Graham Kendrick reminds us, “Worship is first and foremost for His benefit, not ours, though it is marvelous to discover that in giving Him pleasure, we ourselves enter into what can become our richest and most wholesome experience in life.”
We live in a self indulgent age. It is easy for that spirit to manifest itself in worship. For us to think, “What did I get out of it?” Let us remember that we come not to get, but to give. We worship not to receive, but to transmit. We attend not to take, but to share. But as a by product we will get, receive and take away much from our worship.
Today as we meet for worship in our respective congregations, let’s do our best to focus on spiritual values and not material trivialities. Pray your best. Sing your best. Think your best. Give your best. Hear your best. Meditate your best. Worship your best.
The serendipity of giving God your best is that you will receive the best in return. You will leave refreshed, renewed and revitalized. Your spiritual batteries will be recharged. Your spirit will be rejuvenated. And your life will be refocused on the things of God, not man.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman