Early on in my walk with God, I became so acutely put off by the controlling nature I saw in others and their approach to God, that I went far opposite and would only participate in what I felt was an organic expression of worship. I felt like any preparation would rob from a pure expression of worship, and I only wanted to give God my best. It was coming from a pure place in my heart, but it led to my worship being hindered because I wasn’t properly preparing. I wasn’t leading as well as I could because I was focused too much on the wrong thing. It’s always about the heart.
What I’ve learned is, sometimes God will give us a prophetic word in advance. That’s not going to take away from its power, but it can actually bring focus to it and offer time for that word to develop. A word is sometimes enhanced when allowed to sit on your spirit for a time and to truly soak in what is being said.
This brought me to thinking about all things organic. Like food. Organic food is something that takes a deliberate effort. It is more expensive to produce, maintain and purchase. Organic beef doesn’t happen on accident. It is a thoughtful process. Planning and forethought is required in all things organic, so why shouldn’t it be the same for worship?
“Organic” worship is a process. It “costs” more but it’s so worth it. A price of time and humility is required. Being able to move with the spirit in worship is something that begins with a deliberate effort. It takes time to cultivate intimacy with God and more time to come to the place where you are so focused on Him that it doesn’t matter who is around. It takes time to walk with God securely enough to just respond with “yes” when you hear Him speak instruction to you. It’s all deliberate at its origin.
Does this resonate with any of you?
Your walk with God is something that requires time and humility. We can’t expect ourselves to just one day begin totally responding to God’s leading with abandon. No, it’s a thousand small “yeses” that lead to greater things.
Today, I encourage you to set aside some of your quiet time to the deliberate act of cultivating an organic field of worship and response in your life. Invite God to speak a word to you, and then let that word sit in your heart. Research that word and watch how God confirms it throughout this week. Through the deliberate decision to listen to His voice, you will go places you never imagined possible.
“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30