What God is showing me as I worship
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.