Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7 2012: He hears me, and answers

Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me. (Psalm 66:20 NASB)

There are those moments in life where you wonder if God is hearing you. Are your prayer touching his ears and pulling at his heart strings or are have your prayers been vapor in the wind. Let's be honest for a moment, I think that we have all been in that position where's we just do not know if he is hearing us or not. But I am here to tell you that God has heard each petition is excited by the blessing that you are about to walk into. you have to understand like Paul's says. God I not slack because he has not answered you yet, and he has not forgotten you. We serve a God that not only hears your prayers he answers with responding force. So much so that when God answers, it shakes the foundation of our life's and sifts us into position to receive all that he has in store for us; well above what he hoped, asked or imagined. part of the process is realizing that because this terrestrial world does not always line up perfectly with the spiritual that we have to be patience.

James 1:4 says "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing"

you have to understand; answered prays are not always instant, there is a process for completion so that all of the end result of God manifold blessings are "perfect, Entire and wanting nothing.

I am so glade that God not only hears my prayers but he also extended his loving kindness towards me; that's His patience. Never stop praying, god hears you, and he has already started moving on your request.

I have just as recently as today seen the hand of God move regarding prayer, God is always in time at the right time to bless us, and I for one am glade about it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5 2012: Seeking Worshippers

“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers." (John 4:23)

I found this passage as u was reading the other day and I found something interesting in the text that I had not noticed before. This is probable is not new to some but to me it was an interesting revelation. when Jesus is talking to the woman at the well he gets to a point of describing worship, and what struck me is that it is not worship that the father is seeking. Jesus says that what the father is seeking is worshippers...true worshippers. And what I realized is that worship is a by product of the worshippers. There is no worship without the worshippers. It is the simplest truths that are often missed because we fail to see that without one there can not be the other. it is a simple as without the coffee bean there is not coffee, without wood there is no paper with out worshippers there is no worship.

You see God is not out looking for worship, because worship is just a by product of the source. worship does not produce worship. Worship is produced by the worshipper. God is looking for the producer; he is looking for the one that will produced a sustained worship and the only one that can do that is the worshipper.
There are so many things that we could be the producers of; but the one thing that God is looking for us a producer of worship, ie a worshipper. that is the one thing that I want God to see me as, I do not want him to have to look long and hard for a worshipper, I want to be so enthusiastic with my praise that I get Gods attention and he declares there one right there; there is one of my worshippers.

Worshippers God is looking for you where ya at? lift your hands cock your heads back open your mouths And shout with a voice of triumph...HERE I AM LORD GLORY HERE I AM LORD GLORY I AM A WORSHIPPER.

Day 4 2012: it's really that simple.

Most of us are looking for the less complicated and for the more simplistic. The reality of God is that faith in God is very simplistic, it is not difficult to have faith in God. Many would want you to believe that faith is this big stretch that requires large and monumentus moves in order to prove or establish, but faith does not begin with mountain moving faith begins with the smallest heart tug that moves one into closer proximity with God. It is the act of realizing that there is something that is bigger than you and me; that there is a divine order to the things around us. The enemy would want you to believe that in the chaos of life but the truth is that life is purposes and there is a plan for each and ever on of us. Faith in God is not complicated; sometimes difficult but never complicated. The word of God tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. That is pretty simple all you have to do is to be willing to listen to Gods words. When I was searching for something to believe in, I tried everything, every religion and movement that I could find and I heard a lot of things and researched a lot to get more information. But then I heard the word of the Lord and as I listened faith began welling up in my spirit and the more I listened the less I searches for something to believe in, the more my faith in God grew to the point that one day I woke up and I was a believer.

As this new year begins and you are searching for something to believe in something to make you whole, begin to listen to the word of the Lord it is that simple and I tell you a truth; faith with begin to grow in your spirit and you will discover all that you have been searching for. God is not complicated.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3 2012: plans for little oh me

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

Jeremiah 29:11 is by far one if not my favorite scriptures. it hold a simple complexity that proves the power and the love of an awesome God. Today was a day that was rather dull an suspense less not that I live a life of intrigue and suspense, but today was a blah day. But in the
mist of my blasa blasa day I had an interesting conversation about the potential use of a building to hold our worship services in. Now what is interesting to me is that God already knew the conversation was going to take place today and even though communication has just started, God already knows the outcome. It is a reality that exist in Him that he is both the past present and future. The hebrew philosopher Maimonides once said that God is in all things and works thought all things at the same time and if God ceases to work in that thing that thing would cease to exist. it is the base argument that God is in the past the present and the future, and if at anytime God cut himself off from the moment that moment would cease to be a moment any longer. I get excited to know that God has been the God of my past my present and my future and already has plans for me. Some might think that is scary, silly or spookie, but I love this reality of God. The very idea that he has take time in all of eternity to think about me and to make a plan for me and that his plan is greater than all that I could ever hope or
imagine. There is something in knowing that he has me in his hand and that His blessing are my portion. this year I thank God because he knows my my path and the plan that he has me on is one of peace and not evil and that gloriously there is an expectation of Glory on my life. praise God today for working in all things and through all things that through his power I am blessed....that is right world "I AM BLESSED"

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2 2012: Anamnesis

Plato wrote that humanity can only know the "real" world in the form of memories, for which he termed anamnesis. When I ponder what Plato describes,I get stuck on that ""Real" world"; It makes me have the question what we define as real, how is real defined and who sets the definition of real. As for me that which is real in my world is filtered thorough the lens my belief in the God that I server. My faith is real and so when I look at the world around me this world is remembered in those moments when a real God meet a real world and affected a real me. The old saints use to say " When I look back over my life, if it had not been for the Lord...." y'all know the rest. It is the memory of what God has done in this real world that sets my real faith in action and even in the mist of what appears an impossible situation, that reflex faith memory is what kicks in a declares that what appears to be real in my life is not real, to the God that can change that reality in a moment in the twinkle of an eye. So when I begin this new year I can look back at what God has done in the previous years and know that no matter what seems to be the real world around me that God that I serve is alters that reality and the anamnesis of my life is that I have a God that is able to do the incredible, able to achieve the impossible and  able to move me into those places that will bring him Glory....

What is your anamnesis? how do you define your world? The "real" world.....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 2012: Bounty-Goodness-Fatness

You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness. (Psalm 65:11 AMP)

I must admit that my blogging skills leave a lot to be desired. I always seems to start out on fire and fade quickly to a smolder, but I have determined that this year will be better hahaha sounds a lot
like a new years resolution.

well as we start a new year I was struck by this particular scripture that is found in psalms 65:11, as we close
out 2011; of you are like me there have been a variety of mountain top and valley low moments in that year. And if I can be somewhat transparent the later part of the year has been a challenge as we have journeyed out by faith moving 800 miles from all that we know an planting a parachute church all while dealing with the social, economic, cultural, mental, spiritual and physical shifts that come with a move such as what we made. It has be a season of streching and of challenge, but in all we have remained faithful to the vision of God. So to read this passage in Psalms is both exciting and encouraging as we journey into this new year praying for guidance and power to do what the great IAM asked of us to do. In my personal prayer an listening time I hear God declaring that this is the year that all that he has declared over our lives is about to come into manifestation. We have been in a season of germination; that moment of time were the seed is not all together visible but none the less there is something happening under the surface of the good soil that it was planted in. Over the next
40 days I have committed to prayer and fasting and the documention of what God is doing over the next 40 days. The year has already been crowned with his bounty and goodness; God release my portion, run over my life with your chariots and let the fatness from the wheels drip into our lives ....