Sunday Sermon // 10,000 Reasons :: My Heart

10,000 Reasons // My Heart : What Do I Love?

[Associate Pastor Greg Miller, ECC Covington Campus]


You're rich in love and You're slow to anger,

Your name is great

and Your heart is kind,

for all Your goodness I will keep on singing,

10,000 REASONS for my heart to find..
 

Love is a choice..

So, what do you love?

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ (Mark 12:30 NLT)

 

“Worship is about what we love. What we live for. It's about who we are before God.” – Bob Kauflin, Worship Matters

My choices say something about what/who I love?


1. You will worship something.

Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:21-23 NLT)

“You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. (Deuteronomy 5:8 NLT)

What are some idols we have?

Idol = anything that gets my love, focus, attention, affection, resources, time, etc.

  • material comforts
  • financial security
  • sensual pleasures
  • reputation, power, control

What do my choices say about what/who I love?

 

For many of us, we are worshiping a god that is shaped by our greatest wound/hurt. This becomes a fake god to us. This becomes our idol. If it is insecurity that has scarred us, then we will put the need to feel safe and secure above God himself. We all worship idols.

 

2. You must choose to worship God.

Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. (1 Peter 3:15 NLT)

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:1, 2 NLT)

In view of God's mercy..we OFFER ourselves..we choose to worship or not.

Every choice we make that reflects the heart of God is an act of worship.

When our choices, actions and our affections line up with the words we sing on Sunday..then THAT will be worshiping with ALL of our heart.

If we are not worshiping six days a week, then it won't make any sense to worship him on the seventh day.

 

How do I make God the main affection of my heart?

1. A right knowledge of who He really is.

2. And an honest understanding of exactly what He has done for us.

BE IN THE WORD!!

 

Bottom Line ::

Fall in love with God and give Him my full affection..my choices will authenticate my love.

 

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