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Please allow me to share.

 Today was an exciting and a receiving day for me. Please allow me share. 

During my Open House I began reading a book called, "Humility" by Andrew Murray.  I couldn't put it down even trying to hold it under my arm while chatting with buyers.  This book speaks of the humility of Jesus from His incarnation and life on earth to His atonement, ascension and exaltation to the Throne Room of God and explains that humility is the secret of redemption.  I recommend it for anyone. 

 But before my day started I listened to a CD that I hadn't heard for a few years.  I put it on again after my 12 yr old son Jordan, went to his youth group tonight. 

 The CD is called "Live from South Africa - Winds of Worship" by Vineyard music.  With a calling to South Africa in due season, the words began to play once again.  My spirit leaped with joy as His sweet yet heavy Presence began to cover me.  The praise catapulted me right before His Throne Room.  With my head on the keyboard and eyes dripping with tears, I worshipped Him.  He met me where I was.  Just me and my Love, finally alone and together at last.  Drifting in and out of my physical whereabouts then once again drunk in His Presence, the stillness of His power overwhelmed me and I grew limp, paralyzed by the love of God who would visit with me here.

 With eyes closed I imagined standing in the fields of South Africa praising the Lord in spirit and in truth - in the purity of who He is; God the Father, God Almighty, The Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace, King Of Kings and Lord Of Lords, Jehovah God, Love!  All Sovereign, all Holy, all Knowing, all Pure, all Righteous, all Truth!

 I want to share some lyrics with you.

Praise Psalm 

Praise the Father, praise the Son

In the Spirit worship Him,

Bring your blessings, worship Him now

Invite Him in this place

 

Clap your hands and sing to Him now

Lift your voice to Him

Bring presents to His altar

 

Praise the Lord, my God o' my soul

And all my being praises Him

He laid aside His Throne just for you

He forgives you all your sins

And heals all your diseases

 

Lord of the morrning

God of the night

Give ear to all my praise

Great Commander, Giver of life

Restore my heart's desire

Glory and honor be unto Thee

Great Marshall and Great King

I will sing a brand new song to Thee

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 16 commentsBARBARA RIES • June 22 2008 06:55PM

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Super super message.  Thanks for letting us all in on it!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 10 years ago

God bless you Andrew -- even as I write this to you, my eyes flood with tears. Thank you for your post. Barbara :)

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

Barbara ...I really don't know what to say right now, so I will just say thank you. You continue to be an inspiration. God is using you.

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

Barbara,than You that is a beautiful Hymn God Bless you

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) about 10 years ago

Hi Sharon:  Being in His Presence, His love, is something I can never put words to -- I remember the first time I experienced this some 20 years ago and it only gets deeper and richer as time passes by.  He is so eloquent when He arrives and so gentle when His spirit lifts.  I am mostly left speechless. 

I'm a worshipper and usually about a week before we're scheduled to sing, I start to draw near to God very intensely in worship -- it never fails, He shows up. Sometimes He's with me for 2 or 3 days at a time and in the natural not much can be accomplished.  There have been times when I needed help to get to my car or just needed someone to sit with me.  It's an amazing love that one can't explain -- they just need to experience it. 

Blessings to you and I appreciate your loving visit.  Barbara :)

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

Hi Hugh: God bless you brother.  God is grand!  I appreciate your visit and thank you for your post. Barbara :)

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

Barbara...i heard about this book.  It is supposed to be hard to put down.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

Hi Barbara -- the lyrics are lovely. I'll have to check and see if I can download it from iTunes. Enjoy your day. I'll chat with you later. Love, C.

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

William: It is a good book and soon to become a favorite.  I read other books from Andrew Murray on healing and so forth, which were excellent.  This book was given to me some time ago on a whim by a friend of mine.  I never opened it until yesterday.  Thanks for your post and for visiting too.  Barbara :)

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

Hi Carol:  Sometimes a song gets stuck in my spirit as this one has.  I understand fully the Holy Spirit does this quite often to minister comfort, encouragemmnet or His wisdom to me.  What a loving God we serve!  Barbara :)

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

Thank you Barbara for sharing your message.

 

Have a wonderful week!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) about 10 years ago

Hi Yvette:  Thank you for stopping by -- many blessings are sent your way. Barbara :)

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

Barbara!  I am missing you this week!  I hope to see a post soon!

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) about 10 years ago

Thanks Chuck - 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

Wonderful post, Barbara -- "Live from South Africa" is an awesome CD, particularly the talking and encouraging comments between and among the songs (if this is the Cd I believe it is)!  God bless you, Lady of Ministry!

Posted by Terry Rasner-Yacenda, "Dreams Realty" (Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Terry:  Thanks for stopping by and yes, I believe it may be the same CD -- wow! What purity in the songs sung to God!  It is heartwarming to listen to and to embrace almost feeling as though you were standing right there along with the wonderful praise!  Thanks for the post and many blessings are sent to you tonight!! Barbara :)

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

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