Upgrading Your Worship

True worship happens when we respond appropriately to WHO GOD IS and WHAT GOD HAS DONE. Our ability to respond appropriately is closely connected to our revelation of Him, our understanding of our identity in Christ, and of His glad disposition toward us. Any place where our revelation is inadequate or we have pockets of unbelief, rebellion, or where we have embraced the enemy’s lies, our ability to see God accurately and to respond appropriately are being stolen from us as well as from the Lord.

There is no shame or accusation in the Lord’s heart toward us for any such deficiencies. As the Good Shepherd, He simply calls us to leave behind our old mindsets so we can step into a fuller measure of revelation and a more fitting response of worshipful adoration. Even so, “God we repent where we have embraced lies, rebellion, or unbelief. We have sinned greatly against your greatness. We ask for your forgiveness, mercy, and healing. Renew a right spirit in us (Ps 51:10) so we can worship you in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:24). We ask for an outpouring of your Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Eph 1:17) to fill us with all your fullness (Eph 3:19). In Jesus’ glorious name we pray.”

We have entered into a new season where the Lord is extending to us an invitation to draw even closer and taste of a deeper measure of His goodness. He joyfully invites us to draw near so that He can reveal Himself more fully. As we say yes and press into His invitation, Holy Spirit will reveal His goodness to our spirits. We will begin to experience new levels of dreams, visions, and understanding. Our imaginations will be awakened with breathtaking heavenly impressions and insights. We will behold God as He is! Our spirits will rejoice as we gaze in awe and wonder at this One who exceedingly surpasses our understanding. Our expressions of worship will escalate into greater levels of majestic glory and we will experience significant increases in our freedom and liberty.

Our spirits and hearts will instantly be awakened and invigorated by this fresh revelation. Yet, it will take time for our understanding and comprehension (our minds) to catch up with that Spirit-breathed revelation. As this revelation begins to saturate our understanding, our old mental imagery of God’s person and worth will be massively upgraded. As this happens, new songs will emerge, new books will be written, and a new level of multiplication will extend out into the harvest fields. Sparks of revival will be ignited in pockets of our nation and around the world. These developments are just around the corner for all who cannot live without it!

What do you say? Are you ready to accept His invitation and get a massive upgrade in your revelation and worship response?

Practical Steps: Choose whichever of the following next steps resonates well with your spirit.

A. Read Ezekiel 1 and Revelation 4 in one sitting:

  1. Describe the atmosphere of heaven in your own words
  2. List the people and things in God’s heavenly presence
  3. List the things that are said or sang in His presence
  4. Close your eyes and worship Him silently in your heart
  5. Ask the Lord to reveal to you mysteries of His presence
  6. Rejoice and thank Him for everything He shows you
  7. Take some time to write down any details that come to mind about this experience, and mark the date and time
  8. Ask the Lord, when and where He wants to meet you again

B. Pray the following prayers one at a time and then wait for the Lord to respond to you before proceeding to the next one:

  1. “Holy Spirit, reveal the person of Jesus to me more clearly than ever before.”
  2. “Jesus, tell me what you are thinking about me.” (If what you hear is not full of His love, acceptance, and beauty, you need to change the channel you are listening to in your mind because this suggests you’ve been tuning into the wrong channel too long.)
  3. “Father, soften my heart so that I receive your lovely kindness toward me more fully and freely, and help me to love myself as you love me.”
  4. “Lord, show me any unconfessed sin that is hindering your revelation from penetrating my heart.”
  5. “Father, show me anyone I have not forgiven for hurting me in the past so I can freely forgive them, and in so doing to break the power of unforgiveness off my life.”
  6. Take some time to write down anything you heart the Lord revealing to you through this experience, and mark the date and time
  7. Ask the Lord, when and where He wants to meet you again

C. Find a quiet little hideaway spot to spend half an hour or so alone:

  1. Leave your phone and other distractions out of sight and hearing distance
  2. Close your eyes and think only about the sounds you hear
  3. Try to discern how many different things you can hear
  4. Ask the Lord to give you a picture of where He is right now in relation to your surroundings
  5. Ask Him what He is enjoying about this experience you are having with Him
  6. When He reveals things to you, take some time to thank Him for every one of them
  7. Once you are done, take some time to write down the details of this experience, and mark the date and time
  8. Ask the Lord, when and where He wants to meet you again

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