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Pour Out Your Heart

My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.

(Psalm 62:5-8)

God wants all of us–good and bad, successes and failures. He wants us to pour out our hearts to Him; He doesn’t want us to keep things inside and allow bitterness, fear, unforgiveness or resentment to take up residence in us.

Pour out your heart to Him–pour out everything! He loves you and knows all. He wants us to give Him all of ourselves and hold nothing back, whether what lies within us is amazingly good or horrendously bad! God wants to hear from us–He loves us and wants to heal, restore and redeem everything in us and in our lives!

God is our refuge, our strength, our salvation. He is our loving, heavenly Father who knows us more than anyone else! And He wants us to cling to Him and seek Him in all times. He wants to love on us–if only we would pour out our hearts to Him.

(God really used these verses to fill me tonight. If only all would truly know how much God loves them!)

Encouragement from the Choral Festival

I’ve finally gotten to typing up some of what Guy Penrod (of the Gaither Vocal Band) spoke as he led in worship and ministered to thousands of worship leaders at Christian Supply’s Choral Festival this summer.

May this encourage you greatly:

  • “God loves you. God loves you. God loves you. God loves you. GOD. LOVES. YOU. He will NEVER hurt you. Your past is forgiven. You’re free. Don’t pick it up again!”
  • “Satan tries to affect you in your thoughts, tries to tell you that you aren’t worthy to lead people in worship. He’s right, BUT… the blood of Jesus covers it!
  • “We are spirit beings having human experiences.” (C.S. Lewis said: You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.)
  • “Thy Word — a lamp unto my feet (Psalm 119:105), not a floodlight, so put tomorrow down!” Let us live NOW.
  • On the song, Take My Life (Holiness): “For me, not from me. Holiness can only come from God, not us. He wants holiness for us, not from us.”

Have some of your own encouragements to share?

God is I AM, Not I Was

Last night God gave me the meaning to a dream I had almost two months ago after all this time of praying about it & remembering this dream again the other day. I must say, His timing is always perfect!

I dreamed that someone misspoke the Scripture verse, John 14:6 to me by saying that Jesus was the Way, the Truth & the Life!

In the dream, I corrected them (Jesus said, “I AM the Way & the Truth & the Life…” – He is!), & then, I think I woke up. All I recalled of this dream was the words spoken, not a thing else that I remember.

I definitely wrote this one down, thinking it might have later significance, that someone may say this to me & I’d have to correct them & show them that Jesus is the Way. But as I was reading John 14 last night, God downloaded a new meaning into my heart & taught me what was really meant through this past dream.

Oddly enough, this dream had come either just before or just as my struggles of lately had begun.

I believe that God was using this to make the following clear to me:

That Jesus IS the Way & the Truth & the Life, not WAS! That I need to live like He is & not live as if His words are only in the past tense! I am saved by Him, & even the mistakes I may make don’t keep me from God’s love forever. He is the I AM, not the I was. The worrying I have been doing for far too long wasn’t revealing my living this God’s I AM in my life. I believed that He is, but I was living often times as if He was — still letting life get me down when God has everything under control! All I need to do is just let go of my burdens & trust Him.

This shall become my reminder when times get rough, when worrying or negative feelings won’t go away even when I want them to, or when life brings discouragement.

It’s amazing the ways God will speak to us, isn’t it? What’s your story of Him speaking to you in anyway?