1 Corinthians 14:25
By witnessing the gift of the word of knowledge, where something that could not be known in any other way comes to light, the visitor will be struck with awe and acknowledge God in you and will yield himself to God in worship. (Mirror Bible)
Are you allowing God to use you to show His power?
As a believer, there is an expectation for God to manifest himself in the midst of His people. Just as He did in the days of old, you want Him to do now.
2 Chronicles 5:13b-14 And when they praised the Lord, saying, “For He is good, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever,” then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not remain standing to minister because of the cloud; for the glory and brilliance of the Lord filled the house of God. (Amplified Bible AMP)
Being unable to stand is one way you could respond to the presence of God. However, there are other ways. One of which is prophecy.
2 Peter 1:21 No true prophecy comes from human initiative but is inspired by the moving of the Holy Spirit upon those who spoke the message that came from God. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Have you been in a service when the preacher or prophet called someone up and spoke to them about things only God could have told them? Though you believe and trust God, it is still an extraordinary experience. If you have, did you watch and listen as the word affected and most probably changed the person? If you have not, it is an experience you will not soon to forget. What do you think would happen if someone who does not know God had the same experience? There is a story in John 4 about a woman at a well who had this very experience.
John 4:39 Meanwhile, because one woman shared with her neighbors how Jesus exposed her past and present, the village of Sychar was transformed—many Samaritans heard and believed. (The Voice TVT)
When there are unbelievers in the midst, the ability for the man or the woman of God to share something, only God could have told them, validates the truth of God.
1 Corinthians 14:3 But when someone prophesies, he speaks to encourage people, to build them up, and to bring them comfort. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Worship is the natural response to the presence and the power of God.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I have been in worship services where Your presence was almost tangible; it rested like a thick blanket. I’ve seen men and women of God submit themselves to be used by You. You worked miracles in the lives of those who were there. I’ve also witnessed unbelievers come to know You are real because of what they saw. I repent for those times when I acted like a spectator and not a participator. Though the word was not being given to me, the waters were stirred. I could have stepped in and received from You as well. Every time I see a miracle, an extraordinary manifestation of Your power, it reaffirms the awesome God I serve, and it brings me into a place of worship. I don’t worship You because of the things You do. I worship You because You have the power to do them. I worship You because of Who You are…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.