What is it that I’m preparing for…my message…or His message?
Of course, I want to say, His message, but how does He want to share it?
What should happen when we gather together? What’s interesting about this is that God says very little about how our services should go. But there are a couple passages that come to mind.
“How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together,
each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue,
has a revelation, has an interpretation.
Let all things be done for edification.” (1 Cor.14:26)
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation;
but be filled with the Spirit,
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
giving thanks always for all things
to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph.5:18-20)
So, in this light, I was led to share a recording from our service last Sunday morning. It’s the prophetic excerpts from our worship time. It starts with how we always start our services, with declarations and prayer with our worship team in the background. You will hear the sharing of prophetic exhortations, visions, words of freedom, spiritual songs and a moving testimony of how God turns our mourning into joy. There was much ministry to each other during the service (not on this recording).
There’s nothing special about us–the musicians, the singers, or the people sharing–we’re just people who God dearly loves and we’re beginning to really believe it.
We’re beginning to see that our corporate worship is about joining together in His Divine Dance. And out of that comes a river of His life flowing through us, out of us, then corporately flowing together into the vast ocean of His overwhelming love.
This kind of thing is happening more often in our services lately. And I love it! I look forward to it. It’s so beautiful to me.
So, yes, God spoke through it all. His message was singularly clear…He is pouring out His love out on His beloved like a raging river that won’t be stopped!
Sounds like the church!
“from whom the whole body, joined and knit together
by what every joint supplies,
according to the effective working
by which every part does its share,
causes growth of the body
for the edifying of itself in love.” (Eph.4:16)
So, listen in if you would like. It’s a devotional worship time shared through hearts smitten by His love. Soak in His love and sing your own song back to Him. You are loved.
Sunday Morning – March 23, 2014