A personal comparison between apostolic worship and parties (dancehall, soca, etc):
- There are no regrets after worship – While we often leave a party regretting having gone, who we went with, who we ended up dancing with, the amount of money we spent to get to and at the party, having met that guy or girl who is now a stalker and the list could go on. With worship you can enjoy it wherever, whenever, with whomever, and a huge plus! You don’t need a dime!
- Whatever you put into worship you get out more in blessings – Try it! Just spend some time worshipping, giving thanks for all you have, the struggles, everything and enjoy the presence of God and the ‘weirdness’ of your inexplicable joy. Watch him do more than you just gave him thanks for. Awesome right?! I know. Parties on the other hand give you more unwanted connections than you were hoping to make, plus it depletes the ‘monz’ (aka finances).
- There is a guarantee that you will leave worship rejuvenated! – Parties on the other hand ‘tiad out yuh badi’ (tire you). It’s an in the moment kinda fun, of course they are fun but the after effects are not worth it. Hangovers are a b$%4! Worship energizes you. You wake up with a broad smile much like the satiety you get from some great love making (speaking to the married folks in the house here 😄). Rev. Dr. Carla Dunbar aka the sex professor once agreed with me in this regard. Love making is an act of worship in and of itself. (Again to the married peeps)
- Worship actually solves problems – Parties help you to forget, getting drunk numbs the pain, momentary gratification that we may all have fallen to (like a hook up). Chose worship for a month vs. parties and I can guarantee you that instead of putting the problems on the back burner to simmer, God will help you to face and overcome them. Burn them even.
Here is a link to my personal favourites:
Just let it play, the songs that follow are awesome!
“Happiness is simply gratitude for the entirety of your life’s journey” – Imani S. Maxwell