Hi this is my recap of lesson 3 of the course which I have decided to follow, this is not intended to be a full article or bible study but is just me picking out the key topics and themes I got from Lesson 3.
This lesson is titled ‘BREAKTHROUGH WORSHIPERS 1’, and it really is about how through worship we find ourselves breaking away from the dark into the light and reaching new spiritual levels, Tom writes:
“They are not content with the status quo and are pushing through with prevailing prayer and continual worship into spiritual territories of authority in Christ
When we exalt God above ourselves we are allowing Him to take authority and when He takes authority He is then able to take greater action over our circumstances, ( I know I am repeating what has been said before , but the Holy Spirit really is a gentleman He won’t take action unless you ask for it). In the workbook there are some steps mentioned to overcome the hindrances of sin which are as written:
- Confess the sin
- Focus on God’s grace
- Cast down vain imaginations- any thought contrary to God’s
- Be quick to praise God
- Give God thanks*
Something which perhaps resonated with me was on point 6 in the Lesson ‘overcoming the hindrance of pride’. I’ve been wanting to know what it means to be humble for I guess there is something humbling about worship because we are turning our attention from ourselves onto Him and magnifying Him above anything and everything else. It is in our humility that the Lord does exalt us.
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from himDaniel 5:20
*I know I wrote something on this but can not seem to find them , but there is a difference between giving Thanks and giving Praise