Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Psalms 103:1-10
1 My soul, praise the Lord!
    Every part of me, praise his holy name!
2 My soul, praise the Lord
    and never forget how kind he is!
3 He forgives all our sins
    and heals all our sicknesses.
4 He saves us from the grave,
    and he gives us love and compassion.
5 He gives us plenty of good things.
    He makes us young again,
    like an eagle that grows new feathers.
6 The Lord does what is fair.
    He brings justice to all who have been hurt by others.
7 He taught his laws to Moses.
    He let Israel see the powerful things he can do.
8 The Lord is kind and merciful.
    He is patient and full of love.
9 He does not always criticize.
    He does not stay angry with us forever.
10 We sinned against him,
    but he didn't give us the punishment we deserved.

Worship is awesome, the greatest responsibility and the sweetest experience that God gave us.
When we bow and start worshiping God something great happens, you just can’t be the same after worship.

Worship time is about God, His power, His greatness, His wisdom, His Love that has no beginning and end, His word, His miracles... Worship time is all about God, His great deeds, His unending mercies.

Worship time is His and not about what you are going through, not about what you did and did not do.

Worship time, you get to know about Him.. You understand He is everything and you can do nothing without Him.

There will always be hindrances during your worship time.. Things like what you are going through, what you have done, what you have just done, what will come, fear and worry of what is to come….etc

During worship time; don’t remember your mess... He is bigger than your mess and mistakes.

Worship is not a slow song but a lifestyle.

Fear of what you are facing and worry of what is to me will hinder you from worshiping well.
It is not about what you have not accomplished but what He has accomplished.

When you worship God you put aside who you are, it is not about you but Him.

Worship puts you in a place that it is all about Him and not you.

Worship is honor, worship is a sanctified life and it’s our responsibility.

Worship is your greatest expression of God’s Love that God requires of you.

Worship brings you closer to Him and welcomes His Presence. (God dwells in the Praises of His people Psalms 22:3) You enter into His presence with thanksgiving, not tears, worry and complaints.

Lay it all down and bow in awe and adoration and worship Him.
John 4:24 "God is a spirit. So the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saying No

Have you heard of the saying that people call you what you answer to? Man it's so true!
Confrontation helps in setting your boundaries. Saying no means you can’t come far than this. Lately I have learned one way of setting my boundaries is to say no. This write was also inspired by A Joyce Meyer Ministry Sermon about setting boundaries.

We are all forced sometimes to sugarcoat the truth so that we don’t hurt others or because we are afraid they will be hurt if we tell them the truth. Don’t be afraid to confront people just because you are going to feel guilty or you think they will be hurt. Confront issues with strength and joy, if others don’t like it, then Let them be.

Your boundaries are what you have and who you are and people should respect that. When you set boundaries it’s a way of saying this is what I need in my life, this is what I have, this is me; it doesn't mean that you are rude or mean.  People have a right to have boundaries and we should understand and respect that.

We need to put fences around our lives and stop letting everybody walk all over us and then being mad at them because they do it. Your boundaries should not be a joke to others.

We are not helping anybody if we destroy our lives trying to help somebody who’s not willing to do their part.

We help people so much that they build an expectation in them that we can’t keep up with. Love is not letting people use you. Many times we as Christians think if we are not giving up our lives and sacrificing our lives for someone who is hurting and going through a lot then we do not love them. Yes we do sacrifice for people but God doesn't want to help people who are not changing and are ruining our lives and not respecting our boundaries. How many times have people taken advantage of your kindness? Many times..... I thought so! At times you don't even notice they are using you. Jesus didn't go out trying to make people let him help them; He helped those who came to HIM. 

There are many people out there who want to take advantage of you if you don’t have boundaries. Don’t feel guilty when you feel like you can’t do a lot for others.  We need to put fences around our lives and stop letting everybody walk all over us and then being mad at them because they do it. If you don’t let people know what you need and what you don't need then you can’t blame them for not giving it to you. The bible says be careful how you start relationships. It says if you pamper your servant in the beginning of a relationship then you got them expecting that same kind of pampering throughout your life.

Get out of that small box of saying yes to anyone and anything and live a bigger life. If you won't pay the price of saying no now you will pay a bigger price sooner than later. Remember you are not here to please and impress people.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Praying for Problems

Be sure the problems that you are facing now are not the last problems that you will face! There are so many to come. I strongly believe that every problem has a special package of lessons and wisdom, don't just go through the problems but learn the lesson.

I know the thing that we do when we are in the middle of circumstances is praying the problems away....
Problems respond to what God says about them in His word...
Problems don't respond to how much you are hurting.
Problems don't respond to ordinary words... this is hard, Why me, I hate this, I hate myself, when will this end...... you know this kinda blah blah blah
So before you pray for your problems seek to understand what He says about your problem in His word.. Why? God’s word will change the problem.. Your ordinary speaking won’t change nothing. Problems don't respond to your tears, your hurt and worry...
God said it so clearly in Isaiah 55:11
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
“In the same way, my words leave my mouth,
and they don’t come back without results.
My words make the things happen that I want to happen.
They succeed in doing what I send them to do”
Speak His word and His Promises over your issues.
God Respects His word, not your worry and murmuring but His word.
Psalm 89:34 No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said
God strives to keep His promise. Pray on Gods agenda and not in your problems agenda.

Instead of worrying about how bad it is, focus on what the word says about it. Instead of being intimidated by the situation, choose to be inspired by what God says about it.
Whatever the circumstance, you will get the lesson from it only if you pray in Gods integrity.
Don’t be carried away by what is happening outside and forget what is inside and what He said about your problem in His word…
The valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 responded to Gods word. There is power in the word. Don't under estimate the power in His word.
We think that peace comes from the outside in, but to our amazement it comes from the inside out... Peace comes from what is inside, what God says about it.
Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and give thanks unto thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth:
 For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.