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God will either provide a way out or the grace to endure.
Both are miracles.
Sometimes we only give God credit if He shows up in an immediate breakthrough kind of way.
Don't get me wrong.
Of course those are awesome, but let's also praise God for giving us the grace to endure long trials.
The fact that He's keeping you standing in the midst of the process is JUST as miraculous.
"And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
II Corinthians 12:9
So keep holding on to the promises of God, for they are YES and AMEN.
Stay strong in faith,
I want to share with you today an excerpt from the introduction of my book, WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound?, because I believe it's the reminder God wants to share with you today:
"Did you know that sound waves can change matter?
Perform a quick online search and you can find videos of people manipulating matter, breaking glass, freezing water - all with sound waves.
How did God Himself create and mold matter in the Book of Genesis?
By using the sound of His voice.
Or did you know that the sounds of nature increase the productivity of the surrounding land?
There are studies that prove that the sounds of birds chirping and insects humming contribute to the growth and development of plants in the area.
No wonder we hear the birds singing the most at the beginning of Spring!
The birds are literally awakening the ground with their songs of praise.
Nature leads a revival, year after year, with its sound.
If sound waves can break glass at the right frequency, and if the songs of nature...
In this episode, I am sharing a Word that God gave me to share at a conference back in July under the theme, "Worship Without Limits."
How do we get there?
How do we get to a place where we can freely worship God with all that we have, in Spirit and in Truth, without worrying about the criticisms of others?
I thought "Worship Without Limits" was such a great theme and I think every single speaker that day mentioned one key: greater intimacy with Jesus!
So take a listen to today's new podcast episode and allow it to encourage you to take your worship to the next level.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Learn more about the 12 week Bible study journey, WORSHIP: ARE YOU MAKING A SOUND? at www.soulofworship.com/book.
Come worship with us at our next event: www.soulofworship.com/events
After Moses and the Israelites crossed over the Red Sea, they worshiped the LORD with a new song:
'Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord , and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the Lord , For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war; The Lord is His name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone. “Your right hand, O Lord , has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord , has dashed the enemy in pieces.'
The presence of God was with the people of Israel and in His presence the army of the enemy was completely demolished. Cast into the sea and drowned at the bottom like a...
I don't know about you, but I NEED the presence of God in my life on the REGULAR.
The moment I'm feeling distant, the pressure and worries start to arise.
I have learned, and I remind you today, that it is critical to maintain a posture of worship and praise.
We can't afford to forget to lift up our voice to the Father!
The enemy will try to distract you or keep you extra busy, because he knows the power that is in your sound.
When we worship, God is enthroned, His Presence is summoned to our location, and the enemy is defeated in Jesus' Name!
I think you're going to love today's podcast episode.
Take a listen and let it remind you that you have access to the presence of God and the key is in your mouth.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Learn more about the 12 week Bible study journey, WORSHIP: ARE YOU MAKING A SOUND? at www.soulofworship.com/book...
Last week, we discussed how worship enthrones God and dethrones everything else. (Read about it here, if you missed.)
So if we know that God inhabits our praise (Psalm 22:3), when we maintain an attitude of worship, Psalm 9:3 says our enemies will fall and perish at HIS PRESENCE.
"I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence."
If my praise establishes the kingdom of God, right here in the midst of where I am releasing my worship, no attack of the enemy can prosper!
My worship summons the presence of God to surround me and not only fill me with peace, but protect me from the adversary.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...WORSHIP IS MY WARFARE!
Praise is a supernatural weapon.
This is truly how we...
After all, it says so in Psalm 22:
"But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them."
God is enthroned in the midst of our worship. When we lift up our authentic praise to the Father and exalt His Name above everything else, God's kingdom is established right where we are.
Jesus did instruct us to pray that way as well...
"In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven."
Jesus desires for the the kingdom of God to be established on the earth...just like it is in heaven!
And how do we start?
Exalting the name of God: Hallowed be Your name.
You see when you and I make the decision to praise God, our worship enthrones God and dethrones everything else.
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In Season 4 Episode 5, we discussed how our hope in God is a confident expectation that God will fulfill His promises over us.
We can trust that God will remain faithful to us, even in times of great trial, because He is always faithful and trustworthy.
Our hope is an anchor to the everlasting power of Heaven, that will keep us secure and steadfast even when the winds and waves are raging against us.
Therefore, we can worship God for being our God of Hope.
In today's episode, we will be focusing on The Hope of Salvation.
One could say that the entire Word of God is one long story of salvation.
From the beginning of time, God has put in place an intricate plan to redeem and save His creation from the wages of sin and death.
So today, we are going to thank, honor, and worship God for being our God of Salvation, our Savior.
In today's episode, we are chatting with a special Sister-in-Christ, Lizette Morales-Ortiz! Lizette is a fellow worship leader, with an anointed prophetic voice, and the founder of Consuming Fire Deliverance Ministries.
Don't miss this discussion where we discuss how worship and deliverance are intertwined, Lizette shares a very personal testimony of how she overcame intense grief and anger after losing her dear father, and how those trials and tribulations propelled her into a new season of increased authority in Jesus Christ and a passion to see people set free and released from the bondages of sin by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Over the next several episodes, we are going to be talking about worshiping God for WHO He is.
If you remember, Jesus said in John 4:23-24 that the Father is seeking true worshipers who will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.
In just the previous verse, Jesus tells the woman at the well, “you worship what you do not know, we know what we worship.”
In order to worship God in spirit and in truth, we HAVE to know HIM.
The deeper we know Him, the more authentically we can worship Him.
So over the next few episodes, we’ll be talking about some of the aspects of God’s Character so we can turn that revelation of Who He is into powerful, authentic, truthful worship that pleases the LORD.
Today, let’s worship God because He is the God of HOPE.
Take a listen and let me know what you think!
10 Practical Tips to Help Busy Mamas Seek Peace in the Midst of Parenting Chaos
From one busy mama to another, I want to share with you these 10 PRACTICAL TIPS today, including a highly actionable checklist, to help you draw closer to the Father and refuel you in this special ministry we call motherhood.
In this free Worship & Praise Bible study bundle, you'll receive a beautifully designed 9 page PDF that outlines three incredibly powerful worship concepts: Use Your Voice as a Trumpet Sound, Lift Up Your Hands in Victory, and the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving.
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