16th March 2015
‘[Rehoboam] did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.’ 2 Chronicles 12:14 (NKJV)
When we worship with an unprepared heart, we sin.
Rehoboam got in trouble because he believed he didn’t need God. Verse one of this chapter says, ‘But when Rehoboam was firmly established and strong, he abandoned the Law of the Lord...’ When we enter into worship thinking we don’t really need God, we are not in a place to receive from Him.
However, when we realise our true dependence on God, that is when we truly worship. Worship is much less about words that come out of our mouths and more about the condition of our hearts. If in our hearts we believe that we are in control of our lives, our hearts are not ready for worship. It’s only when we realise where we would be without God that we can truly be thankful and participate in worshipping Him.
Question to Consider
What can you do to prepare yourself for corporate worship this weekend?
Pray that God will help you to clear your mind to worship Him wholeheartedly with a humble, undivided heart.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.