Concert lovers don’t mind putting down a little more cash to have the best seats which guarantees them a more enjoyable experience. They don’t mind standing for almost half the period, cheering the performers on.
Every performer on stage thrives on the audience’s response to boost his morale. The most nervous person on stage can deliver fairly well with a supportive audience than a well-prepared person would with an indifferent or hostile audience.
If we can hail our fellow humans performing songs that only appeal to our bodily desires, then you would expect that Christians who say they appreciate who God is to them and what He continues to do for them would go all out in worship, right?
On the contrary, you attend most gospel concerts in Ghana or watch them on TV only to see the ‘gurus’ sitting and ‘assessing’ the ministration of singers on stage instead of worshipping along with them. As much as the object of worship is God and He alone deserves the adoration, the one leading the worship or ministration would love his morale boosted by the response of those he’s standing in front of.
You will find most of the eager worshippers at the back while the disinterested looking spectators occupying the front seats and drowning the morale of those on stage. I keep asking myself, if you only want to watch idly, why bother attending at all? You could equally watch from the comfort of your home and run commentaries on how the minister is performing.
Before God, there are no VIP worshippers. Everyone is to worship him wholeheartedly in a personal manner. If you want to sit, stand, kneel, lie down in church, that’s a personal choice. But I think if you’re going for a concert and you don’t participate, you are first of all, wasting the opportunity and demoralizing the one ministering on stage.
Do you know of any ‘VIP’ worshipper? Kindly forward this to him/her with my regards.
© Josephine Amoako 2018