Expect the Unexpected

Worship of the one and only God was the subject of last Sunday’s sermon.

Read Revelation 5:11-14
[Click the Scripture reference above to read online if you don’t have a Bible within reach.]

Pastor began by comparing John’s vision on the island of Patmos to a flash mob, an unexpected performance at an unexpected time or place.

And I wondered… Where else would you expect all out worship of God, if not in His throne room?

Those in His presence can’t help but cry out and fall down before Him:

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth
and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them,
saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Revelation 5:13 ESV
But then Rev. Stephenson said: How we worship says a lot about how we live.
Then I began to understand how being swept up into heaven and seeing true worshipers in His presence could feel like witnessing the actions of a flash mob… an unexpected performance at an unexpected time or place.

Unless the eyes of our heart are open to Him, His glory, and the magnitude of who He truly is, we will not see Him in our daily life or expect to encounter true heartfelt worshipers. And if someone does genuinely worship Him in our presence we respond just as we would to a flash mob… What’s all this? This is just weird…

To know Him is to abide in Him. Recognizing His presence and power wherever we are.
Daily chores done before Him become opportunities to worship and fill a heart with joy!
Consider how you live. 
Do you see Him in the daily? 
Do you know His presence with you? 
Have you ever caught a glimpse of His love, power, and glory?
Have you been spontaneously moved to praise Him?
The reality is…
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3 NIV
Don’t miss another opportunity to experience authentic worship.
Seek it.
Expect it.
Embrace it.
Begin by expecting the unexpected.
His glory surrounds you and He alone deserves your worship and praise. 
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