Word and Worship

Word and Worship

Worship is one of our defensive weapons, and enables our offensive weapon, the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, to be sharpened. When we are battled with fiery darts, we need to hear instructions from the Lord. It makes way for divine wisdom to help us in our decisions. Uncertainties in our flesh become certainties in the spirit.

When Elisha sought the Lord for directions for King Jehoshaphat, he asked for a musician. He knew that worship would help him hear the Word with clarity. It is to be the same for us. Worship prepares the way for us to hear the Word, receive it, and obey with surety in our steps. It also facilitates the gifts of the Holy Spirit to flow into those we minister to.

Worship is an attitude of the heart, not just singing a song. It’s a place of union and intimacy with the Lord, where we can learn to know His heart and shut out all other voices: a place of peace and rest where we seek His will and rejoice in His presence. Oh, the joy of worshiping and hearing His Word, from glory to glory!

2 Kings 3:15 “‘But now bring me a musician.’ Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.”

Worship is an attitude of the heart, not just singing a song. —Dr. Joelle Click To Tweet

 

 

 

Behold!

Behold!

We reflect on what we behold. When it is Jesus, it shows and our witnessing increases. Our prayer is to reflect His glory, for others to know His reality because of the way He is transforming our lives. 

Behold means to pay careful attention to someone or something. It draws our full attention to what is happening or is about to happen. It leads us to comprehend, to know, to grasp what we see and continue to do so as we reflect on it.   

We do not always take the time to pay attention to the people and situations that surround us. We are too busy, or we look at things too quickly, assuming we know what they are. Familiarity causes us to walk by sight instead of by faith. We miss opportunities. We overlook moments that are treasures in disguise. We waste our attention on our phones, social media, and other focus stealers.  When we focus on Jesus, it makes everything else work.

When we behold the Lord, not only are we being transformed, but we understand the Word of God with clarity and the Holy Spirit stirs up our spiritual senses. Our awareness of His presence becomes second nature, from glory to glory!

2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

 

 

 

Let’s Worship

Let’s Worship

Our Heavenly Father is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. The idea of God finding us the moment we worship Him leads us to worship Him even more. With our heart turned towards Him, we embrace Him through our words, tears, and expressions of love. We rejoice in worshiping Abba Father and giving Him glory and honor because of who He is.  

It is imperative that when we feel the most oppressed, attacked, or in warfare that we rise and worship. When we worship, we submit to God, resist satan, and cause him to flee from every area of our lives. In doing so, we get closer to what is of God, and further away from what is of the enemy. In that place of intimacy, nothing can come between us and the awesomeness of God’s glory.

If we ever need to feel closer to God, let’s worship. When depression tries to come upon us, let’s worship. When darkness increases in the world, let’s worship. When we don’t know what to do, let’s worship. No matter what it takes or where we are, we press through to worship, from glory to glory!

John 4:23-24 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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