October 16, 2014
So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.” ~ Exodus 24:3
This past weekend the ‘One Voice’ 12 hour burn of Worship and Praise took place from Friday 7:00pm to Saturday 7:00am – 6 Worship teams that ministered for 2 hours – from four counties from Northeast Ohio (Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Ashtabula). The diversity of race, age, and gender coming together to lift up the name of Jesus was a powerful example of what Heaven will be like. Worship and Praise are one of the few eternal occupations that we know of – so when we pray “Your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” – worship is one of those areas that is God’s Will when we devote ourselves to this occupation of our time and focus.
A word came forth at the Saturday night service with CJ and Lanita Gaul, “My presence is like oil and there are many wealthy nations on earth who have based their economy on oil and if you are going to be wealthy in My kingdom you also must seek the oil of My presence – and you will be rich indeed.”
As a pastor I rely on the presence of the Lord guiding us and leading us as a spiritual community.
Moses said in Exodus 33:15: “Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.”
Whatever I do, I want the Presence of the Lord to go with me. Who would say I don’t want God’s presence in my life, but practicing the presence of God by making room for Praise and Worship to a regular part of our life allows the awareness of the Lord to break into our daily routines.
May the presence of the Lord make you wealthy.