March 17-23, 2002 – If the work is hindered, be sure that it is not your fault, and then go forward, rejoicing in the Lord. Heaven is full of joy. It resounds with the praises of Him who made so wonderful a sacrifice for the redemption of the human race.
What difference does it make what music we have in our worship services? If music is basically entertainment, why do we have music in worship at all? Many people have said that music is just a matter of preference.
God wants us to give praise and thanksgiving; that is His will for us. Surely true, sincere thankfulness cannot be commanded, but it will come naturally as we enter into the experience of faith and as we recognize God’s goodness to us.
More than ever it is time to pray: Praise God for who He is and what He does for you. Confess your sins with a humble heart, be honest with God; He wants to send His Spirit to cleanse you and make you a whole person. Thank Him and acknowledge His blessings with gratitude.