1. Most of us only do it once a week, twice if we’re “real churcheez”…..
2. Most of us who only do it once a week go to a church that relegates it to 17 minutes (not knocking, I COMPLETELY understand the parking issues)…..
3. Most of us who only do it twice a week don’t appreciate the midweek worship team so we really only do it once a week (see number 2)…..
4. 4 of our 17 minutes is a top 40 opener so “the reality is”, 13 minutes of our week is spent singing in worship (if we fall into the number 1 or 2 category)…..
5. Some of us can’t sing at all, and are afraid that “Simon” is sitting next to us so you won’t catch us even trying, giving us our own category (see number 6)…..
-it’s starting to get serious
6. Some of us don’t ever sing songs as worship…..
7. worship is a lifestyle (see number 8)…..
8. If worship is a lifestyle and “singing songs” is such an important part of it than very few are really worshipping, and those few are doing it very seldom…..
9. If that is true than there’s a book (or an app if you don’t like carrying that leather thing) that says “the rocks would be crying out”…..
10. Rocks aren’t singing…..
11. Prayer is also a form of worship, and the app (or GIANT leather relic) says “pray without ceasing”, giving the notion that we should probably be praying more than singing…..
12. There are way too many other forms of worship that are constant in our everyday lives like actions, re-actions, routines, habits, etc. etc. etc…..
13. See numbers 1-12…..
Just to throw in some clarity, here is just a bit about the word “worship”…..
1. reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also : an act of expressing such reverence
2. extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem
1. to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power
2. to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion
*The word is derived from the Old English weorþscipe, meaning, worship, honor shown to an object, which has been also described in history as “worthiness or worth-ship”—to give, at its simplest, worth to something