Awhile ago, I was spending time in worship and prayer when the word raw came to me. Raw worship. I felt God’s intense desire for His people to go deeper with Him in their worship; to go to the secret place where intimacy flows because in that place we are open and bare before Him. I believe He desires worship that is raw in that it is true, honest, and from the depth of our heart. He is not interested in performance; how good we sound or how great we look. He is interested in our hearts. Of course, this does not mean we do not practice or do sound checks or make sure everyone is in the correct key as a worship team, but what is our focus, our goal? It is Him; our audience of One. As we worship Him, we come into alignment with Him and change the atmosphere around us for He inhabits the praises of His people.