Friday, August 15, 2008

Today's Turning Point with David Jeremiah


Friday, August 15

Boiling Eggs

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands...Come before His presence with singing.
Psalm 100:1-2

Recommended Reading
Colossians 3:16

Years ago a pastor stayed the night in a young couple's home. When he awoke the next morning, he heard a beautiful voice singing, "Nearer, My God to Thee," and inquired about it at breakfast. He said he was pleased to hear the old hymn but remembered it being slower than how he had heard it that morning. "Oh," replied the hostess, "that's because I wasn't paying too much attention to the words. It's a song my mom used to sing, and I've found it's a good one to boil eggs by; repeat the song five times rapidly for soft-boiled eggs and eight times for hard-boiled."

Some people believe that to truly worship God in song means to have no reservation, while others believe it is a private interaction. In reality, it doesn't matter how you sing during worship. What matters is that your heart and mind are focused on the words, and you are allowing the act of worship to draw you closer to the Lord.

If you feel there is something lacking in your worship time, try paying close attention to the words and intentionally singing them to your Lord and Savior. Invest your whole heart into worshipping with song, and you will gain a deeper, more intimate relationship with God.

When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.
Lamar Boschman

Lamentations 4:1 - Ezekiel 2:10

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