receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and,have their being."
We go to church and sing songs of praise and worship. We lift our hands to the Lord. We sing of our love for Him. The music swells, our voices raise to the rafters. We speak the words to the songs and make a joyful noise to our Creator.
But where is our heart? Are our hearts in tune with the words? Do our thoughts flow to the Lord or are they on what is for dinner and what needs done when we get home?
At the church I attend, we have a time at the beginning of the service to calm our thoughts and take time to focus on the Lord. I find that time is not utilized to it's full potential. I find myself settling in and finding the first hymn and the scripture reference for that sermon. I try to refocus during the first few minutes of the service and miss some things I need to hear. I need to prioritize better, so that my focus is on worship.
We sing to the Lord that He is worthy of our praise, but is our praise worthy of Him? Is our heart set to give Him our full attention? The Lord is meant to be at the center of our lives and yet we offer Him the remnants of our thoughts and time. We sing to Him with our thoughts elsewhere when we should be offering Him a mansion of praise.
He gives us 24/7 attention. He is there all the time. No matter what we do or where we are, He is in the midst of our lives. He shares our mountain tops and our deep valleys. He knows our thoughts and deeds. He is worthy of our praise and worship and love. He is all we need.
When you offer praise and worship, make it from the heart. Make your praise with your full attention. Focus on Who He is and what He has done. No matter where you are in life, praising the King of kings, our Lord and Savior, can change your perspective on who we are and Who He is. He is worthy of all praise and honor and glory. Make your praise worthy of Him