God has cleansed our hearts and made them pure so that we can stand in His presence. We can continue to praise our mighty Lord--to sing, clap, dance, celebrate, get soaked in His presence and be overwhelmed by His grace.
Offer Him Your Heart
One thing that can stop us from being truthful worshippers is feeling as if we have nothing to offer to God. Feeling empty-handed with nothing to contribute to the relationship with God can stop us from plunging boldly into worship.
God says, "I don't need your talent. I don't need your gift. I don't want all the stuff that you can do. I just want you. I want your heart."
God doesn't want what you are going to be or what you would like to be. He wants all that you are today.
When we worship Him, He is exalted, and our problems shrivel in His presence. Everything about us—the good, the bad and the ugly—is decreased as we focus on Him.
Offer yourself to God in worship. Let that explosion of faith force you to praise His name and offer your attention to bless Him. Through your worship, love and obedience, you will bless God because He looks past all the stuff of life and looks straight at the heart.
Darlene Zschech has been part of the Hillsong Church praise team since 1986 and is the co-producer of Hillsong Music Australia's highly successful albums.
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