Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!
Fulfilling our calling is one of our primary acts of worship. When we see as God sees we cannot be silent when He calls. Though the mighty angels were present, only Isaiah could fulfill God’s call. They could cry Holy; Holy; Holy, but only Isaiah
could “Go and tell this people…”
How can I hear God’s voice? We only hear when we go into his temple and see with our hearts: His honor, His power and His glory.
Worship is being ready to go where God calls.
Where is God calling you today?
We need to see Jesus to worship. It’s when we can’t see any longer that our worship becomes faint and cold and when our work for him revolves around our own little world. Real vision comes only from heaven. There are no books, CD’s or conferences that can give us vision. Jacob dreamed in the desert and woke up to worship. Isaiah saw the Lord suddenly and cried out in worship. John met Jesus in all his glory while praying on his Island prison and fell face down in worship.
Jesus can heal our spirit’s blindness. He has the eye salve that will heal and restore our vision. When we see him again our hearts wake to worship. When we start to see what Jesus sees our worship becomes a labor of love for Him. Ask him right now; He will restore the vision that leads to worship and working with love for him again.
Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Jesus was a radical in his day! He broke with everyone’s tradition about where people should worship. Jesus was saying that there was no Holy Place on earth. God is Spirit. We don’t get holier by going somewhere. We have to worship not in a place but in Spirit.
We might think that we are already doing so. But let’s stop and take a test. When we last said Amen in our prayer time, did Jesus stay behind there waiting for us to come back? Is our day filled with busy things that push Jesus back to a certain place and time when we can meet with him again? Before Jesus died, he repeated over and over that He was going back to the Father, and sending us the Holy Spirit. When we are worshiping in Spirit He begins to flow out like a river. Rivers always flow: on quiet times and in storms, in sunshine and at night, in dry times and in floods. Ask yourself, “Is He flowing in me today?” Don’t be discouraged. God loves to show us how to worship like this. Jesus said the Father is always looking for worshipers. Father help me to worship today! That’s a prayer God always answers!!
Be still and know that I am God…. Ps 46:10 At the moment when all our praise, worship or prayers fall into silence then God speaks. This is so often the moment when we feel we are done and move on. But if we linger in the presence of Jesus He will begin to speak and sing over us!! Our minds are so easily busy and filled with thoughts and plans and the pressure to live our lives like a race. Jesus is still resting by the well waiting for us to come. The moment of silence is not a silence at all; but His chance to speak into our hearts.
The words that He speaks to us will last forever. How precious are those moments to Him!
God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. Ex 3:5
Before God was ready to speak, Moses needed to take off his sandals. We are only ready to hear God when we come to Him in complete humility and vulnerability. The place where God wants to show himself to us is the most ordinary of places on earth, but because He is there it becomes Holy. Worship is not just our singing or our music. Worship is a place where God speaks. How long has it been since He spoke clearly like a bell ringing in your heart?
If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son purifies us from all sin 1 Jn 1:7 Worshipping is walking in the light with Jesus. As we worship we become a mirror for Jesus. The more He works and cleans our mirror the more of Him others see. To be more faithful it is not only about our effort but about our time in the presence of Jesus. Ele e sempre fiel!
Jesus is always faithful!. I love this song “Quero ser encontrado Fiel” (I want to be found faithful)
Take time today in the presence of Jesus; allow his word to penetrate to your heart.