Am I a bad Christian when I don’t feel like praising God? Sometimes I just don’t know what to say, and I’ve also discovered that when I most need to praise God is when it’s hardest to do it.
I remember when I first came to Christ at age 18, it felt weird to sing in church. I could barely croak out the words, and I was sure everyone was listening and judging. And when people talked about praising God, I got even more weirded out. I knew Christians were supposed to praise God, but what could I even say?
I’ve come a long way since then; now I actually love Sunday morning worship. But in daily life the language of praise still doesn’t come to me naturally. [Read more…]