"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

PUSHING THROUGH WEARINESS

As exhausted as I was after a full day of moving and traveling back and forth to our new place at work yesterday, (will be going today as well to both offices to continue to unpack and move) I never looked so much forward to going home and just crashing. Not necessarily sleeping. Because I am not doing well in that department. Just wanting to get home and crash and unwind.

Problem was my Spirit. It kept on prompting me to remain dressed after work and head on over to Friday night praise and worship. I said, "Lord You have got to be kidding. I barely made it home tonight because I am exhausted and You want me to do what over where?"

The nudging of my Spirit persisted. Nudge, nudge, nudge. Leaving an impression on my heart that if I would go, the time I spend with the Lord would benefit me. Restarting and replenishing my tired soul. Well, I must admitted, my flesh Did Not Want To Oblige. I fought the Spirit on this one. Still deep down, I knew what I was feeling was to obey and for me to be in the presence of other believers.

I have had a rough few weeks emotionally and physically. Yesterday at work, my emotions were beat down severely by co-workers, the move and ego's being hurt. These past few weeks I feel I have been carrying additional frustrations and self worth issues. Somehow I knew if I would finally attend last night's worship service, some of these frustrations and pain would be released in tears. Sure enough the first song which the band played and sang, which is featured below, got the tears rolling. I needed this release so badly. God knew that. That is why He was after me to go.



18 comments:

  1. Jesus knows what we need better than we do!!
    :)
    Thanks for this inspiration and song.

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  2. I too know that feeling of exhaustion, both physically and emotionally. How awesome that you have the opportunity to go to a Friday night praise service! There is something releasing about worship when we take our eyes off ourselves and focus entirely on Jesus.

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  3. Breaking down the walls of our emotional, physical and weary beings is a tough ask some days. I can relate totally to that! I am thankful to the Lord for His guidance and love and for those ever so gentle nudges we need. Good for you for fighting the flesh and listening to the Lord's counsel. My church also has Friday night worship, and by Friday morning we're so excited for the evening. Wishing you God's Blessing.

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  4. I wish you a good weekend

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  5. JBR,
    Thanks for sharing this version of this song. I have looking for it for awhile. :)

    Blesssings,
    Tammy

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  6. JBR I'm happy that you were tocuhed in a special way that God can only do. His purpose to love you and to minister to your deepest needs. Come Lord Jesus is a wonderful and uplifting song for the soul. God Bless.

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  7. JBR,
    I'm glad you were able to attend the service - it sounds as if it lifted your spirits a bit despite your exhaustion. I hope you sleep better this weekend! God bless you, my friend!

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  8. OBEYING THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LEADING CAN BE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES. OFTEN I WONDER IS IT ME OR IS IT REALLY THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE MORE WE'RE IN TUNE WITH HIM THE EASIER IT WILL BE TO HEAR HIM AND KNOW HIM.

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  9. Hi sister-friend!!
    OH praise our God!!! I am in a prophetic conference this weekend and yesterday morning I was on my knees for over 3 hrs crying and crying for you and all the people on my blog. Tears and tears pouring down my face for you and God told me He was reaching you!! Hahahaha!He is so good!

    Thank you for the permission to copy that prayer.

    Praying and praying,
    <><

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  10. I love worship. I haven't been in a long time but the music always moves me and motivates me.
    So glad you went.

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  11. so glad for the release of pent up frustration
    and angst.....tears are such cleansing drops
    of relief.
    Rest deeply friend,
    Jennifer

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  12. Spirit prompts are always worth it...too bad I don't always respond like I should...never know what I missed by turning a deaf ear....

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  13. Listening to the quite voice of God is difficult with the turmoil of daily life. I am quite confident and positive God will shout if you aren't listening close enough! So glad you had the energy to go to the service. I'm also glad you got moved at work, Praying for healing and better more confident feelings at work!!!

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  14. Big hugs. JBR, I can relate so very much. Trying to settle here after the move is a huge strain on me and it challenges my self esteem...ego and abilities to interact. Recovering and thriving means as well that there will be up and downs - they are "normal" - however we define this ;-)))

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  15. I'm sorry if this is a double post. I thought I posted a comment yesterday but I don't know where it went. Anyway, Good for you for being obedient to God's voice. It seems like when I am most exhausted and don't want to do anything but go home, if I force myself to go to a worship service or Bible study, I become refreshed and renewed and am so glad I went. I'm praying for refreshment and renewal for you.

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  16. I know you haven't been feeling as well as usual over the past few days, and I'm sorry. But hopefully things will start to look up again now that this move is over.

    I'm here listening. (((JBR)))

    Wishing you well,
    NOS

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  17. Love it! God is so good -- even when we argue with Him, He continues to with that gentle nudge. I'm glad you obeyed. Bless you Sister!

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