Our first ever youth fellowship in the year 2018 at church back to Friday evening. And truly we missed the pure worship we had with God. Singing our very own song and melodies to Jesus. A heavenly presence that you cannot think of anything but just the goodness of God.
Each and everyone shared His greatness; A thanksgiving to Him for the whole week. We may not enumerate and say it all through our own words, for the countless blessing we had and have from Him, Our One and Only Creator, Provider and Giver. God already knows it. You never know, it is also the thanksgiving of others. Having it all said as one body, what a Glorious Praise given to our True Living King.
Getting back to the story, it all turned out that we got the same issues, financially. With the knowledge and wisdom of God, Jeth summed it up… So grateful to God that He’s making us grow in all areas of our lives, in our marriage, ministry, our relationship with others through circumstances and in our faith to Him. A realization that you cannot have a trial-free life even when you trust God. For it is one way of strengthening our perseverance; bringing our passion on. Even there’s these circumstances, we can still trust Him, not leaving us nor forsaking us. For He is our strength and our passion. As we receive His blessings literally, we are not able to forget Him, the one that gives. We will even more glorify Him.
Truly, money is vanity. The true blessing is not about money, big or small, it is meant to be spent. It will soon gone by. The true blessing is the “Faithfulness of God”.
Btw, it is nice to found this “bible blog of Ben Piershale“.
I long and wanted to finish reading some books in the bible but due to some events and happenings, I wasn’t able to do that. Already done reading the Book of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Jonah, Esther, Ephesians, Philemon, Titus, Timothy, Hebrews (sorry, not in order) and the list goes on… But I feel there’s still something’s missing. At times, I forgot the verses I’ve already read, that I wanted to read it over and over again.
But still grateful to God that even we fail in doing such things (at some point & areas of our lives); It is more important to live a life pleasing in His sight (Psalm 19:14 AMP). The motives of our hearts that shows in our actions according to Him and His will. Living a life to glorify His Name in every thing we do and say (Colossians 3:17 AMP).
While writing this, God reminds me of these scriptures:
“Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be[completely] satisfied.” – Matthew 5:6 AMP
“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.” – Matthew 6:33 AMP
So thankful to God. I was feeling so different to these past days from the past years. I know I’ve been changed, but change still happens in us everyday like being renewed. –2 Corinthians 4:16 AMP It’s like a deep joy and peace within. Knowing that God is fair. He is loving, gracious, slow to anger (Psalm 148:5 AMP) but there is His wrath. Before I felt troubled, whenever I can’t pray so long; And directly right after I woke up, I worry. I feel there’s guilt inside. But right now, I just feel God’s love; His gentleness. When you truly trust Him it will just flow from within.
I just thank God of all those things. Those times that I don’t understand His ways. Those times that I want to happen it this way but He says that way.
I know… I might encounter the same situation in the near future, no one can tell. But He is there. He is always there. We just need to be still and know that He is God. –Psalm 46:10 AMP
In Jeremiah 17:7 AMP it says, ““Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord.“
The Power of the Word (Matthew 13:16-23 AMP) by Ptr. David Hernandez of Holy Spirit Church at Encounter TV.
Many times I found this post in my News feed, and many times I’ve ignored it. I guess, it’s God’s time for me to have this personal revelation. Here’s some points I have listed watching the video:
We must be deeply rooted in the word of God. Rooted in the study of God’s word.
Information informs. Revelation transforms and affects the spirit. The word gives substance and the foundation of the spiritual life.
Growing into the Ministry God has given you:
Hope this will wake you up too…
It truly helps having some more understanding and knowledge to refresh our minds in leading worship. That it is more than playing guitars. It is serving wholeheartedly and having a passion for God; Doing the best with what we have; In learning How-to is to be founded in His word. And here’s some points to keep:
- Stay faithful
- Be submissive to the Lord and to the leadership He has established in your church
- Be diligent. You can always get better in all aspects of being a worship leader
- Be realistic in your expectations and the expectations you allow others to have of you
- Be ready for the change to come.
Checkout the full article here by Adam Dolhanyk.