Psalm 95:1-3 "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods."
Worship through song is one of the most powerful ways to connect directly to the love, compassion, power, and grace of God. In worship, walls we've placed between ourselves and God get torn down, just as God tore the veil at the death of Christ. In worship, our hearts become soft, aware, and open to the glorious majesties of God's nearness. In worship, God makes his nearness known to us and ﬁlls us with the power of his manifest presence.
The Psalms are ﬁlled with exhortations to worship. We are created to worship our Creator. When we give glory to God, we place him on the throne of our hearts and posture ourselves in the only position in which we will ﬁnd peace: one of submission and humility. In the act of worship, we lay down everything we've allowed to matter more than God's perfect will for us and receive the grace to love him above all else.
Psalm 132:7 says, "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!" When we worship, we enter into direct contact with our all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing heavenly Father. God's desire in worship is to draw us near to himself, ﬁll us to overﬂow with his love, and wait patiently for us to love him in return. The more often we receive his love through worship, the more consistently we will love and honour him in all we do. We do not engage in worship because we feel we should or are allotted a time in church to do so, but because God is so good. God is not a prideful King who demands inauthentic praise from his people. He is in no way insecure or needy. He simply looks for true communion with you. And he will keep loving you, speaking to you, and reminding you of his desire for you until you open your heart and realise that loving him is the most satisfying, fulﬁlling, and purposeful way to live.