Father, I thank You for each individual that has come to this place. Father, I lift up my brother and sister before you right now and God, I ask that you will bless their life and fill them to overflowing! Father, we thank you for your love towards them and you being a place of refuge and strength. Father, You are our provider and EVERYTHING we need is in You! So, we humbly make our request know unto you in this hour and we know that WHAT WE NEED, you will Supply! For you shall supply ALL of our needs according to your riches in Glory!
Lord, we bless you for just how amazing you are! We ask that your Kingdom, Your Presence, and Your Glory be established and released in Us, in our families, in our local worship assemblies, and upon the EARTH! Release your instructions oh God & share with us your heart! Your will is our main desire! Let it be done HERE on the Earth, as it is in Heaven! Let the fruit of your spirit, be released on the EARTH as it is in HEAVEN! The essence of who you are, Oh God!
Show us MORE of You! REVEAL More of you! We are eager to learn You and Your ways. We are eager to share the same passions that You share, to love like You love, to be Holy as YOU are! Transform Us continuously that we may be more like you! Strip us of ourselves and clothe us in Righteousness, Your Righteousness, Oh God!
You are our God, Our Lord, our King, Our Friend, Our Father, Our EVERYTHING! We live off of the words in which you speak, for YOUR words are life to us! So, Father we ask that you would speak to us concerning our purpose, speak to us concerning Your instructions for our life. Release Your Word unto us! We receive ALL that You have for us! We receive YOU!
Show Us MORE And help us to handle what You reveal and not to mishandle or become complacent and stagnant with You! Help us to honor and reverence YOU like we should, Oh King; in everything we do and say, with even the way we think!
We desire to exalt and glorify YOU! Unify us with Your Spirit, for Your Spirit knows Your Perfect Will! We won't rebel or back down! We EMBRACE YOU! Father, we give you Glory! We GIVE YOU THE HONOR! WE EXALT YOU!!! AND WE STAND AMAZED BY YOU and all that YOU do! This is our heart of worship to YOU! We adore YOU!
It's in Jesus' Name, we pray, we praise and glorify you, AMEN!!!
So, did anyone catch or carry the burden that came with the assignment Ezekiel needed to carry? In these scriptures, we see not only instructions, but preparation (burden), intake (supply), and warning.
Ezekiel 2:3-8 NLT - Instruction/Call
God has called us to spread the gospel here on Earth; for our Father wishes that none would perish (2 Peter 3:9). The task that he calls us to is not one that's full of lollipops and roses, but it can present challenges at time. God was very clear with the assignment he released Ezekiel to complete. He even expresses to him that they won't listen! HA! Funny, right??? So, some will think, "well, why is HE calling him to it?" Well, it can be for two reasons: 1. Seed planting 2. Test the obedience of His child. So, God gives Ezekiel instructions to prophesy. These instructions are not contingent upon the people receiving. The results of obedience or disobedience will come to pass based on the decision you make. God's instructions are sure and certain. It wasn't left up for debate or even questioning. Notice the position of Ezekiel - He was silent and receiving.
Ezekiel 2:9,8 & Ezekiel 3:1-3 NLT - The Intake (Supply)
"....Open your mouth, and eat what I give you.” 9 Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me. It held a scroll, 10 which he unrolled. And I saw that both sides were covered with funeral songs, words of sorrow, and pronouncements of doom.
The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you—eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll. 3 “Fill your stomach with this,” he said. And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Everything we need for what God is instructing us to do, is found and will be given by HIM! As some folks say, "God only pays for what He orders." There is no fear of whether you will have what is necessary to complete the assignment, because you will! Psalms 81:10 states the promises of the Lord, He says to open your mouth wide & I will fill it. John 7:38 says, " He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. "
So, there is no need to worry or fear about the resources needed to fulfill what God has instructed you to do. This same principal and promise covers all bases from a simple word of encouragement to the next nationwide revival. Yes, the assignment can seem BIG or small to you, but the key is to walk in obedience RIGHT NOW, concerning all that God is calling you too!!! Just say YES!
The Weight of Obedience Pt. 3 - The Burden & The Warning - this week, stayed tuned!
1 Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord;
it is fitting for the pure to praise him.
2 Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre;
make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.
3 Sing a new song of praise to him;
play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.
4 For the word of the Lord holds true,
and we can trust everything he does.
5 He loves whatever is just and good;
the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.
6 The Lord merely spoke,
and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word,
and all the stars were born.
7 He assigned the sea its boundaries
and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
8 Let the whole world fear the Lord,
and let everyone stand in awe of him.
9 For when he spoke, the world began!
It appeared at his command.
10 The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations
and thwarts all their schemes.
11 But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
his intentions can never be shaken.
12 What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord,
whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.
13 The Lord looks down from heaven
and sees the whole human race.
14 From his throne he observes
all who live on the earth.
15 He made their hearts,
so he understands everything they do.
16 The best-equipped army cannot save a king,
nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
17 Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory--
for all its strength, it cannot save you.
18 But the Lord watches over those who fear him,
those who rely on his unfailing love.
19 He rescues them from death
and keeps them alive in times of famine.
20 We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.
We,oftentimes, as believers have a difficult time with God's Lordship in our life! However, as a worshipper it's an essential part of worship. To say our God is Lord, is to say that HE (The Only Wise God) has Power and Authority over me! This aspect is HARD for us to grasp in the way that God really wants us to. We want things our way, in the manner that we feel is best and that's it! But IS HE LORD???? I can imagine what will happen in our daily lives, if we position ourselves for God to be Lord of our lives. What will happen in our personal and corporate worship if we ask HIM to be Lord and trust HIM to be just that! I believe that this is the level of worship that God wants HIS church/ EVERY BELIEVER to reside in.
Psalms 33 discusses the character of the LORD! Let's yield ourselves more to the Father that He may REIGN as LORD over our Lives, In Jesus' Name!
*Be Blessed & Be ReFreshed!!!!*
Raine's heart is burdened with the passion to share with others different resources that will keep the passion, honor, and value for worship unto God ALIVE!