(A post for the church-going reader)
This morning we were reminded in our American church to pray for believers attending church in Pakistan earlier this morning where terrorists struck. Terror striking churches around the world has certainly found it’s way to American soil. We know this in our heads. I’m wondering if it’s made it to our hearts.
Here are three heart tests we could personally administer to check:
- The heart purity test: Why am I here? Would I be here if I lived in constant threat because of my faith?
- The heart condition test: How did I prepare myself before coming? What do my expectations about my church experience say about my heart’s condition?
- The heart openness test: What’s my level of focus and attention and engagement? What’s the posture of my heart to what I’m hearing, seeing, and feeling?
We live out of what’s in our hearts. We worship only at the level of our heart’s pure and open condition. May we enter our gatherings with ready hearts.