Sunday, January 15, 2012
A Convicting Tweet
I got up early this morning with all intentions to "prepare" myself for worship. As a church pianist and one who participates in leading others in worship, I like to take a little extra time on Sunday mornings to do just that. But somewhere along the way, I got sidetracked. And as the 9:00 hour approached, I picked my phone up to check my twitter. And there it was coming in just in time for me to see it. Andy Stanley had twittered, "Ready for church this morning?" There was actually another line after that, but I was so convicted by that one question, it really didn't matter what came next. God had spoken.
Several months ago on another Sunday morning, Louie Giglio had twittered, "Some come to church to worship, but it's better to come worshiping to church." And what he meant by that is worship is a lifestyle ... not just a Sunday morning occurrence. But the fact remained, I was not ready for church this morning.
I confessed my "do-nothingness" and slothfulness in the few moments remaining and really tried to make up for the time wasted, but it was what it was, and the pressing need now was to prepare physically.
As I drove the short distance, I couldn't quite shake Andy or Louie's comments. And so I began to sing: A worshiping I go ... A worshiping I go ... Hi ho the dairy oh ... a worshiping I go.
I got tickled at my simplicity of mind, and even more so when I realized I was singing the children's song "The Farmer in the Dell." You might be glad to know that before I pulled into the parking lot, I had graduated from "hi ho the dairy oh" to "The Most High, Almighty One."
And you know what? When I swung open those doors to lead me into that sanctuary, my heart had also swung wide open. It was complete with joy and my mouth full of praise. In fact, I even led the chancel choir in a round!
Thanks, Andy, for the question. And thank You, Lord, for riding along side and putting a new song in my mouth.
A worshiping I go,
A worshiping I go,
The Most High, Almighty One,
A worshiping I go.
Just an ordinary moment...