How To Inspire Worship When You’re Not Musical


Many of us love worship, but not all of us are able to inspire worship musically. How, then, can we incite worship without musical talents?

Firstly, worship is more of a lifestyle than a simple event. Worship doesn’t start when people start singing and playing music. Nor does it end when people stop.

Modern Christians find it easy to relegate worship to singular events than living it out as an everyday lifestyle.

In the Old Testament, YHWH chose the places where people would come and worship. The Israelites were then to “bring your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the contribution of your hand, your votive offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock. There also you and your households shall eat before the Lord your God, and rejoice in all your undertakings in which the Lord your God has blessed you” (Deuteronomy 12:6–7, NASB).

This was worship. This is worship.

Of course, worship is also singing as Exodus 15:20–21; Psalms 59:16; and Psalms 66:4 declare. But more than singing, worship is presenting our whole selves to Christ as “a holy sacrifice.”

This is daily, non-musical worship.

Romans 12:1–2 explains further:

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:1, NASB, emphasis added).

How are we, who are non-musical, to inspire worship?

By living a life that is “transformed by the renewing of your mind” and is a “living and holy sacrifice.” We are to daily walk out a lifestyle that proves “what the will of God is.” In doing so, we will daily inspire worship among the many who are not Christians or who have fallen away. Share some of your thoughts on inspiring worship with us in the comments below.

Steve Dragswolf

Hi, my name is Steve Dragswolf. I am Hidatsa born in North Dakota and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My heart is for the indigenous of the Americas. I am passionate about literacy and native culture. Connect @dragswolf

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