prophetic worship

18 May 2009

What Do You Feel About Me?

in Confident in Love, Encouragement, Hear God's Voice, Key of David, prophetic worship
I'm sitting at the kitchen table after a long day. Austin, my 4 month-old puppy has brought out of his basket almost every toy he has. He's currently running around making quite a racket with his empty 2-liter bottle. Background music is the prayer room, but not-so-live: I'm recording some parts of my devo from Saturday and marveling at the provision of the Lord. Saturday, I played a two-hour solo devo at the prayer room at IHOP. At the time, I was so moved in my heart watching other people being ministered to, knowing that this was just for them. "Oh those people crying! So great."

...One day later, I felt SO discouraged. You know that all-around discouraged day where you're target practice for the accuser, but you don't recognize it as accusation? Those days where you wonder if you've missed your destiny in the Lord, and now you're stuck with "less than" for the rest of your life? Where you feel kinda sapped of the passion you feel like you once had for the Lord, and wonder if you're wandering around in circles? I'm sure I don't need to describe the voice of the accuser, but it sounds like "not good enough, too weak, a failure, no future, missed it, disqualified, etc etc." Add in some self-pity and you've partnered to get yourself in a real pickle. Where that's where I was; pickling.

I have noticed, and I must remember this for the future, that in times like this it's usually hard for me to hear the Lord. But it's not because I'm disqualified from hearing His voice, but because I'm too preoccupied, condemned, self-centered, or discouraged to actually take time and listen. Well the Lord was gracious, and spoke rather loudly. Remember that set on Saturday? You thought it was for all those other people, but it's for you today. I knew that you would need encouragement. Why don't you go back and listen to it, and know that it's my heart for you.
My sheep will hear my voice.
You will know me.

Be of good cheer, my eyes are on you.
Be of good cheer, my heart is for you.

I've seen your weakness and I know your pain
I've seen your journey, every step of the way

Just know that I am with you
You I will not forsake

You make me glad, right where you're at
I'm rejoicing over you.

When all you can see if your weakness
When all you can feel if your pain
When all you know is your struggles
but you say yes to me anyway,
You make me glad.
He is simply so gracious to meet us where we are, and let us know that we don't have to stay there. He will open to us a door of hope in the wilderness. The whole secret of David, his Isaiah 22:22 key was an unwavering confidence in God's heart for him. Despite seasons of victory and failure, David knew that who He was before the Lord was not contingent upon those circumstances. He saw through the veil to a day when we would be hidden in Christ.

Wherever you're at right now, I encourage you to set aside some quite time to be with the Lord and ask Him "What do you feel about me? Talk to me about Your future for my life. Open up my eyes, show me a way out of the wilderness. Where are my doors of hope Lord?" If it helps, download this 30-minute portion of my set and let the Lord encourage you today.

Joanna Reyburn - You're Beautiful

in Live IHOP Set, IHOP live, prophetic worship

Phil Wickham's song, 'You're Beautiful' from his album Cannons [available on itunes] in a set led by Joanna Reyburn recorded live from the International House of Prayer's Kansas City Prayer Room.

"As I was leading worship for the Awakening Teen Camp, this song was a favorite..." - Joanna




Heather Clark - Overcome

in Lakeland, prophetic worship

Heather led worship at the Florida Lakeland Revival meetings. From these worship sessions, she has released a cd "Live From Lakeland" available on her website at www.heatherclarkband.com. These tracks are not on the cd, but she graciously gives away her music.




Heather Clark - I am Loved

in prophetic worship, thecall

Heather led worship at the Florida Lakeland Revival meetings. From these worship sessions, she has released a cd "Live From Lakeland" available on her website at www.heatherclarkband.com. These tracks are not on the cd, but she graciously gives away her music.


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