by John Cannon, Jr.
(the following article was submitted for publication by our elders…we are grateful to have elders that are concerned for our souls)
All churches evaluate their worship services – formally or informally. Most church attendees have some opinion about the worship service – from “nice” to “interesting” to “inspiring” to “dead silence” (which means somebody is going to pay!).
What if God asked you to evaluate your own personal worship experience? Here are ten questions God might ask you about your worship.
1. Did you prepare yourself for worship long before you arrived?
2. Did you arrive on time for your appointment with Me?
3. Did you express your adoration of me with enthusiastic singing?
4. Did you confess your sins to Me with complete honesty?
5. Did you give joyfully and sacrificially for the advancement of My kingdom?
6. Did you humble yourself in reverence at the reading of My Word?
7. Did you recognize the unique Word I prepared for you in today’s sermon?
8. Did you give thanks for the ways you saw Me at work in your life the past week?
9. Did you share your needs in faith that I would hear and handle them?
10. Did you open your heart to My offer of salvation and grace?
Remember, God is the real audience as you worship!
(adapted from Walnut Weekly, Vol. 36, #33)