In good times, God is worthy. In bad times, God is worthy. When we are under attack, God is worthy. If we never do another thing, God will always be worthy of our worship.
What’s the literary motif in the above paragraph? You got it, worship! I don’t know if you fully understand that something happens when you worship God with a pure heart. David new the importance of this critical attribute in true worship hence the reason he penned these words in Psalm 51:10-11, “Create in me a clean [pure] heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.”
Undoubtedly, a pure heart of worship is a heart, delighting in God and expressing praise to Him for the true things the Scriptures teach us about who He is and what He has accomplished for us through the irrevocable work of the Cross. It is, then, “all about” Jesus, not us. It involves us, but we’re at the periphery. Jesus is at the center. He’s the focus. It’s his commands we consider first, not our own preferences.
I’ve heard it said, “The attitude of our hearts becomes the heartbeat of our worship.” I don’t know what this statement means to you but for me, it means that when I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.
My point of encouragement is for you not to allow your heart to be filled with all the negativity circulating in our world today! Don’t let Covid-19, Election 2020, or Pandemic 2020 keep you from doing what God created you to do. Without the inward attitude of a pure heart, you cannot worship God the way you should. All the art forms—singing, dancing, playing of musical instruments, etc.—cannot express the attitude of a pure heart, but they can be used to help in the expression of your truth in worship.
So just be genuine in your attitude of worship! God is looking for genuine people, willing to give their heart, mind and soul, to Him freely, authentically, and consistently! A pure heart is nothing more than being real with God, and not pretending to honor and adore Him.