I know I already posted something today, but after spending some time with the Lord I felt something burning within me that I need to share right now.
I want to share something the Lord spoke to me, so clearly in His Word while I was at the North Georgia Revival this last time.
Something that I struggle with is being free in worshipping God corporately.
I don’t understand it, I don’t know why it’s a struggle, I just know that it has been.
The Lord has helped me through a whole lot already in that area, but I could tell that He was wanting to encourage me a little further. So I already had something on my heart going into the service, and I could tell He was wanting to do something.
During the prayer time the Lord led me to this verse, and I don’t think it could be any clearer and any more of a confirmation to what He had already prepared in my heart to do…
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” -Psalm 134:2
I think I laughed and cried at the same time when I saw this because it was like, “Lord, could You be any more clear with direction right now? Thank You, God for speaking so clearly to me!” (and then it was like, could it just be this clear all the time? haha)
But that night the Lord reminded me that worshiping Him in this way blesses Him.
It blesses Him.
It blesses Him.
Oh God, that I would ever hold back from anything that blesses You!
It hit me, that when I feel a pull to do something like lift my hands during worship in church, to do it, because it blesses the Lord.
Up until that time the only time I had ever lifted my hands to worship was when I am asked to do it along with the rest of the congregation, or when I’m in the shower completely alone with Him where no one else can see me.
Why have I been so weird about this? I don’t know, all I know is the Lord gave me very clear direction in His Word for that night. I felt a sense of freedom I hadn’t felt before in corporate worship and I’m so thankful that He’s doing a work in me when it comes to that.
Do you realize how vulnerable I am being right now? To share that this has been a struggle for me?
But if it will encourage just one person who struggles through the same thing, then I want to be that encouragement for that person.