This week, I’ve been privileged to be a part of an event called The Gathering of Eagles, here in Oklahoma City. This is a time where my Pastors, Bishop Tony and Pastor Kathy Miller bring christian leaders from all over the world in to their home for a time of fellowship, prayer, worship, and spiritual rejuvenation.
In one of our times together, Bishop Tony shared from Luke chapter two. This is the story of when Jesus was a child and his parents took him back to Jerusalem for the celebration of the Passover.
Verse 44 of this chapter says “and assuming he was with them, they traveled a days journey…” This statement should bring us all to a point of serious self evaluation.
How many times have we as worship leaders stood on stage… “assuming that He was with us?”
How many “set lists” have we put together… “assuming that He was with us?”
I’ll be even so bold as to ask this one: How many songs have we written… “assuming that He was with us?”
Father, please help me today to stay so close you that I never have to make an assumption about whether or not you are with me. Don’t let me waste time having to “go back” to the place where I lost sight of your presence. Don’t let me mistake “relatives and acquaintances”(things that resemble former glory or past experiences) for the real power of your presence on my life. I want to be like Moses, in Exodus 33 verse 15, when he said “if your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.”
“I don’t want to talk about you like you’re not in the room. I want to look right at you. I want to sing right to you!”