So today is my first “Music Mondays” post! I want to start sharing about music most Mondays (there’s an alliteration for you…) because I am a musician and it plays a huge role in my life. Also, I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers have a “thing” that guides their writing and appeals to their audience, so hopefully this can be something I do on a regular basis. I might be sharing videos, thoughts about music and worship, ideas that stem from music education, or interesting insights I learn as I start my Master of Music degree in August. If you are a musician (which I believe all of us are/can be), please tune in to see what’s in store!
Today, I just wanted to quickly share about music in worship. Yesterday at church, our minister spoke about what it means to surrender to God in worship. So often, he said, we put on a face to come to church. Without meaning to, we praise God in a way that is forced or fake, instead of giving ourselves to him. He read Romans 5:8, which states:
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
He went on to say that if we understood how much God loved us, we wouldn’t have to pretend in church. I encourage you to examine your hearts and your minds when you enter into worship. Music is an incredible blessing and a great tool we have to praise our God who has given us more love than we can imagine.
My husband, Caleb, was the song leader yesterday and he chose “All to Jesus I Surrender” as a fitting piece for the worship service. We’re missing two parts of the harmony, but we hope you find encouragement from it nonetheless!
Thanks for reading and watching friends!