“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
God has placed eternity in our hearts and our appreciation of Him releases our well being and the accompanying endorphins. Our intimacy with God has effect on our whole being, spirit mind and body. We know a place of communication with Him that is prefect and good.
We are wired for a connection with the spirit realm. It is for what we can give also, not for only our benefit of receiving.
We are here to serve God. We belong to Him. We are set apart for Him. It is not all about the worship but the worshipper.
He enthrones Himself on our praises. Worshipping is a place of transformation, a place of the renewing of our mind.
God looks not for the sound we are making or even the words we are saying it is the personal bit that we are releasing as if putting our signature to that makes it specially from us.
Worship develops the worshipper to a fullness and an overflowing of love.
In the wilderness or the storm the song we birth in the worship is different and breaks through in different ways.
Fear and anxiety can be broken through in worship and it has weaponised us in our spiritual battle with the enemy. It brings deliverance and freedom.
God is big and above all other.
Songs can change cultures and atmospheres. We can sing what we can’t say and it be heard. It reaches places and goes through. Our breakthrough is everyone’s breakthrough.
The cost is everything we have until we have nothing left. God asks for our all in our praise but our singing to Him boosts us like nothing else can.
It externalises our internal world. What may start in misery ends in joy and love.
There is a shift, the vibration moves through us and synchronises our hearts to beat as one it is power filling. It is not about the quality of our voice it is about using our voice.
Where we are imprisoned we become liberated. His Glory will not sit on a slick set and performance but on what is raw. Worship brings the exodus out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of light.
Heaven overwhelms darkness and principalities. Our sphere of freedom shows a way for others. We are not here for our own moment but for bringing others too.
We respond to worship in the spiritual realm and can see it in the physical and natural realm too. Sometimes we cannot say it only sing it. We delight the Father and scare the enemy.
Worship becomes our whole lives laid down and honouring Jesus as Lord and king.
We are like the sportsman who devotes all his life to pursuing and training for his game and then,on the day, there for one thing only.
To conquer and win.
The illustration shows praise and worship sacrificed to God like sonar bouncing back in the gold dust of His Glory. Light emanating to push back the darkness
One Scriptures that come to mind:
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 ESV
The song Take You At Your Word. Cody Carnes + Benjamin Hastings