The other day, I was listening to The Heart of Worship by Matt Redman. I think pretty much since the first time I heard that song, I imagined that the person who wrote this song had gone on this journey of being a worship leader who got into pride and found himself focusing more on making beautiful music, then realizing that he had lost his focus on actually worshiping God, then wrote this song as an act of contrition.
Well, God shut that idea down the other day. It may or may not be the story behind the song, but God showed me that the heart of worship is in how we live and not how we sing. I’ve known for a long time about doing everything we do as unto the Lord (Colossians 3), but I hadn’t really tied that idea to this song despite the fact that I find myself singing The Heart of Worship on at least a weekly basis for whatever reason.
I regularly have to remind myself that when I go to work, I’m not just going to earn a paycheck. I’m an ambassador of Christ and my Father in Heaven will be proud of my work, no matter what I do, if I do it with excellence as an act of worship. God, help us to keep this heart of worship at the heart of everything we do today!
P.S. If you have Spotify, this album, Not Be Moved: Live from the Southeast Vineyard Churches, has been my worship jam the past couple of days. It’s a lot easier for my fleshly self to work in worship when I’m actually listening to worship music. 🙂