The Power of Worship

by - Monday, August 29, 2016

I believe that worship is a life changing experience that opens our hearts and reminds us of the glory of God. In a worship moment, I am reminded of who Jesus is to me and how much I love Him.

Changing my previous Church last year has taught me to worship more expressively. There is something very meaningful about being in the presence of the Holy Spirit and worshiping God in a room full mostly of strangers as one body, as God intended. A moment where the focus is genuinely on God and how Holy, perfect, blameless, faithful, true (and the list goes on!) He really is!

The powerful thing about worship is that it has a consistent result of reverencing God. It depends on our state of mind of course, but when we focus on Him, it makes a difference.

Psalm 100

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2     Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Philippians 4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

My Church had a whole service of Praise and Worship yesterday and it was seriously uplifting. My encouragement to you is that we do not make it only a Sunday thing but continue to do it through our working week. I like to do my exercise in the morning, so that upon return from work, I can get quiet before the Lord. Worship music helps, for me to shake off my day and anything that is bothering me so that the focus can be on God.

Here are a few lyrics that touch me:

Love came like madness, poured out in blood washed romance. And it makes no sense but this is grace and I know you’re with me in this place.

Faith makes a fool of what makes sense, but grace found my heart where logic ends, when justice called for all my debts, the friend of sinners came instead – Hillsong: Here Now (Madness).

Holy Spirit you are welcome here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere, your glory God is what our hearts long for to be overcome by your presence Lord - Francesca Battistelli – Holy Spirit

Your presence is heaven to me - Israel Houghton - Your Presence Is Heaven

Jesus I need you, every moment I need you – Hillsong – Jesus I need you

Understand that there is power and spiritual warfare in the act of worship. Lifting our hands, kneeling down and singing shows that we believe and are victorious. Worship brings truth and healing. Practice this and rest in His truth and peace. Amen!

Rosemary x

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