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A heart of worship is crucial in proving to a non-believer that faith in Christ is authentic –  that it’s real.

By “a heart of worship” I mean a heart that is riveted by the awesome beauty and majesty of God.  A heart focused on the death of Christ for our sins and His resurrection.  A heart that says “God is so valuable to me that other things are dim in comparison to His worth to me.”  A heart that motivates a Christian to count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:8

I have the potential with my life either to say, “God is worth my life’s pursuit, and He’s worth yours, too.”  But it could also communicate, “I say Christ is everything, but I don’t really mean it.”

Let me say it this way.  When a person who doesn’t believe Christianity sees me live a life not marked by worshiping God, my life invalidates the message.

The life invalidates the message because inherent in the message of Christianity is the truth that something greater demands the focus of my existence.  Something bigger than money, sports games, the economy, clothing stores, and even relationships.

Not just something greater. Someone greater.

Someone who abandoned heaven for a decaying world.  Someone who endured excruciating agony for the salvation of men.  Someone who is and will forever be glorified with a name which is above every name. Philippians 2:9

Don’t misunderstand me.  God’s Word is the power that does the work of conversion – often in spite of us.  But my life can hinder the Word from even being heard.

A life that doesn’t scream, “God is amazing,” also says, “The message of Christianity is fake.”

God, revive in me a heart of worship.  Help my life to say loudly, “God is worth what His message says He is worth.” Keep me from living a life that discounts your truth.

How do you think a life of worship can help win validate the message of the gospel?