Anna Golden reminds us that the focus on a type of worship expression can become an idol that takes us away from experiencing God in all kinds of different worship styles. Have you thought about how you can worship God at work? With your family? Not while singing at church? It’s an important concept that we all need to be reminded of…worship isn’t just Sunday morning.
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I think it’s very human for us to have preference. That is the most human basic is that we have our preference of our expression of worship. I think that in the last few years we can start to worship the preferences that we have to where we think that anything outside of our preference isn’t worship. And I think that’s where it becomes this risky territory when sometimes we don’t understand different cultures of worship or different perspectives of worship and we deem it as not worship.
So that’s where I think things do get tricky. And then we start worshiping our own expression and kind of flattering ourselves in that too. Like, Oh, I love the way that this church does this, or I love the way that this worship group does this, but this one not so much. I don’t feel as much from it when it really does boil down to our preferences.
It was how we were raised things- things of that nature. And I think that going back to the purity of it is realizing that God’s touching people in so many different ways and in so many different expressions. And I have to constantly remind myself, like, this is just my preference. And Lord, would you remove all my preferences that I want?
I want to see it through your lens. I want my- my preferences to be yours, like purify that in me that I don’t have these different favorites and I don’t start worshiping certain expressions more than other.
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Worship singer/songwriter Anna Golden is the flagship artist on TeeLee Records/Motown Gospel, the imprint of GRAMMY-winning worship artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard. With already 18.9M+ global streams LTD and her debut single, “Peace,” amassing 8M+ global streams LTD, Golden is also featured on the 2022 breakout worship hit from Passion, “What He’s Done,” as well as on Leonard’s workshop project, Sanctuary, among others. Her album, Peace: The Album, was released to high acclaim in 2021.