Friday, 20 September 2013

Prayer for the leaders

Heavenly Father, I'd first of all like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the privilege of being able to strait up chat to you, personally and intimately as well as corporately and publicly. It's beautifully exciting to present requests to you, the creator of heaven and earth and everything in both of those. To share a conversation about what is going down, what you think of that and what you think of me. To share my deepest fears and hand over all my worries on cares into your more-than-capable hands. I'm so grateful and cherish this privilege. 
No one else would handle these things like you do, no one has more power or authority than you, and for that I willingly chose to give you every part of me. 

Would you move in the hearts and minds of the leaders who meet today at church? Let their spirits all be deeply refreshed in you and encouraged to keep walking in their new found confidence. 
Let their hearts break again for the young people this ministry serves.
Holy Spirit would you prophetically speak into the lives of those who hunger for your direction and purpose. I ask that you ignite their hearts with your commission and birth new visions and dreams. 

Thank your for the privilege of serving with such giant faith people and being able to brush shoulders with people who sharpen me as I sharpen them. 

Thank you for the incredible start to the wildfire year- those kids were so so hungry for you and I know you did some really significant things in their hearts which is brilliant. 

Thank you so much. 
Keep me humble please, pride is useless to me. You are my confidence. My assurance. 
Help me grow more and learn more to become stronger in worship leading on and off platform. 

Thank you so much Jesus for living in and through me. 

In you mighty name I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We throw open our doors to God and find at the same time that He has already thrown open His door to us.

We find our selves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Such hope never disappoints, deludes or shames, for God’s love have been poured out in our hearts.

You see, at the just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready.
He presented Himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready.

Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man - we can understand some one dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how some one good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice.

God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use to Him. While we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Therefore, since we are now justified, made righteous and brought into right relationship with God by CHRIST’S BLOOD, how much more certain is it that we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God.

Just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.

For just as through the disobedience of one man many were made sinners, so also through the OBEDIANCE of one man many will be made righteous.

You see, sin didn’t and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When its sin vs grace, grace wins hands down.

All sin can do is threaten us with death. Because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, grace invites us into life that goes on and on and on. All because of His love. All because of his Blood.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

“One doesn't discover new lands 

without consenting to lose sight of shore 

for a very long time”

-  Andre Gide

From now on you'll be traveling the road 
between who you think you are 
and who you can be. 
The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.

- Meg Cabot

Courage is not the absence of fear, 
but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

- Meg Calbot

The brave may not live forever 
but the cautious do not live at all 

- Meg Cabot

Monday, 10 September 2012

I dont like silence. It makes me feel... naked. Mr Silence points at me accusingly and blurts out my insecurity. Or do i misunderstand the his voice for the emotion aroused by the company held in silence.
Silence with a friend is easy but with a stranger you don't trust to hold you in good esteem is a feat, a task. So talk to me first, set my heart at ease. Lets commission friendship and set sail all the ships that pay no harbour fee.
If you wont say words to let me not fear, then be polite and lend me your ear. A friend shares love. Love casts out all fear. When there is love i know, despite all my cracks and impurities, our non conversations wont dock any mooing of a pirate thought.