Tag: faithfulness

Vineyard Worship: SURE

One thing that has kept me going recently is the reality that “God will not give up on me!” That He was, is and always will be faithful until the very end. I don’t know about you but when I am in a challenging season, I need to many reminders because the negative and discouraging thoughts just keep coming. But, God is faithful and He will often bring a song in season that speaks out the cry of my heart and encourages me in what I need to be reminded of in terms of God’s character.

Sure as my life is in Your hands. Sure as Your sacrifice has set me free. When all is shaking, Lord Your love stands firm. Your spirit calms my heart and steadies me. (x2)

You’re the anchor that’s holding me.

I’m sure of Your faithfulness. I’m sure that You will never change. My Lord, You won’t give up on me. (x2)

Matthew 28:20b (NIV) “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age!”

Hebrews 13:8 (NLT) “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”


One Thirst: Jeremy Riddle & Steffany Frizzell

What is it that you thirst for?

You say to us, seek Your Face
Our hearts reply, Your Face we seek

Come teach us Lord, reveal Your ways,
Anoint us for, the greater things

(Chorus)
We have gathered with one thirst and hunger
Here to drink of glory and wonder
Here to cry out, Come and fill this place!
Come and fill this place

Our single wish, our sole desire
To gaze upon, Your beauty God
We will not rest, nor will we cease
Till with our eyes, Your face we see

(Bridge)
We wait for you to come and show
Your glory here today

(Tag)
We wait for you…
Hallelujah, Come (repeat)

Lyrics: (Jeremy Riddle, © BETHEL MUSIC)


a SHIFT

In stating the obvious, I’ve taken a short break in blogging. One of the reasons for this has been that I’ve been traveling abroad. God has given me the opportunity this summer to be his missionary and allowed me to share my amazing story of hope and healing on the other side of the world (China, Hong Kong and Australia). On each occasion God showed up in love and in power. He saved, healed and redeemed people. In doing so, I felt like God has very deliberately punctuated that I am to be His missionary first and foremost and that He will release His anointing on my life and maximize His giftings in me the more I embrace and move in this calling. But, I need prayer. The greatest obstacle I see before me is myself. So please pray that I would get over myself and my fears and begin to step out in faith and obedience.

Another shift that I feel happening is the direction of this blog. My passion is to see lives transformed by the Gospel. So, I feel like I need to focus more directly on how God has brought healing, redemption and restoration to my own life and to the lives of others I know who are struggling with addictions. I’m not sure what this will look like, but I trust that Holy Spirit will lead and guide me as He always does. I love the faithfulness of God. His faithfulness comforts and empowers me. He is both my security and source of faith and strength.

Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,

 3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name’s sake.

 4 Even though I walk
       through the valley of the shadow of death,
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.

 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
       forever.


Fighting the Good Fight

April 20th is symbolically know in the drug culture world as a day to get high. Millions of people around the world at this moment are either getting high or are planning to go to a 420 rally, in order to get high. For them, to be able to get high on 4/20 at 4:20 is profoundly meaningful. We truly are in a spiritual battle. If there is a day that the devil truly dominates in blinding people’s eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4), it’s today.

So let’s start taking this day (and time) back for the Lord through prayer and fasting. However the Lord moves you, please be obedient! Pray that God would open people’s eyes to the light of the Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4) and that through divine appointments the scales that blind them from the Truth would fall from their eyes (Acts 9:18), so that they can begin to embrace the meaning that God wants to bring into their lives through Jesus.

Also, ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up more laborers for the “drug culture” harvest field (Luke 10:2). Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for those at 4:20pm. When you prayer at 4:20pm you are one of these laborers. Blessings on you! Finally, my prayer for all of us is that God would continue to help us rely more on His strength when we are weak (2 Corinthians 12:10) and move us to remember to cast all our anxieties onto Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Peace.