Saturday, November 1, 2014

WORSHIP GOD!

"I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg you in full view of {all} the mercies of GOD to make a decisive dedication of your bodies {presenting all your members and faculties} as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to GOD, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship."  Romans 12:1 Amplified Version (emphasis mine)

I have nothing new or profound to say to you, precious daughter of the Most High GOD.  You have heard me say it many times before and I will keep saying it until He takes me home.  FOLLOW YESHUA!  Love Him! Obey Him!  Make it the first thought in the morning and the last thought at night.  Pour all that you are into it!  You will find incredible moments of joy along the journey and deep moments of pain and brokenness as well.  You will have to bite your tongue and submit your will to Him at times when that is the last thing in the world your flesh wants to do.  You will stomp and scream and cry, perhaps.  That's okay.  At some point in time, if you will persevere, you will do less stomping, screaming and crying.  

And if you are not doing it now, there will come a time when you will dance in the rain while the enemy is screaming at you to give up, sit down, shut up and go away.  And when that time comes, you will laugh with a sound that comes from deep within your spirit, borne out of the love and faithfulness you've seen your Bridegroom/King, Yeshua/Jesus demonstrate in your life time and time and time again.  You will run and not grow weary, you will walk and not faint, because you will remember and know that our GOD is a CONSUMING FIRE!  

You will shout the battle cry to those who have given up - those who are discouraged or depressed or fearful or doubtful or whatever...  You will lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees that threaten to buckle at the challenge of the enemy.  You will know as you have never known before that our GOD is Mighty to Save!  He is Constant!  He is Deliverer!  He is Brilliant!  He is your High Tower!  He is your Defense!  He is Warrior GOD and He is coming, riding on the wings of the wind, on His stallion with His sword at His side!  He is NEVER going to give up and He will ABSOLUTELY do all He has said He will do! He will rule and reign and totally destroy everything that opposes the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!

You and I have a job to do.  We have the glorious joy of being His Warrior Brides, called to walk in holiness!  Called to prepare ourselves for His return!  Called to sound the trumpet to those who don't know Him yet!  Called to heal the sick and raise the dead - to cast out demons and cleanse the lepers!  Called to do all kinds of great stuff for our LORD!  Doesn't that sound wonderful?  It absolutely does.  Yes.  It.  Does.  We are not called to sit around and wait for Him to just snatch us out of here so we don't have to fight.  Nope.  Pick up your sword, Warrior Bride  It's time...

Worship isn't about giving an hour or two a week in a building with other believers, where all have gathered to sing some songs and hear a sermon.  Those are good things, no doubt.  But to worship GOD in spirit and in truth...  Read the verse in Romans 12:1 again...  Make a decision to present all that you are - ALL THAT YOU ARE - be a living sacrifice so that everything HE wants to do in you is more important than anything you want to do.  Give yourselves over to Him completely.  Every circumstance.  Every day.  That is your reasonable service - your spiritual worship. 

Make yourself hungrier for Him than you've ever been, Beloved.  Ask Him to fan the flames of love in you - flames that burn for Him.  Ask Him to make you so hungry for Him that you are not satisfied with the way things are.  Ask Him to help you see how to lay down your life for Him every single day from now on.  That is worship.  That is true worship...  Love Him enough to do what He wants.  No matter the cost.  That shows and tells  the GOD who created you that He is the most important and worthy being in your life.  Actually, it's telling Him that He IS your life!  And that is greater than all of the sermons ever preached piled clear up to the farthest star and back.  He doesn't want lip service.  He wants laid-down-lives service!  He wants totally surrendered men and women who prove their love for Him.  And He deserves it!

I encourage you, Beloved.  Stand in awe and wonder at the glory of our GOD.  Be fearless and faithful in your love for Him!  Go to war for your Bridegroom/King!  Stand up, stand firm, stand strong!  Stand in love!  War in love, Warrior Bride.  Love with abandon!  Love with abandon!  Love with abandon!!!  Answer the call to lay down your own desires and take up the desires of your GOD!  Give Him first place in all things!

His love for you is great, beautiful Warrior Bride.  His love for you is so very great!  So go ahead...WORSHIP GOD!  See you on the battlefield!

Vicky

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