Sometimes I Don’t Feel Like Worshipping

Yesterday I spent my day at the church doing cafe stuff (I was mostly just goofing off with the interns). I was scheduled to work in the cafe that night, so I spent most my day at church, had a small break, went back to do cafe. We stay open until we hear that first song start. Then we close and go into worship.  Last night when I went into worship, I was tired and didn’t especially like the song they were singing. I was in a bad mood and I almost leaned over to Josiah and said “I have a hard time worshipping to this song,” when I felt like I heard God say “it doesn’t matter how you feel, worship me anyways.” Conviction!

I make worship about how I feel. Most times I feel like worshipping. More lately than ever, really. But I really didn’t feel like worshipping yesterday. But does it matter how I feel? Feelings are so wishy-washy. Sometimes I feel like I want to do crystal meth, but I don’t just do every single thing I feel like doing. Because that’s crazy!

I think this is a good verse about worshipping whether or not you feel like it.

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior –Habakkuk 3:17-18

This verse kind of sucks up until the last part. No food? That would make me feel like not worshipping! But! I will be joyful in God my savior! He’s our savior! How awesome! Let’s not let worship be based on our feelings, because if we let that happen, we probably won’t worship


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