Sunday, March 30, 2014

Learning To Worship

Worship is a beautiful something. It's not an activity nor a religious meeting. It's a time when you can give God your adoration, expressing your love and worshipping in music unto Him. An act of worship simply means loving God therefore it propels us to do what pleases Him.

When we worship as a group of people, as a congregation, there is a bond that holds us together and that is His Spirit. I was drawn to know who God is when I first saw how the people in the youth group I joined were worshipping years ago. I probably mentioned before, the sincerity of worship can be felt by the people around us. That was my experience, I was able to sense the reality of God through the worship leaders, or the forefront leaders.

The connection they had with God made me want to know Him more. And that was powerful. Slowly but steadily, God in His loving ways drew me out of my shell. Shell of fear.

I got to know Him most through worship and subsequently the experience paved the way for me to know Him more through His Word. After that, prayer and conversation came easier for me.

Years later when I worship led in church, as I submit to His leadership and allow God to do as His will, I can see how the congregation connects to God as they join me in worship. Over time, worship leaders who practice moving in His leading, the experience is inevitably awesome. It's as if a current runs through you and into the people you lead. And good things start to happen, breakthroughs in the spiritual realm.

Worshipping is a beautiful act. Not a pretentious showmanship but an act of obedience out of our love and honour to Him.

Can I encourage you to never stop where you are, but to keep reaching out for His presence. And to the worship leaders, continue to seek God as you prepare to lead His people. Let Him take over, and be His instrument, a vessel He can use to minister to His people.

God bless!

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,extol him who rides on the clouds;rejoice before him — his name is the Lord.A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,is God in his holy dwelling.Psalms 68:4-5 | NIV
 Though the fig tree does not budand there are no grapes on the vines,though the olive crop failsand the fields produce no food,though there are no sheep in the penand no cattle in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the Lord,I will be joyful in God my Savior.Habakkuk 3:17-18 | NIV
Let nothing come in the way of your times of worship. A reminder to myself as well.
 Whom have I in heaven but you?And earth has nothing I desire besides you.My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heartand my portion forever.Psalms 73:25-26 | NIV 

To learn more about worship, listen from Pastor Darlene Zschech on these videos.
 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Steps to Positivity

There is a time in all our lives when life seems meaningless. How do we overcome the negative thoughts?

Day to day we see different lives get affected by something or by someone. 5 degrees of separation as we surf through the world of internet. We read it all.

Church and positive talk shows tells us to look at the brighter side of life, to be grateful yet there are moments such words fall on deaf ears.

So, what do we need to do to overcome negative thoughts?

simply not by thinking positively but by acting positively. It's true to an extend that what our minds think , our hands do. The right key is not to let the thought linger too long in the mind cos it will soon diminish. Procrastination turns your being back to square one.

The key is just do it. Kudos to Nike on coming up with such an impacting tagline.

Being constantly connected to your Maker, helps a person internally in all aspects. My God supplies all my needs. He does and He will if we let Him in.

5 steps to Positivity.
1. Recognizing problems that affects you to be unhappy
2. Find a solution by help of God or whoever He may send to help you
3. Take the step of resolution however small the step is towards happiness.
4. Fight at it till the results are satisfactory
5. Enjoy and repeat steps 1-4 when need be