The emergence of house worship

Have you noticed that quite suddenly we have gone from attending church services and worship gatherings in buildings, to now finding ourselves worshiping in our living rooms, on our own with God?

Is this frightening to you? No one to tell you when to sit, stand, yell out or high five someone? No one to see how you diligently serve in church or watch you respond by lifting your hands?

Well, God has been preparing me for some time now to “make my house, His house”, to create a place for Him to dwell. To stir up His presence and see His glory manifest in my humble dwelling.

Our family worship times have been the most gloriously uplifting and satisfying as we dance before the Lord, praying and waiting on Him.

What if we are transitioning into something greater? What if this time of so called ‘restriction’ is causing us to rely on the pure presence and glory of God?

Our homes are becoming His homes. From these places of worship we will see a mighty move of God that will spread from house to house across our nation.

Ask the Lord to make your house His dwelling place and expect a fresh visitation.

Happy home

Job 8:5-6 (NLT)

‘But if you pray to God and seek the favour of the Almighty, and if you are pure and live with integrity, he will surely rise up and restore your happy home.’

What is the promise here? He will restore your home to happiness.

This home might be referring to your family home or maybe it’s your spiritual home; your body. Notice there are conditions attached to the promise here.

IF you pray and seek the favour of the Almighty…this means running after Him, pursuing Him with everything and praying.

The second condition is to be pure and live with integrity. God is calling you into purity, righteousness and honesty.

If we follow these two conditions we are promised by God the restoration of a happy home.

Be ready and expect Him to rise up and restore what the locusts have eaten. If these two things are in place, a transformation must take place!

The Father’s love

Luke 15:12-20 (MSG)

“So the father divided the property between them. It wasn’t long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, undisciplined and dissipated, he wasted everything he had. After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fields to slop the pigs. He was so hungry he would have eaten the corncobs in the pig slop, but no one would give him any.

“That brought him to his senses. He said, ‘All those farmhands working for my father sit down to three meals a day, and here I am starving to death. I’m going back to my father. I’ll say to him, Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son. Take me on as a hired hand.’ He got right up and went home to his father.

Can you imagine anything more humiliating than going from a palace where you enjoyed three luxurious meals a day to becoming a slave in famine longing for pig slop?

This kind of scenario can happen to us if we are undisciplined and take what we have for granted. This son’s fleshly desires took over his wisdom and common sense which led him far away from the father.

Sometimes our difficult circumstances will cause a change of direction. When our flesh dies through repentance our spirit becomes alive again!

It may be that you are experiencing some challenging times yourself and that God is drawing you back to Himself and changing your direction.

You can be thankful that this difficulty has caused you to run back home into the Father’s arms where you belong.

“The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God! Revelation 3:19 (MSG)

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