Heart Of Worship
Hey guys and welcome back to The Faith Filled Friends. As always we are so glad to have you join us today for our Worship Wednesday devotion. Today we will be looking at Psalm 51 and what it means to have a heart of worship. Let’s dive into it!
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar.”
I know that this psalm might seem like a strange choice for Worship Wednesday but it is actually really good.
Our heart is our greatest instrument of worship.
King David wrote this psalm after he had committed adultery and murdered a man. He weeps and repents for his sin. You might still best thinking, “How is that worship?” Worship is more than a song, it is more than a thing we do at church. Worship is how we live!
1 Samuel 13:14
“But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”
A man after God’s heart? What made David a man after God’s heart?
David displays great character. He is obedient to God’s calling, he is faithful in what he has, he is reverent and in awe of God and he is repentant. David knows what he did was wrong and he truly repents. His son breaks his heart.
Does your heart break to the same things that God’s heart breaks to?
Weep With Me- Rend Collective
‘…Yet I will praise You
Yet I will sing of Your name
Here in the shadows
Here I will offer my praise
What’s true in the light
Is still true in the dark
You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart
Lord, I believe
You weep with me…’
Through the good and the bad, through our successes and our failures we need to look to God and trust Him. He is always with us. Always. In your sadness, He is there. God is with you.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
When you sin, think about God. His heart breaks for you because He loves you. Ask yourself, “Does my heart break when I sin against God?” Pray that God will continue to change your heart to beat in tune with His.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Let’s have a heart of worship- True worship!
The Faith Filled Friends