Glorify God!

🙌🏻 Let’s glorify Him. As believers, everything we do should be with the mind and heart to glorify God. Eating, drinking, sleeping, serving, loving, talking, working, playing–we should always keep this in the forefront of our mind: that as His redeemed people, glorifying God is our purpose on earth. And an astounding privilege.

The smallest things in our lives can be done to the glory of God. Even things that seem like it would never glorify Him, such as paying bills or creating a budget. Or putting the shopping cart back in the shopping cart area. Or being on time. Or choosing silence over saying something unpleasant. Or choosing an apple over junk food. Or keeping our home clean and in order. Or washing our bodies and taking care of ourselves. Yes, everyday, small, mundane things can be done to the glory of God!

As believers in Jesus Christ, we are living sacrifices poured out as an offering to Him. And the beautiful thing is, He accepts it with gladness.

Yes, the holy, unworldly, glorious God who created the heavens and earth accepts us as a living sacrifice unto Him – a pleasing aroma that is constantly reaching to His heart in Heaven.

Let’s marvel at the amazing truth that God uses us as vessels for His glory here on earth. We are able to glorify the God of Heaven. That’s a high position and not to be taken lightly.

Let’s glorify our Father in all we do!

‭‭{Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬}
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

{Zephaniah 3:17}
The LORD thy God is in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

{Revelation 8:5}
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

Deeper in God 

This is my heart’s cry: Father, Abba, my Saviour, the One Whom my soul loves! Take me  d e e p e r.  I desire to go deeper into the depths of your love. I want to drown in your living waters, your rivers of delight. You are such a precious God and I want n o t h i n g more than to serve you and glorify you and love you and lay at your perfect feet.

Let me go deeper into fellowship with you, deeper into communion with you, deeper into trusting in you, deeper into walking with you, deeper in my obedience to you.

D e e p e r.

D e e p e r.

M o r e.

Brothers and sisters in Jesus, let us never reach a point where we’ve had enough of God. Let’s stay burning hot for Him all of our days! He is so worth our passionate devotion and our hearts on fire for Him.

If we abide in Him, we will be delighted in Him. Because we can’t be delighted in Him without abiding in Him! And when we abide in Him, we go deeper with Him. When we are delighted in Him, we are on fire for Him. So let’s delight and abide.

He’s so  w o r t h y,

He’s so  w o n d e r f u l.

The depths of His love are
i n c o m p a r a b l e.

Let’s drown in His warm embrace and go deeper.

{Psalm 36:8}
They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.

‭‭{Psalms‬ ‭42:1-2, 7-8‬}
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Victory in Jesus 

What a magnificent God we serve. He made the beauty of snow-laden forests yet He is so concerned and compassionate about our lives. He is dedicated to our victory over the darkness of this world. Nothing goes unnoticed by Him. He sees it all – the hurting, the pain, the weariness, the frustration, the brokenness – and oh, He cares.

He is so active in every detail of His saint’s life that if we r e a l l y knew the magnitude of His care for us, we would never have an ounce of worry, fear, or anxiety again.

Never mistake His invisibility for inactivity.

He wants and desires our faith during our walk with Him on this earth despite not being able to see Him. He promises that those who have faith in Him yet cannot see Him will be blessed.

Our faith is what grows us, strengthens us, matures us, sanctifies us. He does it all, but it’s through our clinging to Him tightly in faith and hiding under His protection during every season in life is what makes us victorious. And it is nothing of our own strength and power, but all through His.⭐️

In Jesus Christ there is V I C T O R Y.

‭‭{John‬ ‭16:33‬}
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

‭‭{John‬ ‭20:29‬}
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

{1 John 5:4-5}
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

‭‭‭‭{Romans‬ ‭5:1-5‬}
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

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Worship God and Only God

Worshiping and loving Jesus edifies our soul and fills our hearts.

Many who are disconnected from their Creator do not realize this, but loving God h e a l s us. Because we were made for Him and we were made by Him. We need Him.

Refusing to worship Him and love Him actually damages us. Why? Because human beings were made to worship; and, if we’re not worshiping our Maker, we’re worshiping  s o m e t h i n g  else. Something that is unworthy of the worship of our hearts. Something that we should not be worshiping.

Alcohol, money, fame, possessions, attention, family, excitement, beauty, drugs, work, sports, food, comfort, hobbies, education, intellect, sex, self, other human beings, false gods and idols made of human hands.

These are just a few things that humans will latch on to if they aren’t clinging to the One who breathed the breath of life into their lungs.

Worship is  a n y t h i n g  that takes the highest precedence in our minds and hearts. And if it’s not God, then it is something created, which will ultimately damage us in greater ways than we can imagine.

But He heals us. He makes us whole. He forgives us. He makes us new.

We’re broken without Him. There’s no way around it. No matter how good and full one’s life looks like on the outside, we are utterly broken and lost if He do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ, the only one who is truly worthy of our worship and praise.

Go to him and find true fullness and wholeness and healing and love.

When you find Him and experience true freedom, you won’t be able to do anything b u t worship and praise the majestic, delightful, worthy God of heaven.

{Exodus 34:14}
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

{Matthew 13:15-16}
For this the people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

{Genesis 2:7}
The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

God Wants Us

He has everything, He made everything, He owns everything. Yet…

He still. wants. us.

He doesn’t need us, but He wants us.

If you have a relationship with God, thank Him for His loving desire to be in an intimate relationship with you. Thank Him that He loves and wants you so much that He endured abandonment, torture, sorrow, loneliness, pain, heartache, mockery, blasphemies, maliciousness, unjust treatment, wrongful murder and left His glory in heaven because…

H E . W A N T S . Y O U.

So if you ever feel unloved, alone, or like nobody cares, don’t. Because Someone greater than all others loves you, is with you, and cares.

What a loving, tender, caring God we have.✨🌸💓

{Psalm 27:10}
“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.”

‭‭‭‭{Isaiah‬ ‭43:2-5‬}
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Others were given in exchange for you.
I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me.
You are honored, and I love you.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you.

The Power Belongs to God


The power will always belong to God.💫

A l w a y s.

If your life seems out of control, remember that all power in heaven and earth and under earth belongs to Him. Be comforted knowing that our God is fully capable of caring for His own people. If He’s willing to die for us, He’s willing to take care of us in our current circumstance.

He made the stars in their brilliance, the mountains in their majestic grandiosity, and also your heart in its fragility. He reigns over it all, and nothing is outside of His control.

The P O W E R belongs to J E S U S.

The Glory of God

✨Worship our Maker this morning and reflect on His glory! He is a glorious King and so deserving of our praise. Don’t let this day pass before you magnify His greatness in your hearts. He knows when you notice Him. When you pause to soak in the beauty of His glory and majesty. When you delight in Him just for who He is. And it moves His divine heart.

Sing to Him in your hearts and praise Him for His:

M e r c y
L o v e
G r a c e
G o o d n e s s
T r u t h f u l n e s s
T r u s t w o r t h i n e s s
G e n t l e n e s s
K i n d n e s s
F o r g i v e n e s s
P at i e n c e
F a i t h f u l n e s s
T e n d e r n e s s
S e r v i t u d e
L o n g s u f f e r i n g
W r a t h
C a r e
J u s t i c e
S o v e r e i g n t y
J e a l o u s y
B e a u t y
E x c e l l e n c e
P u r i t y
F la w l e s s n e s s
I m m u t a b i l i t y
H u m b l n e s s
R i g h t e o u s n e s s
M a j e s t y
P o w e r
P e r f e c t i o n
H o l i n e s s
W o r t h i n e s s
S a l v a t i o n

Praise and worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. For He is glorious in all of His ways.✨

K I N G . J E S U S . F O R E V E R

‭‭{Psalms‬ ‭96}
Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Great is the Lord!
He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be feared above all gods.
The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty surround him;
strength and beauty fill his sanctuary. O nations of the world, recognize the Lord;
recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!
Bring your offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.
Let all the earth tremble before him.
Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
He will judge all peoples fairly.
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming! He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.

Jesus is Unchanging


Let your heart rest in the truth that even in the midst of a changing world, we have an unchanging God. He is the solid rock we can put our hope in. When He says He will do it, He will most certainly do it. His love is sure and His grace is real. He doesn’t change His mind or reverse His plans. You can open your heart before Him and cling to Him with everything in you, knowing that He is a safe place. The only safe place.

When He says He’s forgiven you, He’s forgiven you. When He say He loves you, oh, He loves you. And that will never change. Because He never changes.

He is the only unchanging thing in this changing world.♥️

Worship Jesus Christ!

How does this beautiful God give us so much?! How does He even allow us to be intimate with Him and close to Him?! How does He let us know Him, experience His mercy, His tenderness, His lovingkindness, His salvation?! How does He even allow us the gift of loving Him?! The only reason we’re even able to love Him is because while we were  s t i l l  sinners, the Son of the living God died for us. He is so precious and incredible!

He deserves so much more than we are capable of giving Him, yet He accepts and delights in the worship of those who have been bought by His blood. Nothing could ever compare!

If you have been saved by Him, never take for granted that you are privileged and favoured to be allowed to enter into His throne room, experience His presence, and even call on His name. It’s a privilege beyond reason to be able to fall to our knees before Him and pour out our hearts to Him, crying “Abba! My Father!”

Never allow His goodness and grace that we undeservedly receive from Him become commonplace in your heart. You have everything in Him.

His love the greatest gift, and He has given it to those who place their hope and trust in Him.💞

W O R S H I P   J E S U S   C H R I S T.

‭‭{Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-14‬}
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”

Walking Closely With Jesus

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When we are weak, weary, and feel like giving up, we can be rest assured, that for the people that He has redeemed, He will stand with us and strengthen us.

He will walk with us.  E v e r y  step of the way. Through every season, every challenge, every new day.

Walking closely with Jesus can be hard. We at times face opposition in both the tangible, physical world, and the invisible, spiritual world. But even during the hardest of seasons – those seasons where we are in so much despair and are tempted to give up…

We can’t give up. We  s i m p l y  can’t.

Because He who is much stronger than us is holding us tightly to Himself. He is the One who strengthens us.

Because even during tumultuous seasons, we have Life within ourselves. We are spiritually alive, even during times of despair. We might stumble around for a season like a baby trying to walk, but we will…

A l w a y s

A l w a y s

A l w a y s  come back.

I remember a time I was worn out and weary because of the spiritual warfare I was experiencing. I felt weak and I needed His strength. I had recently done something radical for Him in my life and the spiritual opposition I faced was almost unbearable at the time.

I felt disconnected from Him during this time of testing. He felt so distant. I felt lost during this season and the winds that blew on me were rigid and harsh.

In my moment of weakness and need of attention from Him, I thought, “what’s the point? I’ll just do things I used to enjoy before I was saved. I’ll just go out and get drinks with friends like I used to.”

No, I had not an ounce of desire for that.

So that didn’t work. My next thought came, “I’ll just spend all my time watching movies and binging on tv shows to ease the pain.”

Nope, I had absolutely no desire for it. I couldn’t even force myself to sit down and watch tv. They don’t call it ‘programming’ by accident.

So that didn’t work. I then said, ‘okay, I’ll go listen to all that secular music I used to listen to’ (instead of worship music).

No – I turned on the radio and heard some song playing for about 15 seconds, I cringed, then immediately turned it off. Just hearing sexual or worthless lyrics grieved my heart.

So that didn’t work. Next thought, ‘I’ll go on a date with that guy who I know doesn’t love You or believe in You, since I’m not getting attention from You…”
N e v e r. N e v e r. Never in a million years would I even consider a man who is not passionately in love with Jesus.

So that definitely didn’t work. I was so desperate for God’s closeness and to be relieved of the testing I was going through that I was willing to say anything to stir Him.

But He knows me. He knew my heart and that I sincerely didn’t mean  a n y  of it.

That’s because…

He  r e m o v e d  those worldly desires.
I couldn’t bring myself to do those things which I know grieves His Spirit. I love Him so much that I just can’t. The desire for any kind of carnality has been removed from me and He’s still removing it as I walk deeply with my God.

In the very next moment after saying these foolish things, I turned and ran to Him, heart overcome with longing for Him. I cried to Him, read scripture, listened to a biblical teaching, and praised Him, telling Him how much I love and need and adore Him. It’s all I could do. It’s all I  w a n t e d  to do.
Why?

Because I have eternal  L I F E  within myself. When you have eternal life inside of you, you crave deeply the eternal things of God. Because, no matter how hard it gets…

HE is all I want.

No matter what season I happen to be in –  highs and lows, victories and failures. Even when I’m weak and stumbling and falling like a child. Child I may be, but I’m His child nonetheless.

God lives in me, and my desire for the things that have nothing to do with Jesus do not interest me anymore. Even at my darkest hour, I can’t get far away from my King, the One whom my soul loves. Nor do I ever want to.

With my nature changed by His Spirit, I now have a natural inclination and desire for the things of God. And a natural distaste for the things that do not please God or hold no eternal value.
Eternal life craves the things of eternal life. The spiritually dead crave the things that are spiritually dead.
This is a good way to examine yourself. What does your heart crave m o s t?

{Song of Solomon 3:1-4}
On my bed night after night,
I sought the One whom my soul loves;
I sought Him but did but did not find Him.
I said, ‘so I must arise now and go out into the city;
Into the streets and into the squares.
I must seek Him whom my soul loves.
I sought Him but I did not find Him.
The watchmen who go around the city found me,
And I said, ‘have you seen Him whom my soul loves?’
Scarcely had I passed them,
When I found Him whom my soul loves.
I held on to Him and would not let Him go.