Saturday, 29 May 2010

Unveiled in worship

I am re-reading Matt Redmans book, the Unquenchable Worshipper, and although there is far too much in it to blog about here, the 'Unveiled' chapter is def worth a mention.
He talks about insight into two areas:
1. the deep revelation of God that can be ours and the massive change this brings about in those who experience it.
2. The greater the revelation the deeper the transformation.
There is the story in Exodus 34 in which Moses was so changed by the presence and revelation of God that he had to wear a veil when he was with the people - but in Gods presence he removed the veil. Unveiled in his worship and given incredible access to the presence of God which in turn brought deeper transformation to his life. Moses was a changed, and changing, worshipper who glowed with the glory of God.
2 Cor 3:18
'And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit'
What an incredible and inspiring passage, what an invitation a privelege and a truth if offers.

Are we 'unveiled' worshippers - it's the future :-)

Two other things that reading this book has said powerfully to me:
Being a worshipper starts and continues in people who want to press on and press into the presence of God, to become 'friends of God' a true worshipper, and even more so a worship leader WILL become a hungry student of God's word.
Moses was on the mountain not simply 'being' with God, he was also listening to the words of God.
Worshippers in spirit and truth - what the Father seeks and the church desperately needs. Such worshippers are those from whom the glory of the Lord is reflected for all to see and the truth is communicated for all to hear.
Lord, give us hearts that desire to seek your presence and revelation more than anything else.

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