“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 (KJV)
A relatively new term in our world is “hot spot.” I am not talking about where things are intense because of conflict, which in that sense, our world is a hot spot! Nevertheless, in computer terms, a hot spot is a place where there is internet connection. A hot spot is a physical location where people can access the internet. Hot spots can be locations such as coffee shops, hotels, homes, etc. A mobile or portable hot spot is created by one’s smartphone to connect one’s computer to the internet. This year God is opening up and increasing our heavenly hot spots!
God inhabits or is enthroned (ESV) upon the praise of His people. The word praise (Psalm 22:3) refers to spontaneous praise, which is different from scripted song. Scripted praise is great as a launch pad, as a door way to spontaneous praise. God promises that He will inhabit your spontaneous, hearted felt praise! When you sing praise from your heart, not just the lyrics of a song that is being sung, it becomes a heavenly hot spot no matter where you are! This type of praise releases an open heaven over you! This type of praise opens doors to the great hiding place (Psalm 91). It creates a context for God to move in the moment you are in! Your spontaneous heart felt praise creates hot spots on earth!
Today, allow worship to go from scripted songs you are listening to, to songs that are being released from your heart cry to God. May your home become a hot spot. May your car be a hot spot. May wherever you go become a heavenly hot spot for God’s presence!
Ask the Lord to release new songs from your heart today. Obviously, I am not saying you need to be heard by anyone other the God, but let loose the songs from your heart through your lips today. Nevertheless, consider, meditate upon and follow Paul’s instruction in Ephesians 5:19-20; “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of Jesus Christ” (NIV).