“Worship isolated from involvement is a bland and meaningless exercise,” wrote Warren Hamby.
Involvement has to do with activity. Commitment. It means “to engage or employ.” “To engage the interest or emotions.” “To absorb fully.”
If we are passive in worship, disengaged and sit waiting for something to happen to us, we will be disappointed in the service. We may leave saying, “I didn’t get anything out of it.
Jesus’ calls us to worship that is not only accurate, but authentic. “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (Jn 4:23-24).
Worshiping in spirit speaks to personal involvement. Today, make worship more than just something you attend, but an activity in which you are involved.
Sing the lyrics with renewed meaning. Seriously reflect on the significance of the Lord’s supper. Pray with the leader and say “Amen.” Give cheerfully and purposefully. And listen to the sermon, not with an ear to critique the speaker, but with a heart to apply the message.
Involvement will change your entire perspective of “going to church.”
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman