Malachi 1: 6-10
Have any of us looked at our individual and corporate worship lately? Are we saying one thing yet living totally different? When we give our 2nd best yet promote ourselves as worshipers of God are we not just performing and going through the motions? As this happens we become prideful, “look at me” and the mind has you think I am awesome everyone will see have great I am. In that kind of deceiving lifestyle other people get shut out who have a heart of worship and they end up not getting mentored, trained, and raised up but wounded and isolated. Why does this go on? Is it because we have to be in the front and noticed by all which is a works mentality mixed with shallowness? If this is true all we are doing is giving Daddy a bunch of so called worship so we might as well just worship ourselves.
In reality, the life we were created to live we are to minister to others in unity, humility, and obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit from our heart and soul and not the head. Our head/brain is to realize along with our hearts the blessings we have been given and refine those gifts to give away and not perform with. This is in regards to not just someone on a worship team but the same holds true to someone in a congregation. When we do not worship as God created us to do all we do is believe that we are to be exalted and seen as a great worshiper. I have to be seen as the one who leads worship for others to follow. This is wrong thinking and not from the heart.
We are to give our best not out of works but love. We are to minister the father’s heart because of the love we receive from Daddy and give him our best with no agenda or self pride. People do not want to follow a performer in Jesus name but enter into His Presence. They want to stay in His Presence every moment of everyday through true worship from the heart.
So what is the state of our worship? Are you in an exclusive performance circle shutting out others for self promotion and think you are a great showman? Is your worship from the heart, the head, or even blurring the two? Are you worshiping from the heart giving Daddy, Jesus your best in humility and laying yourself wide open and vulnerable to t he leading of the Holy Spirit? Is your worship life or is it death? Is your worship true or is it fake? Something we should all step back and ask God to show us the truth.