TRANSFORMATION

Everything is created for a purpose and unless it fulfils its purpose its existence is meaningless. God said that we are formed (created) to declare His praise.

This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise (Isaiah 43:21).

WHY YOU EXIST

transformationPraise and worship is the primary purpose you exist. Everything else in life is peripheral to it and should be a consequence of it. A life without praise will lead to the greatest frustration imaginable because it will leave one with the feeling that something is missing, and it is. Praise and worship is so precious and valuable to God, to the extent that He seeks it in the life of every believer. As someone involved in music ministry, it is important that you not only know the purpose of it, but also practice it as a daily lifestyle. Nothing satisfies like thanksgiving, praise and worship. It removes all frustration, fear and sense of being unfilled in life. God’s dream is for each one of us to become more like His Son Jesus. The Holy Spirit is within us to affect this change. It happens progressively through the process of fellowship with Him through reading His word, prayer and praise. Daily practice of these truths will bring the change God desires for your life.

..that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ (Ephesians 4:14). 

 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God (Hebrews 6:1).

The essence of the Christian walk is regular fellowship with God, resulting in transformation. God loves the fellowship, and we will love the transformation. Praise and worship is a particularly life changing exercise, as the scripture tells us that God is personally drawn to us, when we praise. He is enthroned where there is praise, meaning that our praise invites His authority, to rule in our lives.

But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:3).   

GOD’S TRANSFORMING PRESENCE

Praise and worship seems to activate God’s transforming presence in our lives like nothing else. If we want to praise God, we must be ready for God to change us. Those involved in music ministry should welcome and experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit on an ongoing basis, through a lifestyle of praise. However, the key to this transformation is meditating on God’s word and praising him for what you have meditated on.

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About Tom Inglis

Tom is recognised by many as an apostle of worship who carries a prophetic word that is fresh and relevant for the church today. He has travelled into many nations teaching the message of ‘worship as a lifestyle’ and is considered by many as a pioneer in this area. [Read More...]