Earlier this morning I was talking to a group of Fire in the Night interns about revival, and my heart was stirred and encouraged as I was reminded of the Lord’s goodness and how He loves to move. So I decided to share some points from what we talked about to hopefully do the same for you!
- Revival fuels intercession – in more ways than one. First because when we believe that God wants to and will move in response to us crying out, it motivates us to actually cry out. Second because as we begin to see and experience revival, it causes us to cry out for more. It causes us to partner with Him and what He’s doing. (more…)
…but I’m not. Why? Because,
God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. -Ephesians 2:4-7
Take a few minutes to meditate on His mercy and kindness toward you today, and let it cause a song of thanksgiving and praise to arise. He is good and His mercy endures forever. Hallelujah!
There are times when my heart is discouraged, and it affects the way that I interact with God. Sometimes when I am talking to Him or worshipping I feel weak (especially emotionally and spiritually) and I feel like I don’t have anything to give or that the little I do have isn’t good enough.
One time last year I was on stage singing during a prayer meeting in the house of prayer. I was battling these feelings of weakness and not being good enough. I tried to muster up something that looked presentable to give to Him. I began to strive to please Him because I was scared that He would be disappointed in me. It was in this moment that His still, small voice thundered within me, and I began to write down what He said… (more…)
“I will extol You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and praise Your name forever and ever.” -Psalm 145:1-2
It’s my choice. Every day. He’s always worthy, but I have to choose daily to bless Him. Some days I can’t keep my heart from overflowing with praise and blessing, while other days I find myself using all my strength to dig deep within me and command my soul to bless the Lord.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” -Psalm 103:1
Whatever it looks like, daily I choose. Every day I will bless You, my God. Forever and ever.
I’ve decided to end my series on beholding the beauty of God by sharing one of my favorite ways to meditate on His beauty. Before reading on, I want to encourage you to read the first two parts of this series if you haven’t yet. You can find part one here and part two here.
There are tons of ways we can meditate on the beauty of God. However, the one that I’ve found to be not only the most enjoyable but also the most impacting is singing the Bible. It’s time to take a look at *insert drumroll here* The Three E’s of Singing the Word. (more…)