Month: February 2022

Identifying The Best Songs For Worship and Praise

True revelation comes only from God (Matt. 16:16-17).  As God reveals who He is, all He has done, and all He has promised to do we all have a decision to make.  Of course, you and I have chosen to believe and receive salvation, but what about the person next to you in church?  As you sing what someone on the platform might call the best songs for worship and praise, do those songs genuinely invite God’s presence?  Do those songs lead you to openly declare your immovable faith in Him?  Or are they really just popular songs of today?  The words we sing really can make a difference—in our lives and the lives of those around us.

10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. Romans 10:10 AMP

The first mention of the word worship in the Bible is found in Genesis 22. In this chapter, Abraham faced the ultimate test of his dedication and obedience to God. He was about to climb the mountain to sacrifice his son, Isaac, as God had instructed him:

“Take your son,” [God] said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” Genesis 22:2

Abraham was ready to obey God before he knew what would happen. He was about to experience God in worship — faith-filled worship!  Take a look at his “words” to the men around him that day:

Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.” Genesis 22:5

Abraham knew what he was about to do; he was going to sacrifice the child of promise. His sacrifice would be an act of worship, and he believed by faith that God would meet them at their point of faithfulness and need. What’s more, he expected Isaac to worship God as well.

In the natural, Abraham’s act of worship could cost him everything — his hope, his future, his promise from God Himself. Surely Abraham experienced a crisis of belief! Surely, he had his doubts. But Abraham knew by faith that he and Isaac would be back. He had had a revelation of God, and he knew his God would not let him down. Abraham’s worship — his act of obedience — was in direct response to that revelation.

The Hebrew word for “worship” used in Genesis 22:5 is the word shachah. It is used more than 100 times in the Old Testament, and it provides a picture of someone bowing, kneeling, stooping, or prostrating on the ground before God — the one who is lesser responding to the One who is clearly greater. The use of this word always indicated a physical action that was required of God’s people.

Abraham. certainly failed from time to time as the rest of us do, but his faith in God consistently produced obedience — and he was continually rewarded. That’s the same result we all desire!  So, choose the songs you sing wisely.  Let every word be biblically sound and then raise your voice of declaration, praise, and worship.  The people sitting close to you may like those “young men” on the mountain with Abraham.  They just may need to hear about God’s faithfulness through your voice and be drawn to God through the living testimony of your own life—at that very moment. 

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The Best Song For Worship

Worship Underground exists today because I clearly heard the Lord in my spirit instruct me to build it.  You can count on this promise:  WU will always be a trustworthy place for the best new worship music on YouTube.  As a worshiper, worship leader, or team member, you are our focus.  We are determined to deliver only the best music for worship—the songs that God’s servant songwriters are so faithfully recording for you and me to hear. 

I want to be sure you noticed the word “For” in the title of this article.  We often reference “Songs of Worship” and that is good of course.  But I do love the idea of the “songs of worship” we discover and sing are actually creating a “place FOR our worship expression.”  So, take a look at this verse with me.

But You are holy,
O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered
]. Psalm 22:3 AMP

According to this verse, our worship provides both a corporate and very personal place that builds and empowers our relationship with Him.  So, when you and I sing those songs of worship, we are literally creating a place “For” God to indwell.  

Let me expand that thought a bit more:

  • God created us in His image so that we might have a relationship with Him and fulfill His purpose on the earth.
  • God inhabits the praises of His people. He will always meet us there.
  • Worship requires faith, and God always responds to faith-filled worship.
  • Spending time with God to gain revelation is essential for worship.
  • God is in us and among us, and His presence is available every time we worship Him and a song provides a unique “place of enthronement” for God Himself.

The Bible makes it clear beginning in Genesis: God has always been the initiator of relationship, and we are designed and equipped to respond. God created heaven and earth. He created man and woman and provided for their needs — including a place to meet with God Himself. In fact, the entire order and depth of God’s creation indicates that we were created in God’s image so that we might have a relationship with Him and fulfill His purpose on the earth.

God revealed Himself and His plans for Adam and Eve very clearly, just as He continues to reveal Himself and His desire for us today. Our role is to respond to His revelation with worship as we fulfill our purpose, both individually and corporately.  Or as my friend Mike Harland says, “Worship is our response to His revelation.  God reveals who He is, what He has done, and all He intends to do.  Our only reasonable response is worship!”

I want to encourage you to go to the Worship Underground YouTube Channel and enjoy the new songs of worship there.  We are making every effort to share only the best worship music on YouTube—the Best Song For Worship—your worship!  That song may come from well-known publishers, church movements, or unknown songwriters, but we need your help finding those songs.  So, be sure you tell us about other great new songs of worship you are discovering by clicking on the “Submit a Song” button below (or on the YouTube channel header).  Worship is our personal place of enthronement for God, and He will always meet us there.

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The Best Songs of Worship and Praise

There is a real hunger in the church today—a growing hunger to know and experience God in a personal way. That’s why it is crucial for worship leaders to discover the best new music for worship. Truth is, we were created to know God in this way—to have a relationship with God. He has desired an intimate relationship with us from the beginning of time.  As we raise our voices in church and sing songs of worship and adoration, we are inviting Him into our lives!

God Desires a Relationship with Us

All lasting relationships are based on mutual interest, trust, and understanding. By choosing to create us in His image—with a mind (the ability to reason), a will, and emotions—and by providing everything we need for life, God created and equipped us for a lasting relationship with Him.

From beginning to end, the Bible makes it clear: God desires a relationship with us. He wants us to know who He is, who we are in relationship to Him, how we should respond, and what we can anticipate in return.

That’s why our songs of worship and praise are crucial.  Those songs are our expression—our confession that Jesus is truly the Son of the Most High God!  The key to experiencing God is developing a lifestyle of worship.  As we raise our voices in praise and adoration, God is glorified—we are drawn to Him and He will respond.

Take a look at the statements below.  There is no doubt!  Our best songs of worship and praise make a difference in our lives.

  1. Worship is our response to God’s revelation—who He is and what He has done.
  2. Worship is the key to experiencing God in our lives.
  3. Worship is our only reasonable response to God’s revelation.
  4. We are free to worship God because of Jesus’ sacrifice.
  5. When we worship, God has promised to be present.

Worship Is the Key to Experiencing God

Simply stated, we are called to respond to all that God has revealed about Himself and to His never-ending desire to enter a deeper relationship with each of us. Through the ages, God has been in the constant process of revealing His character and essence. Yes, God is mysterious in many ways, but He is never a mystery. He has gone to great lengths to reveal Himself throughout history—including sending His Son, Jesus, into the world—and He continues to reveal Himself today in a variety of ways:

God reveals Himself in creation.

God reveals Himself through His Word.

God reveals Himself through the Holy Spirit.

God created us for relationship with Him and deeply desires to reveal Himself—who He is and what He has done—to us. He has promised to meet us as we worship. In fact, as we understand and embrace all that God has done for us in Christ Jesus, our only reasonable and adequate response is worship. Our response to God always requires faith and corresponding action, yet God never forces us to respond; it is always our choice.

I believe with all my heart that the key to breakthrough, the key to experiencing God in our own lives and having a personal relationship with Him, is found in developing a lifestyle of worship.  That’s why it is essential that we discover and share the best new songs of worship and praise.  That is why Worship Underground exists! 

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