So much is left out when one uses the word worship. When just said, the mighty depths and unsearchable grounds happened upon during worship are almost forgotten about. The unending waters of God's love have slowly carved a canyon in my heart where worship is something that I long for and need and rely on. It has this special place in my heart. I think it's that way because it's the place where I feel heaven come to earth. Like Moses and the Lord. God spoke to Moses as one does with a friend. I want my life to be so immersed in Jesus, that He can't help but come down and be with me. He truly is the love of my life. It's the place where the things of the world fall away, far from me, and the only thing that matters is the Lord. I have found myself constantly in worship this whole week, which I believe has truly transformed me from who I was, even last week. I have found myself in a place where the Spirit takes me from where I am. I literally feel like I am leaving the room where I am sitting. I have felt a growing hole in my heart, where an earthly father should be. Believe me, I have gotten so much prayer for this problem, but never before I have felt the Presence of my true Father like I have this week. It's one thing to know in my mind that God is a Father, but a completely different thing when I know that I know that God is my Father. He is more completely and wholly there for me, more than any other person can ever be for me. It's difficult for me to describe to you exactly how I feel. It's the deepest love I have ever known. His presence transcends everything I have ever experienced or known. I can feel my spirit dancing with His. He is so near.
"Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him who rides through the deserts -His name is the Lord- be in high spirits and glory before Him." psalm68:4
"They should seek God in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each of us..." acts17:27
"Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our Salvation! Selah! God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation; and to God the Lord belongs escape from death, setting us free." psalm68:19,20
"O God, awe-inspiring, profoundly impressive, and terrible are You out of your holy places; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and fullness of might to His people. Blessed be God!" psalm68:35
"Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Blessed, happy, fortunate, to be envied is the man who fears, revears and worships the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His spiritual offering shall be mightly upon the earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed." psalm112:1,2
"Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the Lord your God" Lev.20:7
"And you shall be holy to Me; for I the Lord am holy, and have seperated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine." Lev.20:26
"But you shall not offer anything which has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you." Lev.22:20
"But you were purchased with the precious blood of Christ, the Messiah, like that of a sacrificial lamb without blemish or spot." 1peter1:19
"So shall you heartily accept my commandments and conform you life and conduct to them. I am the Lord. Neither shall you profane my holy Name, applying it to an idol, or treating it with irreverance or contempt or as a byword; but I will be hallowed among the Israelites. I am the Lord, Who consecrates and makes you holy, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord." Lev.22:31,32
"And now brethren, I commit you to God, I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care. And I commend you to the Word of His grace, to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor. It is able to build you up and to give you your rightful inheritance among all God's set-apart ones, those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul." acts20:32
God, I feel, has been calling me to a higher standard of holiness or set-apart-ness, if you wish. I have felt like I have been living a holy life, but God has called me to give more. Honestly I don't know exactly what it looks like, but I know I have more to give to God.
Paralyzed by the Love of Christ,
Smiling and walking, one type of multi-tasking I can do :)
I can't even quite say what I want to about this subject because every time I try to put it into words, I am overwhelmed by the eternal and divine plan of God. Gosh! I guess all that's left now is to give Him my heart, again. It's a continual process, I have found. My heart is easily swayed if I don't surrender it over to Him.
So here's to you Jesus,
Jay was rockin' the 3D glasses too!
(And Andrea looking really scary)
That's all :)