May 23, 2016

Read Galatians 1:10
A popular sit-com from a few years ago had young America singing about “the best of both worlds.” Teen rock star by night and regular high school student by day, the main character was able to have it all – fame, fortune, and adoration as well as normality, privacy, and real relationships - by living a dual life. Different hair color, different style, and even a different name allowed her to please friends and family as well as fans. Our society seems to operate on the assumption that we can, also, have it all.  All we need to do is compromise who we are and who we follow.
Paul explained that we must choose – we either live to please God or live to please man; we can’t do both.  Such duplicity is easy to see in others, but ask yourself, “Am I the same person at work or a party that I am on Sunday mornings?  Do I treat those at home with the same kindness and respect that I treat others?  Are my honesty and integrity the same when my back is against the wall as it is when things are going my way?”  
While trying to please everybody may seem like the “best of both worlds,” God promises us more.  “A faithful man will abound with blessings.” (Proverbs 28:20)

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.