How's the Timing?

By Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
September 02, 2019


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- Of Your Worship

Psalm 91:14,15 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him.”

In exchange for our love we receive promises of protection and deliverance. How fair is that? And yet, we feel imposed upon to sing a song when we have had a bad night that carries over to Sunday morning. When the worship leader asks us to stand to worship God, how many times do we heave a little sigh of inconvenience unheard by others but magnified in the ear of God? Forget raising our hands when we aren’t in the mood or clapping when we don’t feel “moved by the Spirit.” Worship should come from our hearts, but who controls the thoughts that go into our minds which ultimately dictate our emotions? Take a little responsibility if you’re not in the mood to worship. If you’ve noticed a lull in your worship growth, it’s not because God isn’t worthy to be praised or that He’s given you a free pass until you feel like it. Worship is due our God whether we are “in the mood” or not, whether the songs are ones we like that give us the tingles, or if we’re having problems in our lives. It’s not an “if you feel like it” command. It’s a continual “all the time command.”














Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
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