When I was praying about the topic that God wanted me to share with you guys, God told me to start doing series. The topic that He laid on my heart is "Worship" so this is week 2 on worship. I hope that this post brings you some understanding and answers to questions I once too asked.
For those who don’t understand the movement of worship like “Hillsong Worship”, “Bethel Worship” or “Elevation Worship”, ask God to personally reveal to you whether or not it's really Him. I had once questioned it myself. It was through an old praise and worship song that God reveled himself to me in a new way.
This revelation was new for me. I had been a Christian my entire life and at age 28, after my braking point of my life (as I had talked about in my last weeks blog), I knew I had to get to a ladies retreat that took place about 150 miles from my home. However, the enemy was trying to keep me from attending the retreat as my body came under attack. I was feeling so sick all over my body and later had been struck with laryngitis. Deep in my spirit, I knew that I needed to push myself to get to this retreat. When I got to the first fellowship, we started with a worship song “How great thou art” I was not able make any sound come out of my mouth but I told myself that I would still worship from within my spirit even if I couldn’t sing the words out loud. It was my ambition, willingness and determination that allowed the Holy Spirit to work in me.
As I shared in last weeks blog to remember three things in order to get the revelation of the "true God". We need to one: want a change in our lives, two: worship Him even in our storm, and three: be consistent and willing to grow in the knowledge of Christ indefinitely.
I have had the privilege to be in a church my entire life, but I had never experience anything like what I did that night at this retreat. I didn’t care who was watching me or what they were doing, I felt like it was only me and God in that room of about 30 people. I fell on my face in reverence and surrender before God and just wept. It’s funny to think about it now but God didn’t allow time for the retreat to officially start, to do work in me. I guess I was so hungry and so desperate for Him, I am so thankful that God did that for me. That’s all that it takes.
Are you tired? weary? burned out? hungry? hurting? Or what ever else is going on in your life, I have great news for you my friends. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His word remains. He is still our King and He cannot wait for you to bring Him your ALL. Yes your reverence, worship, worries and burdens. If you want radical changes in your life, you must be desperate for Him and for a change. All you need to do is ask God to reveal Himself to you on a personal level. In verse 27 below, the revelation of God is through Jesus. When we worship, we have access to God the father through believing in God the Son. During my experience in worshiping and reverencing God, I began to understand the "true revelation of God". Afterwards, I felt so light in my soul as though a ton of bricks had fallen off of my chest. This lightness is something that I still experience after worship and prayer almost regularly now that I know that IT"S AVAILABLE TO US 24/7. That’s why we must COME to God with everything that we have and the rest, He will teach us by His Holy Spirit.
27All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
28.Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light
Hey guys! it's been an incredible journey sharing this with you all. I can't wait for next week, to share more on worship. Have a wonderful week. I pray that the revelation of Jesus is working in you and through you, so that you too may receive the freedom and lightness from God.