All rhythm starts from the heart. Place your hand on your heart right now.  Feel it beating? If you are in a quite room, can you hear it?  In isolated rooms the sound of your own heart can become overwhelming.  As musicians and drummers the heartbeat within us begins to transform and leave our hearts, helping us to express with not only our mouths, but also our hands and feet.  This communication creates sounds, rhythms, and expressions, which can help to influence the atmosphere of the room we’re ministering within.

Your heartbeat can reveal many different things about the state of being you are in.  A slower heartbeat can mean you are at rest. A faster heartbeat could mean that your body is under some form of stress or excitement. The heartbeat communicates a wide range of emotions, including anticipation and is the key to the blood flow in your body.

When we intertwine our heartbeat with the Creator’s heartbeat, we then have an opportunity to participate passionately in the heartbeat of Heaven.  2 Peter 2:2-4 says, “3As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness!  4And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises.”

When we join with the heartbeat of Heaven, we are participating in The Lord’s divine nature and glory.  We declare His word through music and rhythm.  It doesn’t matter if we are using our gifts in a home group or in front of thousands, in a bar or in a church – when we join with the heartbeat of Heaven – God’s heartbeat – we have an opportunity to change the atmosphere.  The rhythms of intercession and warfare flow from God’s heart through the Holy Spirit to us.  We become the vessels to break down strongholds, participate and spiritually fight through whatever is on the Father’s heart for the time.  We use our giftings as drummers and Levites to bring deliverance to the oppressed and afflicted; war against the enemy’s schemes, and bring an atmosphere of reflection, repentance, healing, and emotional restoration.  Above all else, praise releases faith as we participate with God’s heartbeat to share in His victory.

Our spiritual heart stems from our relationship with the Lord. Spending more time with him. Just like the heart that pumps blood to the rest of our body either slowly or quickly so our relationship can be. Ultimately the more time we spend with the Lord and in his word the more we have an opportunity to understand his thoughts and ways. I believe my pastor said, “We don’t just read the word,We let the WORD read us,” shining a spotlight in areas of our lives that aren’t in line with him and his word. It is vital that we don’t just read and study but really spend time with him listening and hearing his thoughts on any and all matters.

Our physical heart beats life flowing blood to our major organs and without it we die. The same goes for our spiritual heart.  Without an active intimate relationship with Jesus and Holy Spirit we would be spiritually stagnant. The Lord longs for us to hear His heartbeat for people, and participate with Him in life changing moments.  By increasing our understanding of the Lord we start to see changes in our attitudes and in turn start to have a greater capacity to use our gifts and callings to change our world and the world around us.

Chad Bjorgan