Portals of Praise depicts the heart of psalmist as they pour out heartfelt, spirit-led worship, God responds by throwing wide the windows of heaven and pouring it forth upon the earth. 

  • Psalms 84:2 (TPT) Deep within me are these lovesick longings, desires and daydreams of living in union with you. When I’m near you my heart and my soul will sing and worship with my joyful songs of you, my true source and spring of life!

When your eyes close, your spirit settles, and you reach out in worship to the Father there is a connection in the heavens that MAKES THE SPIRIT MOVE! The windows of heaven tremble and tumble open as the glory of the Lord pours forth. Your heartfelt worship ignites a reaction of glory in the heavenlies, reaching the Father and touching His heart in an intimate and powerful way. This connection never requires any big production in the natural, and is often forged in small acts of private praise that others dismiss as trivial or overlook. Don’t let another’s opinion (or lack thereof) of your worship shade your spirit with discouragement- it means nothing. The windows of heaven open to the humble hearted and not the prideful performance.

{sensing and hearing} Feeling a sense of joy, and this overwhelming fire increasing in the depth of the heart. Then the heart opens even more – just as the worshipper in the image has a window over her heart with radiant light streaming out. As the heart blooms wide it sings, “My soul longs for you, nothing else will do.” 

A Prophetic Nugget from Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Ministries is connected to this. It’s called “Let Your Joyous Exaltation Ring.”

Psalm 84:4 (VOICE) How blessed are those who make Your house their home, who live with You; they are constantly praising You. [pause]

Beloved, lose yourself in an atmosphere of worship and praise. Be overcome in awe of who I AM. Meditate on My goodness. Saturate yourself in My presence. Soak in Me, and abide in that place, rest in that place, and make your dwelling in that place. 

Those who abide in Me are blessed, and the understanding of the blessing found by dwelling in My presence brings forth a heart full of praise. The welling up of gratitude bubbles up and overflows in joyous exaltation. “Holy is the Lord God almighty! Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” Abide in that place, beloved, and let your joyous exaltation ring. 

{hearing} Daughter, just as you have received from Heaven the freedom to live in childlike wonder, overflowing joy and the laughter this freedom brings. Release the joy within to impact the lives around you—Heaven’s joy is contagious! It is through your worship you release the unique sound of Heaven you were created to carry. The time is now for you to release Heaven from within.

“Open up, let the light in” by Steffany Gretzinger is connected to this.  It reminds us that as we open up our hearts and let Him in, His light permeates and saturates us until all we can do is let it flow out of us.  It is our fullness of Him that is His essence that we pour out.

Let the increase of the Father flood your heart and overtake both your song and your worship. The gifts that pour out of your mouth and hands will impact the very being of your life and those around you.  Do not settle to merely exist or play music, but let a life of worship be the thing that you desire.  To exalt your Father and Creator and bid those to worship with their lives and songs alongside you.

Another Prophetic Nugget from Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Ministries is connected to this. It’s called “Pour Out from the Overflow.”

Psalm 84:10 (TPT) For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked.

Beloved, open your eyes and behold My beauty. Be filled and completely saturated in My presence. Lift your voice in a song of praise, and bow low before your King in awe and reverence, for I AM worthy. 

Abide in this place. Let the song of heaven surround you. Dig in deep, and flourish in My house. Life bursting forth all around you and burgeoning forth within you. Cultivate this ground. Cultivate this space. Dwell with Me, flourish, and pour out from the overflow. 

A final Prophetic Nugget from Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Ministries is connected to this. It’s called “Be a Portal.

Psalm 84:2 (VOICE) How I long to be there —my soul is spent, wanting, waiting to walk in the courts of the Eternal. My whole being sings joyfully to the living God.

Beloved, spend your life in a place of worship. Dwell in there. Draw heaven into earth. Be a portal – a vessel for Me to flow through. Allow Me to change the world through you. 

As you yield your heart of worship, watch as I fling wide the windows of heaven and pour forth that which you have not known and cannot explain. Be ready to receive, beloved, for what I have in store is good. 

The name of the silk hidden in this image is Joy of the Anointing. The colors in it are soft gold representing oil of anointing, golden yellow representing anointing and light, khaki representing fresh oil, pale pink representing God’s abiding presence, white representing pure-hearted, pearl representing pure download, bronze representing the beauty of the Lord, and gold shimmer representing authority and discernment.

Holy Father, teach us to savor You. Teach us to daily savor You and the facet of Your personality being revealed in the moment. Let us taste and see that You are good. Let us savor Your joy, Your goodness. Let us drink from the tranquil pool of peace so that we can move into deeper realms of Your joy.