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You’re Always on My Mind – God

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Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I go up into Heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the furthest parts of the sea; even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.

 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light around me. Yea, the darkness does not hide from You; but the night shines as the day; as is the darkness, so is the light to You.

 For You have possessed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are marvelous and my soul knows it very well. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret and skillfully formed in the lowest parts of the earth.  Your eyes saw my embryo; and in Your book all my members were written, the days they were formed, and not one was among them. 

 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.

(Ps 139:7-18)

 Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Jehovah is your keeper; Jehovah is your shade on your right hand.  (Ps. 121:4-5)

  •  No place lies beyond the right hand of the Lord God
  •  No circumstance is so great that God is overwhelmed, unable to guide you through
  • No calamity in the present or future will ever change that which God ordained for your life from the very beginning
  • You are NOT an un-welcomed distraction invading God’s mind.
  • God is always engaged, bringing His good pleasure into existence within you, working all things together for your good
  • God is protecting and preserving your strength

Selah.

 

Andrew Logan

Author of Plugging Into Real Worship and

Conectándose a la adoración verdadera

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Remaining Steadfast

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We are told in Scriptures to remain steadfast, rock-solid in our beliefs and behaviors. Perhaps you’ve wondered exactly how to do that in the face of personal discouragement, unemployment, and relationship challenges… (And the list goes on)

In Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth, he writes “My brothers (and sisters) be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not without fruit in the Lord. “ (1 Cor. 15:58)

Sure … But how?

Looking to the gospel of Matthew, we read where Jesus said “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock. And the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house. And it did not fall, for it was founded on a rock.” (Matt 7:24-25)

Could it really be that simple? To just:

1. Position yourself where you can hear The Word
2. Obey The Word

That sounds straight-forward. The day-to-day application however may be a different story. What does being steadfast in behaviors and actions look like? (Ps. 15:2-5)

1. He who walks uprightly
2. Works righteousness
3. Speaks the truth in his heart
4. Does not backbite (slander) with his tongue
5. Does no evil to his neighbor,
6. Does not disgrace or shame his neighbor
7. Despises a reprobate (vile person)
8. Honors those who fear Jehovah
9. Remains faithful to his word or promise even if unprofitable);
10. Does not put out his money at interest
11. Does not take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall not be moved forever.

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July 5, 2011 at 1:45 am

Your Choice

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Reject the one whose love brings sadness
Reject the one whose blessing brings a curse
Reject the one whose joy brings incredible remorse
Attractive for the moment, hideous for eternity
Tasty for a time, bitterness unending
Empty, hollow and perverse describe him
Yet why is his following so great?

Unlike that one, comes one with a sword
All will call Him, King and Lord
His love brings joy and peace that remain
Over and over, over again
His blessings add no sorrow at all
Comforts and heals after each fall

Wide is the path that leads to destruction
Narrow, so narrow is the walk with Jesus
Choose this day, who you will serve.

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October 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

In the Name of Jesus

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Have you wondered why there aren’t more modern day miracles or answered prayers in your life and the life of your friends? What is different now from when Peter, James and John walked on the earth? I believe there are several key differences that explain this phenomenon.

Key difference # 1:

Peter, James, and John had an intimate relationship with Jesus, the Word made flesh. So much so that Jesus’ very Life and Spirit became a part of them. I believe the demonstration of this reality came when Peter spoke “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, I freely give. In the Name of Jesus’ rise up and walk.” You see Peter had a complete revelation of the reality of Jesus’ authority and power over absolutely everything. A dynamic compound of action borne out of revealed faith summoned the Spirit of God to work on Peter’s behalf.

Key difference # 2:

I want to challenge the reader: Has this expression “in the Name of Jesus” become nothing more than Christian-speak or jargon to you? Do you routinely end many if not all of your prayers with it, not giving it a second thought? Unfortunately, this habit may seem harmless; however we must recognize the heinousness of doing it. To trivialize the expression like adding salt or pepper to our meals is no different than driving a stake into Jesus’ hands or feet on the cross. In other words, Jesus’ sacrifice MUST have been worth more than Christian verbal “pixie dust”.

Key difference # 3:

We have forgotten that God’s Word and Holy Spirit inspired words are loaded with creation power. May I remind you that Jesus spoke, and things were created from nothing more than His Words? In our hurried mundane lives, we have completely overlooked this aspect of relationship with God. The same Power (One) that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is alive inside us, so our words bring reality of what we speak into existence whether it is life or death. Is your life focused on bringing life to others? Does your speech reconcile with this focus?

Selah.

Pastor Andy Logan
All Nations Word and Worship Center
author of Plugging Into Real Worship and
Conectándose a la Adoración Verdadera
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October 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Worship – I Challenge You

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At the risk of being cyber-flogged, I want to challenge you to give up notions that worship is about/for us…It must become about one thing only…Expressing our intimate love for God; thus it must be exclusively focused on Him. In provocative movies, intimate scenes are “steamy” for a reason…to compel viewers to engage. Our worship must be so intimate and compelling that others WANT to engage.

Modern worship or dare I say entertainment affords much too much opportunity for spectators and reviewers. When a real worship service happens, EVERYONE knows it and leaves a different person than they were upon arrival.

Just Call His Name – He’ll Be There

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No more cheesy jingles
Or chips with my lunch, not even Pringles
Instead for you, a strong admonition
Worship God of your own volition
It’s there your mission becomes crystal clear
Where no other voice but His you hear
Seek His face, see His power
Day or night, no matter the hour
Call His Name in your dark despair
Don’t you worry, He’ll be there.

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November 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Burma Shave? Not..

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Today another jingle; Burma Shave® made your face tingle; As a touch from Holy Spirit; When His voice you hear it;
So get Plugged Into Real Worship. More at http://aplogansr.com

Hell is hot, believe it or not; So quit dat game; Call on Jesus’ Name;
Plug into Real Worship; He makes it worth it; See how http://aplogansr.com

There once was a lad from Nantucket His tunes so bad, they flipped out o’the bucket When his dad saw the lad he said… “Nevermind that, just get plugged into real worship.” more at http://aplogansr.com

Ok, so the writers for the Burma Shave slogans have a few more years experience…I’ll get there. As with any advertising, the goal is not necessarily to come up with the most creative idea…but instead to get people to remember your ad/product. So for now, I’ll press on and continue with the slogans. After all, I be one (well almost).

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November 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm