I was meant to worship God. So there I was tonight, after a long exhausting day of work, visiting my parents, picking up fish, and driving from Duvall to Mill Creek with a stop over in Woodinville to drop the poor fish off and their home, which I haven?t had a chance to setup so they are just swimming around in a vase. Sometimes I feel like I?m just swimming around in a vase too, but that?s another story. I love Thursday evenings, young adults group. I love this group, it is so different from the other groups I?m a part of, it?s unique, and it?s challenging. The people are genuine, and the worship? great. I love worshiping, but I love being in a place of worship in which the leaders lead you into worship with God. This kind of worship is my favorite; it enables me to be free in my worship, and to allow God to talk to me.

Now, I?m an emotional person; some would say I don?t hide it very well, I would have to agree with them, I just can?t. I know most males, boys, men, don?t show their emotions that well, or even at all, but I think they have the same emotions as me. Some just do not know how to show it because they felt the pressure all their lives to suppress it, or something has happened or been done to them which has killed their emotional link. I had that happen for a while, I let everything stir up inside of me and then when someone did wrong to me I would just blow up, not good, not Christ like. I have learned through Worship, that God has made a peace for us, and we can tap into it, it?s awesome! That peace, is the Holy Spirit! It allows me to be emotional, not worry about it, and to do what is right and wrong and his spirit leads me in his will.

I actually came to know Christ while worshipping, although at the time I didn?t know what worshipping was all about, I realize that just the music alone (which worship is more than just the music) is enough to make a person think? I remember the words ?and step by step you?ll lead me, all of the days of my life? those are the words that shuddered down my body like a flag in a wind storm. I wanted to know what it was like to follow God, so I chose to. Ever since that day I have come closer and closer to God not only through musical worship but by meeting people who worship God in everything they do, that is how I want to live my life, I want to worship God in everything I say and do, and I want it to be from my heart! I love God and he loves me, he loves US and he loves YOU. All of this is because God has reconditioned my heart, using something I already had a passion for, music, he turned my life around, and now I worship him with what I love. I may not play guitar, or have a good voice, but music of all kinds vibrates through my body, because music is an emotional thing. I love to worship, I love to sing to God, I love to praise God, and I love to express my worship for God.

So I love worshipping, I hope to keep it on him. I guess my thoughts are, love God will all your heart and soul, worship him all the time as if he’s given you a new life, because HE HAS!

.: prayer, prayer requests :.

Lord I praise you, you are awesome, mighty, and simply the best friend we have.

I ask you to continue taking away the temptations in my life; I praise you for giving me the strength to beat those temptations I?ve been struggling with! It?s been almost 5 days now Lord, you?re awesome!

I pray for CRU, and I ask that everyone always feel welcomed, although I don?t personally talk to everyone I ask for you to use me, and use us on campus Lord.

I pray for all of my friends, Lord I ask you to just bless them and I ask that they continue to seek your heart. I ask that you bring three certain people closer to you lord, these people are searching for you Lord, I ask that you continue to just bless my life with these people, and I ask that they come to know your son Jesus, and come to know your hope, peace, love, joy happiness, patience, and agape love, the love that only God can give, 100% unconditional love.

Thanks for the changes in my life, and I continue to ask for repentance.

I ask all of these things and the unknown prayers of my friends, co-workers, family and peers to all be answered. Thank you Lord.

Worshiping in spirit and in truth [John 4:19-24]

?Sir,? the women said, ?you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped??

Jesus replied, ?Believe me, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father here or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know so little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvations comes through the Jews. But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.?