Monday, March 04, 2013

Hearing God: God Leads During Corporate Worship

Thursday morning worship at Redeemer

This morning at our corporate worship gathering at Redeemer there were several times during the service that God was leading me, and us, in a certain direction. One of thee moments came during our offering time, and I shared it with our people. Another came at the end of my sermon, when I felt led to change direction and do something I had never done before. At the time, and now upon reflection and input from people, these "leadings" I had seem to have come from God.

I like how Dallas Willard affirms this. He writes:

"This corporate sensing is a well-known phenomenon. Experienced pastors and laypeople frequently find they have synchronized their activities in a gathering or form of service through their sense of God’s presence and intention for the particular occasion. It is something they come to expect and to rely on." (Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, p. 63)