***A few months ago, I shared this with my worship team. I believe it is important to do more than just practice new songs or grow in our skill sets. We must set our hearts to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and His heart. Furthermore, as worship leaders, we must commit to understanding worship as more than music, more than a gift, and more than a feeling. I hope you enjoy the next series I am sharing, entitled: The Place of Worship Is.
The place of worship, which can be anywhere, is a blessing (a gift) for those who worship there
Blessed (Happy) are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Psalm 84:4
Happy are those…
Wherever we are, however we are worshipping, we can be certain that God is listening. We can be certain that he is bending down from the heavens, listening to our praises. What’s more, we can be certain that he meets us in our offering, and finds His dwelling in the midst of our praises.
As we rise to worship Him in spirit and truth, He rises to meet us. The fruit of this encounter is happiness, JOY, strength, hope and peace. Altogether so much more than that great feeling we get after we leave the place of worship!
This makes the act of worship one of our great spiritual weapons. In the darkest night of trouble, our hearts should move directly into the place of worship, fully trusting the power of worship over our circumstances.
As we give God a genuine expression of adoration and praise,
As we lean our hearts towards Him,
As we sing out songs of praise,
As we dance before Him, with total abandonment,
As we pray and meditate on His goodness,
As we adore and praise him, despite doubts, fears, or injury,
As we sacrifice of ourselves, all in the name of Jesus, day in and day out,
We enter the place of worship.
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness. You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong. Psalm 89:15-17
May we all find our way to the place of worship; no matter how we arrive.