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September 5, 2020


We love to worship at Ascension. Our sanctuary is a sight to behold, our pastors are gifted in speaking the Word of God, our worship team and musicians are talented beyond measure, and our congregational atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

But in the midst of it all, true worship doesn’t just happen within the walls of Ascension. It happens at home, and it comes from the heart.

In 1 Samuel, we see that David fully surrendered his heart and his desires to God. His description of seeking God’s heart through prayer was beautifully notated in Psalm 86:11-12: “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O LORD my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever”.

Our desires represent the beat of our hearts and the essence of our lives – our time, talents, and treasures, no matter where we are. When connected with God through worship, He makes our desires His desires, allowing us to experience His will in our lives, even in the midst of uncertainty.

As we prepare to come before Him in worship tomorrow, whether it be in person or online, let us forget all worldly troubles and turmoil, and surrender our hearts and desires to Him alone. Through this surrender, we will learn the beauty and the wonder of coming before our Lord in the midst of challenging circumstances, for He is worthy of our praise and adoration.

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” – Revelation 4:11

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