Monthly Archives: November 2018

Worship! Worship! Worship!

Hello!!

Anyone like these song below?

What about this other one?

Well, I like them both!!!!😇 Today Travis Greene will be ministering in Nairobi. I had no intentions of going before but my spirit got really stirred up this morning listening to the Team Leader of the group in charge of this event in my favorite radio station. I have been listening to the adverts for some time now but no interest arose in me about attending. That changed this morning.🤗 I bought the ticket as the conversation continued between this Team Leader and the radio presenter.

“Worship is actually war to the enemy”, the Team Leader said. I recalled my own warfare. The times I cried. The times I cried as I listened to the two songs above. I put them on rewind during the nights to help me go to sleep. The picture of myself with a wounded heart on my bedroom floor brings tears in my eyes as I write this post this morning. God has brought me through hurtful experiences which all humans go through at different stages of life and at varying levels of pain. The experiences may be similar in terms of the themes but the effect on each person is completely different. There are a lot of dynamics on how people react to their surroundings. Mine was more of crying as I listened to some worship music (not high beat ones) and even sang along to the lyrics.

But when I look back right now, I smile!!🙏💃💃 Speaking of smiling, this crazy video below just makes me laugh hilariously😀😂

I needed that distraction, I was becoming too emotional. So now going back to the story, as the Team Leader spoke, I recalled the victory in my life. Victory when I needed God’s mighty hand in my circumstances. Then I examined my current situation. I may not be crying as before but I do need Jehovah to come through for me in various areas just like any other human creation in the universe. I cannot confirm fully that my victory came from the singing but I know it contributed to the change in my atmosphere.

This post is dedicated to those in dire need of God’s power in very troubling circumstances. I will say try worshiping God through song. Just try. This may not be the normal prescription given but it is one that some disciples once used. It has been tried and tested and it worked. This is recorded in Acts 16:25-40
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.
35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”
37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”
38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

I am very encouraged and looking forward to the worship experience tonight. I have been having questions about my future. I have been asking God to let me know of my future and reveal to me how best to position myself (in my mind, spirit and heart) to be in His path to enable me fulfill my purpose on earth. My soul desires to do things God’s way. Yes, I set my plans as a mortal but I want only my Heavenly Father’s plans to succeed in my life. I want to hear the King of Kings and Lord of Lords speak to me. So I will go to the place where He can be found. The place of worship!!!

My heart is very expectant of my Lord’s doing through his Holy Spirit. That will obviously be a post one day!!!

My Beloved Reader, May the God of Abraham (covenant-keeping God), the God of Isaac ( God of Impossibilities) and the God of Jacob ( God who transforms), meet you beyond your point your need as you worship His Holy Name!! May He forgive all you sins and heal all your diseases, May He redeem your life from the pit and crown you with love and compassion. May He satisfy your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s!! Amen and Amen and Amen!!!!🙌

May God so richly bless you and keep you for eternity that you will spend with Him!! See you next week Friday!🙋

#Worship #God #Hopeforyouandme

Lord, Forgive Our Hypocrisy!!

Did you know that the Bible records the word hypocrite or hypocrisy over 35 times in the King James Version? The word “hypocrite” comes from the Greek word “hypokrite” which basically was the word used for an “actor.” The actor pretended to be someone he was not, and would sometimes wear a mask, to cover his real identity. This is a picture of what our word “hypocrite” means today. Webster’s Dictionary gives this definition of hypocrisy: “a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not: behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel.”

I found Jesus so intense about this topic in the New Testament. Matthew 24:45-51 says:-

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The beginning of this chapter talks about the destruction of the temple and signs of the end times. Reading it made me really evaluate myself, think through my life. Are my actions forming a part of what Jesus foretold was to come in the end times? Am I deceiving others with my words and actions? Have I ever turned  away from my faith? Have I betrayed another? Have I hated someone else? Has my love grown cold? Am I a wicked servant? One that beats fellow servants, who eats and drinks with drunkards? Then my place is with the hypocrites. The place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. This made me really think. Think of the times when I have let Jesus down by shying away from the Kingdom of God. Times when I revenged. Times when I  hurt others deliberately out of hate and pain within me. Oh, how much guilt feels my heart. Good guilt. This is the one that takes me back to my knees and approach the throne of my  Heavenly Father for forgiveness and washing of sins. How much fear and trembling takes over me as I feel the shame of my actions!!

Lord, forgive me. Lord, forgive us. Forgive us for turning away from the faith that you graciously brought our way. Forgive us Lord for the lukewarmness when things are good and there are no difficulties making us run to you as often as we should. Forgive us for not standing up for the Kingdom of God when it really matters. How vile our words must be when we profess love to you yet we shower those around us with hate through gossiping and back stabbing.

Have mercy on us, our Savior and cleanse us of all filth that classifies us as hypocrites!! Purge us with hyssop and we shall be clean. If we say we have no sin, then we deceive ourselves. Holy Spirit, open our eyes to the ways we have displeased our King and we shall repent. We are only human, and are sinful at birth. We look to you Jesus for salvation. Deliver us from the guilt of bloodshed, oh God. Let the blood of your Son at Calvary blot out all our iniquity.

After you are done cleansing us Lord, won’t you restore unto us the joy of salvation. May the bones you have crushed rejoice. Grant us a willing and zealous spirit to serve you even more for the rest of our lives. On your return, our prayer is that we will be counted as wise and faithful servants. That you will find us doing what you desire of us. That we will serve you at our various areas of gifts in ways that will give you glory and honor!! Be praised Gracious and Merciful God!! You are truly God like no other!! You deserve all praise for who you are. Be magnified in our lives!!

Thank you Jesus!! And now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more, Amen!!

God bless you and see you next week Friday!!

#Hypocrisy #Forgiveness #Hopeforyouandme