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Don’t Sing Until You Start Worshipping

A few years ago, I saw a post someone made on their status. It read, “I may have lost my hope, and even my faith. But I have never lost my praise.”

Of course, this post set off several alarms in my head, and I had to chat the person up. I started by asking, “If you have lost your faith in God, who then are you praising?”

I really don’t remember how the chat ended, but I was sure they obtained that line from one popular gospel song at the time.

But let me ask you.

What Exactly Is Worship?

When you hear ‘worship,’ what comes to mind?

A minstrel singing and playing an instrument?

A congregation singing in unison with their eyes closed and their hands lifted?

Or you, in the quiet of your room, singing with tears streaming down your cheeks?

All of the above?

Well, that’s great. But worship spans beyond that.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines worship as to honor or show reference for a divine being or supernatural power; to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion.

So, worship is simply a reference or honor to God. It can be through your lifestyle, with your substances (yes, your money, time, emotion), songs and hymns, and your relationship with others. Worshipping God is simply pursuing His will and pleasure in everything you do or say.

Let us use an everyday example to show how worship is more than just singing.

Let’s assume you know someone. Now, this person sings your praise and calls you good names whenever they are standing face to face with you. But they outrightly involve themselves in causes that fight you or are clearly against your progress.

Would you genuinely say this person honors or references you?

Now, that’s what we do when our being does not reference God, but we think we worship God when we sing.

Worship Cannot Start Until There Is A Covenant

We’ve agreed that worship is pursuing and doing the will and pleasure of God in everything. But it is not possible for a natural man to seek after the will of God. A natural man will only seek after his own will – because we are naturally wired to be self-centered.

So, how does a self-centered person seek the will of another Person (God) in all he/she does?

By entering into a covenant with God and getting regenerated.

But without faith, it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6


Entering a covenant with God by believing in the finished work of Christ makes a man a new creature who now has the capacity to pursue the will of God and worship God in Spirit and truth. 

Also, if God never jokes with two things, they would be His Word and covenants.

Let me explain how this applies here.

In Hebrews 13:4, we see that:

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

But why will God judge adulterers and whoremongers?

Because they desecrate the marriage covenant and enjoy the fruit of this covenant (sex) without entering the covenant (marriage).

Furthermore, if you look through the old testament, you’ll find places where people had to pay with their own lives for violating God’s covenants.

All these show how seriously God takes covenants.

So, if He is seeking true worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth, then He will not violate the covenant that must be made before we can worship Him. We must enter a covenant with God before we can worship Him. God will not change that position.

So, no matter how melodious a song sounds, it will not be regarded as worship if the singer has not entered a covenant with God through Christ!

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:19

And being able to enter the holiest (God’s presence) by the blood of Jesus isn’t by shouting ‘blood of Jesus’. It is by believing in the sacrifice of Jesus and making Him your Lord and Savior.

So, Don’t Sing Until You Can Worship

Now, you know that singing is only one of the many expressions of worship. But true worship begins when you enter into a covenant with God by reckoning with the sacrifice of His Dear Son. Only then can you sing, and it will be seen before God as worship – even if your voice sounds as froggy as mine 🥰 🥰!

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