A Heart For Worship

The way a person responds to God’s work in his life reveals a lot about his heart. In Acts 3:8 the Bible tells us that when the lame man outside the Temple was healed, “With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the Temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.” What this man did after he was healed spoke volumes:

The man, who had been sitting outside the Temple asking for money, was healed when Peter commanded him to rise and walk in the name of Jesus. It is very revealing that the Bible then says “he entered the Temple with them.” He didn’t immediately go out and tell someone about it — he went in to the Temple … “praising God”! He wanted to worship the Lord because of what He had done in his life. Without a doubt, this newly-healed man had to be the most worshipful man in the Temple that day!

This speaks to our lives today as well. When you are truly grateful for what God has done for you, worship is not a “chore” — you want to go to worship Him! This one thing may reveal one’s heart (or lack of it) towards God more than anything else. Are you really thankful for Jesus’ death on the cross for your salvation, and for everything else God has given you? Look no further than your attitude as you go to worship. Do you have a heart for worship? Are you anything like the man who entered the Temple, already praising God for what He had done?

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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