Last Sunday when I was talking to our children during the Mystery Box time, I mentioned that God’s Holy Spirit wants to guide us, but we must yield to Him in surrender. God doesn’t force His will upon us. Adults and students are just as guilty as children about missing God’s voice when He is speaking to us, especially in a worship service. We don’t hear God because we are spiritually unaware of our short-comings. Some of us think we have walked with God for so many years that we’ve heard it all by now. We think we are already good with God. We don’t realize our need, and we don’t want to be confronted by God because we’re in a “comfort zone.” This way of thinking comes from an attitude of self-sufficiency and pride. However, God calls this foolish.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 says,
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.”
How can we keep from being “fools?” Let’s approach every worship opportunity with a fresh, open heart. Let the words of the songs we sing be words of expression, inspiration, instruction, and sometimes remediation. Let God speak through the songs, scriptures, sermon, and the Holy Spirit. Listen, examine, confess (agree with God), repent, follow Christ, walk with Jesus, worship, and live for Jesus. Change always occurs during genuine encounters with the living God. Let your words be few.
Children’s Music Academy
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Winter 2021 Theme – Oh How I Love Jesus!