Topic: Emotional Worship 1 [Wednesday, 31st May 2017]
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
When we come into a christian meeting or gathering, we expect that the presence of the Lord will be amongst us. There is this sense of anticipation that ‘the Lord will show up in our midst tonight.’ So with that, we try to tune our ‘spiritual antenna’ so that we can be aware of when the Lord shows up. Most times, we look forward to the music minister singing some heart-touching, emotion-steering songs during the course of leading the congregation in worship, then we will say ‘the Lord is here, wow! Glory!’
Unfortunately, this is common place in most Christian meetings. People now want to feel God with their emotions and so, they “worship” God with their emotions. Another example is when the minister preaching or teaching God’s Word starts steering up our emotions with wonderful combinations of eloquence and rhymes, and we all go wide, shouting, then it dawns on us that ‘God has come into the meeting’. Emotional stuffs I must say.
You see, we can’t ascertain if God is in our midst by such trivial and ephemeral thing like emotions. They that worship MUST WORSHIP in SPIRIT and TRUTH, not by emotions. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered IN MY NAME, there I am in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20). As long there is a gathering in His name, He is there, whether they feel like it or not.
This is very important for us to note, so that we can be blessed by the presence of God. Don’t look out for anything that steers up the emotions to ascertain if God is in the meeting. As long as the gathering is in His name, He is there.
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Lord for the assurance of Your presence in every gathering that is done in Your name. We are certain of Your presence every time we gather in Your name, and we know that in Your presence is fullness of joy and at Your right hand are pleasures for evermore. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.