I always love experiencing how others worship God. It’s always intriguing to me. Though I attend a post-modern church that doesn’t follow traditional “church”, I do enjoy liturgical churches and appreciate the symbolism and meaning behind their tradition, and I also enjoy visiting Pentecostal churches who worship with great outward freedom and expression.
I am a Christian, but I love the Jewish religion. I’m sure I love it because Judaism and Christianity share a common worship of G_D, and Jesus was Jewish. The God I believe in has chosen the Jews as his favored people. I deeply respect this religion.
A few years ago I travelled to Israel. It was like no foreign country I had visited. Granted, I have only lived in Europe and the U.S. so my knowledge of foreign countries was limited, but I remember realizing how very different that culture was—the culture and land from which the God I believe in lived. I was struck with the powerful realization that God is not American.
That may seem foolish, but I believe we have Americanized God. (He’s not white either!) Maybe that’s off the worship track a little, but my point is that everything we believe is filtered through our own experience, good and bad.
It’s healthy to attend different religious services and remember that your style of worship and your religion is not the only one of the face of the earth. I’m convinced none of us have worship 100% correct, and we will not know true worship until we actually bow before the throne in heaven.