What God is showing me as I worship

by | Jun 30, 2016 | Worship | 18 comments

What would you think if someone said you could enter into the presence of God? Scripture says that “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” (Ephesians 3:12), but how does this happen? Worship is the bridge between heaven and earth which means that we can enter into the very throne room of the living God when we bow our hearts before Him in praise. When we cross into the holy of holies we can see and hear the Holy One, but not with our physical eyes and ears.

We live in a world with two dimensions. We are born into the physical world with five physical senses. We can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the temporal things of this world. The Bible teaches about another kind of birth for those who believe in Christ: “They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God” (John 1:13). This means that we are born into the physical world and then spiritually reborn into the kingdom of God when we accept Christ as our Savior. When this occurs, we receive spiritual senses that enable us to perceive the eternal things of the spiritual world (2 Corinthians 4:18). Although these senses are harder to discern, they are just as real as our five physical senses.

Because these mysterious senses aren’t natural to us, we must surrender our wills and allow the Holy Spirit to fill us with His divine presence in order to use them. He is the source of the divine treasures God has for us. We see this in the following verses. “But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.” (1 Corinthians 2:10-12).

So how do we find the “deep secrets” described in these verses? As mysterious as it sounds, we must use our spiritual eyes and ears to see and hear them revealed through His Spirit. Jesus said “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27). One of the Greek words used for the word “voice” in the scriptures is related to a word meaning “to bring forth into the light, cause to shine, shed light.” These words describe what happens when God reveals His truth when we read the Bible. The Holy Spirit shines His light on the Word to make the Scriptures come alive and reveal what had been previously hidden.

The Good Shepherd also speaks in a voice that we can hear in our spirit at times. Oswald Chambers recognized this truth and stated, “The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it”. Hearing God’s voice is possible for all believers if they are willing to listen in child-like expectancy.

When I am on my knees before the Lord in worship, I picture myself passing through the veil and entering into the Holy of Holies where I bow my heart before God’s throne. I offer words of adoration and praise to the Protector of my soul and, if I listen, I can hear His still, soft voice speaking words of love over me. It’s not an audible voice, but a miraculous Spirit-to-spirit encounter.

When this happens it is never contradictory to the Bible. In fact, what I hear is scripture being spoken over me. And when I hear my Beloved speaking words of spiritual truth, it goes beyond mere head knowledge and moves into my heart, soul and mind and I am miraculously changed. Because of my time spent in worship, for the first time in my life, I’ve been able to turn away from the lies of the evil one and truly believe God’s Word…things that were impossible for me to be certain of in the past.

Some of the “deep secrets” God is showing me in worship may not seem extraordinary to many, but they have altered the way I view everything in life. I know now, without a doubt, that I am God’s beloved daughter, which means I finally have a loving Father that I can find comfort from. He’s shown me that His heart is always for my good, therefore I can trust Him with everything in my life. The reality that He is always with me means that I don’t ever have to feel lonely or afraid again. Because of these truths, and more than I can put into words, my love for the Lord has grown immeasurably…and as a result, we are celebrating a divine romance together.

18 Comments

  1. Karol Carlisle

    Thank you, Bev, for reminding us of these beautiful truths!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      God asked me to be a voice for His children, to show them that there truly is a way to “draw near” to His heart. It’s a privilege to be one of many small flames in this dark world, always pointing to the TRUE LIGHT of the world. Thanks, sweet Karol.

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  2. Rhonda

    What a beautiful description of communion with our Almighty Father…spirit to spirit. Many of His ways remain a mystery to me, but in my heart I know He is always good, He loves me and He is trustworthy. And, I remain forever thankful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who made the way for me to experience this relationship with my Creator.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I am always amazed that the King of kings and Lord of lords desires an intimate relationship with His children. We are truly blessed beyond words. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  3. Karen Summers

    Other than hymns and songs,worship has long been a blank part of my spiritual life. I’m beginning to see my way into the Holy Places.
    In the last few years, I have been able to see God as a loving father, who chose me as He created life as we know it.
    I’m thankful for this next step.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      It’s an exciting journey to the heart of our heavenly Father. The evil one wants to keep us from trusting Him…but when we continue to press into Him, even though it’s hard at times, we will be surprised by His joy!!!

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  4. Shirley Crosby

    Thank you, Bev. What a beautiful word on true salvation and being born again.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks, sweet Shirley. God is moving in our lives, drawing us ever closer to His heart.

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  5. Holly

    Bev, I survived a brain aneurysm bleed on November 28, and I “woke up” December 27. I was conscious all that time, but I wasn’t plugged in for that month. When I realized what had happened, my husband and I could look back and see God’s hand in every step of the way…even as far back as a month before the bleed. God arranged our steps that day and has been involved on this side of the event. It is absolutely amazing to “see” Him so closely. I can testify that He hears and answers and gets involved the moment His Name is called. I have NO doubts!! We are so thankful! We are amazed at His glory! May all my days honor Him!!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      WOW!! What an amazing testimony of God’s goodness, even on the broken road. Thanks so much for sharing. Your words are an encouragement to all.

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  6. Melissa Brierton

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feeling about our Father. Your words touched my heart. You are a blessing to so many. I love you, dearly!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks, sweet friend. I’m so blessed to have you and others joining me on this journey.

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  7. Ruthie

    HIS Presence overwhelms me as I seek HIS face! Thanks for this challenge to remind me that worship pleases my LORD.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      It’s such a joy to watch others catch the vision. You are a blessing!!

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  8. Robin Bermel

    This is so beautiful, Bev. A marvelous encouragement. I read it out loud as we were driving in the dark, bringing a child home from camp. You truly are in the flow of Gods spirit, and He is speaking love through you.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks so much, sweet Robin. My prayer is for God to help me be a light in the darkness…so reading it while driving in the dark was perfect. You are a blessing in my life and I thank God for you.

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  9. Janice

    Thanks so much for encouraging words. A few years back, I felt unloved & not worthy of wasting God’s time. Now, I have pure joy in Him & His word. God is good!!!!!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I’m thrilled to hear how the Holy One has brought healing in your life. What a great testimony of who He is….a Father we can trust.

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