I start a subject of worship, something God has placed upon my heart again and again recently. Something I feel I can’t but scratch the surface of. Something I feel like diving into but haven’t the faintest clue how deep the subject waters are. I feel as if I’m placing my self at the edge of a cliff in the dark. Not seeing what all could possible be beneath, i close my eyes and jump. All the while singing and sinking deeper and deeper yet finding more joy and satisfaction with every meter. It’s an adventure for certain.
I suppose Worship is- Falling in love with a wonderful Maker who has become your provident Father. I suppose Worship is- Kissing the feet of your Master in adoration and respect. I suppose Worship is- Telling your best Friend, who is closer than a brother, just how much you love Him.
I suppose worship is NOT standing in the Sanctuary of your home church for twenty five minutes and singing words with no understanding while watching others find themselves lost in the unimaginable depths of our Saviour’s mercy and love. I suppose worship is more than I can understand, but if it wasn’t wouldn’t it have lost the mystery and power that the Holy Spirit loves to reveal to us? I suppose worship must be a human heart crossing a ravine bridged only by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I suppose Worship is fear. Not in a scared senseless sense, but in a way that we respect our God so much that we ask His opinion. That we seek His will. That we want to see His beautiful face. “worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness”
Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 1 Chron 16:29
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in thebeauty of holiness. Ps 29:2
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Ps 96:9
Worship is more than I can say. I don’t mean to say it is a feeling. Because it is indeed not made with human hands. Our God is not a God made with human hands. Therefore worship is most certainly not something that can be fully experienced in the flesh-in the blood. It’s a communion that can be only experienced when The Holy Spirit inside of us takes our spirits by the hand to meet, see, and experience the love, grace, personality, mercy, beauty, peace, power, might, strength, kindness, and character of our Maker.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth. John 4:23,24
Have you forgotten, my child, that God does not look at the outward appearance of man? As if to say our unfathomable God is built by fathomable hands! Your loving Master looks at your heart. He longs for you to stop - stop the so called worship that’s confined by the bounds of this world and reach out in true worship and devotion to your remarkable Saviour in Love.
Find yourself lost in worship not on occasion with the right song at chuch, but rather, being filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, so much so that His praise flows from you like a river just at the mention of His beautiful name or the sight of the marvelous works of His hands. How? Ask for the Gift. O the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit. Will our Father not gift Him, our helper, to us?