Praise & Worship for 11th October 2019
Praise the Lord!
“To you, Lord, I call;
you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
I will be like those who go down to the pit.”
God’s silence embodies the most painful time in the Christian walk. David so rightly describes the feeling when he equates it to that of someone who has been sentenced to an eternity in a pit, to a place of nothingness, a dark place of solitude where you can hear yourself breathe. A brother in Christ once told me, when he went through a crushing silent time with God, that after much wrestling in the spirit regarding the silence, God presented Himself in the strangest way. For a few moments God showed him how it would be if He really departed from him. He shared with me that it was a sudden deep crushing weight from within, that got him into a place of panic and heartbreak, so desperate a feeling that he had to beg God to make it stop.
We live so safely wrapped up inside God’s grace, with a promise of His word that says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Even His silence is not really silence, as none of us would be able to endure the ache of Love departing from us even for a moment. Our God grieves at the pain of such a separation.
Much like Job, my brother in Christ, quickly reeled back to understand that His silence doesn’t mean departure, but only calls for us to establish our feet firmer in faith in the foundation that is Jesus. It is an opportunity for us to show God that we too, made of His image, will emulate His faithfulness towards us, even in silent times. Since our God doesn’t change, neither must we. We are built in the spirit to do this.
“Hear my cry for mercy
as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your Most Holy Place.”
David’s countenance certainly leads to a change as he penned the second verse, reaffirming to himself, just as we should, that we will call out for help and mercy to the only One who is our Rock, the only One who hears, the only one to whom we will lift our hands towards.
Bring this Davidic attitude to worship and let it arise to lift up the countenance of the people of God. May this be our worthy offering to the Rock of all ages – that we declare and rejoice in every situation that we have none but Jesus.
Remember each other in prayers. God Bless you all!
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Job 42:10, ‘ And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.’ Job was a righteous person in the sight of God. He was one of those persons about whom the Lord Himself witnessed as a perfect and upright man (Job 1:8). Yet he was […]
We serve a prayer-answering God. It’s a great honour to serve God. We have to come to an understanding that as children of God we can get to another level. There’s a great anointing in this church but we have to step out to be deeper in concentration with God.
The taller a building is, the deeper the foundations. The higher you want to go with God, the deeper you have to go with God. God is waiting for people that want to hunger desperately for Him.
Those that seek Him with all their heart will receive the anointing. This anointing is not free and it has a cost.
Message from The Word – Evg. Pravi Marudai – Walking in the Miraculous and Supernatural – Gospel For All Nations – 4th October 2019
There are times when life is overwhelming, when all we have is questions. In those moments, hope can feel far away. The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who stands ready to listen. No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!
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