If the only time you can worship is in a corporate setting when God’s presence is present, that’s not the heart of a worshipper. Worship is powerful. It is a weapon that the enemy can’t even stay in the same vicinity with. When you worship God, the enemy won’t stay around to watch, I can assure you of that. When you worship you have entered into the Holy Place, the Secret Place of God. It’s an awesome place, a place of intimacy. I think that is the reason the enemy will attempt to stop our worship. He knows that it touches the heart of God and when God is touched, He will move heaven and earth to get to you to bless you. I have seen and known that touch – so I know what I am talking about.
Yet, you must be willing to worship no matter what. As I said, it is easy to worship God when you are in church and in His presence and everything is going well. But what about the rest of the time, do you worship Him then? Do you worship Him when your bills are late? Do you worship Him when your car won’t run? Do you worship Him when someone has hurt you? Or do you run to Him complaining and saying ‘why me, Lord?’ This is the place that a true worshipper is set apart.