Don’t Waste Your Worship – Part 3
By Greg Sanders
Worship is a matter of the heart.
Mark 7:6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Worship is a matter of the heart, not the routine of the worshipper. The Pharisee’s took the traditions that were supposed to lead them to a better understanding of God and made them a god instead.
If our routines do not lead us to a connection to the Father, then we must examine the motivation for why we are doing what we are doing. This is not an excuse to stop doing what the Word says, but rather an encouragement to align your heart with His. As believers, we must ensure that we do not separate our disciplines from our devotion to Jesus. Any discipline can be stripped of the devotional aspect if we neglect the motivation of our actions.
For example, giving is an act of worship. However, you can actually obey the Word of God by giving and still miss the fulfillment He has for you in that practice. God loves a cheerful giver. In other words, God cares not only that you give, but He also cares about the motivation of your giving. All disciplines in our life must be an act of worship. Our whole life is an opportunity for us to connect with Him in worship. Colossians 3:17 states, “ And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Don’t waste your worship by engaging in activity without engaging your heart.
Today’s Challenge: Engage your heart in worship to the Lord. Remember it’s not only the action; it’s the heart of the worshipper that matters most.