"Meanwhile, the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must never go out. Each morning the priest will add fresh wood to the fire and arrange the burnt offering on it. He will then burn the fat of the peace offerings on it.Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out." - (Leviticus 6:12&13 NLT)
A host of people may wonder why REFRESH? Why is it necessary? Well, I have the answer in this short, little introductory blog.
Majority of the Body of Christ have become familiar with worship. Too familiar with it, to say the least! Maybe it's because some of us don't know what worship really is and the weight that it carries...... Or some of us have just been thrown into a realm of the unfamiliar..... or maybe you think its just to sing a few songs to warm the crowd up..... WELL, We have it ALL WRONG! The honor and value that we should carry in regards to the presence of the Lord has subsided. The expectation of the Glory of God residing in our churches have demised tremendously and This is a burden on God's heart!
Beginning in the Old Testament, God establish HIS LAWS regarding Worship for HIS people. Yes, it was a lot of rules, regulations, and things of that nature; BUT what was establish greater than the rules were the HONOR and VALUE that each command brought. The Priests and Levites (whose service was to minister unto the Lord) carried a weighty assignment of WORSHIP! One of the major responsibilities of this service is found in Leviticus 6:12 &13 (above). They had the amazing task of keeping the fire on the altar burning and it was required of them to attend to it EACH MORNING! Funny, huh?!?
Okay, so what does that mean, you ask???
Well, this fire resembles the passion, the igniting, the honor, the value, the resilience, and on and on and on ( you get it right?!?!?). The altar was a place of worship unto the Lord! So, in other words, God was requiring the worshipers to keep the worth and honor of worship ALIVE, and HE required that "....it must NEVER GO OUT."
This can be hard for someone who is experiencing a period of drought regarding this area. This can also, be hard for the worship leaders who spend time leading a people who may not necessarily carry this same passion and burden for the PRESENCE OF THE LORD!
Well, this is where we come into play! We provide an outlet, another source for worship leaders (and worshippers alike) to grow, be pruned, and be refreshed. We come together to sharpen each other, give ideas on how to be creative and expand, we teach on areas that may become a hinderance to the full presence of the Lord being released in the church and your local worship assembly. We believe in rekindling and restoring the passion, honor, and value of the Presence of the Lord in the believer's life. So, never hesitate to come and gather resources, here on this site, that may help keep the fire on the altar burning in your life! We are here to edify! Let us make God smile with honoring the requests and matters of His heart!
We can bring the church back to the right posture, in heart, with God through our time of worship and communing with God! So, start afresh... and as Acts 3:19 says, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord"
~ Be ReFreshed!
Raine's heart is burdened with the passion to share with others different resources that will keep the passion, honor, and value for worship unto God ALIVE!