Putting on a show for the Father

Last week I attended an amazing worship night that a friend organized. It was at a bar in Detroit. The talent of the musicians and vocalists was incredible. But that’s honestly not what made the night so rich.

It was more the heart of the people who filled the room.

There was an expectation, a desire to meet with Him there. With the first note played the room erupted in praise. There was no holding us back. We were going to pour out our worship no matter what. We were going to sing and dance before our King. And we did just that.

There is a hunger in God’s people right now

…the likes of which I haven’t seen since the move of the 70s and early 80s. We are tired of the plastic religion of recent years. We are done with checking boxes and following trends. We just want Jesus. And with our desire for Jesus, we’ve begun to see our need for the Holy Spirit…whom we have seemingly tucked away and ignored. Or at the very least restricted.

But we will restrict Him no more.

Now we look for Him. Now we call on Him to come. We want every bit of the Trinity that we can encounter. The fullness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Because we’ve seen what this world has to offer and it is not worth another moment of our time.

When my friend spoke as worship came to a close, she said that we had “put on a show for the Father”. I thought of myself as a little girl. I can remember standing on the coffee table singing while my Daddy looked on…eyes filled with love for his baby girl.

That’s how the Father looks at us

…whether we are alone in our room or gathered together. When we sing to get His attention He stops to watch. And He is pleased. He longs for us to “put on a show” for Him. Just like a child.

Do you desire more of Him?

Take the time to get his attention. Like a child who incessantly calls out, “Daddy look!”, “Watch Daddy!” He is waiting to hear your voice.

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:18

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