Today almost everyone is an expert at multitasking. We’re moving through life at the speed of light and then all of the sudden it’s Sunday again. Although it’d be easy to check this off as just another thing to do on our to-do list, I encourage you not to. After all, we’re meeting with the Great I AM. Instead, it’s important to spend some time shifting your mind from yourself to Christ who is at the heart of worship. Here are a few ways in which you can do this.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. – Jeremiah 33:3
Spend a few minutes in prayer each day throughout the week. Quiet your mind and totally surrender yourself to Him who provides and protects you. Remember, he delights in spending time with you.
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. – Isaiah 66:2
We can’t just simply enter our prayer closet and meet with Jesus. We need to prepare ourselves to do so. It’s important to come to Him in a spirit of humility, remembering that He is Lord, not our “BFF.” Humility really is the heart of worship.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. – Psalm 150:2
We need to admit that we’d be nowhere without Jesus. We should never take His gift of salvation for granted because we can never do it “right” by ourselves. By taking time to honestly reflect on who He is and what He’s done in our lives we become more compassionate and forgiving. Once we have a clean heart we’re ready to enter into the heart of worship.
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. – Mark 4:39
Spending quiet moments with God reassures us that’s He’s in control regardless of what storms we’re facing. Genuinely resting on this promise allows us to confidently enter into the heart of worship. Only then can we be prepared to hear, accept, and trust His Word.
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. – Psalm 47:6
The Bible understands that sometimes when we’re in God’s presence our heart wants to sing. It even encourages us to sing songs of praise to make the enemy flee. This is why most church services start with worship music.
By taking time to engage in these disciplines throughout the week, you’ll be ready to enter into the heart of worship the next time you have the opportunity to do so.