Worship is more than just an experience or action, it is also a mindset. It is the bowing down of one’s self before the Almighty, giving God the recognition He deserves as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
It is very easy for us to become distracted when we come together in a public worship assembly. Between the cares of life, personal issues going on, and the logistics of worship services, we can lose focus on what is most important: worshipping God.
Remembering what He has done for us, fixing our focus on our Creator and Savior, let us be sincere in our worship. May our minds, hearts, and souls reflect the words of the Psalmist as we worship the God of all glory:
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” (Psalm 42:1,2) As we come to Bible class and gather with the saints to worship, consider approaching God with a longing thirst.
Do you long for God? Pursuing God and desiring to be in His presence is such a vital part to our worship of Him. Cultivate a disposition that earnestly seeks God by reflecting on what He has done for us.
If we value God, we will seek Him and desire to worship Him. When we value something, we treasure it. Jesus teaches us that our heart and treasure are linked together (Matthew 6).
Again, our attitude can make all the difference in our worship. Meditate again on what the Lord has done for you. As we approach God in our worship, let us do so with a grateful heart.
Meaningful worship does not happen by accident. Today, we gather together as Christians with our hearts and minds purposed to encourage each other, and our souls geared to glorify God.
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28,29)