Posts made in December, 2015

Hope Is Born

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Arts, Ministry, Prayer, Uncategorized

Last month, my husband and I went to pray on another local college campus and were inspired by this stained glass window in the chapel. As we looked at it, we saw an unborn baby in the womb and felt the Lord putting it on our hearts to pray protection and LIFE over the unborn babies on that campus…that their mothers and fathers would see and know the value of them and choose to bring them into the world.  It was a powerful time of prayer and intercession as we agreed with the Father’s heart for the unborn (Ps. 139:13-16). It’s no secret that anytime something new is being birthed in our lives the enemy’s plan is always to abort it.  Just as it was in Luke 2 when Jesus was about to be born, the enemy’s scheme was the same…to destroy life and specifically the prophecy of a Savior being born by calling a census and killing all the first born sons.  Long before we were even conceived in our mother’s womb, God had dreams, hopes, and desires for us, but from the onset the enemy’s goal is to keep those from coming to fruition (John 10:10 – “The enemy comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus came to give us life.”)  We can choose to partner with the enemy and “abort” our dreams, hopes, and desires by accepting doubt, disbelief, and discouragement or we can choose to agree with God and His Word in Hebrews 10:23 – “ Let us hold fast (unswervingly) to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”  In this season of hope when hope Himself was born, let us lift our vision once again as the shepherds did that night when they saw the star in Bethlehem, and dare to hold fast to hope.  For God is faithful and HE will bring forth our baby in due...

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Jesus…the Worthy One

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog Posts, Dance, Ministry, Uncategorized

“The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God,     to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things,     and by your will they were created     and have their being.” It’s mind-blowing to think about what the worship around the throne of God is like described in Rev. 4.  Equally as intriguing is to meditate on the worship offered to a baby born in a stable where kings came from afar with lavish gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  What faith they had to follow a star and to offer their best gifts…and to a child no less!  Who is worthy of such praise and honor?  There is only One….and His name is Jesus. It goes without saying that worship isn’t limited to simply a body position (lifting of hands or kneeling down) or an act of giving your money or time.  Worship is a posture of the heart.  A complete surrender to a God and King who gave everything he had for us, and therefore is worthy of everything we have in return.  One of the reasons we dance before the Lord in worship is to express our love to Jesus and to thank Him for who He is.  Just as Mary declared, “My soul will magnify the Lord” so do the flags and banners speak and declare, “You are worthy! I love You, Lord!  Thank you for Your goodness to me!” in a magnified way than we could ever say with our voice.  But even as the English language sometimes feels inadequate to say what we’re feeling, so does movement.  There aren’t enough colors in the world or enough banners to wave to possibly express the magnitude of love and gratitude to God for what He has done through His birth, death, and resurrection! No matter what your gift of worship looks like, at the end of the day our heart cry is to be like the shepherd boy who had nothing to offer the King but himself….“Here I am, Lord!  I offer you ME.”  Maybe you’ve never surrendered your life to Jesus and given Him your all?  Maybe you have, but want to offer yourself to Him afresh today?  Today is your day and now is your time!  God’s heart and hand are extended to you even now with the free gift of salvation, love, and mercy.  There’s no greater gift you can give and no greater gift will ever receive.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”  John...

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