I recently read in my bible the following from 2 Corinthians 3: 17. ‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’
I have been involved for quite some time with a music event called Hear the Music Night. Those words crystallized for me what Hear the Music Night is really about as it relates to our ‘worship experience’. I believe that God is always with us, but that He wants to reveal Himself more to us and that is one big reason why we ‘worship’ together. When we do that (at HTM and everywhere else!) we are saying to God, ‘open our eyes to who You are’, and ‘help us to experience You’. Before you know it we are caught up in the presence of God through His Holy Spirit, and altogether we experience a very special spiritual freedom. This freedom shows itself in different ways - through the joy that we feel when we’re there, our ‘playing at the feet of God’ while we’re jumping around or just enjoying the experience of music and praise. It also shows itself in what is changing inside of us as we invite God into our lives again through confession, repentance and praise.
And so, we reflect God’s glory to each other, and we become more like Him. All because we have simply done what we were created to do - WORSHIP GOD.