Worship - He's in the Music
Okay, I’m going to admit that I’ve become a fanatic. I want more. I want more of God’s presence. I want to experience the supernatural to receive God’s glory so I can deliver it with authority. So, guess what I did.
I went to church twice.
Saturday night and then again on Sunday morning. I will acknowledge it’s extreme and I’m not suggesting this to you. But, I just seem to be in this sweet place with God that I can’t get enough. Worship was so powerful Sunday morning that I was shaking. I looked at my daughter who has learned to bear with her mom who raises her hands and sits in the front and showed her my shaking hands. I mouthed, “Whoa.”
She smiled. What a great kid. I’m a blessed mama.
So, I’m on this journey of worship. I hope you are as well. Reading some of the comments in the past few weeks inspires me all the more to experience the supernatural in worship. And, I’m so proud of those of you who asked for prayer on Friday. I want you to KNOW in your heart and soul that I am praying for you by name.
To continue our series today I want to share with you more of how I worship God every day. Last week I shared with you my most precious earthly possession, my Bible. Today, I want to take you two steps further in my morning worship. So, join me.
After reading my Daily Bible, I pull my prayer journal into my lap and sit with a pen. I write long hand sentences of prayer. For a long time I struggled with prayer. I’m easily distracted and lose focus. However, I found if I wrote out some of my prayers, the focus on creating sentences kept my mind on the page and on thought.
My journal is a simple and cheap spiral binder. I get them on the super cheap and in bulk during back-to-school season. Which by the way, is happening right now. So stock up.
I will pray starting with my journal. I write down names and then speak my prayer. I allow God to move me through my prayer time. In my mind and my life, this prayer time is really a conversation. It is an ongoing, never ceasing, communication with my Lord. But it IS a focused time of speaking and listening to the Lord. My friends, I could likely write for the next three months about how to pray, what to pray, etc. But that is not the focus of this series. Perhaps another time.
Now we are getting to my favorite part. This is by far the absolute best time of the day. I take my prayer time on the road. I change into my walking clothes, drive a short distance to where I can walk in an area that is rural. There I experience God is His fantastic creation. I have much to say about this aspect of my worship. So much that I will have to write about it on Friday.
Today, I want to share with you that I take music along with me. I start my walk, most of the time, with my iPod filled with worship music. This is critical to me as worship through music brings me quickly and powerfully into the presence of God. I have more to share with you about this as well. However, I think we can help each other out.
Let’s share our play lists of worship songs. This is exactly what our community is about. Someone is looking for some great music to discover worship. So here is what is on my list today. I change it up often as I listen to it every morning. And sometimes I play it while I’m in the bathroom dressing or doing dishes, working in the yard.
Worship brings you into the presence of our God. So, find your own style of worship music and blast it all around you. Sadness flees, the enemy hides, unbelieving spouses are annoyed *grin* and God comes to hear us. How amazing is that?
God is inhabits the praises of His people. Ps 22:3
Your Presence Is Heaven to Me – Israel & New Breed (My personal favorite right now)
All Things Possible – Mark Schultz (Added today)
Sound of Your Voice – Third Day
Keep My Heart – Colin Bernard
Always – Kristian Stanfill
Michah 6:8 – Kathleen Carnali (The most beautiful rendering of scripture I have ever heard. Another favorite)
Awakening – Chris Tomlin
A Mighty Fortress – Christy Nockels ( I blast this one… It ROCKS)
Beautiful Jesus – Kristian Stanfill
Healer – Kari Jobe
Endless Hallelujah – Matt Redman
When Mercy Found Me – Rhett Walker Band
Healing Is Here – Deluge (Let this one flow over you with healing love)
Overcome – Jeremy Camp
Share your favorites with me. I can’t wait to discover some new music. Leave your list in the comments.
BIG hugs and worship, Lynn