Monday, February 22, 2016

We Were Made To Worship

This last weekend I was reminded of the power of worship. On Saturday Kael Bloom spoke at our church’s Men’s Breakfast and reminded us that there is healing as we lift up our praises/prayers to God. Then on Sunday hearing C3 Colby’s Worship Director Dave Funk and Roger Cooper sing praises to God I experienced a supernatural closeness to God.
The Bible says in Psalm 22:3 that God actually lives and dwells in our praises. This is the mystery and the miracle of the power and presence of God when we worship! When we worship, we affirm the truth of God’s Word, and it is being rooted deep in our hearts.
Chris Tomlin sings a song, “You and I Were Made to Worship” and I believe that to be true. Every person is created to be a Christ worshiper.   
There is something inherent in the act of worship that enables us to encounter the power of God like nothing else. It is not effective to simply tell someone to stop worrying; stop being proud; stop being self-consumed, distracted, insecure, materialistic or as we talked about on Sunday, bitter. But it is effective to tell them to start worshiping. When we make that decision to fix our eyes on Jesus, we quickly realize that God has already begun to release the grip these tendencies have on us that hold us hostage.
Worship is a declaration of our weakness and God’s strength.  When we worship, the invisible God is at work inside us doing invisible and powerful things. We get realigned, refreshed and refueled; we find unspeakable joy and indescribable peace. We discover the strength of God, which enables us to walk in the truth, live in His presence and see set us free from the things that shackle us.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Join me tonight at the south Wendys from 5-8pm as we help send our Encounter college age missionaries to Haiti this summer.

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