Yesterday on my way home I decided to get my praise on. I was stuck in this dreadful Lagos traffic so why not spend it being productive, so I plugged my ears and off I went. For the first couple of minute I was on cloud 9; singing, praising and the spirit all this while I was working on my laptop. I was really enjoying myself and then the song changed.
I didn’t quite know the lyrics, so I clicked next. The same thing Happened again, so I clicked on next again and again and again and again (don’t ask me why I didn’t just go to my song list and pick a song, because I don’t know the answer to that question); slowly I came down from cloud 9 to ground Zero(0) without me noticing. I can really imagine God shaking His head for me.
Now before you Judge me, let me explain myself. I recently got some new songs on my tab so I was yet to familiarize myself with them. Now that I have cleared that, let me go back to my story.
So I am there clicking next, when the Holy Spirit told me “Bunmi, when praising it’s not about the lyrics of the song (the letter) it’s about the spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:4-6). Praise is not about the words of the song, it’s about the message you are communicating to God. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean knowing the lyrics of a song is not good, it just means that God isn’t listening to your lyrics but to what your heart is saying (1 Samuel 16:7). Know all the lyrics, if your heart is not in the right place, God isn’t impressed. STOP SPROUTING MEANINGLESS EMPTY WORDS TO GOD.
Let me summarise with Micheal W. Smith song It’s All About You “I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart”
When you are praising God, don’t go all karaoke on Him, worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). Matthew 15:8- "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
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