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Recently, I was enjoying a video of world-famous male vocalist Andrea Bocelli singing some of my favorite Spanish love songs which I grew up listening to. I was deeply touched by the singer and the exquisite lyrics of the songs, inasmuch as I was raised in a bi-lingual environment. As I saw the faces of the audience (who appeared to be predominately Anglo), they were totally enthralled as well. I thought, "How can they be so absorbed when many of them probably don't even know what the song is saying?"
I sensed the whisper of God respond to me---"They are absorbed by the passion of the song, the music, and the performance, although they don't fully understand the intimate message of the song."
I was undone by what the Lord indicated next. He continued, "Such is the language of worship. For an unbeliever, the best they can glean is to be deeply touched by the music, the passion, and the lyrics of worship. However, for a believer, it is a deeply personal, touching experience and a conversation with God Himself---It is the secret language of worship."
Dear reader, It is said that the best way to learn a foreign language is to literally move to the foreign country and immerse yourself in the people and the culture.
If you haven't yet done so, I counsel you to immerse yourself in God, His people, His culture, His worship, and significantly, His Word. Christians are by no means perfect. However, as they live within their environment, they allow themselves to daily be perfected by God.
"The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” (Psalm 138:8)
As we step into His Presence, His anointing begins to fill every crack and every crevice.
Every nuance of our lives is made whole as we step into His Presence. -RD
"Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!"
(Psalm 95:2 ESV)