I want to stay awake and just worship all day and night. I am tired after a long day. So I assume it's best to go to sleep. No matter awake or sleep, I am with the Lord. Here is a great song by Matt Redman. Enjoy and try to get some sleep.
I am sitting in front of my laptop. So deep in worship. It is awesome that we have technology that can enhance the magnitude of worship. Taking us higher, deeper and further in our relationship with God the Father, Jesus and one another. I feel like I can worship forever. In my song, in my thoughts, in my words, in my heart, in my facial expression, in my love for God and others, my very breath is infused with the spirit of worship. I will live this way in intimate oneness with my God, Forever. Will you join me?
Here is a great message. Listen and share it with others. That's the love.
When was the last time you had a praise session? Just you and the Lord in your personal prayer room? Do you remember sitting alone, singing, waving your hands, giving thanks and glory to God? I just had one of those moments. It was so awesome as I experienced the sweet intimacy of the Spirit of God as he inhabited my praise and ushered in freedom and an intense sense of liberty. Just His presence, the awesome presence of a loving God embracing me as every concern I had been considering seemed to fade away. This was a very refreshing moment. I felt as if I were the only one in the whole world that God paid attention to. I felt the presence so thick, so profound it was amazing. Oh, I long to dwell in this place. Walking in it daily at all times. Not that my head will be in some blind cloud, but that I will be sensitive to His presence. Sensitive to the needs, pains and the frail broken hearts of those I come into contact with everyday. The smiles, laughter and talk of success and achievements will no longer mask their true pain. Being sensitive, in the Spirit I will be able to be a vessel for that living water to flow from. A river of life and healing that the nations desire to drink from, whether they no it or not. Thanks be to God who loves us and is merciful. Thanks, oh Lord for your presence.
A new year is fast approaching. I always get excited about this time of year because it gives a me the feeling of newness. It's like no matter how much I have failed in the past, how many times I have been redirected, I now have the opportunity to turn things around at the beginning of the year.
2013 may not have been the year we anticipated it would be, but now we can get a fresh new start. The cool thing about God is that in Christ we are new creations. Old things are passed away and all things have become new. This means that at anytime we come to God and ask for a new start, a new day, or ask for forgiveness for our failure, God wipes our slate clean as if we have never failed, fell off or come short.
So this year 2014, take advantage of the symbolism of starting anew, but remember that in Christ every day is a new day in Him. The old yesterday is gone and the fresh new today has come. This means you have this very day itself to do good and do something meaningful with your life today. Yes, it is a new year, and a new start, live life and love it, because you can.
When I look at this photo of a man alone with God I think of intimacy and presence. It's awesome to engage God in these special moments and I suggest doing this on a daily basis. Even if you start out with only 5 or 10 minutes, get alone with God. Some might say they don't have time but I recommend getting up a few minutes earlier than usual or go to bed a few minutes later and encounter God then. However and whenever you encounter God in this valuable alone time, do it. Jesus got his alone time and as followers of Christ we should do it as well. It's in the presence where we will experience the freedom from the influences of the world. So get alone with God today because God wants to get alone with you.