by: Dick Cain
Our hearts are finely tuned instruments. Mark Mallett writes “… all the bumps along the way can throw the heart out of calibration.” Life can knock us for a loop and we need recalibration to our point of reference from time to time. This is one of the fundamental purposes of corporate worship. For this, our Lord uses such heart-recalibrating practices such as:
singing to make the greatness of His love more vivid,
confessing our disloytalty in loving and serving created things rather than our Creator,
hearing His Word read and proclaimed so that we know more fully His loving heart,
giving back to the Lord His resources as a tangible evidence of our love for Him,
and heeding His commission to rescue other wandering, weak sheep like ourselves.
The next time you gather with God's people for worship ask the Lord to give you an answer to the following two questions:
1. What will you start doing simply because you love the Lord?
2. What will you stop doing only because you love Him?
May God’s love so reign in our hearts that we steadily persevere in serving and worshiping our Lord.
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