Award-winning Christian artist Tauren Wells says churches have forgotten that worship isn’t something that should be relegated to leaders on stage. But rather, worship is what’s happening among the faithful in the pews who’ve come to praise God.
During a recent Young Adult Worship Night at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas — where he joined as a staff member last year — Wells talked about the power of worship.
“I think that, in some ways, big cool church — which I am a fan of — has, in some ways, done us a disservice. And this is churches all over the world,” Wells says in a clip of last week’s message posted on Instagram.
“We have, with good intentions, relegated the idea of worship to something that happens on a stage [where] worship leaders worship, [and] we all enjoy the overflow. But the truth is, the power of worship is not on this stage, it’s in these seats,” he stressed.
The Grammy-nominated artist added that worshipers of Christ shouldn’t consign worship only to what happens on a stage “with bands and instruments.” And encouraged those gathered not to “shrink the magnitude” of what worshiping God really is.
“Worship is the human soul responding to its Creator in a desperate response to be adequate to the measure of love that has been poured out from the Heavens into the Earth, into my little small life,” he declared.
Wells also questioned how anyone could withhold anything from a God “who gave it all.” He then stressed that churchgoers should open their hearts in praise when they step into an atmosphere that’s already been set.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law