Written By: Mary Martinez
During my morning bible study, I recently came across Revelation 4:8. As I read the verse, I could feel my spirit stir. “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” I read it over again, then again, repeating the words each time with more passion and precision. With each repetition, the words seemed to come alive with power and strength. Then, reading further in verse 11, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they were created and had their being.” I closed my eyes and tried to envision the beautiful sight of the heavenly beings worshiping at God’s throne. Oh, how we can’t even comprehend the magnitude or depth of this type of worship. For it says day and night, they NEVER stop saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
I believe God is calling for an awakening within the Church. A humbling of ourselves and a call to worship. Our nation and the world are hurting right now. We are in peril at a pivotal moment. We desperately need God’s wisdom as we long for and seek change. I believe that true change has to start within one’s own heart, and to do this, we first have to humble ourselves before the Lord. So how do we humble ourselves?
“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker, for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” (Psalm 95:6-7)
When we worship, we take the focus off ourselves and direct our attention and devotion back to God. It isn’t about our feelings, emotions, or wants. We lay all that we are, the good, the bad, and the ugly down at His feet and turn our eyes toward Him. It’s solely about honoring Him. It’s about putting ourselves aside and elevating Him back to His rightful throne.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Although worship isn’t about us, a beautiful thing happens when we worship, our hearts are transformed because He is put back into His rightful place in our lives. Our perspective changes and the things that are taking His place are exposed and can be addressed.
I deeply long for a Heavenly perspective based on biblical truth. If there is anything that isn’t of the Lord within me, I want it gone. I want to worship the Lord with all that I am. In my words, actions, and deeds. I want to be transformed.
Are you ready for a change? Are you tired of all the hurt and turmoil you see daily? Let us start from within. Let us bow to our King, our King alone, and worship. I implore you to pause with me this week and lift your voice. Create your own dialogue of worship to God, from your heart, a new song. Lifting God back onto the throne, raise your arms up in reverence and awe of who He is. Praise Him for what He has done, what He is doing, and what is yet to come. The Church will be awakened, a revival is coming, and change is happening.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5: 6)
Written By: Mary Martinez