Designed to Worship
“Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakable kingdom we should be extremely thankful
and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute
surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire!” (Hebrews 12:28-29 TPT)
There is nothing I desire more than to worship my all consuming fire. My heart is hungry to
glorify God, because I am Mary Magdalene. God took one look at me and changed me forever.
God’s heart-beat took a hold of me, and broke off the chains of addiction. l understand what it is
like to be broken and miserable, but now l am allowed to worship the one that saved me from my
own destruction. Offering God my purest form of worship, fills a void in my heart that compares
to nothing else I have ever experienced. God used Mary’s Song Restoration Center for Women
to help develop in me the desire and stamina for worship. I am forever blessed, because I was
able to learn how to receive during our daily worship sessions.
If my authentic worship glorifies my maker, then corporate worship only intensifies that
glorification. My personal worship alone moves God, so I can only imagine how a collective
body of spirit-filled believers moves his heart. We, as a church, need to cry out continuously for
a manifest visitation for a fresh revelation of what God has delivered us from, in order for us to
fully grasp why we desperately need to come together and worship his holy name. If we do not
have a revelation of his sovereignty, then we cannot offer him the worship he deserves. God
must capture our hearts, in order for us to capture his heart in worship.
Many christians get caught up in acts of service, and they use service acts as their form of
worship. “Celebration of Discipline, The Path to Spiritual Growth,” by Richard J. Foster
explains that the divine priority is worship first and service is second. Everything that we are
able to contribute can only come from the overflow of our praise and thanksgiving. Foster states,
“Service as a substitute for worship is idolatry. Activity is the enemy of adoration.” Service
does not minister to God, worship does. Many churches are so consumed with various acts of
service, and are failing to see why authentic corporate worship is imperative for the body of
Christ. Regardless of the many benefits of corporate worship, the benefits should never be why
we join together to worship.
The creator of our universe invites us into his story when we accept him into our hearts. We
worship him, because he is that good. We worship him, because nothing else will satisfy us.
When we can come to the realization that we are worshipping him for no other reason than
because he is a good father, then he finally becomes enough for us.