“All the earth will worship Thee, And will sing praises to Thee; They will sing praises to Thy name. Come and see the works of God, who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.” Ps. 66:4-5, NASB
“saying, ‘I will proclaim Thy name to my brethren, In the midst of the congregation I will sing Thy praise.’ And again, ‘I will put my trust in Him.’ And again, ‘Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me.” Heb. 2:12-13, NASB
The call to worship echoes in our ears, as the church doors close and we walk into the world that is deaf to the call. How did God reveal Himself to you who heard and heeded the call? How did you express and are you expressing that revelation in worship?
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24, NASB
“Worship comes as a response to revelation.” This quote is taken from a small book, “Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church” by Keith and Kristyn Getty. It is an easy read packed with little gems, and I have only finished the first half. But this quote struck a chord in my heart as I have been praying through the summer for the Holy Spirit to be my teacher, showing my how to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. And this is what He revealed to me through the weekend and how He prepared me for congregational worship on Sunday.
The more revelation of our awesome God, the deeper the worship as it penetrates our fiber and is lived out of a surrendered life. It becomes more than an emotional expression as it grows into a physical expression of who God is in us. In other words, worship responds to the cry of help with the Lord’s compassion, to the unlovable with love, to the lonely with our presence, to the lost with the hope of the gospel, to the temptations of sin with the word of God…Whatever God is, true worship expresses.
God revealed Himself to me through that one sentence, and through the following scripture found in Col. 3:3. “For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” NASB. My life is hidden and God is revealed as Christ lives in me. What an awesome privilege and responsibility, accomplished only through the strength of Christ. As each new revelation of God takes root in my heart, He gives me a new one to always make worship a fresh and exciting journey.
So, how did God reveal Himself to you and How are you expressing that revelation to others? I invite you to share your story as the telling roots it in your life and blesses mine. With your permission, may I share your blessing with others?
“To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!”