The Heart of Worship
WHAT IS WORSHIP? Worship is our response to His majesty… and as Eugene Peterson so magnificently put it, “A tribute to God when He comes.” Worship is the created—you and I—responding to the Creator. Our spirit being fueled in His presence as we invite the river of life to do in us what only He can do. A hearts cry that results in lives abandoned to following Jesus.
God’s presence defines us. It’s only His presence that sets us apart. And every time we draw near to Him, He, our great God, draws near to us. If you can casually meander through worship, then I would dare to say that maybe, just maybe, you have not entered into true worship at all. When it comes to responding in song..we need Jesus-centered, Holy Spirit–filled, passionate, authentic, messy, beautiful songs of the heart that cause our hearts to lean in.. Because when God comes close, everything changes.
Spend time today, as you start this devotional, and dedicate yourself to draw near to God’s presence afresh… He’s just after your heart.