Thursday, December 31, 2009

YouTube - Here I am to Worship (worship video w/ lyrics)

YouTube - Here I am to Worship (worship video w/ lyrics)

YouTube - Let It Rain (Original)

YouTube - Let It Rain (Original)

Open the floodgates of heaven and let it rain!
Speaking about the pouring out of His Holy Spirit. God is the living water, so we ask him to soak us with his spirit, let it rain on us! You can ask him to, and he will come and guide you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Who is He?

Well, it has been awhile since I've written a post. I have been so busy over the last few months, and still am, but I couldn,t allow the year to close without posting a note of thanksgiving.
I want to thank the Almighty God for seeing me through this year. I am sure I am not the only one who had struggles. But I can say that God has been my helper and my Rock. He is true to His word when HE said that he is a present help in the time of trouble and a helper in the time of the storm. You know when you sometimes vouch for people and say that they would NEVER do this and that! And then they do it!!! How dissapointing it is for you when you've set up an expectation for that person and they don't reach it. Well I can vouch for God, and tell you that He would never let you down, and He will be that friend, doctor, or even lawyer that you need him to be. He is the 'GREAT I AM'. That is it! He is the GREAT I AM!

On that note I will say my good byes to 2009, and wish you a happy new year!

Remember, He is the GREAT I AM.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Purifier of silver

How hard is it at times to be faithful to God and the words that you profess out of your mouth?
It can be difficult sometimes to be obedient to the Word of God (the bible) because your flesh, the self, that wants to go in the opposite direction to where the spirit of God wants to lead you. But I thank the Almighty, that He has given us all that we need to be faithful, obedient and disciplined in this life.
I am going through a tough period in my life at the moment where there's the devil that comes with discouragement and negativity then there's God and His word that lets me know that I am going through this to become like Him.

The scripture says in Malachi 3:3

"And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness."
As silver has to be placed in the fire to become pure, so we have to be placed in fires in this life. The firey trials that come, whether it comes in the form of finances, family problems, death, or unemployment, have to come so that the image of God is seen in us.
It has to be evident!
I was speaking to an uncle of mine and complaining about my own fires and he was reminding me of how we are here to be perfected by God. How can I learn patience if things don't happen for me to learn patience? How can I learn any of Christs character if I am not put in a place to be tried?
We have to be tried, as gold is tried in the fire. We have to be purified as silver is purified. So what I need to do is to keep looking to God who can perfect me and I will be perfected when he can see his image in me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

As I was sat down one evening I was thinking about gospel music and how it's changed over the years. Have you heard about the duo 'mary mary'? Have you listened to their music?
Years back, gospel music was soulful, I can't think of the right word to descibe how it was but when you listened to it, it moved your spirit. The majority of the new material I hear on the market today do nothing for your spirit but definately moves your feet.

Let me go back to 'mary mary', I think they're a good example to use. The 1st song that came out was 'shackles' back in 2000. The 1st line of the chorus says "take the shackles of my feet so I can dance" now I don't see anything wrong with dancing for the Lord as king David did in the bible, but this song really makes you want to dance, and ot for God! Forget about the words of that song, the up-beat tempo itself makes you want to jiggle. Doesn't it?!!
When this song came out, I wasn't attending church at the time and I use to go clubbing and it was these very songs that you would hear playing. Now tell me, how can you play gospel music in a dance? It can't work!
Then again, there are some artists whose material sound like gospel though they don't look like Christians.
Anyway,I would love to hear what you think! Do you agree or dis-agree. It would be good to hear from some of you.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Every one is a Christian now a days but only through religion. Religion has damaged and destroyed the lives of billions of people for centuries. It has blinded and caused people to loose their way in this life. It has caused tremendous amount of pain and has broken up famillies it's caused division in society and really serves no purpose but leaves death and destruction.

Ok, look at how many different Christian denominations there are, I'll name a few, Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, and all of them have caused problems amongst people. Religion! Beware of religion!

I am not religious but I am a believer in Jesus Christ, baptised in water in his name, and filled with his spirit. This faith has brought salvation which is deliverance for man kind, so that we don't have to be subjected to spirits of this world, only to God and it has changed me totally. My life has done a 360 degree turn around.
There are many Christians still tied to sin and are very much apart of the lifestyles of this world. For examle look at the gospel artist 'Mary Mary'. Now they don't look any more different than the next person. I know you are probably saying that no-one can see their heart and that theyr'e probably closer to God than anyone else, but then what is on the inside will surely reflect on the outside of that person.
Forgive me if I come across as judgemental or self righteous, I'm trying to differentiate between these nominal Christians and 'old fashined' Christians.
There seems to be a cry out for integration and compromise in todays world but I don't believe that this is the way forward. If anything, this is definately steps backward.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Dare to be different?

What is wrong with being different? What is wrong with living in this society, this big world and being 'different'?
I know that I'm different and I definately think that people should be able to walk past me on the street and say that there's something parculier about me if I identify myself as a Christian. Which I do. They may not know what it is that may cause me to look the way I do but they should be able to see a difference.

See, this is where it gets tricky because your knowledge and understanding of what a Christian should be like is probably correct, according to the bible we shoud be like Christ. If we look at the character of Jesus when he walked this earth, we read how he was very different to those that were living around him. Put aside the miracles He performed for a moment because we know that there was more to Him than that, and focus on His character, He was peaceful, compassionate to others, Honest, and stood firm in the Faith, He didn't compromise Himself or His mission for anyone, Thanks be to God, and He had power and last but not least, He had Love. And it was Love that caused Him to make the ultimate sacrifice for mankind and die for our sins that we might have eternal life and power to make a difference here on earth.

God has given us the power to live a life that is different to everyone else.
A born again Christian should possess the power which is the spirit ofGod to co-exist with others and not be tarred with the same brush as every body else.
You're probably wondering what I'm getting at! Well, true Christians not only bare the same characteristics as God but they look different on the outside, eg, their clothes, face, hair.
We shouldn't follow the ever changing fashions of this world, nor should we be drinking alcolhol, smoking, partying, involving in sexual relationships, it probably sounds like an unrealistic way to live doesn't it, but it's not. God has equipt us with the ability to not indulge in such things through his Spirit.

It is so important to be seperated and untangled from the things of this world. After all, we are his creation and he is Holy so we should seperate from anything that would cause us to sin against God and take us away from his purpose.

I really want to connect with the younger generation of Christians and also those of you who are in the faith who know in their heart that God requires more and better from you. You may not agree with my opinion but every thing I've said can be backed up by the bible and my own personal testimonies.

There is a preacher that I so admire, his name is Pastor Gino Jennings. I've listened to the teachings because it is all biblical, and I can agree with what he preaches and teaches. Holiness, soberness, the undiluted word of God.
And that's what this whole Christian walk is about, not diluting Gods word!