Cleansing Worship – Carolyn Rice
I couldn’t shake that icky feeling. The conversation had turned to things of the occult.
I escaped this way of life years ago, but sadly, the family members sitting with me were still involved. Any attempt I made at speaking truth was dismissed, and the conversation continued. When I got home, the only way I could describe how I felt was. . .ick.
I turned on some worship music and let the sound of praise wash over me. After singing along for a while, I felt the presence of the Lord wash away that icky feeling. I asked forgiveness for staying in that situation as long as I did, and asked the Lord to cover me with his peace. Worship seemed to cleanse my soul that day.
While we live on this earth we will run into filthy things like that conversation, but we have a way to come into God’s presence, be refreshed and filled with His goodness. The Lord has given us worship, not only as a comfort, but also as a weapon. We can worship while we get ready in the morning, on the way to work in our car, or as we sit quietly while music plays softly in the background. Spend some time this week worshiping the Lord.
Ask him to refresh you and cleanse you of any “ick” you might feel.
Lord I pray for each person who reads this, that you would meet them as they worship you. Refresh their hearts and minds as they come into your presence. Let them feel your peace, comfort and guidance when they seek your presence. In Jesus name, Amen.
Carolyn Rice is a graduate of Seattle Bible College. She serves as a prayer partner and teaches a class with her husband at their church in Everett, Washington. She s a contributor in a devotional book, and you can find more of her devotions at www.treasuresofhispresence.com. Carolyn enjoys reading, hiking and kayaking.