It’s your breath in my lungs, so I pour out my praise to you only Lord…
“so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.” (2 Chronicles 5:14)
Last night by human metrics, our House Church did not measure up. People who attend started texting throughout the day and up to the time we start that they would not be there tonight. Various good reasons: sickness, having to work late, traveling out of town, grand children, reaction to a medicine prescribed, and another event to attend. During the day as I prepared for our gathering though I prayed on it, no clear focus for the night came to me. I lead worship and no songs I was to lead came to me. So when we gathered in my living room, instead of a house full of people there were only four of us. And instead of my leading worship we streamed worship music, and we simply became quiet before God.
And His presence fell on us.
We prayed as led, we read Scripture, we shared the Lord’s Supper, and we soaked in what I call a “Jesus Jacuzzi” of His presence. All four of us gathered there are leaders of various ministries. We lead apostolically, Shepard, and pour out into others on a daily basis. And for us to not have to lead anything, but just simply sit, worship and pray and be poured into by God for an hour and a half was amazing. “It Is Well” by Bethel played, and it reminded us that it is well. “Still Believe” by Kim Walker Smith spoke into the faith we cling to. The prayers The Holy Spirit led us to speak over each other and our ministries encouraged and re-centered us on Christ and Him alone, and enabled us to release things we were carrying not of Him. So thankful. And it reminded us all that a church gathering is not about “measuring up” to metrics man presents, but the “falling down” of the presence of God.
My family, I pray today you open your heart in prayer, seek God in His word, play Worship music and sing out loud, by yourself or with others, and enter into a “Jesus Jacuzzi” of His presence and simply soak in it. In Jesus’ name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you my friends.
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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower
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