Recently, I posted on this blog about God-centered songs. I would like to share my experience a number of weeks ago when I attended a missions conference in Kasungu. There was one singing group, Joy to the World Choir, from Dzuwa Village in Lilongwe that really impressed me. All the songs the group sang at the conference were taken from the book of Psalms. As a matter of fact, the group sang psalms. It was reviving, and I, strongly, believe that God was glorified.
This is one of the ways in which we can achieve God-centered worship in our churches. When we sing Scripture, we sing God’s Word and God is, definitely, glorified. As I earlier indicated, songs should direct our focus on God and not an individual or anything.
As we wrap up this series of God-centered worship , I would like to implore all those who have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading worship in churches to strive, by Christ’s grace, for God-centered worship in all the areas of the church. This is what glorifies God and satisfies us as His children. John Piper once put it, “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.”
The worship in our churches will never be satisfying until God is glorified by it. Indeed, as the deer pants for the streams of water, so pant our souls for God to satisfy (Psalm 42)