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The Eve of Mega Prayer Night: Prepare to Listen

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We were prompted in class to come prepared to Mega Prayer Night, I thought it would be good to think on today what I wanted to hear from God on.  Funny, sometimes I just want to throw my requests to God and not hear back from Him.  Do I fear what He’ll say? Or what He won’t say?  Is He so much not a piece of my life that I don’t care for His perspective?  Is He just a figment of my imagination that I don’t need to hear an imaginary voice?

We were asked to come prepared with what we were seeking to hear from God for.  But my list came up  as a one way conversation, “God I need this, they need that”… Is part of the problem we don’t see value in God’s thoughts?

Our Global Creative Pastor, Cass Langton, has encouraged us to create a margin of space that is for God to speak, and just listen.  Creating space allows a margin for the Great Teacher to speak, inspire, and critique us.  A place for God in our lives.

But do we want to hear?  Are we desperate to hear from God?  Do we know how to listen? Or are we selective in our hearing?  Is it a one way conversation?

Take baby steps.  How can you let God speak into your life these next few weeks?  Start small as you begin conversing with the God of the Universe — cause remember He knows you by name! He knows the hairs on your head.  He formed you in your mother’s womb.

I think you’ll realise  how much you recognize His voice, just haven’t tuned in.

Be vulnerable with God.

What’s in your hand?
What’s in your Heart?
What are your desires?
What if you let God speak into those?
Ask Him what He thinks on the matters!
What if in fact He answered with the keys of the Kingdom?

I pray your Mega Prayer Night is one of Conversation with God.  See you at 7pm XX

–If you need prayer for anything feel free to email me!  And we will pray for them tomorrow night!
{ Morgan2hillsong@gmail.com }

{I will not be shaken}

January 17, 2014 Journal Entry:
I am just a broken-shattered-little girl, grasping for what I think is dear life.  But what I grasp for only numbs the pain until its ready to chuck me back to the ground and start the vicious cycle all over again…

This cannot be the pattern of life.
This is the pattern of death.

That was me 6 months ago, to which I respond.

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I have seen much darkness,
but I know my heart in Yours, I will not be shaken.
Depression has pushed me down, laughed in my face and terrorized my dreams,
but  I know my heart in Yours, I will not be shaken.
Fear has knocked on my door, brought me photos to remind me of the past, and tried to convince me of my future,
but now – I look up to my father in heaven for everything.
I know my heart in yours, I will not be shaken.
I fell down, looked at the cuts, saw the scars, and sighed, 
but you whispered my name, and the strength of your voice lifted me up to my feet.
I know my heart in yours, I will not be shaken,
instead I will show the beauty you have given me for ashes,
and I will glorify your name forever and ever,
amen. 

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Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way. {Psalm 16:11}
God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. {Psalm 18:20-24}
Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life. {Psalm 23:6}
He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your diseases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal. He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence. {Psalm 103:3-5}
God, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart. You pulled me from the brink of death, my feet from the cliff-edge of doom. Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life. {Psalm 56:12-13}

 

 

I will remember.

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I am on such a journey right now.  And God is revealing more and more of himself to me.  And today my revelation is that I must not forget what He’s done, but that I will remember.  And that when I start to question God and his involvement in my life he says, “Just remember.”

I was given a journal a couple weeks before I left for Australia and it was decorated with “Australia”on the cover.  The beautiful woman who gave it to me said, “write down everything that happens so you can share it once you get back!”
Naturally as a devoted journaling queen I thought of course!  Little did i know of the records of things I’d be keeping.
Today in Old Testament class, taught by our principle Catrina, I could see myself as an israellite. The Israelites, Gods chosen people were called to remember the time He brought them out of slavery in Egypt.  It was a mighty feat, yet when they forgot the miracle they began to complain or get off the path.  The path they were called to looked different.  My whole first year has been provided through sponsorships, and it hasn’t been easy, but what a testimony.  When the Israelites were walking around in the wilderness wondering about where the next meal would come from, they were called to remember that the same God who brought them all out of Egypt was the same God who would provide their next meal.
Another lesson from today was through the stories of the Kings of Israel.  The Isralealites weren’t meant to have a King, they had God, and they were His people, and he guided them.  But because everybody else around them had a king, they wanted one & God let them have their choice.  They had some good kings but more so bad ones, and it led to a divided kingdom and eventually their exile.  In my finances I have been blessed, but at times I have tried to do it on my own, through photo shoots, or getting a job at Starbucks,, but none of it has worked.  Part of my story in getting to Hillsong was that I felt God did not want me to get a job for the first year.  it seems nice to not have to work, but it is requiring a deep level of trust.  So it wasnt that I applied out of rebellion, but maybe I just forgot to let the God who has provided my whole time here provide.  And every time I tried to take control, just to feel settled, I did not succeed.  Just as the kings of Israel did not succeed.  if only the people would have given the God who brought them out of Egypt the reigns back, if they would have stayed the path.  So I find my storyline right next to theirs, but I will also learn and remember.  When I have $3 in my bank account and I begin to question, I will remember.  The God who brought me to Australia is the same God who will continue to provide my every need.  I think to live by faith and not by what I see requires much remembrance.

Revival (Object Write/Spoken Word)

Dead hearts covered in dust & lust,
Found.
Cleansed.
Awakened by LOVE.
Purified & Beating, now hungry for more light and more truth.
Life to the Spirit, God with us.
Chains broken and the prisoner set free.
Christ.
His love pouring out of the Heavens.
New thinking, new understanding.
God is with us!
He never left.
We look to Heaven, to the true King
on his throne.
His kingdom come, His will be done.
NOW is the time.
The dawn of His return is here!
We prepare his glorious return by 
aligning our hearts back to his.
Chosen Children of the Most High King,
KNOW who your father is.
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What do I do
when you scream
at me in my dreams
and my tears come harder down.
my heart longs to be with yours
but this sacrifice I purely own
and the glory will be given
every single step of the way
to the one who truly deserves it
to the King with the everlasting crown.

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