Worship Is A Lifestyle: Repost

By: Victoria

One of the hardest parts about ministry, or any other role in life that we immensely enjoy, is that our internal parameters are hard to find. Because it’s enjoyable to work hard and experience results, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to clock in and clock out. But, like anything, we need to have a day of rest. If God needed a day of rest then certainly we do also.” ~ Havilah Cunnington. 

The word “rest” for whatever reason always get swept under the rug when working for the Kingdom of God. We get so carried away on making sure that we are moving and doing everything that God wants us to do. We get bombarded with all the responsibilities that comes with the position that the Lord has blessed us in. We are so fueled with the thought that the Lord is using us, and want the momentum to keep going. Then we have our moments where our thought wants to remind us of all those counting on this vision or outcome. Little by little life spins it and creates this nonstop route of a circle in our life. When we finally decide to hit the brakes which is usually when we had enough; we realize that we been driving in this circle for too long. We realize that we haven’t gotten far but we’re continually retracing our steps. We realize that we are right back where we have started. Unfortunately we exhausted ourselves overthinking what God has given us and how we are going to run it; than moving and trusting that if he gave it, he will guide it.

It’s important to remember that it’s ok to hit the break paddle when needed. Working for God is by far one of the best things we can experience. However when we focus on working nonstop and not doing the self care steps that he provided; we end up halving all his works. It’s ok to rest. It’s ok to step back and look and redirect your methods. It’s ok to express the need of help. All these things are ok. What’s not ok is working nonstop with no boundaries and giving up on what God has called you to do, all at once.

The Lord remains is in scripture;

“Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.” ~ Proverbs 15:16

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.” ~ Isaiah 26:3

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” ~ Philippians 4:6

“And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~ Exodus 33:14

“And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.” ~ Isaiah 32:17

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

The way we work in God’s kingdom is an expression of our worship life. Worship is not singing or dancing in the alter only. Worship is a lifestyle. Worship is when all of you lives according to the Lord. When all of you wants to please the Lord with your life.

Is all of you worshipping the Lord in everything ?

Let worship be a lifestyle rather a scheduled expression.

RCCG Holy Ghost Congress 2017 Begins Today: Repost

This year’s Holy Ghost Congress of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kicks off today at the church’s Redemption Camp, Km 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. 

With the theme “Songs of Victory” the Congress will runs till December 9, each day packed with various activities, organisers say.

Among those to minister at the Congress are Enoch Adeboye, general overseer, worldwide, and other preachers, such as Bishop Tudor Bismarck, Stephen Rathod (US), Mensa Otabil (Ghana), S.K. Abiara, Mike Okonkwo,  Ayo Oritsejafor, and Joe Imakando.

The Congress is not all about sermons, according to a programme released by organisers. Built in are special sessions for talks on various aspects of life. 

They include such topics as: Affordable diet for good health; Identifying and operating a profitable retail business; Preservation of agricultural produce; Small scale vegetable farming; The ABC of personal and family security; Managing family finances in a depressed economy; and The pitfalls on the journey to marriage.

Expected at the Congress are members of the church from over 196 countries where the church has presence, and other people who would be attending for various spiritual reasons. 

Usually, with the twin auditoriums of the church full at the peak of the event, attendance is put at over six over million people. Many other people, who are not opportune to attend, are expected to participate through viewing centres in the 196 countries.

RCCG holds monthly Holy Ghost Services at the Redemption Camp, which is rounded off with a Congress in December.  

According to Pastor Adeboye, the Holy Ghost Service was first held in 1986.

He recalls in a testimony: “I was in London preparing the Sunday school booklet for the mission when I heard from God. He said, ‘Son, what do you want for your birthday?’

‘I was shocked. The reason I was shocked was that: I didn’t know God would be interested in my birthday., And secondly,  I didn’t know He could be asking me for about what I wanted as present.

“So I said, ‘Lord if that is you, please repeat the question.’

“He assured me it was Him and asked again what I wanted as a birthday present.

“I replied, ‘What I want is that all my members will get miracles.’

“He asked, ‘Is that’s all?’

“I replied: ‘That’s all I want.’

“Then He said, ‘In that case when you get home, call them together and I will give them whatever they ask for.’

“I needed to call the service a name, so I asked Him.

“And He said: ‘Holy Ghost Service.’

“What happened at the first Holy Ghost Service was wonderful. And when we finished, my people came to me to request that I consulted God for the service to hold every year.
God granted the request.

“But after some time, members of the church suggested that I should request for a monthly Holy Ghost Service. And that was granted.”

Full credit to: Premium Times Nigeria

Experience 2017: Season 12

House On The Rock has announced the 12th edition of its annual gospel concert, The Experience, scheduled to hold on the 1st of December 2017 from 7pm till dawn at the Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos, Nigeria. The theme of this year’s edition is “Jesus our King”.

Speaking on the all-night worship concert, the Convener & Senior Pastor of House On The Rock, Paul Adefarasin, reiterated that The Experience is a focal gathering point for the Christian community and its many constituencies from across Nigeria; Africa and indeed the world. It features the very best of indigenous and international artists leading hundreds of thousands of people in worship and praise to our King and also provides an uncommon opportunity for all Christians regardless of creed, doctrine or ethnicity to offer prayers for our nation.

This year’s edition promises to be no less exciting as Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin ,Travis Greene,  Tope Alabi ,Chevelle Franklyn, Chioma Jesus, Sonnie Badu, Onos, Micah Stampley, Tim Godfrey, Midnight Crew, Frank Edwards, Eben, BeeJay Sax, Nathaniel Bassey and The Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir  take centre stage and minister worship and praises to Jesus our King. As usual attendance is completely free for all!

Source: xclusivegospel.com

Rejoice In The Lord Always

Sometimes the squabbles of church can be discouraging and cause us to lose sight of the incredible blessings we have in God’s family. We have many reasons to rejoice in the Lord. Let’s not lose sight of those, especially when those around us get caught up in pettiness and rivalry. Let’s remember our hope is in the crucified Nazarene, who is also our resurrected Lord and ever present saviour. 

My Fortress, My Refuge 

But I will sing if your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love, for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. (Psalm 59:16)

Who else will I run to in time of trouble in my life; my parents or friends will not satisfy me the way my heavenly father will settle me in time of confusion, trouble and distress. I will dance and sing to His Holy name for He alone is worthy of my praise. 

Today instead of seeking a seer, fortune teller, an herbalist or oracle to solve your problems and cool your troubles, look up to your heavenly father and put all your troubles in His presence by praising, worshipping and thanking Him.

Morning guys and have a great Friday!!!