What are some of the things you’ve been doing as we shelter-in-place during this crazy time in what will one day be world history?
Music moves me, therefore, I like to sing. However, in my mind is the only place I sound like so many of your beautiful voices. I don’t let that stop me, perhaps to the chagrin of those close to me. God loves a cheerful noise.
This morning as I sat in sweet solitude with Jesus praising Him, God and Holy Spirit for Who They are, the word revere came to me. To stand in awe of God. How often, especially lately, have I simply stood in awe of God? How often have you? That isn’t meant as a judgement rather a reflective question. We can get so busy with life that our sweet time with Jesus can become another check on our to-do list [believe me I’ve been there]. When this happens our time with Jesus becomes something to get through for the day, like a chore, rather than nurturing a deep and intimate relationship with Him.
As I continued in my precious time with Jesus I felt led to listen to some worship music. I played a few songs and scrolled through my playlist looking for a particular song when I stopped on Raise A Hallelujah by Bethel Music. As I listened I was moved. Moved to be thankful for all things. Even shelter-in-place. Rather than think about where our next roll of toilet paper, tissue, hand sanitizer [diy on how to make your own!], paper towels will come from or when we can all get back to work, raise your own hallelujah. If I do it and you do you and another person does it, like dominoes falling, soon the entire Body of Christ will raise their voices in an unending hallelujah to the Lord!
I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, Heaven comes to fight for me
I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive
I understand this time of staying at home is hard. I get it, I’m a discipler and I like to disciple one-to-one…in person. I’ve learned to get creative as so many of you have as well. Rather than focus on staying at home let’s focus on hope, the King is alive and lives within each believer in Jesus through Holy Spirit, heaven fights for us even though we don’t readily see it or maybe even sense this.
Let’s make our weapon a melody!
This securely places our focus on Him and not on us or our situation. The unbelief needs to witness your belief.
The unbelief needs to hear your hallelujah!
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