When you hear the word “worship” it usually conjures images of Christ followers together exalting God. You rarely think about worship having any other purpose than focusing our attention and affection solely on God and that is exactly what worship is. It is our response to the revelation of God in our every day lives and in the assembly of the church expressed through our words and our actions.
The purpose of worship is God’s glory, but God in his grace ministers to us as we worship him. As we worship God heals the hurts of our hearts. He gives us hope. He encourages us through the worship of others. But God doesn’t only minister to those who love him as we worship. He also is ministering to the hearts of those who don’t yet know him, those who are not Christ followers.
In Psalm 40:3 says,
“He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD
and put their trust in him.”
As we sing the songs he has put in our mouths people see our genuine passionate worship and it can be a catalyst to them putting their trust in Christ. God is so graceful that even as we worship him he is ministering to the hearts of the lost. This week when we gather as the church, wherever you may be, worship with all your heart. Because God deserves it and because you never know when your worship may be used by God to minister to the heart of someone else and lead them into salvation through Christ.