Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4 (NLT)
Anything meaningful that we do often takes preparation. If you play on a sports team or in an ensemble, you spend time practicing and conditioning yourself to be ready. If you want to make a nice meal, it takes preparation; a banquet doesn't happen without sufficient preparation. Preparation takes effort, but it's always worth it.
So it is as we gather to worship the Lord. Scripture calls us to ready ourselves as we come together to worship Him. We are to come before Him with praise and thanksgiving, and this takes preparation! If we simply show up to a service and have given no thought to the state of our hearts, we will likely not be ready. It can be hard to engage with the Lord in a worship service if we are not prepared. Just as the message in the service should not be the primary source of scripture that we partake in each week, our time of corporate worship should simply be an extension of what we have been doing all week. Many of us regularly make time each day to spend in God's word, but fewer of us would spend time singing praises to God each day as well. Take time to prepare your heart during the week, both in the word and in praise.
To help equip you to be engaged in our weekend worship, we have created a Spotify playlist that contains the songs we sing in our Worship Center Services. This will not only provide you with songs you can worship through during the week, but also familiarize you with the songs we regularly sing in our services.
You can follow us on Spotify HERE. If you don’t have the Spotify app, you can listen in a web browser or download the app for free.
You can also hear the songs we sing on the weekend along with other Christian music on CFC’s radio station – radioCFC. This low-power station is at 99.1FM, or you can stream it from onlineCFC.com/Listen or on the CFC App. You can also link to the Spotify playlist from there.
Take some time to sing praise to the Lord before this weekend’s service. We look forward to worshiping with you on Saturday or Sunday.