“I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer.” Psalm 17.6
There are two ways to ask any question.
One is to ask and not expect or deserve an answer. The second is to ask with absolute confidence in being hear and having a response reflecting the value and sincerity of the question.
I believe most of the spiritual questions we present to God fall into the first category. Last night I danced, cried, and clapped as a thousand voices stood before God in confidence.
Last night I participated in a live worship recording. Traditionally one would describe the event as a concert or a music event. This family calls it worship.
The scene was out of a movie. Two percussion sets with almost every type of instrument imaginable. Six guitars on stage in all types of sizes and shapes. Piano, electric organ, cello, flute, violin, and singers. Forty plus mikes and cables snaked everywhere. Two visible soundboards fronting for the mobile recording out back. Five worship leaders coming together with one leader in unity.
The leaders jumped and danced. The leaders clapped and cried. The leaders sang and played. The unity shared by leaders and the audience was clear and visible. The leaders led us to God and left us there in faith knowing God would not leave us unchanged.
God changes lives. I know because I saw the work in progress last night! No stone unturned or any life left alone.
Part of the experienced fascinated me. Clearly, the leaders invited. Just as clearly, the leaders accepted everyone right where they were. There was no harsh words, no yelling, or ranting. Everyone focused on the positive life giving grace God offers through Jesus.
The impact of expressing thoughts as one voice with 1,000 people is amazing. The experience is one you know, in advance, will be magical. The event became, for me, a quiet answer to many of my lingering questions before God.
God will answer my prayers, including the ones about you. I know because He told me so last night.