DESIRE THE FIRE – JOHN MARSHALL FAMILY

Cumbered about I’m serving You Lord
I’m filled with the work but not with Your Word
I come to You now confessing my sin
Cleanse me from pride that lies deep within

I long for Your power from Heaven
Your Spirit to fill all I do
I want all my days filled with Your praise
So that I bring glory to You
Please give me a heart that is broken
One You can mold and revive
O how I’m yearning for Your holy burning
I truly desire the fire

Fields are white there’s so much to do
Your coming is near and laborers are few
But through Your power I can do all
Without You I can do nothing at all

I long for Your power from Heaven
Your Spirit to fill all I do
I want all my days filled with Your praise
So that I bring glory to You
Please give me a heart that is broken
One You can mold and revive
O how I’m yearning for Your holy burning
I truly desire the fire

I truly desire
Lord I desire
Send me the fire

WORSHIP OR ENTERTAINMENT?

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“Do not think for one moment that God is pleased with the faking and pretense that goes on today in the name of worship? Do you think God is pleased when performers are given the praise and glory that is due Him? True worship is not a SHOW and true worship is NEVER entertainment. If CCM was truly directed to the Lord, there would be no applause. The Lord does not need nor desire applause; He needs our total surrender, love, and devotion. He needs us to be quiet before Him so He can speak to us . . . “A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psa. 51:17). The applause church audiences give for a performance is not for the Lord. It’s the performers who often bow and acknowledge the praise of applause that is directed to them. There is no getting around the fact that the audience responds like audiences do at a concert, a ball game, or some other secular event. Their minds are captivated with the sound and beat of the music they love and have been led to believe is spiritual. They have been deceived! God is not receiving the glory . . . man is! For those of us who go to church for worship and enrichment, applause is a noisy interruption and interference with the work of the Holy Spirit. Christians often wonder why the power and blessing of God is missing today. Well friends, it’s due to the fact that glory and praise is directed to the wrong person. Applause should be no more welcome in services of worship than a skunk would be at a wedding reception.”

— Gordon Sears

ARE YOU WORSHIPPING GOD OR IDOLS?

“Satan doesn’t care what we worship, as long as we don’t worship God.”

— D. L. Moody

Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Psalms 81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Deuteronomy 8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

Jeremiah 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.