Honor check, please!
There is a whole lot of honoring God with our lips that happens on Sundays — which is worshipful and wonderful — however, God's concern is when people honor Him with their lips yet their hearts are far from Him (Isaiah 29:13).
In the hustle and bustle that typically happens on a Sunday morning, when we finally arrive at church and settle into our seats, have our hearts been prepared to worship our Heavenly Father? Has there been time to stop and do a heart check before we open our mouths to worship and honor Him with the praises that flow from our lips? Or are our words hollow and empty from a heart that is disengaged from a long difficult week that has passed before our steps into worship?
It only takes a few minutes on a Sunday morning — or really any morning — to do a simple heart check by praying these verses....Psalm 139:23-24 - "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there by any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!"
Once you've done a heart check, you are able to raise your lips to Him with honor!
*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
October 2014 - Day 19