Mouthpiece of the heart
When your heart is filled to overflowing “with a good thought” about the Lord, it will naturally spill over, out of your mouth. Think about it: If you had great news to share- maybe a promotion, or an unexpected financial blessing, a healing from illness, or a miraculous answer to prayer- wouldn’t you tell the people in your life about it? Of course!
Worship is no different. Out of the content of the heart, the mouth will speak. The Word of God is clear on this. (Matt. 15:18) And where your treasure is, there your heart will be. (Matt. 6:21) Those are facts. Inevitably you will speak about the things that are important to you and people will be able to perceive who you are just based on what you talk about… how you talk about it.
When you are walking in agreement with Him, you will discover renewed purpose and vision for your life, a recharged excitement for the things of God and His Kingdom
If you treasure your relationship with the Lord and who He is in your life, and are thankful for what He has done, your heart will be with His, where He is, focused on what is important to Him. From there, your mouth will speak along those same lines. In fact, just like you would on any other subject you’re passionate about- you’ll find yourself barely able to contain your passion for Him. That’s when you will begin to see your life unfold in a way that surpasses your expectations and exceeds your need.
Though for today
“Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.” (Psalm 81:1) There’s no time like the present! Push beyond your boundaries and be the living sacrifice, offered to Him in thanksgiving. When you are walking in agreement with Him, you will discover renewed purpose and vision for your life, a recharged excitement for the things of God and His Kingdom. That is the beautiful side effect of a God-centered heart and mind! Allow your tongue to speak “words for the king” in worship- He’s worth it. Yes, maybe for you it often feels difficult, or even scary to speak out in worship, to shout, or sing loudly, to proclaim your testimony in front of others, but that’s not a valid reason to avoid those things. It’s important to express your praise to Him as a sacrifice of self as your ministry to Him- it’s what He, Himself, has asked for!