[thoughts on worship]

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • Love this post Zee because I am a singer and a worshipper. I sang in a choir, then begin to sing solo’s, then was in a group, then went back to solo’s. In the south we call what I did singing a special. And I am a southern gospel, country singer. I have tried singing in a worship group, I don’t do well because I also get tired of singing the same line again and again. Everyone once in a while I hear a worship song that reaching to my heart, it moves me because it makes me think about what God did for me, think about who He is. But I will always prefer gospel music because it tells a story about who
    God is, who man is and what sin is and how God took care of our sin, and the end of life. It takes one from the sinful place to Jesus dying on the cross to rising and going back to heaven to wait till the father says, go get them Son. It tells of the struggles we have on this earth, in this world you will have trials, and God walks with us through them. Those song point to our need to trust Him in everything and He is worthy to trust. I too agree there is a place for leading others in worship, one can do that singing the hymns or contemporary music. There is a place for those story songs. Thank you for writing on this subject, for your honesty, for your love of singing songs that lift Him in no matter the kind.

    • That kind of reminds me of the reason I like hymns – they are theologically deeper than the usual chorus songs that we often sing at churches.

  • I’m not much of a singer even though i sing. Not in front of others like a worship team. But I do sing from my seat. I try to tell the worship team (and remind myself of this) they are not worship leaders. To borrow from Matt Redman: they are the lead worshipers. Their/my responsibility is to worship and lead others into the presence of God. Not perform. Not draw attention. Worship. They do that by playing well. Singing with others. Playing with others. And lifting their hearts and hands in worship (if they so choose). I totally agree with you Zee in this “rant.’ I would say you should rant away more often. LOL

    • That’s an interesting thing re: worship leaders and leading worshippers.

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