Word 4U Today




Keith Hudson is a preacher who recently made waves on the internet, speaking about a Katy Perry concert. He said

‘…there were twenty thousand people […] they were going at it. It almost looked like a church …

I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping … they’re loving and worshiping the wrong thing.’

It’s a fairly unremarkable thing to say until you learn that Keith Hudson is Katy Perry’s dad.

Yeah, the rant sounds a little old-fashioned. But here’s something we can take away: the sad realization that we can get so excited about stuff that means so little. Sure, there’s no reason to feel guilty about enjoying music that you like. But the thrills and lights of stadium tours and promo videos can cut in on our search for the electrifying presence of God – something we’re designed for, something we’re supposed to be satisfied by. They give us an easy second best to get caught up in.

God lived happy as a community of Father, Son, and Spirit long before anyone strummed ‘Bless The Lord (10,000 Reasons)’ (And yet He is pleased when we sing, and on top of that it cheers us up. The thing is, we need to worship far more than God needs to hear it.

What Now?

Go and add some more worship songs to your music playlist this week. Google ‘hipster Christian playlist’ if mainstream worship doesn’t tickle your fancy. See if it makes any difference to your outlook.

Verse of the Day:

‘…His praise will always be on my lips’ Psalms 34:1 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

June 8th, 2014

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