Last night, Jan and I were worshipping at a conference
with hundreds of pastors and leaders from the Pacific Northwest. Immediately,
the worship became beautifully intense. I sensed something unusual happen in
the Spirit. It was so unusual that I actually turned my head around to look out
over the worshippers that filled the large sanctuary. In that moment, I saw
small tornados, hundreds of them, moving all across the room. I knew these
tornados did not come to bring destruction. They came for a life-giving
looked like those I have seen in weather videos that emerge from the base of
storm clouds. They had not yet touched down. They were moving across the room
during worship waiting for a command.
As the worship
deepened, the tail of each of the tornados began to touch down not on the ground but
on the top of the heads of the worshippers. The heads of people all across the
room were being enveloped by the base of these swirling tornados. The Lord began to
uproot stress, fatigue and wrong thinking pulling these things out of the
people. It was as if the vacuum of Heaven was blowing through the room picking
up anything that would hinder these pastors and leaders and stand in the way of
what God had planned for them personally and for the conference.
Many times we
gather together not knowing what we really need. We continue to carry the
weight of our lives and ministries assuming this is part of our calling and
somehow proves our worth. God is coming to collect these hindering possessions.
His presence will draw them out of our lives like a powerful natural tornado
would uproot a large tree with deep roots and take it away. God will do this if
we simply turn to Him in worship like the people were doing last night at the
tornado of God’s presence is coming to touch down on your life. The only thing
you need to do is look to Him with a heart of worship. Because of that simple
act of faith, everything will begin to change.