A Heart of Worship

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 34:1-3

There is no better way to submit to the Lord than through worship. Most believers equate worship as instrumentation or singing songs of praise during our time of worship together…and it certainly is. However, worship is anything that is done in reverent devotion and allegiance pledged to God. The English word “worship” comes from the Old English word “worthship,” a word that denotes the worthiness of the one receiving the special honor or devotion.

Therefore, the time we spend in prayer and meditation, reading The Word, and serving in ministry; as well as singing songs of praise and adoration, are forms of worship to our risen King. Worship is also love, for what we love the most is generally what (or who) we worship. Jesus gives us His instruction in Matthew 22:37, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

Genuine worship won’t be silent. It will be the cry of your heart! To cry out to the Lord is perfected praise, completely surrendering your heart to Him. As the psalmist writes in Psalm 34:18, “the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit,” which is the kind of spirit or heart that is pleasing and acceptable to God. Please join me today as we magnify the name of the Lord together, who is worthy of our praise!

With a heart of worship,

Tom Moore, Jr.