Being in the presence of our great God is unlike anything else we could ever experience here on earth. I am now working on a song, and one part goes like this:
“…It’s my hidden treasure, meeting you there
I loose myself completely, I become unaware…”
However, there really are no words, no lyrics to a song, or anything we can fathom with our human ability to adequately describe the beauty of God’s holiness. So then, have you ever considered how much the devil hates the fact that we have the privilege (that used to be his) of worshipping God? So much in fact, that he will often use every possible scheme to divert our attention from being in God’s presence.
Now, more than ever, it is especially important that we are sober and vigilant about our time of personal worship with God. Although some people don’t like to talk about it, the Bible is clear that we have a real enemy who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). Is it only our human body that he’s after? No, the enemy loves to kill our joy, steal our peace, and destroy our hope-all of which are renewed daily when we worship the Father. Could it be, that just maybe, one of the enemy’s cunning tricks is to distract us from being with our God?
I am declaring in this season-NO DISTRACTIONS! We will be wise, we will be discerning, we will be watchful, and we will be on guard! 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” May I submit to you that the devil will not be able to devour you if you are constantly found in the presence of God! Do not allow anything to distract you from being in your God-ordained place of worship. Worship is the posture we must assume in order to receive direction from God. It is not our place to become entangled in the plots of the devil, but to instead to keep our focus on finding ourselves at the feet of Jesus. No matter what comes your way, let it be your resolve to never give place to the enemy, because you cannot be taken out of your place of worship with God.