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November 16, 2006 at 6:40 pm (Daily Doodles)
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As the weekend of Pilgramage to Portal came to a close, we were blessed with an affirmation of God’s covenant with us. As you see here this is a rainbow. This picture is taken out the backdoor of Tim & Katie Mather’s backdoor. The end of the rainbow is sitting right in Portal, GA. We believe that God has made a new promise with us, never again to bring destruction to our race (or family).
It is a new time. Download this picture a set it for your background as a reminder of God’s Promises.
When we first made the leap out of traditional church we struggled with how to present our worship to the Lord without playing in a worship team. It was uncomfortable to have a band play in the home church meetings. We did not want to start a new church or even rent a space to hold corporate worship. Most home churches to not have people able to play and lead the group into God’s presence. Part of our coming out of the church structure and performance mentality, was laying down our ideas about what worship “should” look like, with it’s professional worship team, sound system, and even lights. That our weekly “worship time” should be, well, a show. Yet, Father in His gentle way, removed any opportunities to play professional worship. When we made the leap from traditional church, it was time to detox from the the high of professional worship.
After about five years and through a series of significant moments, workshops and such, the Lord has brought healing to those areas and a restoration of anointing and vision for corporate worship. It doesn’t look or feel the same. It is organic and free flowing. It looks different every single time. Even our concept of worship has changed. We have learned of the word for worship from the Hebrew Avodah. This word Hebrew word Avodah is three fold, worship is the study of scripture, worship is the work of our hands and finally worship is occupying our minds with Him and His great works.
Apparently worship is to be a part of our very existence. We worship as we work. We worship as we read and learn about Him from scripture. We worship as we occupy our minds with His great works. This is where music comes into play. Worship music helps to guide our minds into the place where we can see, hear and feel the Holy Spirit where we can occupy our minds with His presence. Now I can use my music not to lead, but to serve my purpose to the world.
October 7, 2006 at 7:07 pm (Path to Wholeness in Christ)
Jesus is alive and sits at the right hand of Father in heaven yet he sent his Holy Spirit to be here in His absence. His Holy Spirit opens our eyes and our ears to Father’s voice. It brings us to a place emotionally and physically where we can see, feel and hear Him. The Holy Spirit is our connection to the Father, to His plans and purposes for our life.
October 7, 2006 at 6:36 pm (Daily Doodles)
We have had the privilege to attend the Pilgramage to Portal this weekend in Portal, GA. It is a gathering of believers wanting to know more about home church and prophetic deliverance and such. Our purpose in gathering is to experience God’s presence in a whole new way.
We are so blessed to be children of God. He has put out His hand for us and we can step freely into His presence. Music is a path to meet God in the here and now. The sounds, the words can help us close off our reality and suspend our logical self and really press into that wonderful place of freedom in our spirits. Our senses become hightened and we can truly see a glimpse of Father’s true love for us.
September 19, 2006 at 8:43 pm (My Music)
Thank you to all of those that support my music. I am excited to annouce that Just Worship is available online here at my blog. It is great to offer my songs here. I hope you’ll find them inspirational. Please post a comment and let me know what you think.
Check back here often for more musical releases.
August 30, 2006 at 7:00 pm (My Favorite Quotes)
Strolling along the edge of the sea, a man catches sight of a young women who appears to be engaged in a ritual dance. She stoops down, then straightens to her full height, casting her arm out in an arc. Drawing closer, he sees that the beach around her is litered with starfish, and she is throwing them one by one into the sea. He lightly mocks her: “There are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see, for miles up the beach. What a difference can saving a few of them possibly make?” Smiling, she bends down and once more tosses a starfish out over the water, saying serenely, “It certainly makes a difference to this one.”
August 30, 2006 at 6:52 pm (Growth Resources)
I recently had the opportunity to see an online movie called The Secret. It is a movie created to bring about personal change in how we engage the world. At first I felt a bit resistant to it, because I had heard fellow friends talk about how great this movie was, yet it was based on very new age, universalist ideas.
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and it is important to me to focus my thoughts and “energy” towards becoming more like Christ. So as I watched this movie it took me some to time pull the diamonds from the rough. But I share it here because it truly had an effect on my life and I want you to experience the same.
If you have not seen The Secret, you can visit the website here. It costs about $4.95 to watch the movie online. It is well worth the money just to be exposed to new ideas about the law of attraction. Now you may think “Law of attraction?” It doesn’t have anything to do with personal appearances. It has to do with what you attract with your thoughts or as they addressed it as energy. It has so much to do with the Biblical law of sowing and reaping.
Our lives are a reflection of how we think. As it has been said “To think is to create.”
Once you watch the movie, Comment here what you thought.
A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strutted through the backyard, wearing his baseball cap and toting a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. Then, he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. “Strike One!” he yelled. Undaunted, he picked up the ball and said again, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” He tossed the ball into the air. when it came down he swung again and missed. “Strike two!” he cried. The boy then paused a moment to examine his bat and ball carefully. He spit on his hands and said once more, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” Again he tossed the ball in the air and swung at it. He missed. “Strike Three!” “Wow!” he exclaimed. “I’m the Greatest Pitcher in the World!” -Author Unknown
You see, your attitude determines how circumstances impact your life. The little boy’s circumstances hadn’t changed, but his optimistic attitude prompted him to give and encouraging meaning to what had happened. What difficult time are you going through right now? Can you do something to change it? If you can, don’t wait another day, make the needed changes. If you can’t change the circumstances, however, change your attitude; you’ll discover that circumstances won’t have the last word!