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DAISY RECOMMENDS: HILLSONG UNITED EMPIRES

 

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I have to recommend my church’s latest album, there are simply amazing. If you have heard it yet, give it a go for me, would ya.

My favourite songs are: Here Now, Touch the Sky, Heart Like Heaven, Empires and Rule. This album is on-going at mine.

 

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No. Title Writer(s) Worship leader Length
1. “Here Now (Madness)” Joel Houston, Michael Guy Chislett Jad Gillies, Joel Houston 7:22
2. “Say the Word” Houston Taya Smith 4:24
3. “Heart Like Heaven” Crocker, Houston Jad Gillies 6:29
4. “Touch the Sky” Houston, Dylan Thomas, Chislett Taya Smith 4:22
5. “Street Called Mercy” Crocker, Houston Jonathon Douglass, Taya Smith, Matt Crocker 4:21
6. “When I Lost My Heart to You (Hallelujah)” Houston Joel Houston 4:45
7. “Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)” Houston Taya Smith 6:18
8. “Prince of Peace” Thomas, Houston, Crocker Joel Houston 5:56
9. “Empires” Houston, Thomas, Chris Davenport, Ben Tennikoff Jad Gillies 8:14
10. “Rule” Ben Tennikoff, Crocker, Houston Matt Crocker 4:12
11. “Captain” Benjamin Hastings, Seth Simmons Taya Smith 5:31
12. “Closer Than You Know” Houston, Crocker, Chislett Joel Houston, Taya Smith 9:30
Total length:
71:31

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Happy listening!

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John Maxwell · Leadership

LEADERSHIP: INTEGRITY IS ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS

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“Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds;sound leadership has a moral foundation.” Proverbs 16:12 (The Message)

As important as integrity is to your business success, it’s even more critical if you want to become an influencer. It is the foundation upon which many other qualities are built, such as respect, dignity, and trust. If that foundation of integrity is weak or fundamentally flawed, then being a person of influence becomes impossible.

That’s why it’s crucial to maintain integrity by taking care of the little things. Ethical principles are not flexible. A little white lie is still a lie. Theft is theft-whether it’s $1, $1,000, or $1 million. Integrity commits itself to character over personal gain, to people over things, to service over power, to principle over convenience, to the long view over the immediate.

Anytime you break a moral principle, you create a small crack in the foundation of your integrity. And when times get tough, it becomes harder to act with integrity, not easier. Character isn’t created in a crisis; it only comes to light. Everything you have done in the past-and the things you have neglected to do-come to a head when you’re under pressure.

Be blessed,

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(Source: John Maxwell)

Joseph Prince · Motivate Me · Motivation

MOTIVATE ME: Why Won’t God Tell Me the Next Step?

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“When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools.” (Ecclesiastes 5:4 NLT)

You already know a lot of things God wants you to do with your life. So why haven’t you done them? God is not obligated to give you step 2 until you’ve already done step 1. Some of you keep saying, “I want to know God’s will for my career/marriage,” and God’s says, “Let’s get to the basics. Are you reading your Bible? Are you in a small group? Are you tithing? Are you talking with me?” You need to start doing what you already know to be the revealed will of God for your life.

So, what do you already know to do but you haven’t done yet? What’s your next step?

Maybe you’ve been attending a church for more than a year and need to take the next step in membership. Maybe you’ve been praying about baptism but still need to put it on the calendar. Maybe you’ve been looking for a group of people to do life with, and you need to start a small group in your home. Maybe God has shown you what your shape is, and you know you should find a way to use it to serve others.

Are you going to make it to the end of another week, another year without doing what God has already told you to do?

What are you waiting for?

Ecclesiastes 5:4 says, “When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools” (NLT). Don’t delay. Do what you already know to do.

Pray this prayer today: “Lord, I need your guidance in my life. I ask in faith that you direct me. Help me to listen for your response, to not get so busy that I can’t hear you. Father, when I don’t understand it, help me to trust you and understand that you have a path that is for my good. God, what’s my next step? Help me to do what I already know I should do. Help me to not get frustrated. Help me to not be fearful but to trust in you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Bless you,

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(Source: Rick Warren)

 

Joseph Prince · Motivate Me · Motivation

MOTIVATE ME: Have You Taken Your Love Break Today?

John 15:9

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

In your workplace, you probably take coffee breaks, lunch breaks, tea breaks and definitely toilet breaks. Why not do the same in your spiritual life—take time out for breaks, especially love breaks?

What is a love break? It is the time you take to enjoy and feed on the love of Jesus for you. At any time during the day, wherever you are, find a quiet spot and feed on the love of Jesus. Just sit down and talk to Him. Say to Him, “Thank You, Jesus, for loving me. Nothing is going to happen to me that You don’t already know about. Jesus, when I could not save myself, You died for me. You gave up Your life for me. What else will You not do for me!”

Such love breaks are typified in the Old Testament by Aaron the high priest and his sons eating the breast of the animal sacrificed. (Leviticus 7:31) The breast of the animal speaks of the love of Jesus. Today, you are a priest to God. (Revelation 1:6) So spend time feeding on the love of Jesus for you, and see yourself nourished, strengthened and sustained by His love. Jesus is our High Priest today. This means that His food is in loving us. He enjoys loving us and is also “nourished” by His love for us.

But do not forget that the breast was roasted by fire (Leviticus 7:35), which speaks of God’s judgment on Jesus as He hung on the cross because He was carrying our sins. So as you feed on Jesus’ love for you, see Him loving you at the cross. When things around you are not going well, do not allow the devil to say to you, “If God loves you, how come these things are happening to you?” My friend, interpret God’s love for you based on the cross, not on your present circumstances.

During the day, when you are hard at work, when busyness sets in, when problems pile up or when discouragement comes, just stop everything and take a love break with Jesus! Let Jesus love you. Let yourself enjoy being loved by Him. Lean on His bosom, abide in His love and be nourished by His love for you!

Thought For The Day

Be nourished by God’s love for you today!

Bless you,

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(Source: Joseph Prince Ministries)

 

Jentezen Franklin · Prayer

PRAYER: Are You Struggling Financially?

 

 “All these things shall be added unto you.”                        

Mt 6:33

PRAY:“Heavenly Father, Your Word says, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.’ You are well able to take care of my financial situation; You know what needs to be done. Direct my steps (See Pr 3:5-6). Help me to remember that Your resources are meant to flow freely from the place of abundance to the place of need (See 2Co 8:14). I believe You have a financial plan for my life, and when fear of the future threatens to overwhelm me, I will hope continually and praise You more and more (See Ps 71:14). As You walk with me through this crisis and I stay focused on You, You promised to keep me in perfect peace (See Isa 26:3). Forgive me for worrying. I cast all my cares on You right now (See 1Pe 5:7)…I don’t have to bear these burdens on my own…I lay them down and receive Your divine rest (See Mt 11:28). You promised to supply all my needs (See Php 4:19); that it’s Your good pleasure to give me the [blessings and benefits of Your] kingdom (See Lk 12:32). You told me not to worry about anything and instead make my requests known to You with thanksgiving (See Php 4:6-7). I know You’ll take care of tomorrow because You’re Jehovah-jireh, my provider (See Mt 6:34). You know what I need and when I need it…You’re the God of more than enough (See Eph 3:20). Thank You for meeting my every need, and for the sense of peace and security You’re imparting to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

 

Bless you,

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(Source: Jentezen Franklin)

 

Blogging Thru The Bible · Proverbs

BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Strength to endure the pain… {Proverbs 31: 23-26}

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Today, we meditate with verse 23-26 of Proverbs 31. Keywords such as strength, dignity, wisdom and faithful are seen. 

Verse 25 and 26 shows how down to earth a woman can be.  The “strength” shows that we, woman are equipped to face challenges and handle it wisely in our day to day life from daily kids for school, preparing breakfast, going to work, studying etc. We can do it! We have the strength.

STRENGTH to endure the pain,

WISDOM to think things through, and

COURAGE to face the fears.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Happy studying girls. See you tomorrow for our final Proverbs 31 verses.

God bless,

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Joyce Meyer · Motivate Me · Motivation

MOTIVATE ME: The Power of a Surrendered Will

And the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach and cry out to it the preaching that I tell you.
– Jonah 3:1-2

We read in the book of Jonah how God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach repentance to the people there. But Jonah did not want to, so he went to Tarshish, which is geographically opposite to Nineveh. Running from God does not help us to be at peace with Him.

What happens when we go in the opposite direction from where God has directed us? What happened to Jonah? When he boarded a ship and headed in his own direction, a storm arose. Many of the storms we face in life are the result of our own stubbornness. In many instances, we have been disobedient to the voice and leadership of God.

The violent storm that came upon Jonah frightened the men on the ship. They cast lots to see who was causing the trouble, and the lot fell on Jonah. He knew he had disobeyed God, so he told the men to throw him overboard in order to deliver them from danger.

They did as he requested, the storm stopped, and a great fish swallowed Jonah. From the fish’s belly (not a pleasant place), he cried out to God for deliverance and repented of his stubborn ways. The fish vomited Jonah upon the dry land; and in Jonah 3:1, we see that the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time. God told him again to go to Nineveh and preach to the people there. No matter how long we avoid God’s instruction, it is still there for us to deal with when we stop running.

God’s will makes us uncomfortable only as long as we are not pursuing it. In other words, we always know when something is just not right in our lives. Eventually we see that being in God’s will, not out of His will, is what brings peace and joy to us. We have to surrender our own wills, because walking in our self-centered ways is what keeps us unhappy.

Bless you,

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(Source: Joyce Meyer Ministries)

 

Motivate Me · Motivation · Rick Warren

MOTIVATE ME: Three Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking God’s Will

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“The steps of a man are established by theLord  …. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” (Psalm 37:23a-24 NASB)

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You may be at what you think is a dead end in your life. “We’re never going to get out of debt! I’m never going to have a baby. My dream is never going to come true. How is it ever going to work out?”

Right now it may look dark and you may feel defeated and it may seem like a mystery to you. But one day you’re going to see in the light of eternity how it all fits together in God’s plan. Until then, there are three errors you need to avoid as you seek God’s will that will help you trust in him, even when you don’t understand.

  • Don’t be fatalistic. The idea of fatalism — that everything that happens is God’s will — leads to self-pity. It causes us to blame God for everything bad in our lives rather than accepting responsibility that we caused the problem. And, fatalism leads to passivity. It makes us think, “I’m waiting on God to bring me a wife” or “I’m waiting on God to get me a job.” God’s saying, “I gave you a brain! I gave you two feet! Get out and do something about it!”
  • Don’t be frustrated. If you try to figure out everything in your life, you’re going to be very frustrated. Sometimes you’re going to do what you think is God’s will, and it’s going to fail. “I thought God was leading me to start this business, but it failed.”
    What do you do when there are no answers? You keep trusting God, knowing that he’s working on your character through all of your circumstances and that he has good plans for you.
  • Don’t be fearful. What is behind the fear of God’s will? The root problem is that you doubt God’s love. The Bible says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4:18a). We always get into trouble when we doubt God’s love, because when we don’t trust him, we don’t obey him.

Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The steps of a man are established by the Lord …. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand”(NASB).

God’s will is an expression of his love. When you don’t understand what God is doing, have patience. God knows what’s best for you. You can’t see the end result, but he can. God’s path may be a path of pain, but all those delays and difficulties and problems are building character in your life.

Bless you,

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(Source: Rick Warren)