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Trusting God in all Circumstances

Long before David ever became king of Israel, he had a secret relationship with God.  There was relationship, communing between David and God, long before he wrote the beautiful Psalms which are part of our worship and meditations today. The Psalms were not the result of a weekend revival nor the result of a trip through a falling-down prayer line. They are the result of a life of worship and trusting God in all circumstances. ”I was once young, but now I’m old. Not once have I found a lover of God forsaken by him, nor have any of their children gone hungry.” (Ps.37:25, TPT)

Worship, a way of Living

When Jesus began to deal with the real need in the life of the woman he met at the well, she tried to get him sidetracked by raising an old argument about worship.  The conversation had become uncomfortably personal.  But since the controversy over where to worship was endless, she hoped to divert Jesus from the subject at hand.  Jesus didn’t allow her to control the situation and divert him from the real need.  The real need was honesty with God in life, in worship.  Worship is not something that takes place in a “sacred location” or “sacred building” or “sacred ceremony.”  Worship is a way of living before God as well as offering songs, readings, wave offerings and other such acts of adoration.  The true worshiper deals honestly and openly with God at all times, not just in certain locations or at special times.

DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY  September 14-16, 2018  NO FEE
Marty, Kathy, Melissa
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Worship That Ministers to God

We know that God desires “true worshipers” and Lev. 3:41 captures a true combination when Jeremiah urges, “Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven…”  We truly want to worship God in a way that ministers to him and the Scriptures clearly show us numerous ways which are acceptable to him.  As the loving spontaneity of children delights their earthly father, so our Heavenly Father delights in the spontaneous praising and worshipping of his children.  A worshiping example is “Praise the Lord.  Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.  Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;  let the people of Zion be glad in their King.  Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and  harp.  FOR THE LORD TAKES DELIGHT IN HIS PEOPLE;  he crowns the humble with salvation (Ps. 149:1-4).

To Walk it out Daily

No matter how young or how old we are, no matter what the current circumstances around us, we dare not agree with opposition in health or time or circumstance or relationships more than we agree that Father God has determined our days.  Our purpose is eternal and will continue when we step from this earthly realm into the next.  We must remain faithful and full of hope in this earthly dimension, knowing it is the boot-camp development of our character and purpose for the next.  We can take rest in the confidence that God has POSITIONED us for His plans.  In covenant with our awesome God, it is His part to position our purpose in history.  It is our part to walk it out daily.  (Last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)

Of the Kingdom of Light

As the people of God assemble today, may they realize that they are children of the Kingdom of God which is the Kingdom of Light and that there is nothing working in darkness that can defeat the unshakeable Kingdom of God. May they rejoice as those who walk in the Light and fellowship of King Jesus.  ”Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe;” (Heb.12:8, Amp)

Intense Exertion

In spite of the angle of descent of morals and values, in spite of what the world money market looks like, in spite of what the state of the union looks like, we stand on the brink of a destiny that our forefathers never imagined (Jer.33:3)—But it will require moving from being waiters and observers to acting. It will require shifting, modifications, transitions and intense exertion:  the “violent” action of Matt.11:12 which means “intense exertion.” It is not violent in the sense of doing persons harm but in the sense of putting forth effort (i.e., intense exertion) in opposition to things that oppose purpose. We must oppose darkness like opposing a rattlesnake trying to crawl up in our bed. We must do it for our King and for a generation.

God Guards His Purpose

It takes faith to realize that our purpose is essential in the plans of God.  If we try to measure the success of our lives, we step out of the protection of faith and trust in the Lord.  God has the Grace we need to fulfill what we were born to do!  So, let’s just do it.  And may we never stop just because we can’t see its effect or success.  Don’t stop being faithful daily just because you feel you can accomplish little or nothing.  The purpose and plans of God will out last your weaknesses and mistakes and disappointments.  Don’t stop because you are tired.  Lean into His rest.  Don’t stop because you are discouraged.  Lean into His courage.  God is faithful to guard His purpose in us because His purpose is bigger than us.  (Twelfth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)


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