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For about several years, while I worked at my career, I borrowed my younger sister's car for grocery runs during the weekends and for odd tasks around town before leaving for work. I was privileged to have door-to-door public transportation to and from work. At some point, I was earning enough to keep supporting everyone I was caring for, and also buy a car, but I just didn't want to. When I ultimately bought a car, I wanted it to have a significant purpose. So for those years, each time I needed a car to go to somewhere and I didn't want to Uber, I borrowed my sister's car.
The interesting thing was that no matter where I was going to, how far it was, how difficult the road, etc, that car never broke down when I was the one driving. I didn't take note of it at first. It may have been year four or five or six when i noticed this.
What happened whenever I was driving? I was always worshipping GOD. Always. If I was grocery shopping for the family, which meant going to different stores that may be miles apart, I worshipped all the way through until I returned home. Worship became a habit. I enjoyed worshipping GOD. I didn't know that while I was worshipping GOD, GOD was protecting me all along the way.
One time, I had an experience where we had a work deadline and I was under much pressure. I went into a food store to buy something and passed by a gentleman in the store. Something about HIM, felt familiar, like I knew HIM. But i didn't know the person physically. When I queued to pay, HE may have asked if HE could get ahead of me in line. I accepted. I don't think HE had a lot of things to pay for. HE paid and left. It was my turn. I could not shake that I knew THIS PERSON. I went ahead to present my items for payment. Suddenly, something happened.
I cannot tell you exactly how it happened but a glass container fell from the cash register, aiming for my feet. It was deflected. It landed on the ground and broke. My feet was saved. Neither I nor anyone else could tell how i did not hit my feet. It was a miracle. GOD deflected it before it happened. My eyes opened. PAPA! I knew WHO HE was. My HEAVENLY FATHER. I recognized HIM. But HE was gone. This would only be the second time in my lifetime that GOD THE FATHER came in to rescue me.
I was able to return home safely, complete the impossible work deadlines and my job was saved. Whatever the enemy planned was averted.
Worship brings GOD into your day, and life, and business, and family, and affairs. GOD doesn't come to where HE is not invited. You can not grow at the right speed if your relationship with GOD starts and ends with a Sunday Church service. Invite GOD into your daily life through worship. It doesn't have to be disruptive. You can have an earphone plugged in your ears and shuffle through anointed songs. If you don't know how to recognize anointed songs, simply ask GOD and HE will teach you how to recognize anointed songs. Anointed songs are songs that GOD put HIS stamp on. You want to only worship GOD with anointed songs not songs that give you a good feeling or goosebumps. Those come and go, GOD's holy Presence imparts on you like nobody else can. Remember to confess your sins each time you can before you worship or when you sense something is hindering your praise so nothing blocks your worship from reaching GOD. Forgive everyone and do not hold a grudge. GOD only accepts worship from a pure heart. Please, at all costs, keep your heart pure.
If you reach out, I can recommend some worship songs. Remember that worship leaders are human just like you. Someone who was anointed ten years ago, may not be walking with a perfect heart toward GOD today so you may see a change in their music. Simply receive what is of GOD and leave the rest. If you feel inclined, please pray for them.
As you worship HIM today, remember because GOD loves you, HE loves to hear your voice. Once you lift it up in worship, no matter how it sounds, as long as your worship comes from your heart to GOD, it will be accepted.