God made us to worship. That is what we do. When sin entered the world the desire to worship did not change. What changed were the options available to us that could be worshipped. If you were to ask me if I worshipped today I would say, “Yes, I did.”
If I were to ask you if you worshipped today you should also say yes. Worshippers are who we are. Worship is a 24/7 function of our being. The good LORD wired us to want to worship.
Asking the worship question could be like asking if I breathed air today. Questions about worshipping or breathing have only one answer if you are alive. The better question to ask is, “What are you worshipping?” This kind of question gets to the heart of our worship orientation.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21 (ESV)
What you see is what you get
Jesus gave us undeniable truth when He connected our hearts to the objects of our desires. In His theology, desires and objects are connected. They are never polarizing. A person’s heart and his treasure function as one whole and true reflection of the person.
If you are uncertain as to what is going on in your heart, then examine your life. Your life will tell you clearly what kind of person you are and how you love the LORD. Jesus said it another way in Luke:
… for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. – Luke 6:45 (ESV)
Jesus was connecting the speech (behavior) of the person to the heart of the person. Humans are always true to themselves. You can draw a straight line from a person’s heart to his behavior because the two have been unalterably connected by God. What you see (the things I do) is what you get (who I am).
It does not matter how I spin what I want to believe about myself in my mind or how I wish I was different. The reality is my behavior and my heart are consistently the same.
- The heart is connected to the behavior.
- The behavior is connected to the heart.
Who I am (heart) and what I do (behavior) is the totality of my true self. These two things working in a synchronized