I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend and they were having a “So You Think You Can Dance” marathon on television. So I watched (and watched and watched).

I was struck by something one of the dancers said. One of the judges asked what kind of formal training she had. Her response was “I love dancing so much I’ve dabbled in all styles. There’s probably not a style that I haven’t had some training in.”

Wow! That’s how I want to be as a worshipper! I want to love the Lord so much that there’s not a “style” of worshipping Him that I haven’t dabbled in.

Caveat: Yes, I know that worship is more than music. I’m focusing on worship through music here, although the concept can be applied to all areas of worshipping God, whether through prayer, Bible study, service, etc.

I believe that a true worshipper ought to be able to worship God to any kind of (worship) music.
Sure, there will be a few styles which are easiest for you to worship God through, but if you can only worship God through a specific style, it seems to me that you’re limiting your worship experience — and that means you’re limiting how God might speak to you. God is an infinitely-faceted guy, so I believe He can speak to me through hymns, contemporary worship, yes, even worship music with a country sound (horror of horrors, my style is much more rock-n-roll). And I also think that it’s quite possible that what He has to say to me (or perhaps it’s what I might hear) will be slightly different when I’m worshipping to hymns, rock-n-roll worship music, and reggae worship.

I want to be able to say “I love worshipping God so much that I’ve dabbled in all styles of worship music for the glory of God and to know Him better.”

Will you join me in this endeavor?

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