special guest – Chandler Veasey
A couple months before taking this class, God had given me a word from Joshua 1. It was about worship at our church and how he is bringing restoration and healing to our church and also doing something very new and fresh in my own heart. God was speaking to me about leading the congregation to the river, and many things from class jumped out at me. But one major thing God has done in me recently is opened up for me what I am calling a “river of music”. This is something new that a death to self in music in the natural realm has opened up a river in the spiritual realm. God is taking me to a brand new place personally, a place I have tasted of small here and there. God is teaching me how to make music in the spirit realm. This is true music! What a joy to throw off earthly and fleshly strivings and talents and embrace the sweetest death to self and humble myself to hear Jesus singing over me. We talk about it all the time, but how often do we just take a moment to let jesus sing over us? I remember practicing my instrument years ago for hours upon hours each day. What song is Jesus singing? It is the song of heaven. Heaven comes and makes its home inside of us, it becomes part of our DNA. The spirit of God is my music, he is my song, and the prayer language has become my way of making music. My heart comes alive and I feel the breath of God blow through my soul. There is a harp in my heart, and only God can play it. When I pray in the spirit, there is something awesome happening in my heart, God is singing and making music over me and I am receiving it all and he is becoming more and more a part of who I am, until this song is a part of my very being and overtakes me. God is beginning to teach me how to truly make music with my heart. The main difference is that making music in the spirit realm is all about the presence of God and delighting in his manifest glory with our heart. No instruments, but the instrument of my heart. The presence of God is the music of heaven, and I want to have an open heart to allow this music to be a part of me. This love, his presence wrapping around me, its like a symphony or a beautiful melody. The sounds of heaven , the rhythms of heaven, the pulse of heaven is living inside of me. This is my promised land; Jesus is my worship leader, and he is leading me in a beautiful song. When I hear it, it brings healing, I am being tuned to the song of heaven. The song of heaven, this eternal worship is my inheritance, my promised land, the precious holy spirit. The music of heaven, this eternal worship, is more and more making its home inside of me. There is only one song, the presence of God. There is only one worship leader, only one minister of the house, Jesus, and he is ministering and leading me in worship, he is my worship leader. I opening up my heart to receive his river, this is how I make music now, I am delighting myself in this river of music flowing from heaven.