God I Want To Be Part Of What You Are Doing | Open Heavens 2014

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God I want to be part of what You are doing, If it means singing in the choir then I will do my best to be the best backup singer ever.

We pursue God because He first pursued us. I love Him because He first loved me. He stirs my heart to seek after Him.

One psalmist said, ” My soul follows hard after you, your right hand upholds me”. That’s one complicated, restless and earnest statement. All these times we are pursuing Him, We are already in His hands. We were created to worship and pursue our King. The one who upholds us. When we fail and become weary it is His that upholds us. Jesus encourages our hearts to be in pursuit of Himself.

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This week we have Open Heavens/Worship Weekend at my church. A weekend to just have uninterrupted time of worship. Amazing time to cleave to,adhere to Him. Time to just be glued to the One we love.

I can almost feel the heat of everyone’s desire after God. Everyone is inviting their friends, we have some people traveling through to join us. This is NOT JUST AN EVENT, it’s WORSHIP to the King, so deserving.

I am really looking forward to this time, I have been praying and seeking Him for this. I will be in the choir :) STOKED. Ready to give Him my best. My gift is just God’s loan to me.

I will echo A.W Tozer’s words today, I want the presence of God Himself , I don’t want anything else to do with Religion………I want all that is God or I don’t want anything.

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I want to taste, feel and see the wonders of Jesus. I desire to be like child in His presence, nothing complicated or deep.

I just want to be His “babe” …:) (Luke 10:21).

Open Heavens 2014. God formed us to Himself. COME with prepared Hearts.

If we are His A-Team then where is the A + Effort that HE DESERVES.

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What if we served God and His people with everything we have? Has the church settled for only good and stopped pursuing excellence? They say good is the enemy for great.

I recently visited a church in KwaZulu Natal, Hillcrest. I was incredibly amazed at what has changed in the past 5 years since my first visit. I learned a lot from just observing and helping out where I could, the sermons where just a bonus for me. I tried not to get distracted by their beautiful premises and the renovations they have done over these 5 years and focused on the way they were serving. Clearly God has been doing a work in them, he also renovated their hearts also. The growth in this church was felt and seen in every detail. They have become so excellent in their serving of the King and His people. The quality of serving went from good to great.

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I have always referred myself as a servant girl but now I have a desire to be an “excellent servant girl” for Jesus. I love to serve, so totally passionate about the church. This visit has left me pursuing excellence , quality in everything I do for Him.

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When I got back I started reading a book by Jim Collins called Good to Great. It’s a business book about how some companies have gone from just doing good to doing really great over years. I wanted to understand the difference between great and good, between excellent and mediocre. How can I bring my King beautiful. How can I serve Him with excellence.

I want my life to count for Him. I want to build beyond just myself, with eternity in mind. I simply just want to please Jesus more. I want all that I do to be for His “WELL DONE”. He has gifted us so we can serve his church well. ( 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

Matthew 22:37, I shall love with my ALL. Jesus requires our ALL, heart, soul and mind. A servant is all about pleasing His master. Let all that we put our hands on glorify Him. Excellence is what He deserves.

IF WE ARE JESUS’ A-TEAM THEN WHERE IS THE A + EFFORT THAT HE DESERVES.Our King deserves all things beautiful and great.

Hebrews 12:28, Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. We build to last, there is an eternal significance and crown at the end of our race. Only great things we do for Him will last. Serving is not only for Deacons but for anyone who serves in any ministry of Jesus.

1 Timothy 4:10,That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

When last did you work hard for the king not out of obligation but because you choose to give Him your A+ effort? Your great over just good. I slept late last night trying to re-size a picture just that it fits neatly in the weekly devotions I send for the church. I wanted everything to look great for Him because I have an understanding of just how privilege I am to be part of this Kingdom. It was not suppose to take that long but I am quite clueless sometimes with  these things. In the morning after the email was sent I realized there were also some spelling mistakes. That really broke my heart, I was frustrated. I felt like I failed Him. I know it’s going to be quite a process to get things right but I will give this a chance. I am in pursuit for excellence. I will spend time going over and over an email before I send it out. He deserves my best. Now is not performance, It’s a heart choice.

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I want to serve Him great, I want to love his people great.

This entry was posted on October 16, 2014. 2 Comments

Within My Waiting There Is Purpose | Servant Girl

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Here is a fact, Before God moves, I have to wait.

Nowadays a lot of people are moved by the pressures of this world, the crowd speaking rather than God. We have become so sensitive to our neighbor’s status but less sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Who is really gazing their eyes on Jesus to see Him bring to completion the work He started in us? Who is still waiting for His will to be fulfilled?

I don’t think we were wired to enjoy waiting. It’s just a tiring, straining and an aching process to go through. But everything in life involves waiting. We wait for jobs, we wait for prayers to be answered. We wait for marriage. We wait for children. We wait for our first cars. We wait for healing. We wait for revival.

Recently I learned that I am just a servant girl and that Jesus is my master. He is the one who know the plans for my life. All I can do is watch for the slightest sign that He may give for His will.

I am anxiously waiting to do my Master’s will. I will wait until He moves me. I am the Lord’s servant.

A servant girl inquires of God not her friends or the latest trend on social media.

She waits upon Him for direction and His timing.

A girl who is just a servant looks unto Jesus for strength to assist her, being conscious of her own weakness. She learns to wait upon Him for strength.

She will do all in His name and strength.

In Luke 1:38, We see a humble heart of Mary. This is what she said to the angel, “I am the Lord’s servant, May your word to me be fulfilled.”  Mary did not count herself worth to receive anything from God , She was humbled that God choose Her to fulfill His purpose for mankind.

God does not owe us anything, He has already giving us everything. All that we receive now is just His gifts of kindness.

Psalm 123:2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.

It is a beautiful thing to wait on God when you know your place.

He is Lord. He is in Control. He determines the times.

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.( Psalm 130:5)

So this is what my obedience faith will say, I AM ONLY A SERVANT GIRL, I will serve your will and your timing. Let your will be fulfilled in my life.

 

Within our waiting there is a purpose.Faith

Where Are The Nine? Cultivate A Grateful Heart !

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At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. (Ephesians 5:20)

Luke 17:11-18 Though the world sees and soon forgets, We will not forget who You are and what You have done for us. Relatively few people who receive the goodness of the Lord return to give Him thanks for what He has done. That does not keep the Lord from doing what is right for us. He healed all ten of these lepers according to their request – not just the one who was thankful. However, there was only one out of the ten that was made “whole.

He was also desiring to meet their spiritual needs, but only one out of the ten came back for that.

Paul encouraged the church in Ephesus to cultivate a grateful heart in all things. Always Give thanks to God; constantly, at all time,in every situation including our trials. God does not allow us any exceptions. The word does not say “Often giving thanks in most things”
 Acts 16:25, Philippians 1:3-4, Psalm 57:7, Romans 8:28

(Romans 5:3-5) God using trials to produce perseverance, character and hope.

Being unthankful is always a sign of pride in our hearts, exalting ourselves above God. A selfless person can be content with very little. A self-centered person cannot be satisfied.

Thankfulness is a sign of humility.

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Cultivate in you a grateful heart!

RIP OPEN THE HEAVENS | Invade earth,we are ready for encounters with You!

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BURST from the heavens and come down. Would you RIP OPEN the heavens and descend, make the mountain tremble at Your presence.

I want to see the rivers of God in the city of Francistown. Jesus come and cool Your city down with Your rivers. Splash the streets of Francistown with JOY. You are the God of this City, Of this church!

Heaven invade this earth..!!! We are ready for encounters with You.

What happens when Jesus is in our assembly?A lot of scriptures tries to explain how God appears to his people, how it feels like when He is around His people. It is a special thing to be encountered by God. I want to see Him march among us and just minister to us.

Isaiah 64, His presence makes the mountains tremble, it consumes everything in our world, it shakes off all that is not His.

In Exodus 19 we see God getting His people ready for Himself, consecrating them and washing their garments just so He can come down to minister to them. God want to meet with us. We ought to also desire to meet with Him. We are privileged people to be so close to God.

SIMPLY WORSHIP Him because he deserves it all.

I am getting ready for an event this weekend. Open Heavens, Worship weekend. It’s a simply a time set apart just to worship God, nothing else. That just excites me. Even though we have a song list I am just expecting Him to invade us and cause our hearts to simply worship, beyond our song list.

The theme is One thirst, Psalm 42:1-2. It’s going to be a wonderful time of lifting our thirsty hearts to Jesus, knowing that only he alone can satisfy us. THIRST UP, We are talking God cravings:):)

                                                  Rain!!

                                                 We are asking for rain

                                                 A Holy Spirit

Psalm 46:4-6 ;There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her right early [at the dawn of the morning].The nations raged, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

God’s highest desire is that every one of His believing children should so love and so adore Him and that we are continually in His presence. A.W TOZER

Looking forward to an amazing weekend with Him:)

Illegitimate children and TRUE SONS. The Father disciplines His own.

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I required Him to discipline me but He didn’t . I wanted to hear his voice of concern over the decisions that I make in life but He kept silent.

I don’t know how many of you have ever yearned for your father’s attention as much as I did. I remember I used to do anything and everything irritating to get his attention. I needed my father to correct me. I wanted him to show me that he loved me.

Every time He withheld discipline from me, I felt like He didn’t care. It made me feel like I am not His. Even though I was not really carrying his blood I needed him to take that place in my life. A place of a father. I wanted to feel like a daughter in his house.

Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? 

The word of God encourages us to endure discipline, knowing that God discipline those He loves. I do not want my heart to refuse His correction. A teachable heart yields to correction and discipline. Discipline is linked to submission and authority. God is our Father, we need to learn to submit to Him.

Hebrews 12:7-11 This scripture talks about how God’s discipline proves His love. God’s discipline is for our good, though it’s painful it brings peaceful harvest of right living.

What a joy it is to be disciplined corrected by God. His heart’s desire is that his children know the truth and walk. The father knows best and He wants best for His children.

I am reminded of a story of how moulds us, as a potter.

Jeremiah 18 :1-12 We can trust the hands of the Father as a potter. I recently went through the process of moulding just to see what this actually includes in the natural. There are different kinds of clay and various qualities. God knows how we ought to come out, we just need to trust His best.

When you are moulding you first have to mix , blend clay forcing air out. I don’t think that is such a pleasant thing but it turns us beautiful in Him.

Job 5: 17-18 What a joy it is to be corrected by God. He wounds to bandage. He strikes and he also heals. Our father is so gentle with us.

I don’t want to resist the Holy Spirit. I want the Father of my spirit to teach me my soul.

Discipline produces wisdom. Proverbs 29:15