One thing that always stands out for me at our Churches is seeing a room full of people with their eyes closed and hands raised in worship. The words of Jesus come to mind:
“A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks” (John 4:23).
Worship is an expression of the heart and it involves every aspect of our lives. Through the many psalms he penned, David expressed the transparency of his walk with God – his spirit of worship is evident in both the highs and lows of his life. The Lord called him “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22) – could that be the ultimate compliment?
Worship is our response to what we value most. True worship, in other words, is defined by the priority we place on who God is in our lives and where He is on our list of priorities. A heart of worship is the greatest expression of love, because it also involves the mind and the body.
There are times we can forget the importance of abandoning ourselves in worship and the presence of God. We may find ourselves focusing more on other things than Who the service is about. It’s always good to remind ourselves that worship isn’t a spectator sport – we need to be active participants. It is when we worship the Lord with body, mind and spirit attuned towards Him alone that we experience the presence of God and connect with the heart of God.
Worship is the one thing we give God that He cannot give Himself. Let us become the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
TODAY: TAKE ANOTHER LOOK… at what God really wants from you.