Today I want to share a post from a guest blogger. A fellow church member and someone I once worked with on a personal project. Kelvin Mutize is a young man, passionate about worship and very hardworking. He is full of compassion and volunteers for Champions for life, a church program which supports children infected and affected with HIV. I wanted you to hear from him, so here goes.
Studying the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Revelations, Daniel and Job one thing that stood out was the detailed explanations of how these man of God had numerous encounters with God and in detail they explained how their whole experiences set a platform to know God from that place forward ad that revelation became the basis of their worship.
God is a good God and the way that He appears to me and you is totally different especially determined by our level of comprehension of who He is and it’s true that we have not been all called in the same way but today we want to focus on your walk with Him by self introspection to gauge where we are. We are not comparing but looking from the start of our walk with Christ and our lives today.
Questions To A Worshipper
- Is the presence of God (face of God) evident in your life
“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him”. Exodus 34:29
Worship is becoming to us, we become more and more like the one we are worshipping daily and because we spend time in his presence of God we become more and more like God. The question is, does the glory of his presence become evident in your everyday life as we ought to be shining because of that which we carry forth from his presence.
- Who is the focus of your worship
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth (declare/ herald) my praise”. Isaiah 43:21
It’s easy to lose focus of the reason why we worship, as we grow older we tend to ask a lot of questions and we call it rationalization. Have you lost your focus are you still as hungry as when you started living for his glory? Has protocols, constant bugging and confrontation with people destroyed your focus in worship?
- What experiences have you had whilst worshipping God?
“He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him”. John 9:36-38
The place of growth in one’s life is when we experience the touch of God, it fuels our hearts, minds and lives to continue to press on. The more God reveals the more we search for him and as a worshipper if you are in a place where God isn’t revealing himself to you then it’s time we start working on our own lives and hearts to check if we haven’t gotten numb to God.
There was a point when Smith Wigglesworth had backslidden and when he recognized that he was in that place he went on a fast until God restored him. Worship alone causes revelation and when revelation is absent then you need to go back and earnestly chase after God (entreating the Lord)
How many of us do actually inquire of the Lord for a Sunday song list, style of our worship and how many of us inquire who God is and how heaven worship so that we may understand what fuels the worship of heaven? How many of us inquire to know the sound of heaven and when was the last time you sought to see God in a new light?
These questions are meant not to bring you down there are there to make you realize, self introspect of your life as a worshipper, singer, musician, choir member, ordinary church member where ever you are standing.
Think about it what has changed, what has shifted, what has made the difference to your life as a worshipper?