So, I've been going through some old 'church notes' that I have taken (as I have tried to keep alot of them) and found a book from a conference I attended as a Young Adult. The guest speaker was Bob Fitts and the Worship Leader was Steve Kuban... oh the memories!
One of the sessions was called 'REALITIES OF THE FIRE" and I want to share bits and pieces of that one with you. One of the main points that popped off the page is "MISSIONS ISN'T 'CROSSING THE SEA' it's 'SEEING THE CROSS'."
It is so true, and missions is just sharing JESUS with others. Living the life and demonstrating the power of God so others will see (and hopefully want it too). You don't have to cross the sea, as there are those who have unbelief right in your own neighbourhood, and God will let you see them through the eyes of the cross.
Anyway, here are some notes for you to glean from today (since I haven't written any here for a while):
* God is a FLAME-THROWER
* Worship is a FRAGRANCE that comes from our lives. Everyone has music inside of them.
* Be a 'LIVER' - God wants 'livers'!!! (LIVERS OF PRAISE)
* DEMONSTRATE - show it!
* I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO WORSHIP GOD WITH MY LIFE!
1/ Living Praise
2/ Learn to worship God in uncomfortable situations (listen to the words/message, not the singers)
3/ Holiness - He is changing our principle of Holiness. (recognize His mercy & His grace) - He makes us holy through His Son Jesus.
4/ Humility - seeking the 'low'. Humble ourselves like Jesus did.
5/ Praise is not just to God, its to each other.
6/ Know that we are in a battle.
GUARD AGAINST THESE FOLLOWING THINGS:
1/ Watch your relationship to your leadership
2/ Your key family relationships
3/ Be careful about your FINANCE$
5/ Your vision / Your destiny