What is intimate worship? (Mark 1:35) “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Luke 22:39) says “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives
(Deuteronomy 6:6) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength (Hebrews 4:16) “Let us then approach the throne of Grace with confidence.” “Intimate worship” is worship being fully aware, desiring, and open to God’s presence.
Intimacy with God is a heart issue. “Worship is the key component to the manifest presence of God coming down among us. Thanksgiving gets you in the gates, praise gets you in the courts, but worship takes you into the very presence of God” John Arnott Intimacy In worship Is about the passion Of our heart
The Fruit of Intimacy When we meet with God are we changed? “Moses face shone, our faces are unveiled” (2 Corinthians 3:18) What happens when the presence of God touches our lives? What happens inside us when God is present?
(Ephesians 3:17b-19) “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Isaiah 44:3-5) For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. One will say, ’I belong to the Lord ’; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, ’The Lord ’s,’ and will take the name Israel.
“Worship can be a catalyst for hearing God.” John Arnott ( 2 Kings 3:15) While the Harpist was playing, the hand of the Lord came upon Elisha. And he said this is what the Lord says….. (Romans 8:15-16) “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption. And by him we cry, "Papa." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
What Leads us to Intimacy in Worship? · Corporate worship · Individual worship Isaiah 40 Those that Wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Results: Understanding His love. Feeling that I’m God’s favorite