Sunday, January 8, 2012

No More Excuses...Time is not the issue, it is ME!

Sat, Jan 7th, our worship team had a meeting and we discussed the means of Praise vs. Worship and after this meeting God kept stirring up something inside of me for the rest of the day that I could not shake. The reason is because there are many changes about to take place in this next few months for me and I believe he is preparing me for what is to come and I need to be ready.
1.) joining the praise team at church
2.) walking into a new dept that is negative and doesn't know Jesus
3.) receiving my new job and promotion

Sun, Jan 8th, I woke up with a need to worship more, a need to be in his presence so that I can prepare myself for these next few months. So I prayed this morning to forgive me of all my sins and for not being in his presence the way that I should be and so this was STEP #1. Step #2 was praying with my fellow praise and worship leaders about this situation and how I am going to fix that and so each morning, I am dedicating 15 additional minutes in the morning to do so, my alone time with God at 5:45 am. Yes it is a challenge but God is going to strengthen me like never before during these next months.

As my church and I are doing a Bible Reading Plan of reading Psalms 1-20 in 20 days there was a scripture that I would like to tie into my morning reading time - Psalms 5:3 - In the morning, Lord, your hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly and Psalms 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy as well as Psalms 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast; my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. This will be my time of worship listening to what he has for me for my 3 changes that are going to take place in the months to come.

With new promotions come bigger responsibilities and I need to be in his presence even more to embrace these three changes that are going to taking place.

First, I thank him for his pouring into me within these last 2 days and that I have been sensitive to hear what he has for me. I am turning my distressing experiences into song, to the Glory of God with NO MORE EXCUSES! How awesome is that!


Sugarplum's Mama said...

WOW! Thank you sister for posting on your blog ;) I am in agreement with you... and I am too going to make it a plan to get up early too and do my time with Him. I have been but I do it after R leaves for work. I love you and I am praying along with you for the best! Love your passion. Keep it up sista! Glory be to God ;)

Fay Cortes said...

You are welcome! Thanks! I love you too sister and I hope that you are able to do so with me for your benefit!