I’ve come to realize something about myself: Certain voices in the church congregation actually help me to worship better.
Take the guy at the back who sings bass, for example. The deep resonance of his voice strikes a chord and the resulting reverberations enhance my appreciation for the hymn being sung.
Or the group of girls in the front right corner who beautifully bridge into higher harmonies. Glorious.
I find myself trying to block out the collective voice, just to zero in on a select few that give me goosebumps and make me praise God for the gift of music.
This can be a helpful practice for life in general.
Let’s face it: The voices of the world serenade us from every side. They are constantly in our faces, and may be the loudest and most obvious … but they’re not always the best.
Yet we often give in to their melody and let our lives sing their tune.
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We tap our feet to its rhythm of success.
We hum along to its chorus of priorities, meaning and purpose.
God’s voice, on the other hand, is not always the loudest.
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