Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heart of Worship

Worship. Does that word give you a warm uplifting feeling or a feeling of dread? Worship is supposed to be a heartfelt connection with our object of worship (God) but too often we only think about the music during our Sunday morning church service and whether or not we like that particular kind of music. But it's so much more than just Sunday morning music.

According to Dictionary.com worship is:
  • Noun
    1. reverent honor and homage paid to god or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
    2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage
    3. adoring reverence or regard
  • Verb
    1. to render religious reverence and homage to
    2. to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing)
    3. to feel an adoring reverence or regard
As people, we are easily distracted and too often our worship (honor, homage, regard, reverence, etc.) is paid to something or someone other than our Lord and Savior--Jesus. But that's not really what I want to dwell on today. I want to talk about having a heart of worship.

If you have a heart of worship you can worship no matter where you are or what kind of music is being played. It shouldn't matter whether there are hymns playing or more current choruses you should be able to worship. Worship is a matter of the heart. It is you coming before God and giving Him your honor and your attention and all you are. Music is secondary. Don't let the secondary distract you and keep you from worshipping God.

So the next time you are tempted to complain that the worship service isn't playing your kind of music check to see if your attention and regard are directed to the right person. If you are focused on God the rest won't matter as much.

Heart of Worship
when the music fades
all is stripped away
and i simply come
longing just to bring
something that's of worth
that will bless your heart

i'll bring you more than a song
for a song in itself
is not what you have required
you search much deeper within
through the way things appear
you're looking into my heart

chorus
I'm coming back to the heart of worship
and it's all about you
It's all about you, Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the things i've made it
when it's all about you
it's all about you, Jesus

King of endless worth
no one could express
how much you deserve
though i'm weak and poor
all i have is yours
every single breath

3 comments:

StLphotogirl said...

I am going to link to this post on my blog on Monday, April 11th. I think it is a really great post and I want to share it with my readers too. Thanks for writing it.

Lisa said...

"So the next time you are tempted to complain that the worship service isn't playing your kind of music check to see if your attention and regard are directed to the right person. If you are focused on God the rest won't matter as much."
I completely agree!!! I used to complain about the music or the message, but I've come to understand that it's all about God. If our hearts are truly on God, then the method doesn't matter. Great post, thanks!

Kandi said...

Great post, I am glad I popped over to read it. So often I have gotten caught up in the music and forgot what I was supposed to be doing, and that was honoring and worshipping God for the sacrifice He made on the cross. Thanks for the great post!