Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Kiss from the King

As I sit here tonight thinking on this day, I am in complete and utter amazement at our God. He truly is our portion, giving us just we need for this minute. He is our strength, to stand or crawl when we feel we can't move one more inch. He is peace, in times of great stress and uncertainty. I could go on and on for hours, I'm sure you could too.

Freedom's Call (The ministry team I sing with) sang in our morning worship services today. We sang a beautiful song called "Still He Came". We had an awesome sound check, and retreated to a large stall in the women's restroom to pray. ( It was really a changing area for baptism, but it was in the upstairs restrooms so I guess you still call it a stall!) We prayed that God would annoint and take over. It was a powerful time together huddled in that small space and though we were all nervous, we had a quiet confidence that can only come from the Lord.

First service was awesome, I had chills standing there with these ladies. Words can't adequately express how I feel about these women. God took over and we knew it.

Then the second service began. We sang after 8 baptisms! That is so exciting. 8 new brothers and sisters! It was an honor to sing after that. Our trax starts and we walk on stage. We begin to sing and I once again got chills.

A few measures before the first chorus, the trax stops. I mean an abrupt stop. The CD didn't skip, it stopped. Girls, there is NO accompaniment. Here is where God showed off. None of us flinched we just kept singing.

The second verse is broken down into solos. I start it off. As we finished that first chorus I glanced over and saw 3 smiling faces so I stepped forward and started the second verse. We finished the entire song accapella. Keychange and all.

We walked off stage, out the door into a circle of prayer. We thanked Him for being our shield, our protector and our strength. He used that to remind us that He is in control of all things.

Our pastor said a few things this morning that went right along with this situation. One that really stuck out to me was this "If you can trust God with your eternity, you can trust Him with your everyday things!" In other words He can handle ALL your stuff!!! This really spoke to me during the first service and I thanked Him for that during the invitation. I felt Him speaking to my heart saying "I've got it, whatever happens, I've got it and you." Little did I know just how much that would mean!

Girls, I've got so much to share, I just can't get it all in today. I'm in awe of Him. This morning in my time with the Lord I read Psalm 34. Verses 4 & 5 stood out
"I sought the Lord and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame!" That was my personal prayer this morning; that the four of us would be delivered from all our fears and that we would radiate HIM! I also asked Him to solidify the bond between us. Well....He did that! We were a pretty close group before, but God put us on one wild ride this morning and we will never be the same! Funny thing is, I wouldn't change one thing about this morning. It is a precious memory of what God can do when we get out of the way and let Him be God.


Fran said...

He is AMAZING! Don't you just love it and love Him when He shows up so big and so real like that?!

Enjoy Him. Walk closely my friend.
I pray He keeps showing off BIG for you!

Jackie said...

He indeed is BIG enough to handle it all- the good and the bad- He has us in the palm of His hand. Thanks for this testimony today! Love ya!

Carol said...

Wow! You guys were so awesome this morning. Now I'm wishing I was in the second service to hear that one!! God is good!

jennyhope said...

He is so good! I boast in Him with you girl! I am so glad that you got to meet with Him like this today and I love that He can handle all of our stuff and esp our fragile hearts.
I love that Psalm!

darla said...

That is soooo very much my GOD!! haha I love that, I too have had some situations that withouth a doubt, GOD moved in and took over...and let the enemy know that he willnot be changing our Daddys plans! Wooooohooooooo! you gave me goosebumps!! I just love HIM so much!!!

BethAnne said...

Great word for me today! I wish I could have heard you guys singing!

I'm Tara. said...

Awesome! That is such a wonderful testimony!

Emily said...

"I sought the Lord and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame!"

Hey:) You have no idea how much these verses just spoke to my heart too right now. I am full of emotion and the tears are stinging my eyes because these verses are so personal to me right now in somthing I am going through with God.
Thankyou for sharing!
I love your testimony about your morning. What an amazing God we serve!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Aw that is so good girl! God is so good and it is so exciting for me to hear all of this. You inspire me as usual!
Love you!

Leigh Gray said...

did they tape it????? i would love to see that or at least hear it!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you for your constant encouragement. I can not express to you how you lighten my days just kowing you took the itme to give me a comment or just say hey - thank you thank you thank you!!!

YOU are incredible!!