What does preparing your heart for Easter mean? It means that we feel the full weight of His sacrifice, and that we feel the complete joy from His redemption. When my heart is prepared my walk with God will never become stagnant. The greatest way I know to prepare my heart is through worshiping God.
Have you worshiped God today? I would like to say that I have, but let’s be honest. When I get up in the morning my feet usually hit the ground running. I pray throughout the day as I think or hear of things, and I might listen to some praise and worship music. But my heart is not always tuned in and in a worshipful attitude, and too often I’m only thinking about me.
With Easter right around the corner, I am all of the sudden reminded and overwhelmed by how much I need a Savior. The other day I came across these verses in my Bible-reading:
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.
These Scriptures reminded me of the Revelation Song by Kari Jobe. More importantly, when I mulled over these Scriptures I took stock of my own life.
I asked myself these questions:
- When I pray, am I taking time to worship God?
- Am I taking time to prostrate myself in awe and amazement of Him everyday?
- Am I giving God only my list of requests and problems?
I can say “Ouch”. Can you? I’m working on spending time with God just to tell him how much I love Him. I’m doing better sometimes, and then I’m not again. But that’s life, right? We’re just sinful people walking each day toward God’s perfection.
I’m glad that Easter reminds me that I need a Savior. But it also reminds me of the great hope and victory and promises we have in Jesus. Let’s not be condemned by our sin. Let’s walk convicted by it so it changes us, and let’s live in His victory.
I found some great music to help in preparing your heart for Easter.