The Need for Worship Encounters

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This week I watched an old king movie with 5 tribe and clan leaders fighting for the throne of the king in that kingdom. Some were legitimate, others were not.

But, what got me thinking is that a lot of the troubles, challenges and problems depicted in the movie are pretty much still being faced in today society.

Walk in the streets of your city, area, neighbourhood and look at the faces of the people. Those faces tell you a lot of things, challenges, problems; many are in pain, sickness, setbacks, marital problems, anger, family troubles, and career challenges and there is a lot of uncertainty as well. People carry all these things. Some have learnt how to control themselves, some are stung beyond repair, some are just hanging and others have just given up.

Others blame God; others will tell you they are reaping the mistakes of their lives and many others are just clueless in this all.

This is the exact state of the people that walk into our conferences, churches, open-air crusades, meetings, into our worship services and they leave, the same as they entered; the one place where they thought they would get the help, they did not get it.

“The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory”, Psalms 97:6.

Could we change this scripture to I declare his righteousness and all the people see His glory in my life?

May we turn our conferences, churches, open-air crusades and meetings into worship encounters – places of refuge and places of comfort, where we worship and He inhabits in our praises?

No one has the answers to life except the maker of the life. People are looking for solutions and answers worldwide and the some people’s answers are reading this exact article, YOU.

Let’s not just sing songs, play instruments and just rush through our worship. May our worship saturate our lives and churches and meetings that when people come all their troubles and worries, all those melt in His presence, bringing people to his feet and all they need is an encounter with the maker.

We have been tasked by God to carry them from their state into his presence, we are blessed by God to be signposts that direct them to Him, we have been blessed to carry people into his presence. If we will take people to his presence, then how anyone can sing but leading his people into his presence is a different place altogether and to start this journey we need to have a real and personal relationship with the Lord.

As worshippers and not singers, our individual lives and devotional times are so important. If you have never been in His presence, you will take no one there

Set Apart/ Holy Living – Consecrate our lives to glorify his name, set apart to just lift him up and bring him glory and to live our lives worthy of that mission.

“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men”2 Corinthians 3:2

May we bring people to his feet that all their worries, cares and burdens melt as we lead them into his presence to meet with Him face to face.

One man said a few weeks ago “The world is thirsty, let’s help them to drink from the eternal river”.

As we declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory, Psalms 97:6 and receive the help they need only from him alone.

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ImChris Charamba

ImChris Charamba

Head Storyteller at Enthuse Afrika. Balances literary writing with pop culture experience. Captivates raw, authentic sights, moments, feelings and conversations. Follow me on Twitter @ImChrisCharamba

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