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I just wanted to share with you guys about something that’s been building up in my spirit since My sister and I joined our first, three day youth camp where God was able to speak to me several times and show me visions (might write down here and explain some of my visions) during the camp. It was such a blessing to be there and be renewed in the spirit and have blessed fellowship with my church family! I learned so much just by hearing some of the life stories of the other camper’s, which touched me deeply that I try not to tear up every time I think about it. But anyway, main point is.. I wanted to share with you something that’s been in my heart since then. There was this word I heard that stood out during the camp that really spoke deeply to me and made me just THINK. It was during praise and worship, I can’t quite remember which praise and worship service it was, but I remember the music team leader say something like “God made us to worship Him” And I think after I heard that God opened my spiritual eyes just then and I mean I started really deeply thinking about it. God CREATED this whole earth. He CREATED US for the soul purpose to worship HIM alone!
I was at the back (since I’m with the media team) observing with my spiritual eyes some of the youth who where a bit hesitant to really let God flow during the praise & worship and just wouldn’t move! No matter what! And I just kept thinking of that WORD. Why be shy? Why have pride? Are we higher than God? God MADE YOU TO WORSHIP HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE rather than anything you’re doing in this world! Just abandon all those feelings of self consciousness & thoughts of what people might think of you while you’re praising God! LET IT OUT! LET IT ALLLLL OUT! He created you to worship him! How can I say this more?
I mean some youth just can’t seem to see beyond the natural! Some people these days, during praise & worship, sometimes end up getting caught up in thinking about what they’re going to have for lunch or maybe distracted by what the people in the front are wearing or whatever and sometimes it gets to me too.. but then that’s when it becomes like religion, when you’re not there because you have the heart for it, but because it’s become like tradition or a routine already in your life.. What ever happened to fully praising him with all your heart? No matter what music team or how they play it..What matters most is letting the praise and worship come from a heart that’s open and sincerely praising him. Hold nothing back when you praise and worship him! I couldn’t stand seeing some of the youth just stand there and not be moved by how beautiful and free it is to be able to WORSHIP HIM! I mean c’mon, we’re just human beings.. What are We? compared to the one who CREATED US and this earth we live on and these HUGE PLANETS! Who are we!?!? And you can’t even raise your hands or jump just to praise him for creating us little people?? Even the skies and birds shout his praises! How much more us who where given voices and hands and feet?! All to praise and worship our Creator. We can get really caught up in the natural, but we need to turn off the natural and turn our spiritual inner being!
God showed me a vision during praise & worship of a bunch of the youth with their arms lifted high to God and there was this huge giant in the middle of the room waking up from it’s sleep while they’re where worshiping. And I think it meant that the more they open their hearts to worship the more that dead sleepy giant in them will be awakened to worship Him! You’re awakening a sleeping giant inside of you the more you worship! :) and if it is already awake make sure it doesn’t fall back asleep! Keep it lively and awake at all costs!
One of my favorite parts in church is the time when we all praise & worship God. When you miss praise & worship and arrive only at the time of the preaching it’s like you literally skipped a whole church service altogether. Do you know that in the old testament when they’re about to go to war they have the praise team lead first in war? Praise LEADS you to your victory. If you’re in a battle with something right now could be sickness, poverty or other problems you need to praise your way through that victory! Praise him ahead of time! Just clap, shout, jump or sing! Like you’ve won that battle already and next thing you know you start seeing results in the natural. It’s time to change and quit the small thinking because there’s something way BIGGER than all of that and you what you’ll be shocked how much fun it actually is. I pray that God will open your spiritual eyes and see things the way He see’s them.