Today…….look no further!

1382384_651791381527683_925388398_nToday, this day, is what we have. Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow but think on Him Today. He is sufficient, able, and fully complete Today.

Today does not ignore challenges and does not disregard present fears. But….Jesus has conquered death and the grave so LIVE as seated in heavenly places. Live with intention and passion!

Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes, Matthew 6:33-34

Too much worry, too much fear going around. I am not denying their reality in trying to rule our lives. And I say ‘trying’. If fear tries to get in and worry forms our default position, our lives shift into a constant state of flux, without peace, without rest. Don’t go there. I know it’s hard when we face things that seem like mountains that just won’t move but don’t go there. Give God the chance to show Himself strong on your behalf.

Jesus said not to worry and He meant it. When we project ourselves, through our thought life into the future, we create a path that is hemmed in by fear and worry. Live today with your eyes on the future but walk in His reality today, resting in the moments. Can you really change anything through fear or worry? I don’t believe you can.

It’s great to have goals. It’s wonderful to walk in our destiny one step at a time, believing for greater and greater things but don’t try to work it out. There is beauty in rest. That seems to go contrary to the grain of what many feel today but in Christ there is rest, peace and hope AND He does use it all to work all things for His glory in your life.

What’s something you can release today into His presence and live your life in Christ? For me, it’s this whole move into North Carolina. I wake up  in faith and in trust as He leads me out in my day. I spend time in His presence and seek His face and He directs my path. There’s no 10 point plan or specific rules on how to do this. It’s all about your creative life in Christ and it all starts with intimacy. Get alone for a bit. Get quiet. Worship and wait for Him to speak into your life. He will and your life will be filled with adventure.

It won’t always be safe. It’s a journey of faith. 

Debra

 

Living with Passion and Purpose In Christ,
Debra

 

 

Please share this with those needing the challenge of journey in Christ, a grand adventure in Holy Spirit that leads us beyond the borders of mundane Christianity into an ocean of grace and glory.

 

Transcendent Worship – Heaven’s Way

When worship becomes entertainment it ceases to be worship. Failing to engage the spirit, music then captures the soul realm, activating the emotions and falling far short of true worship. True worshippers worship in spirit and truth. How much of what goes on in churches today is true worship? I would surmise very little.

Tumult of LightTrue worship takes place in an atmosphere where control and manipulation is absent. There is no need to hype anything up. It is not a spectator sport where there is an audience taking it all in. True worship is where an exchange takes place and heaven manifests on earth. Leaders lay down their agenda and give full control to Holy Spirit.

True worship interacts with eternity. Worship flows from heaven to earth with accompanying signs and wonders, healing, restoration, renewal, and so much more. Worship is transcendent and flows in a transcendent sound.

Transcendent – to be above, independent of the universe and time; superior or supreme; going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing or exceeding; to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree

Worship is spiritual – in the spirit, of the spirit, through the spirit. Holy Spirit flows through people, ordinary people who submit their mind, will and emotions to a heavenly interchange taking place in their midst as people gather.

Worship is filled with sound. Sound is accompanied by light. They flow together – sound and light. A transcendent sound emanates from heaven flowing into the earth realm from the throne of God. This sound, accompanied with light, is filled with His glory.

Burst of Light in GreenWorship electrifies the spiritual atmosphere, pushing back the powers of darkness. There can be a violent upheaval in sound that brings deliverance. There can be soft, gentle whispers and tones that captivate the heart and bring inner healing.

An eternal sound can’t be duplicated or processed through fleshly striving or attempts at human perfection. As people worship, the atmosphere is pierced with light, life, and glory.

When I visit churches, I find myself asking, “Where is this sound? Where is heaven manifesting in our midst?” God keeps showing me to look at His people. His sound is being birthed through a people, not a program. It is being birthed through a people, not a program, but a people filled with His glory.

When people of like mind and like heart come together, they bring forth the very sound of the Lord, Christ in them, the hope of glory.

The Lord is bringing forth a people who desire to come into agreement with His heart and bring forth His sound in the earth. It is quite simple. It is not a manufactured sound. It is a sound of the heart’s cry to know their Lord. And it is a sound that will bring the movement of the kingdom into our midst in greater and more glorious ways than we can imagine up to this point.

True worship is here, right now, as Christ in each of us explodes through hearts on fire to know Him and to experience His life in creative and glorious ways. May the church catch up with this sound that is capturing a people to know their God. May there be an intense dissatisfaction with song services that engage the flesh but never touch eternity. May we each arise today with a song in our heart that flows through our mouths into the spiritual atmosphere, touching the heart of the Father. There is so much to say about this but this is just a nugget of prophetic truth for today.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra
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Worship – Deconstructed and Pure

Wide open deconstructed moments of pure worship that flow into purity of expression as we gaze upon the beauty of Christ. Worship in spirit and truth.

Sunset in the reedsBut the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24 NKJV)

Fires ignited within us that burn while gazing upon Christ Jesus.

Lord, tear apart the formalities of our earthly understanding and let us ascend to worship on high…..in glory!

Set us in the midst of that broad place of freedom…..to live and move and have our being.

Places of opposition in our own lives that thrive on structural narratives of order that prohibit movement, freedom of movement in Holy Spirit…..tear them down through a revelation of manifested majesty.

DebraIn Christ,
Debra