Who’s the star anyway? Have you ever gone through a worship service and wondered who the “star” is? I mean: who is the one whom we are there to see. We are so conditioned in our society to go into “concert mode” when we go to anything. Business meeting, Parent/teacher conference, even watching TV–we are conditioned to “sit and watch” someone else do something and we evaluate them on the basis of how they did.
Do we, unfortunately, take this idea into worship? Do we walk in, sit down, and wait to be entertained? Are we there to see a “star” or some kind of spiritual celebrity do their “thing” while we passively wait for…”something”?
Psalm 7:17 (NIV) reads as follows:
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness
and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
So who’s the star and who’s there to do the work? The Lord is the star. We are in awestruck wonder of Him and WE are responsible to “give thanks” and “sing praise” to Him. We are NOT called to sit and wait for something to happen. We are to “make it happen”, because He is worthy.
1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (NLT) reads:
24 But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. 25 As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”
THAT’s what we are to do! We are to lift up the name of Jesus. We are to tell His greatness. We are to testify and prophesy of HIS greatness. Then, will they “fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, ‘God is truly here among you.'”
Let’s keep the “star power” in the right place: on our loving Father, His Son–our Savior, and the Holy Spirit. We are simply there to lift Him up!