Be Strong in The Lord and in the power of His Might

 I have discovered that to become strong in the Lord means I am not to make any effort to be strong in my self!

images-1In fact I’ve found the very opposite to be true! I have discovered that to be strong in the Lord Jesus is to deny my own strength and trust in His strength alone. His ability to get things done is far more effective than mine.

Read the following Verse… “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; In Him I am strengthened with might according to His glorious power.” 2 Cor :9-8

But as soon as I flip over to my own strength, I am only as able as I can be according to my human ability – which in my case is really very small indeed!

The ‘key’ to unlocking God’s Power and wisdom is to release Jesus by faith. In so doing it is no longer I that lives but Jesus Christ that lives. 1.Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that [life] which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in Jesus,…

I’m no longer wasting time trying to make myself something special. The reality is that In Christ Jesus I already am something special! In Him I am a son of the Most High God. It only now needs for me to believe and release this Truth by continually looking to Jesus. And His Word.

Prophetic Worship Songs

Prophetic Worship Songs

I have often wondered what King David would have done when he picked up his harp to worship. Perhaps he would have sung a selection of popular songs of the day, some of which he may well have written himself – tirelessly honing the melody and lyrics – carefully fashioning the message until he knew the Heart of God’s purpose was honoured.”

Final25psalms-1117370-sOr maybe ( and this is my personal favourite version) he would have looked to Heaven and begin singing what He heard and saw in the Spirit – by faith. Pictures would have fired his imagination, words, and whole portions of The Torah he would have repeated – ‘chapter and verse.’

In due course, I imagine he would have fixed upon a ‘good theme’ and begun turning it into a brand new Psalm, perhaps to be filed away for a future occasion. Somehow though, I can’t imagine him staying fixed upon one theme for too long – there is always a new ‘word’ and a new song to be written.

And this is my point: In the Body of Christ I’m wondering whether it’s time for something new in our corporate worship. A new way of expressing our thanks, and a willingness to invite, hear and reflect back what we hear and see in the Spirit. Gone are the cliched expressions in our worship. “Behold I am doing a new thing…” (Isaiah 43:19) say’s the Lord

It is faith that pleases God, not our routines nor even our skilfulness. It is a belief that Godimages is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him – by faith. I believe it is no longer about singing songs alone, but about covenanting with the very heart of God. It is about believing and expecting God to respond to our prophetic songs, pictures, art and dance. It is about Relationship! God speaking to us and us speaking to God!

After all it doesn’t require too much faith to sing a worship song but it does require faith to establish a two way conversation with God the Father.

So, let the true worshippers arise, both in corporate meetings and in our personal times of devotion and expect Heaven to respond!