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The Key To An Effective Worship
By Dwayne McCarthy II
A worship leader from Tennessee asked his church a question one Sunday morning. His question was, “If I didn’t sing today, or if the band did not play, how would you worship God? He then expressed that true worship was not defined by music, but by the status of your relationship with the Master! Many Christians believe that Praise and Worship is a segment or time slot delegated in a service to sing, not really coming to understanding that Worship is an on-going cycle 24/7.
It is defined as the connection or vein between God and his people. It is when we discover that it takes a diligent relationship with God to effectively worship him; that the True Davidic worship will be birth forward out of our spirit. The Strong’s Concordance defines worship as one, “to make obeisance, or do reverence to”. Obeisance defined by Webster Dictionary is” a movement of the body expressing deep respect orderferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.” When you are longing for a relationship with God, it takes you canceling your so called “Priority List”, and bowing before the Master and expressing your love simply just because he’s God. The Hebrew word for worship is “shachah” which means to bow down or to prostate oneself. True Worship is hearing his voice at two or three o’clock in the morning, and waking up and laying prostate on the floor crying out before the Lord.
You can never experience the full effects of True Worship until you’ve come into a place of total submission of his will. You have to come to a point to where you’re tired of being tired and give him a sincere “yes”! The bible tells us in the second book of Chronicles, “If my people which are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. If you have not given God your all as a living sacrifice for his glory, then you have just felt merely nothing but another “good time in the lord”. When you are operating in True Worship, the aroma of his presence should follow you all the days of your lives assuming your in his will, and not just two or three days a week.
Worship is more than your average two fast songs two slow songs or your daily bible readings on your phone. Worship signifies that you are acceptable in his sight, your carrying the heart of David, your in a “shachah” state at any given moment, you have completely submitted your life to him, and your able to reverence his name more than anything! The reason there is a lack of true worship is because many don’t necessarily know how to worship God. However you don’t need to pray like Juanita Bynum or sing like Smokie Norful to be qualified to worship God. Many in today’s church are intimidated by another's level in worship. They get to a place mentally that the only way they can worship God is if they can speak in that heavenly language or if they can pray in the spirit like no tomorrow. We always over look the small things like “thank you God”, “Lord I love you”, or simply closing your eyes and meditating on him. These verbal and physical gestures are signs of active worship. Don’t be easily discouraged when it comes time to worship God. We often fail to realize that we have to be processed in the ways of the Lord. It is during our processing that you will see your level of worship elevate. As you draw nearer to God, your worship will coincide with your spiritual level.
Just as the immaculate butterfly must first be a slimy caterpillar; in order to fly we have to first dress ourselves in humility. If you’re that one that’s having trouble worshiping, start off by thanking him for your life. There isn’t a praise or prayer that God does not here from his people! In the year of 2011, God is demanding worship from the people of God. This is the year of judgment for the body of Christ. In this hour God is sending the spirit to expose that which is contrary to his word. Great men and women of God that we look up to you will begin to see fall because the spirit of truth will seize all wrong motives in ministry.
God in this hour has only released manifestation upon the faithful and true Davidic worshipers. The spirit of the living God is calling the people out of immaturity. He is calling you out of the place of comfort, for when you be-come comfortable in your level of worship you bring a halt to your growth. In order to feel peace in this year, you have to be in a place of consecration in the spirit. God say’s this is the year for those who worship me in “truth and in holiness”. Make your request known oh ye faithful the Lord say’s and I will pour a blessing superseding your request. He is pouring out an overflow. The recesses ion will not take effect on the true people of God thus said the Lord. For I will cause them to walk by faith, and it will be there faith and trust in thee that will unlock the way. The Holy Spirit said to trust thee and believe that he is a rewarded to those who diligently seek him. It is the sincerity of your worship that he is seeking, and it is in those that are pure you will see prosper thus said the Spirit of the Living God.
The key to an effective worship experience is to first have a relationship with him. The Webster Dictionary defines a relationship as a “connection, association, or involvement”. How can a marriage work between a husband and wife unless they spend quality alone time away from the noise of life? The same theory can be opposed to the people of God! How can you effectively love and worship God without a credible track record of spending alone time with him. You can’t love a stranger! The reason worship might seem so uncomfortable or awkward to you might be because you don’t do it nearly as much as you need to. We always want to reach deeper depths in him, and never come to realization that we are our own hindrance. God is always willing to reveal more to us, but only to those who he can trust with his spirit. The bible says in Revelation “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” He is standing at the door symbolizes your heart; we just have to chose the way of destiny and let him in so that we may excel to our destined place. You don’t want to leave this earth without fulfilling your destiny. Choose this day to have a relationship with God, and you will find that worship which was once that awkward place is now that familiar place. For you cannot have a true relation-ship with God without giving what’s due his name, and that’s all glory and honor. The answer to a real experience lies in a simple DECISION.
How would you worship God if you went to the church only to find out that no music would be played? Would you know how to get to that Heavenly place by yourself? Would you know where to even begin? Those who are familiarized with his ways and words will! Start to seek him with everything that you have for in diligence lies great power! Remember in order to have elevation you must first have relation! God bless you and may these words of wisdom encourage you to finally experience the unlimited realm of True Worship.
Prophet Dwayne McCarty II
Is the worship leader at Signs & Wonders Apostolic Outreach Ministries located in Houston, TX.