Bringing pleasure to God is called worship. The Bible says, “The Lord is pleased only with those who worship him and trust his love” (Psalm 147:11 CEV). Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Like a diamond, worship is multifaceted.
Anthropologists have noted that worship is a universal urge, hard-wired by God into the very fiber of our being – an inbuilt need to connect with God. Worship is as natural as eating or breathing. If we fail to worship God, we always find a substitute, even if it ends up being ourselves. The reason God made us with this desire is that he desires worshipers! Jesus said the Father seeks worshipers (John 4:23), not because He’s an egotist, but because He knows that it is in His presence we are transformed.
Because of all that, at HighPoint we love participation in worship. We don’t have a choir, because YOU are the choir. We’ll sing old songs and new songs and songs we’ve written ourselves, but regardless of what we’re singing, we know we’re all singing together to the living God.
But even beyond participation is the Presence. We are His beloved, and He is ours. We love to worship Him and spend time with Him. It’s a dance of delight, full of joy. We don’t connect with the songs, we connect with the One the songs are about.
What a delight!