1Corinthians 11:4-5a (NIV) 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head.
Whatever certain members of the church of Corinth were doing with respect to their heads being covered, it was inappropriate for their setting. They were putting themselves above God and the church by making it about how they wanted to appear. It was dishonoring to the Lord, to the congregation and to their own shame.
When we’re submitted to God’s order of worship within the church, we honor our Lord and church family. Submitting to God as we worship together means more of his authority in our praying and prophesying (i.e., not just speaking about the future but speaking God’s message and truth to those around us). While submitting is often thought of as an act of following, it can also mean stepping into how God wants to use you for the building up of his church.
Ask for more of his authority to pray and prophesy as we worship together, whether in our small groups, large groups, church worship celebrations. As you worship to ‘History Maker’ by Delirious? (click here) , let us submit and receive God’s authority to minister to his church like never before.