In wrapping up our sermon series yesterday (Life IS Worship… the final installment from yesterday will be posted on this blog in a day or two) I spoke a bit about the different “ways” we are encouraged to worship in the scriptures. I spoke about everything from singing to dancing (yes, dancing). But the message ended with a section relating to the tension we often feel between self-consciousness, others-consciousness, and consideration and awareness of the heart and needs of those around us when we are worshiping together. If you spend a bit of time thinking about those issues, it can be a very difficult issue to resolve in your own heart and mind.
Today I found an article entitled, “Oh, Behave! Conduct worthy of the Gospel in Corporate Worship.” It’s right along the lines of where I was trying to go yesterday with my application. It serves as a good summary of the issue, and great food for thought. I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to go over there and read it.