Psa. 45:1 ¶ My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words:
I love the Psalms, they are literally infused with the fragrance of Christ. This Psalm says it all, “my heart burst its banks, spilling beauty and goodness”. How does someone get to a place like this in their experience? Actually, this is the results of a deep touch of the Holy Spirit upon your life. Once you see Him as He is you really have no other option, your heart is filled with beauty and goodness and it has to come out somehow. It comes out in a display of love that we call worship. This is the source of worship, seeing God and responding. Actually worship is our response, I say that worship is the act of enjoying God. David was really the prototype of Christian worship, from the day the anointing came upon him worship was part of who He was. Here is how John Gill describes this anointing on David.
“The Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward (after Samuel anointed him with oil); not as a spirit of grace and holiness, which probably had come upon him before this time; but a spirit of prophecy, as did on Saul after his unction; and which particularly showed itself in music and poetry, in which he immediately became very eminent, and he was taken notice of for it, and which was the means of bringing him into Saul’s court; and a spirit of wisdom and prudence, in civil as well as in sacred things; and a spirit of fortitude, of strength of body, and courage and valor of mind; whereby he was enabled to encounter with the lion and bear, and get the mastery of them; which, with all other gifts of the spirit fitting him for government, he was now endowed with, and which continued with him.”
Have you connected the dots yet? Worship is supernatural by nature. Worship is birthed by the visitation of God. That’s why worship makes no sense to the carnal person. The natural man views it as singing songs about God, true worship is not that at all, it is interaction with the most incredible of all beings. Joyful singing is spontaneous, this is what the psalmist meant when he said, “My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness”. Your view of worship really describes your spiritual condition, how is it with your soul?


  1. It seems every time this topic comes up my mind immediately returns to an event that happened to me personally. This scripture accurately depicts what in nature would be a picture of that event. I did not nor could not through any effort of mine produce “worship” as it happened that day. I could not control in any manner what I did. Though I can duplicate the physical actions, but what happened that day went much deeper then that.
    The scripture today – “My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness.”, implies that what is spilling out comes from the very center of our being and yet somehow I am convinced, that my heart is not the source. The “spilling” backs up my conviction in that it is not sourced in me or controlled by me but rather the effects of an external force without limit. Oddly though, that external force fills me from the very core of my being. I do not control the location of the spilling (those that are the recipients) nor the amount of spilling (how much goodness that is given.)
    I also think about the scriptures surrounding the woman at the well and that worship knowing the object of your worship in spirit and truth. \o/

  2. kevin falgoust



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: