“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing” (Psalm 100:2).
There is an inseparable kinship between service and joyful worship. When we fail to live life as a service to the Lord, worship becomes rote, ritualistic, void of meaning, and eventually sporadic, if not absent. When faith is engaging; when it seeks to be the presence of Christ in all places; when it participates in congregational life, worship becomes vital, vibrant, and anticipatory. Are you serving gladly or begrudgingly? Your answer is reflected in the song you sing.