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Good, Godly Sunday

It’s been a good Sunday, so far. We went to Flamingo Road Church (Doral) again today. And I’m glad that we did. The worship today was exceptional. It moved me deeply and met me at the point of my need, where the Holy Spirit was able to do His ministry within me. I was touched at the core of my spirit and was able to release to the Lord the dam of emotions within me, laying them down at the foot of His cross. The Lord does not despise a broken spirit and a contrite heart – and broken and contrite was I today. During worship, tears were just streaming continuously down my face uncontrollably. I was
a child weeping at the bosom of my Abba Father, my Daddy God and it seemed like His strong arms were around me and He was whispering to me softly “it’s alright, my beloved”. I felt secure. Oh, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is indeed freedom. A heavy burden was lifted off of me today. How wonderful it is to be in His presence.

To the worship team lead by
Heredes, kudos to you guys. It does make a difference when a worship team worships in spirit and in truth. There is a marked distinction between a good performance and anointed worship. A good performance is remembered for a moment, but an anointed worship changes lives. And today was a specially anointed one. I am sure a lot more were touched by the Holy Spirit today besides me. Good job you guys. Keep it up and glory to God.

Following the service, was the surprise party of one of our friends, David. The surprise party was organized by his lovely wife Vicky and it was just nice to witness how his face lit up when he realized that he walked in to his very own surprise birthday party. It was a good time of fellowship with friends and I’m glad that Joe and I had the opportunity to spend time with everybody. All in all, I’d like to give the Lord praise and thanks for His Word and His touch today, for godly friends and good Cuban food.

But my day is not over yet. In a few hours, I am calling my family in the Philippines and my mother’s Oncologist. I’m filled with trepidation at the thought of calling and hearing more bad news, but I realize that this is fear– and fear does not come from God. No matter what I hear from my family/doctor about my mother, I decide to continue to stand on the report of the Lord – that He heals all our diseases, and His mercy never ends. He triumphs over the enemy and His banner over us/my mother, is love. I said above that this Sunday has been good, thus far. But I will have to believe that all is well that ends well — that this Sunday will be good all the way because OUR GOD IS GOOD. And I declare this in Jesus’ name! Eat that, Devil!

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Music and Worship

I love music. Who doesn’t? Music does so many things to so many people. But like everyone else, I have my own preferences on the kind of music that I listen to. Through the years, I have become very selective on the songs that I listen to. I think mainly because I have come to believe (with conviction!) how powerful words really are. As the bible says, “death and life are in the power of the tongue”… So with this in mind, I make a conscious choice to listen only to music with words that are uplifting and encouraging, ministering to my soul and spirit.

And one of my favorite music ministers is Jason Upton. Note that I said minister and not artist — and that is because he is a minister, not an entertainer. So ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce him to you… Jason Upton, who – in my opinion – is one of the most annointed prophetic worship leader that this generation ever produced.

Now, I am not trying to put this man on a pedestal. But rather, I am singling him out because he is one that I would like to emulate as a worshipper. His ministry has truly been a blessing to me, and his songs always leave me hungering for more of the Lord. I have what you may call this “holy envy” of him — I want to have what he has, and more, in the Lord. I want to have the kind of passion, the kind of relationship he has with the Father.

If you are familiar with his music or have been to one of his concerts, then you know what I am talking about. I have been to many concerts by Christian artists — but there is something with this anointed man of God that sets him apart. He is not one of those who employ gimmicks inorder to pump up the crowd. But you know that when his fingers touch his keyboard – that he is about the Father’s business. Being in his concert is like being invited to his bedroom to witness his private time with the Lord. There is this element of intimacy in it, even when he is crying loudly out to the Father in intercession….

Yes, INTIMACY. And sadly, this is what’s lacking in most worship servicesthat I’ve been to. In the bible, David is touted is the “man after God’s own heart”.. His key? Intimacy. He knows the Father. He knows his God. And personally, this is something that I would like to have. Like King David, I want to be a woman after God’s own heart.

As Jason’s song in the video above says “It’s not about the future, fortune or fame of man but the feelings of the heart of God!”

Yes Father, raise up a generation with a passion for Your heart. A prophetic generation who will declare “thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven!”…. and start with me Lord, in Jesus name!

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