Heart of Worship

Matt Redman is an English singer, songwriter, and author. His journey as a worship leader and songwriter has taken him to sing in different important scenarios around the world and even winning a Grammy for his most successful song 10,000 reasons.

Early in Matt Redman’s career, he wrote the song “The Heart of Worship.” 

Those of us in church music and worship leadership have lived these lyrics:

“When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless your heart
I’ll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way, things appear
You’re looking into my heart.”

Our corporate worship times have been stripped down to almost nothing during the pandemic. On Sunday, March 22 (14 weeks ago) when we shut down our corporate gatherings I found myself stripped away from the wonderful team of worship leaders here at Field Street.  It was just me, a piano, and a camera with a green recording light.

The event truly affected my worship experience. I experienced the lyrics, “I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it, when it’s all about you, all about you Jesus.” 

Sometimes we get so caught up in all the adornments of the corporate worship experience that we forget it’s all about Jesus. I love our team here at Field Street.  They make the corporate gathering so rich and inspiring. 

So as we continue the process of reopening our church and adding in more and more elements, let us do so with a genuine heart of worship where it’s all about Jesus. 

What are your feelings about re-opening church activities? How has been your worship experience during the pandemic? Leave your comments, I’ll be happy to read you.

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