Who else is grateful to GOD that after some freezing days and rains, we finally have some sunshine? Today, as you sip your latte or soda or water, I want to share something precious.
A few years ago, while preparing for Divine destiny, GOD gave me an instruction. I didn't like it. I didn't however, protest. Instead, I played smart with GOD. Ha!
I fluctuated in my obedience and then it might've tapered off. One day, I was browsing the net, and saw that a worship team I 'fringely' liked had released a new song. I knew their songs were anointed. So, I clicked on it to hear this new song.
That was my undoing. Because as soon as the lyrics started playing, they reached a part of the song and I knew those exact words were direct to me from GOD in Heaven. I broke down. I totally lost it. I was soaked in the rebuke and love and patience and anointing of GOD all at once. GOD knew what would get my attention and HE waited for me there.
That was a good wrecking.
I love a good wrecking in the anointing of GOD because it's like GOD wrestling you down to the ground and instead of beating up on you, loving you there until you rise the right way. It's like a drenching rain that never lets you catch a cold. It's like a loving forceful kiss that leaves no bruise in its wake. It's like all of GOD: HIS wonder, love, correction, acceptance, forgiveness, encouragement, compassion, passion, grace, light, life...all meet together in one moment and leaves us, HIS chosen, in a puddle of wonder. I resumed my obedience and completed it by GOD's grace. But that day, that good wrecking, was the turning point.
I have had good wreckings that had no rebukes. I've had more of those than the rebukes which were one or two in a lifetime but were timely enough to grant course correction.
But, the anointing of GOD is what bonds us together. It is more than feelings and emotions. It is the tangible Presence of GOD in a room. If GOD does not come, I do not want to be there. GOD's holy and tangible Presence makes going to church worth it. And, you do not have to go to church physically to experience it. You simply have to tune in to the Presence of GOD through HIS WORD, worship, meditation (on HIS WORD, not just meditation or you may be inviting demons instead of GOD), fellowship with other brethren.
Today, I invite you to enter into a good wrecking with GOD. There is so much of GOD beyond dos and don'ts. GOD is lawful, but also graceful. Holy, and also compassionate. Giving and yet disciplined. Forgiving and yet a righteous Judge. GOD is everything you want, everything I want. To be with GOD is to be with the One you were designed to be one with.
To enter GOD's holy Presence is simply coming home. No other home allows you to come in tatters, pieces, broken, shattered, loathed, despised, afflicted, unholy, brute, unlikable, etc and holds you like you are a great treasure, then turns you into one with love and consistent guidance and grace.
Anointed worship is good wrecking. Love is who GOD is. Worshipping GOD is how you get to know HIM. HE is your Father. GOD loves you. GOD wants to abide with you. And through the anointing of GOD, you can enjoy serving GOD through trials, persecutions and lack. None of that moves you because your whole joy is found in GOD through CHRIST JESUS.
If you are on Youtube, don't know where to start in anointed worship, or need recommendations, here is my personally compiled playlist over the years. You will enjoy them! Click here for Joy's worship playlist. Enter, if you love a good wrecking. ;)
As you worship, may your worship be acceptable to HIS MAJESTY, may HIS holy Face shine upon you, may HIS Grace uphold you, may you enjoy JESUS like I have, may you be purified, washed clean, made whole, healed, and perfected. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN. I love you but JESUS loves you the most!
Image: Entrance to the church of the Beatitudes, Israel.
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