You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. For more information about subscriptions, click here. I remember the conversation. My answer surprised him.
David continues to seek God, knowing that sin was a barrier in his heart.
Posted by Ilysia Martin Dec 12, Worship 0. Last month, I spent some time working through the body language of worship and why it is so important. I wanted us to explore why so many of us have become so conservative in our expression of worship and how the Bible teaches us a different way. We looked at the Greek word and saw that it defined worship as both an outward posture as well as the posture of our heart in the presence of the Lord. True worship starts in the heart and it moves outward into the rest of our everyday lives. We cannot fully enter into the presence of the Holy Spirit without first placing our eyes and hearts upward to Christ. The physical expressions of worship that we talked about last month cannot be true and sincere if the rest of our lives are not right with Jesus. I have been to churches and met people who, on the outside, seemed so fervent and passionate for the Lord. During Sunday service they raise their arms, clap their hands, fall on their knees, and shout for joy.
Why Spiritual Posture is Vital
I most often think in terms of how I orient my heart. But I believe that once we make that first adjustment to our posture, the rest naturally eases into place. So if someone is struggling with poor posture for the heart, what could be the telltale signs? And I remember vividly the moment I woke up from that nightmare.
To worship means to give reverence and homage to something, usually a deity. Christian worship is all about revering and giving homage to God Almighty. As we prepare to lead worship, this is a good checklist to regularly go through to check the posture of our hearts. There are many more questions we could ask? But the common thread that weaves through all of these is this: Our heart postures should reflect us being in a place of understanding that our great privilege to lead worship is all about loving God and loving others. Simons Community Church , where he mentors, oversees and helps lead Family and Student worship environments.