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Come Prepared!

As I grow deeper in worship I am reminded of the preparation necessary to meeting with God.  One cannot wear the attitude of self-expectancy in worship -- that is; thinking a holy God will somehow zap them with this awesome worship experience without taking the first steps to cleanse themselves before coming in to His Presence.  That includes yielding yourself 100% so that you come unhindered without unecessary stress and worry that will block your ability to receive a portion of Him during worship.   He is a God of order and that order extends to your worship experience.  It is directly connected with the time you have spent daily in His Presence.  Have you met with Him today?  Is praise continually on your lips?  Do you give yourself "wholly unto Him" and "do all things as unto the Lord?"   To have a vibrant, meaningful and awesome worship experinece corporately or in the privacy of your home, meet with God daily in "the secret place."  Your relationship with Jesus will blossom and grow in leaps and bounds beyond anything you've ever imagined.  Then when you come prepared to meet with the King, He will certainly show up!

GBY!  Barbara :) 


- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing into your life please consider sowing back into the ministry at the website link below:

www.hope2007.org

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Comment balloon 10 commentsBARBARA RIES • May 27 2008 08:14PM

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Barbara .... TRUER words have not been spoken! Thank you for that inspiration and reminder.

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) about 10 years ago

Thank you for the post Sharon. Come visit anytime and God bless!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

I will meet you in the morning as I talk with our Dad and our Brother.  I normally am with them in formal or informal discussion from about 5:30 am EST every morning.  I knew there was others out there but could not figure out what to call them other than brother or sister.  Now this sister has a name written in the book of life and I will say hello in the mornings.

Great post.  It is people like you who will go furtherest in keeping the real estate industry on a positive note.

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Wayne and thanks for the kind words.  Please visit often and God bless you. Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the great inspirational post.  Have a great day and keep spreading the word

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) about 10 years ago

Hello Barbara,

It's very nice to read such uplifting words on a R.E. Blog.  It makes me feel better and reminds me I am not alone while I run around trying to sell  a client's or customer's home before they lose it in foreclosure.  Sometimes I can't sleep at night worrying about  the roof over a child's head.  We can only do so much and I find I wish I could do so much more...  It's not easy to cut your stress loose when things are growing dire. I am hopeful that the market will change for the better and people will get some type of help. Meaningful help that they really need. Thank you for sharing the word.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Russ:  Thank you for the post and word of encouragement. God bless! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Carolyn:  Thank you for your words.  God's faithfulness can be counted on when we're feeling a little "over the top"  -- He hears the cry of the single mom about to lose her home and knows the desperate situations many people face.  Yet He is with us every day.  I have raised my sons alone and with 100% accuracy I know that His love is the only sure thing in life that any of us can count on.  Blessings to you, Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

So true is your post...we must,"Come into His presence to listen...not to give the sacrifice of fools...."

Listening and obeying the Lord is better than sacrifices and offerings....

Thanks for the post, Barbara.

=-)

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 10 years ago

Hi Alex: Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your post -- worship is where intimacy with God begins -- where weenter in to His Presence.   What a privilege!  Have a blessed day.  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

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