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So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Genesis 2:21-24

What a blessing it was to attend a marriage conference for the first time. To be honest, initially I wasn’t planning on attending due to a few things going on in my life but then within the week, a friend of mine asked me if I could attend the marriage conference with her. I registered two days before the event. The marriage conference was a two day event. On the first day, I didn’t know how I was going to get to the event because my friend wasn’t going to attend the first portion of it but let me tell you that God is Awesome. He surely made provision for me. I was able to attend both days. In this blog post, I’m going to share some key points that were discussed at the conference.

Key Points:

  1. Adam went through the process before Eve was created.
  2. God has a way of bringing people into our lives at the appointed time.
  3. Make an investment in your marriage.
  4. It’s easier for couples to come to a marriage conference. It’s really hard for them to come for marriage counseling. Most people who attend marriage counseling are mostly women than men.
  5. Our marriages are to mirror the image of God. (Genesis 1:26)
  6. Your marriage is to mirror and represent the trinity. Husbands represent Christ when they got married. Ladies represent the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us in all truth. The Holy Spirit doesn’t yell at us unto all truth. The Holy Spirit doesn’t nag us unto all truth.
  7. It’s so easy to mirror the image of God on your marriage Day. The challenge begins after the honeymoon and you settle down.
  8. In the marriage conference, we talked about the soil. You have to get the root of everything. When you come to the altar, you don’t come as an empty glass. You come bringing the foundation soil that other people have sown in to you. You bring the experiences of other people’s marriages into your marriage whether it be your mother/father.
  9. How you are raised plays a role in a lot of things.
  10. How you approach things is very important. Sometimes, you have to go back to where you learned that behavior. Communication is very key in every relationship.
  11. You have to dig the soil. Sometimes, we try to do the same thing that others did, trying to get a different result.
  12. Sometimes, we learn by simply watching what our parents did in their marriage. How they raised you may not necessarily work when it comes to raising your children.
  13. Many times, you have to go to the foundation of how your partner was raised. Was he raised with both parents? Was he raised with his siblings? When you have a picture of how  they are raised, it will give you a better understanding.
  14. You can’t always approach things the way you were taught or saw it in your household. See what works in your household.
  15. Love covers the multitude of sins. The Bible tells us that the original state of Adam and Eve was that they were naked and had no shame. That nakedness meant integrity, oneness and innocence.
  16. Guilt: I feel bad because I made a mistake. Shame is “I feel bad because I think I am the mistake.
  17. It’s one thing for someone to show you their nakedness but it’s another thing for one to show their nakedness and to be received/accepted.
  18. Adam had responsibilities. He toiled the garden and communicated with God. It’s hard to experience oneness with your spouse when you haven’t experienced oneness with God. How can you walk with your spouse when you haven’t walked with God? Adam was learning all of these responsibilities. Notice that Eve doesn’t show up in the scene until when everything around Adam was ready.
  19. Eve doesn’t make her appearance until everything is at it’s highest state of readiness. God had to take Adam through the process of getting ready.
  20. Whether you got married yesterday or 25 years ago, you thought you were ready only to find out you weren’t ready. You can be ready in so many areas like having a job, and education and etc. You can be ready to make money but not take the responsibility of financial management.
  21. You can be ready to love your wife but not the sacrificial “Christ laid down his life kind of love”.
  22. You can be ready for sex but not ready to make love to your wife. Every woman knows the difference.
  23. You won’t be ready in many areas when you are married. The areas you weren’t ready are the areas that cost the biggest issues in your relationship.
  24. Ladies, there are certain things you have to let go. You can’t hold unto what your husband couldn’t/hasn’t done for you forever.
  25. Helper: Indispensable companion.
  26. Ladies, your husband have enough critics in the marketplace. He doesn’t need another one at home. You are to be his biggest indispensable companion not the biggest complainer. When you keep complaining, ladies the guy tune you out, You are to be his indispensable companion not his biggest competitor. You can’t be his biggest critic and complainer.
  27. Your spouse is God’s perfect gift for you. The person’s not perfect but the gift is because God knew exactly what you needed and the ways in which you needed it.
  28. Most of your conflicts are where your spouse is strong and you are weak and vice versa. This understanding of your strength and weakness will force you to mature. You can choose to lean towards the growth process or fight against it.
  29. God had a hand in bringing Adam and Eve together.
  30. You must always ask yourself “Where’s God’s hand in my marriage?”
  31. In our singleness, we should pray asking God to have his hand in the selection of our partners.
  32. Ladies, your prayer should be for God to help you to be ready when the right one comes along. Lord, I want you to have a hand in the selection. Men, help me to find the right one Lord.
  33. A lot of times, people come to the counseling sessions stating that their spouses aren’t saved. You knew he wasn’t saved but you married him anyway. There’s a difference in religious philosophies. You chose not to have the hand of God in your marriage. In fact, if your spouse is not saved, different in religious philosophies, that’s harder than an interracial relationship. You may be a different skin color but we serve the same Lord and Savior. We use the same Bible as our foundation and if one/both of us go wrong, we have the same scripture verse to go back to figure out how to make it better. You can be orange or purple, but if you have the same religious philosophy, you can weather any storm but if one is Buddhist and one is Christian, one is atheist, one is marginally saved, only comes to church on Easter and Christmas, then that’s a problem. Being a Christian  kinda of their life but isn’t their life, but it’s all of your life and you chose to marry them anyway, you just didn’t want the hand of God in your marriage/relationship.
  34. Your spouse can become saved by your sanctification so all hope is not lost.
  35. As married couple, are you still willing for God to have a hand in your marriage?
  36. Are we willing to allow God to have his hand in our hearts and mind/internal wounds to keep us free from unforgiveness?
  37. God brought Adam to Eve. The perfect gift (your spouse) isn’t perfect. Your spouse has to accept you for all that you are and all that your not. For everything that you bring and everything that you don’t bring. All your weaknesses and all of your strength. You have to accept and love your spouse.
  38. Acceptance/expectations are key in marriage. If all I ever do is accept you and love you, that won’t force you to grow mature but if all I ever do is expect for you to do this and that and I never show love, what I’m really trying to do is control you. You need both acceptance/expectation.
  39. When we come to the Cross of Christ, he says “I love you” and accept you for all that you are and all that you did but now that you got saved I expect you to work out your own salvation. I expect you to go through the sanctification process.
  40. Salvation isn’t I expect you to do everything and now get saved. Salvation is “I accept you and forgive you right now no matter what you’ve done. After you turn away from the Cross, I now expect you to work out your salvation. I expect you to share the Gospel.
  41. You must evaluate yourself. Ask yourself “Have I been too heavy on expectation and not acceptance? What areas do you need to grow?
  42. Cutting the Cords of Allegiance/Dependence. When you get married and your young, it’s tough to cut off the cords of dependency. You are used to relying on mom/dad or family to provide for you financially. You depend on them to help you emotionally so when a situation arises in your marriage, instead of turning to your spouse, you immediately call your mom or the one who has been with you through the years. You have to cut the cords of dependency. You can’t be dependent on your mom financially, emotionally and etc. All ties with family/friends in dependency must be cut off. You both have to come to terms on who you will reach out to when you need help.
  43. There are certain people you know you cannot rely on.
  44. Example given of Dependency: In a counseling session, a wanted to buy a fur coat. It wasn’t in the budget and this couple just got married not too long ago. Because the husband told his wife, it wasn’t in the budget, she went to her dad to purchase the coat for her. What do you think that did to that man’s masculinity? If you wanted that level of dependency why did you get married?
  45. You have to cut the cords of dependency. More frequently the problem lies in the allegiance. When you get married, your wife is #1 and vice versa. Everything else is 2, 3, 4, 5 and a distance. It’s even tougher when you were married but are divorced and remarried and children are involved. Your husband is still #1. Example: Talked to one man, he said his kids can never be #2. They will always be #1. Response: Then you will always have marital conflict/difficulty. Your children are not supposed to be #1, their supposed to be #2.
  46. You must cut the cords of allegiance. You don’t want to wait 10 to 15 years before you cut that cord because your spouse may not be around or you will be living parallel lives, sleeping in different beds and have separate accounts. Your marriage may die in year five because you didn’t cut the cords of allegiance.
  47. Our culture don’t pursue nakedness. Our culture pursues nudity. Even as a married couple, if your pursuing nudity, and not nakedness, eventually someone is going to feel neglected. If your goal is just to get your partners clothes off, and get at it, then all you want is their nudity. You don’t want their nakedness.
  48. When it comes to Kingdom marriage, I have to be after your nakedness, who you are, wanting to know all about you, wanting to have the communication and connection.
  49. Adam and Eve had a perfect marital relationship. Then the fall happened and they both went in opposite directions to grab fig leaves to cover themselves. A fig leaf is large enough to cover a private area but its rough and though it covers, it hurts. When you take a fig leaf from the tree, it’s only going to stay large until you pick it from the tree. It will wither and you will go and grab another fig leaf. When God walks through the garden and ask Adam where he was, “He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” -Genesis 3:10
  50. Nakedness is really risky. Shame is all real too experience.
  51. Trust is the core of oneness. If I can’t trust you, oneness can be difficult. What a man/woman wrestles with trust is different.
  52. As an individual, you have to learn to learn to let go of the offenses so that those who have hurt you can see the love of God in and through you. You must learn to forgive. You will not forget but you must protect yourself but also love those who hurt you.
  53. Some of the trust concerns for women includes safety/security, money, sex/their bodies and emotions.
  54. Some of the trust concerns for men include vulnerabilities/weakness, letting go of the past, support his career, and money.
  55. The marriage goal is oneness. Not that you have my things and I have my things and we meet somewhere in the middle. Oneness in mind, body and soul. It’s important to mirror God’s image in your marriage.
  56. Trusting God, Being Honest, Setting Boundaries and Guarding your Heart and Keeping It Open will help you a whole lot.
  57. Forgiveness Is very important in marriage and everyday life.
  58. Sometimes, we surface forgiveness.
  59. When you know the depth of your pain often determines the degree of difficulty in forgiving your spouse.
  60. Forgiveness in marriage can be very difficult. There are a lot of misconceptions about forgiveness.
  61. Unchecked unforgiveness will become a cancer to our soul. -Bishop T.D. Jakes
  62. Unforgiving people are unhealthy people.
  63. Forgiveness is not approving of what your spouse did.
  64. Forgiveness is not excusing what your spouse did.
  65. Forgiveness is not justifying what your spouse did.
  66. Forgiveness is not giving yourself a pardon.
  67. Forgiveness is not reconciliation.
  68. Forgiveness is not denying what your spouse did.
  69. Forgiveness is not blindness to what your spouse did.
  70. Forgiveness is not forgetting what your spouse did.
  71. Forgiveness is not refusing to take the wrong seriously.
  72. Forgiveness is not pretending you are not hurt.
  73. Now we will focus on what forgiveness is:
  74. Forgiveness is being aware of what our spouse did.
  75. Forgiveness is choosing to keep no record of wrongs.
  76. Forgiveness is refusing to punish your spouse.
  77. When it comes to forgiveness, there are three parts; limited, detached and full forgiveness.
  78. Forgiveness is not telling what your spouse did.
  79. Forgiveness is being merciful to your spouse.
  80. Forgiveness is being gracious to your spouse.
  81. Forgiveness is an inner condition that your experience.
  82. Forgiveness is the absence of bitterness towards your spouse.
  83. Forgiveness is forgiving as God forgave you.
  84. Forgiveness is learning to forgive yourself.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Have I always struggled with forgiveness or did this issue appear after I got married?
  2. If I were to forgive my spouse, is there anything that I fear might happen?
  3. Do I have the tendency to hold unforgiveness towards others and my spouse?
  4. Am I waiting on my spouse to change before I start to forgive them?
  5. How much forgiveness did I experience growing up as a child and adolescent?
  6. Do I truly believe that God has forgiven me of my sins? Do I doubt this in any way?
  7. Are your struggling with forgiving your spouse?

I really learned so much from the conference. A blog cannot express the total experience. It was beyond a blessing. I loved how we had breakout sessions where we got to decide where we wanted to go. The breakout sessions included Becoming a Kingdom Minded Single, Building a Strong Spiritual Foundation In Your Marriage, Building a Solid Financial Foundation In Your Marriage and Kingdom Parenting: Raising Kingdom Children. There was a panel section where we got to ask any questions to any of the participants. If you haven’t attended a marriage conference before, I will definitely recommend you going. There’s always something to learn. You won’t know everything in your marriage but there’s someone outside who has more experience that can share their knowledge with you.

Guest Speakers: Pastor Jim Hart & Yetunde Hart 🙂

Leaders/Head of Event: Pastor Abimbola & Jide Lawore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Endless Praise

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Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” -1 Chronicles 16:23-31

  1. We Will Worship: Like Oil

  2. Todd Dulaney: The Anthem

  3. Isabel Davis: Wide As The Sky

  4. Bethel: Stronger

  5. Jesus Culture: Flood The Earth

  6. Mali Music: All I Have To Give

  7. Jason Nelson: Forever

  8. United Pursuit: Need You More

  9. Travis Greene: While I’m Waiting

  10. Joyful Way: Settle Less

  11. Bethany Worship: Speak

  12. Joe Mettle: All I Want Is You

  13. Morgan Harper Nichols: Lead Me Back

  14. Deitrick Haddon: Amen

  15. Jaye Thomas: Hymn (John 1)

  16. Kelontae Gavin: No Ordinary Worship

  17. Kalley Heiligenthal: You Know Me

  18. Amanda Cook: So Will I

  19. William Murphy: Your Reign

  20. Vashawn Mitchell: Conqueror

  21. Matt Maher: Faithfulness

  22. Bethel: The More I Seek You

  23. Red Rocks Worship: Right Here, Right Now

  24. Upper Room: Joy Of Surrender

  25. Jekalyn Carr: You Will Win

  26. Free Worship: Your Name

  27. Nathaniel Bassey: Casting Crowns

  28. Spirit Of Praise: Ngena

  29. Nicole C Mullen: Call On Jesus

  30. Brian Courtney Wilson: All I Need

  31. Deitrick Haddon: He’s Able

  32. Elevation Worship: Fullness

  33. Joe Mettle: Bo Noo Ni ft Luigi MACLEAN

  34. Phil Thompson: My Worship

  35. Ayo Davies: Awesome God

  36. Antioch College Worship: First Love

  37. Hillsong: I Surrender

  38. Sinach: Strong Enough

  39. Tauren Wells: Hills And Valley

  40. Micah Stampley: Be Lifted

  41. Bri: Jacob’s Song

  42. Kim Walker: I Need You More

  43. Citipointe: Heart On Fire

  44. Vertical Worship: No Turning Back

  45. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd

  46. Tasha Cobbs: The Name Of Our God

  47. Free Worship: Strong Enough

  48. Dr. Tumi: Forgiven

  49. Elevation Worship: Mighty Cross

  50. Kirk Franklin: Silver And Gold

  51. Bethel: For The One

  52. Geoffrey Golden: Glory To The Lamb

  53. Hillsong: In Control

  54. Kristene DiMarco: It Is Well

  55. We Will Worship: Nothing’s Impossible

  56. Sinach: The Name Of Jesus

  57. Dante Bowe ft Jesse Cline: Potter

  58. William Murphy: Sacrifice Of Praise

  59. Hlengiwe Mhlaba: Living Waters

  60. Jaye Thomas: Draw Near

  61. Aaron Moses: Breathe

  62. United Pursuit: Lay It All Down

  63. We Will Worship: This I Will Know

  64. Every Nation Music: We Stand In Awe

  65. Jaye Thomas: Fill Me

  66. Christ For The Nations: Consuming Fire

  67. Muyiwa: Your Majesty

  68. Free Worship: Christ Be Revealed

  69. Shana Wilson: Give Me You

  70. Tasha Cobbs: Break Every Chain

  71. Nicole C Mullen: My Redeemer

  72. Sweet Symphony: Dreaming Of A City

  73. Dr. R. A Vernon: You Covered Me

  74. William McDowell: Show Me Your Face

  75. Forever Jones: He Wants It All

  76. Bethel: Shepherd

  77. William Matthews: Glory To Glory

  78. JJ Hairston: You Deserve It

  79. Sonnie Badu: My Soul Says Yes

  80. Kalley: Good Good Father

  81. Casting Crowns: Great Are You Lord

  82. Passion: Even So Come

  83. Brian Courtney Wilson: Worthy

  84. Hillsong: Christ Is Enough

  85. Jonathan Nelson: I Believe

  86. Bethel: Ever Be

  87. Consumed By Fire: He Waits For You

  88. William McDowell: Spirit Break Out

  89. Sinach: Way Maker

  90. ORU: Let Praises Rise

  91. Hillsong: You Are My Strength

  92. Maurette Brown Clark: It Ain’t Over

  93. Elevation Worship: Resurrecting

  94. Housefire: This Love

  95. Jaye Thomas: We Love Your Name

  96. Patrick Dopson: Keep Me

  97. Eddie James: Overcomer

  98. Brooke Vandervoort: Set A Fire

  99. Isabel Davis: The Call

  100. Elevation Worship: First And Only

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I pray that these songs will minister unto you. I have more on the way but for now, 100 will do. Until next time, stay blessed. If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave me a comment. God bless you all 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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I’ll Praise Him

Hi everyone. I hope your doing well. So today, I just want to share this song I came across on my Youtube feed. I absolutely love listening to Hillsong along with other Christian bands. While in college, I got the opportunity to fellowship with Hillsong Church. It was beyond a blessing. This song has been on repeat. I couldn’t help but smile as I listened to song. There’s so much joy in the presence of the Lord. I hope you are blessed & filled with more joy as you listen to this song. 🙂

Lyrics:

Who am i that the highest king Would welcome me I was lost but he brought me in His love for me Oh His love for me

Who the Son sets free Oh its free indeed I am a child of God Yes I am

Free at last he has ransomed me His grace runs deep While i was a slave to sin Jesus died for me Yes he died for me

Who the Son sets free Oh its free indeed I am a child of God Yes I am

In my Father’s house There’s a place for me Im a child of God Yes I am

I am chosen not forsaken I am who you say I am You are for me not against me I am who you say I am

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Intimate Worship #3

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  1. Kalley Heiligenthal : God I Look Took You
  2. United Pursuit: Not In A Hurry
  3. Jaye Thomas: Hymn (John 1)
  4. Hilsong: Song Of Prayer (New Wine)
  5. Morgan Harper Nichols: Lead Me Back
  6. Steffany Gretzinger: I Was Made For This
  7. Hillsong: You Deserve
  8. Travis Greene: While I’m Waiting
  9. Joe Mettle: Onwanwani
  10. Briana Babineaux: Jacob’s Song
  11. Vertical Worship: How Great Is Your Love
  12. Deon Kipping: By Myself
  13. Hillsong: Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
  14. Morgan Harper Nichols: I Can’t Save Myself
  15. United Pursuit: You Carried Me
  16. Nathaniel Bassey: Casting Crowns
  17. Steffany Gretzinger: Drink You In
  18. Kalley Heiligenthal: The War Is Over
  19. William McDowell: Hymn Of Praise
  20. Elevation Worship: Grateful
  21. Kelontae Gavin: No Ordinary Worship
  22. Travis Greene: Be Still
  23. Kalley Heilengenthal: You Know Me
  24. Alton Eugene: Rock Of Hope
  25. William Murphy: You Reign

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.” -Isaiah 29:13

Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. -Psalm 100:2

God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God

Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah

 

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Intimate Worship #2

 

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
    Tell of his salvation from day to day.
 Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!
 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
    and he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
 Splendor and majesty are before him;
    strength and joy are in his place.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come before him!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
   tremble before him, all the earth;
    yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
    and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”

1 Chronicles 16:23-31

 

  1. Elevation Worship: Give Me Faith
  2. Isabel Davis: The Call
  3. Hillsong: In Control
  4. Bethel Music: It Is Well
  5. Phil Thompson: My Worship
  6. :Grace Changes Everything
  7. Victory Worship: Safe
  8. Red Rocks Worship: God With Us
  9. Red Rocks Worship: You Never Forget
  10. Chris Tomlin: Your Grace Is Enough
  11. Steffany Gretzinger: The More I Seek You
  12. Matt Maher: Faithfulness
  13. Red Rocks Worship: Right Here, Right Now
  14. Bethel: To Worship You I Live
  15. Upper Room Music: The Joy Of Surrender + The Stand
  16. Vertical Worship: No Turning Back
  17. Neyi: Lamb Of God
  18. Dr.Tumi: Forgiven
  19. Jaye Thomas: Draw Near
  20. Free Worship: Christ Be Revealed
  21. Melisser Helser & Steffany Gretzinger: Catch The Wind

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you are encouraged as you spend time with God. These are worship songs that have been a blessing to me.  I have more coming your way. If there’s one thing I love doing is worshipping God. There are so many things that vie for our attention but we must learn to fix our eyes on Jesus. We must stay connected to God each and every day. It’s not always easy because we have so many things going on in our lives but with the help of the Holy Spirit we can spend time with God. Take time to spend time in his word this week amidst your busy schedule. Make room for God in the same way you make time for everything in life but much more. Remember, this walk is a journey. Stay Blessed & Encouraged 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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God Sufficient vs. Self-Sufficient

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“ Abide In Him | By Mandy Mom
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight. 

Proverbs 3:5-6

What have you placed your confidence in? Is it your family, friends, money or even yourself? What has caused you to place your confidence in these things/people? How’s that been going?  In times of distress, it is so easy for us to put our confidence on things that are visible rather than fixing our gaze on God who is invisible but yet ever present. Most of the time, we put our confidence in our self because we feel that God is taking so long to answer our prayers. So instead of waiting, we do everything in our own power to get what we want only for us to search to and fro to return back to square one. We place our trust in our own resources rather than seeking/waiting on the Lord. It is one thing to seek but it’s another thing to wait. It’s like knocking someone’s door to ask them a question. You knocked but because they didn’t answer, you decided to open the door only to find out that they were doing something important. We want things very quickly in this fast paced generation. If we don’t get what we want in the time/manner we imagined, we will try to do everything to get it. Well, our way of doing things is not how God works. We are reminded in Isaiah 55:8-9 that God’s ways aren’t close to us.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

No matter the plans we have set for ourselves, if it is not God’s will for our lives it will not work. We are reminded in Proverbs 19:21 that “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” That’s why it’s important for us to commit all our ways unto the Lord. There is something about a person who seeks the Lord and includes God in their everyday activity/life. Even when things don’t go as intended, there’s this peace that God gives you. I don’t know what you have your placed your confidence in, but I pray that you will surrender everything to God. Whatever you are waiting for in this season, trust and believe that God is working it out for your good. It may not look like God is working in your life, but know that just as a farmer plants a seed without watching it at night doesn’t mean it isn’t flourishing. God is present even when we feel like he’s absent. Sometimes, it is at our darkest hours that we need to reach our hands out to God for him to direct us into the light. We must learn to seek God at all times not only when things aren’t going well. When we only come to God when things aren’t going well, we find it difficult to cultivate a genuine relationship with him because our relationship is solely built on what God can do for us not who he is. So with this in mind, take time to reflect on your relationship with God. As you do so, invite the Holy Spirit to reveal the parts/areas of your life that you haven’t surrendered to God? Take notes and pray over it.

Verse To Ponder On:

The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. -Psalm 34:10

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. -Psalm 34:5

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Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged. Jesus loves you 🙂

 

 

 

 
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Heart Of Praise

  1. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd
  2. Jekalyn Carr: You’re Bigger
  3. Free Worship: Strong Enough
  4. Jenn Johnson The One
  5. Citipointe Live: Into The Deep
  6. Kim Walker: I Need You More
  7. Elevation Worship: Give Me Faith
  8. Paul McClure: Jesus We Love You
  9. Jonathan David: No Longer Slaves
  10. William McDowell: You Are Here
  11. All Sons & Daughters: You Hold It All Together
  12. John Baldwin: Peace
  13. Kristene Dimarco & Bethel Music: It Is Well
  14. Amanda Cook: You Make Me Brave
  15. John Baldwin: Fountain
  16. Natalie Grant: In Christ Alone
  17. Hillsong: Let Us Adore
  18. Darlene Zschech: You Are Love
  19. Hillsong: I Give You My Heart
  20. Kari Jobe: We Are
  21. Hillsong: Still
  22. Neyi: Lamb Of God
  23. Dr. Tumi: Forgiven
  24. We Will Worship: In This Moment
  25. Free Worship: Your Name
 
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