Weekly Devotional: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship

By Paige Ferrari

A group of students worshiping at Chapel under the Weekly Devotional banner

I hope when you read the title of this week’s devotional, you finished the line in your head with, “And it’s all about you; It’s all about you, Jesus” from “Heart of Worship” by Michael W. Smith.

I sang this song all the time in church growing up, and this song was playing on blast as my mom spouted some off-key version of it while cleaning house. Those are my two memories of this song.

But it was the other week at church when I was singing this song that I remembered two things:

  1. This song is old! Not “you’ll find it on an ancient vinyl record that is hidden in the back of some warehouse” old, but more so in terms of Christian worship music that has been created since this hit.
  2. I couldn’t remember the last time I sang this song in church prior to just a few weeks ago, but I remembered every word. Every pause and every note I was able to replicate from some far off piece of my memory.

This got me thinking about what worship does to our hearts and our heads. Now, this isn’t some science, but I think there is a part of worship that is ingrained so deeply in us that it comes out in the most unpredictable of ways.

Just like this song was almost imprinted on my mind and my heart, so are the times when I recognize glory of God. It’s no coincidence that everyone stops and stares to the heavens above when there is a beautiful sunset or rainstorm (and then it’s on Instagram later).

But God’s beauty is meant to be marveled at and worshipped.

“Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.” 1 Chronicles 16:23

“Let them praise your great and awesome name – He is holy.” Psalm 99:3

 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.Psalms 8:1 

And the list can go on and on for how many times the Lord is being praised. So this week, let’s journey together back to the heart of worship, where it’s all about glorifying and marveling at our God’s greatness.

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