TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am a jealous God. I want your attention and your praise, but it must be freely given. I will not take it. I long to spend time with you. Do you have a minute to spend with me?
THE CRY OF YOUR HEART
How do you praise God? Or step into His presence? What are you going to do if, in order to press into something you’re believing for, you have to fast for 30 days when you already have trouble just raising your hands and crying out to Him?
What are you going to do if God calls you to have mercy on people who are despicable if crying out to Him is already too hard? I don’t think it’s my job to tell anybody how to cry out to God because I don’t believe in a method. I just know you have to cry out. It’s step No. 1.
You don’t have to lift your hands. It is about your heart. It’s about laying down your life and serving God in your life. I love the people in our church who are free enough to go ahead and worship God. If you’re not there yet, you need to get there with us. I want to encourage you and tell you that you are perfect as a drop-dead-sold-out Jesus-freak!
You don’t have to try to worship in an extravagant way to please us because we aren’t paying you any attention. We’re going to worship God whether you do or not. When we value the presence of God we rejoice in His presence.
We bought a house with a gate. I’ve never had a gate before. Every time I go through the gate I say, “I enter into these gates with praise and into His presence with thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus.” This brother is building a lifestyle and a culture where it’s just natural for me to be a worshipper all the time. Why would I do that? Because I value His presence and want more of Him.
What about you? Do you raise your hands or sit in silence? There is no wrong way to worship Him as long as your heart is crying out. Revival will not just happen. It begins with you. Let Him hear the cry of your heart – whether you shout it or whisper. Make it real.
“Those who worship God must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – REVIVAL