Worship in the Wilderness

Reading: Acts 16: 25-32 Acts 16: 25-26  “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.”   This time that we are all experiencing together as a world is filled with so many emotions such as fear, anxiety, uncertainty, loneliness, depression and worry. It can be mind-consuming and heavy and with the weight of our circumstances pulling us down like a gravitational …

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You Can Have Some Flowers

I remember my uncle working in his garden. He took very good care of all the vegetables contained there. I know that they canned, froze and dried everything. I also know that my aunt had no flowers whatsoever. The reason being “you can’t eat flowers”, my uncle would say. This morning I hear the Lord speaking and He says it’s okay to have some flowers in your garden. They may take up space but beauty in amongst the work is always allowed. Oh beloved, you are one blessed woman. As you tend the garden of your life, you don’t have …

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Think On Things Worthy of Praise

    Phillipians 4: 8-9 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” Paul ended this admonishment by saying if anything worthy of praise, to think about these things. Many believers are prone to look for weaknesses and sins of their sisters and brothers and dwell on them. Have you ever seen any person about whom it …

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Mercy: In Worship

  Definition of Mercy: not getting what you deserve       Mercy Mercy is a gift from God, the Father, made possible through Jesus, God’s Son. I accept the gift through faith in the victory over death by Jesus, my Deliverer. Why do I need Mercy? God, who is just, cannot delight in the unrestored. I am unable to make myself worthy in the presence of the Almighty. Who grants mercy? God.  Ephesians 2: 4-5  “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead …

Worship Him

  Six steps to finding God when you’re living with a crisis Step 5  Worship Him How important is worship to God? Let’s think about another question for a moment. The Israelites were enslaved in Egypt and they had reached a crisis point. They cried out, God heard their cries and responded to them. Why did he rescue them? For what purpose? To free them from slavery, obviously! Isn’t that a significant enough purpose? The phrase “Let my people go!” has been used in song and as a rallying cry ever since the days of Moses, but when was the …