My journey of worshipping with flags begins!
[Hello my friend! If you missed my post, IN MOURNING FOR FRIED CHICKEN posted on 9/27/21, go check it out. It will fill in some of the background story for this post.]
Saturday, October 26, 2021
Lord, I have been researching worship flags for a few weeks now. I have found that it can take 4-6 weeks for a set to be made and shipped. Lord, I don’t want to have to wait that long. 😩. I feel such a hunger to worship You with flags NOW. A few months ago, I was with my friend, Glenda, when she bought a set and the thought of me ever wanting a set never even crossed my mind. Who knew? GOD did 😆
And, Lord , they’re a little on the expensive side. I hesitate to bite that bullet because the thought keeps crossing my mind that I should just make my own. I’m a crafty girl! I could totally do that! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to dismiss professionally made flags. They are beautiful! But this crafty girl is also a little on the frugal side, too. I don’t think God will mind if I flag with a homemade flag.
Coincidentally (or did the Lord have a plan?) today, I finally broke down and bought some sheer curtains for my living room and wouldn’t you know it!? I bought one too many. Hmmm…..the crafty side of my brain is suddenly awakened!
Without hesitation, I cut that curtain in half. It now measures about 30” x 40”. I thread a wooden dowel through the hem of the curtain and
BINGO! BANGO! INSTANT FLAG!
It’s white and, for me, it represents Holy Spirit.
IT’S OFF TO CHURCH, I GO! I’m so excited!
Inside the sanctuary, I turn my playlist of WARFARE music on and I begin to awkwardly wave my makeshift flag . As the music plays and the flag waves, the awkwardness begins to fall away…
JOY overflowing with HOLY JOY begins to overtake my mind, body, soul and spirit! I burst out in laughter as tears begin to fill my eyes. I feel as if I have been released from a prison, of sorts.
There is such a freedom in the spirit that happens to me when I allow myself to fully worship You, Lord. How far You have brought me from the lady who thought worship should be a private thing.
I worship You, my KING!
As I wave my flag, I have this certain knowing that Holy Spirit is being loosed into the atmosphere of the sanctuary. The songs that are playing go along with the ministering work that He performing. He is healing shame, guilt and fear from people who will walk through the doors in the future. The enemy’s whispered lies are being exposed and broken off.
There is HEALING in this place. Oh Father, may we receive what You have made available for us.
Strongholds are broken
I’ve been made free
I am forgiven
Fear has to leave,
Your name is Healing
Your name is Power
Your name is Holy
My strong, strong tower
Powerful name of Jesus
Speak the Name
The Name above all other names
Speak the Name
The Name the wind and waves obey
All of heaven’s coming down
Fill the earth with the sound
Of the Name
The name of Jesus*
As I continue to worship, I hear the heavens roar LET MY PEOPLE GO! Over and over, I declare and decree LET MY PEOPLE GO!
Holy Spirit, have Your way in this place!
The atmosphere has shifted!
The sanctuary is filled.
I leave in peace.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.””
John 4:23-24 NIV
I don’t remember who said it, but I recently heard a pastor say “When you worship and sing unto the Lord, it causes a shift in the atmosphere and His very FACE turns toward you.”
Oh Lord, that I may worship you all the days of my life!
Seek His Goodness
*Lyrics to Koryn Hawthorne’s song Speak the Name