Seek to be Sought Out and Sought After

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I don’t know why but I just have to say this to somebody today.0f629f72ca356f2d2969a1887910b5ee

Somebody just needs to know today that you’ve got intrinsic value, you have something inside of you that needs to be Sought out and Sought after. That is Christ in You, the hope of Glory.


To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


Some people are battling self-esteem issues, loneliness, depression, grief, loss, confusion, anger, fear, a series of identity-crises and so on, but this all boils down to the need to understand that YOU have value.


I literally don’t care what others have said about you. You were born with a purpose, you were created to worship the Most High God. You were born to make a difference, you were born to be THE difference that the world needs to see. You are valuable, lovable, precious, sought out and sought after by Jesus Christ himself.

Nothing in this world will change His mind about chasing after you.

So I challenge YOU to start chasing after Jesus right back.

I don’t know what you’re dealing with on a personal basis, but you are sought out and sought after by God. The way Jesus loves us is so out of this world that He literally had to come down to earth Himself just to show us how much He loves us. He loves you and I that much. You are sought out and sought after. In the same way, when you seek Jesus, you will find him. It is up to you to seek Him out.


So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.


Jeremiah 29:13

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.


I am making this a short post today but I just had to say this to someone and encourage your spirit today…You are Sought out and Sought after. You are not Forsaken, says the Lord.

And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.


I have this song by Canton Jones called Fill Me Up Again to bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! :D

Feed Your Spirit, Don’t Starve it!


For some reason, I feel like I have to reblog this blog that I wrote in 2012. You’re identity needs to be strengthened by what you feed it. What are you feeding your spirit? Feed it with the Word of God today.

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I know I have been kinda busy with Easter activities last week since I was involved in a Cantata that went very well by the way. We performed twice on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday and let me tell you it was warfare throughout the production but I believe we reaped a harvest of righteousness in that some people found salvation through the play (James 3:18). I was soo worn out by it all that I decided to take a break from blogging for a while just to rejuvenate and now I’m back and would like to share something with you today. I just wanted to share a thought that occurred to me yesterday when I was at cell group participating in an inner healing course, and it’s about how we view ourselves “Image-wise” in our walk as Christians in the Body of Christ.

The Word of God is living and powerful as it gives life

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Hope is what we Crave

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f551c49317faa4dc520f2a11e9b40ec6There’s this song that I’ve been listening to that’s just awesome. It’s by for King and Country called Hope is what we Crave. I sense in my spirit that there are people out there facing self-condemnation.

In Christ there is no condemnation but redemption. Nothing you have done, thought and/or said can keep you from being forgiven. My challenge for those of you beating yourself up about your past mistakes is to learn to forgive yourself. Forgiveness releases you from depression, bitterness, anger, fear and doubt. Don’t exalt or magnify your mistakes either...it’s very easy to get too caught up in that so rather lean on the redeeming power of Jesus Christ that will embrace you like a father who welcomed back his prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) . BELIEVE you are forgiven and move on. I’m not saying continue to sin…I’m saying, learn to repent and change your heart to be more like the loving Father.


And for those that love pointing fingers at others, make sure that there isn’t one pointing right back at YOU. God is not pleased when we make fun of others for their mistakes or weaknesses. The same measure you judge another person is the same that will be used against you. We must be a people that understand the meaning of Compassion. If you don’t have it, then get it.


 

Matthew 7 [Full Chapter]

[ Do Not Judge ] “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

 

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NKJV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.


 

Romans 8:1

[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.


Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend to love or should I say the Agape Love of the Father when we are imperfect in our own love. Perfect love casts out fear so learn to abide in the love of the Father.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.


[ Love and Joy Perfected ] “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.


There is literally nothing in heaven or earth that can keep you from the Love of God.  You have to be persuaded to believe that though. In order to believe, you must first have Faith that this Love He has for you is unchanging. People may change around you but God’s love never changes towards you. Circumstances may rock you, and you may even fail sometimes, but God’s love will always be there to carry you when you’re down.


Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I don’t believe that when a child is disobedient and does something that upsets their images (1)parents that all of a sudden the parent stops loving them. Good/God-fearing parents never stop loving their children and in the same way, God never stops loving you even if we may upset Him with our disobedience sometimes, His love never changes for you. That’s why it is good news to know that you can be redeemed. A contrite spirit is one that God does not despise so bask in God’s love for you today. 


Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.


The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.


I pray that this song encourages you today and blesses your spirit. God bless you everybody :D


 

God has to be in it

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It’s Day 8 of the 21 day Fast and I’m still going on strong. I just give God Praise. 

I remember sitting with a woman in my church a couple of weeks ago talking about her situation of last year where she held a grudge against a co-worker that led her to lose her job just because she couldn’t forgive the person for their malicious lies and gossip about her. She felt so much deep regret over her actions because she did something that caused her to get fired. Her supervisor was initially on her side because they were aware of how that other co-worker was stirring up strife in the workplace until she did something unthinkable; She waited 4 hours to confront the person outside their workplace. She literally sat in the car waiting for this person that was irritating her at work brooding on what she was going to say to get all that anger out and tell this person where to go.

When her coworker finally came out at the end of her shift, this lady went out of her car and approached this woman and spoke her mind out of anger to this person which gave her coworker the ammunition she needed to use that confrontation to get her fired. Her supervisor was aware that the lady she had been having issues with was indeed a liar but the fact that she confronted her outside of their place of work in front of everybody made her look bad in that she was giving the company she worked for a bad image.

Oh my heart went out for her as she relayed her story to me. If she had some good friends around her, they should have stopped her from doing what she did because there is safety in a multitude of wise counselors but I guess she didn’t have anyone to really rely on and relied on her own emotions (might and power) which were obviously unstable and unreliable since she was upset at the constant harassment and conniving behaviour of the other individual. I don’t think she’s the only one that’s made this type of mistake before, however, the reason why I’m sharing this example is so that you understand what I mean about how you confront your battles this year. You cannot afford to approach the same attack from last year in this year the same way again. Learn from every lesson that you learn.


 

For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

 

Had she dealt with the issue by learning to:

1) not give into the harassment,

2) have self-control and not lash out in anger,

3) not have her pride get in the way,

3) forgive the person that spitefully used her and mocked her she would not have found herself without a job today.


 

Despite all that…the story is something that’s in the past. The most important thing is to learn from your mistake. The worst thing is going through something like this and not learning that you were in the wrong. I could see that the whole experience had humbled her to the point of feeling woeful, so I told her that this year is a new year for her to get over that mistake. I encouraged her and said that the old thing has passed away, so look towards the new thing God wants to do with her. I believe that God wants to shift her perspective and reposition her to a better job but the first hurdle is learning from the past to move ahead. Let go and let God. I also believe that she needs to understand she can’t treat the same attack the same way again this year. You’ve got to wisen up and be strategic about the way you deal with people who challenge you and your patience. She has to go to God next time.


 

King Hezekiah did it when he was confronted by Sennacherib, the King of Assyria who jeered at him and mocked him  in 2 Chronicles 32. Hezekiah knew that he not only had his own pride to think about, he had the weight of the whole nation of Israel at stake. He consulted with his leaders (wise counselors) knowing that Sennacherib was up to something devious (2 Chronicles 32:3). Could he seriously afford to confront the mockery of Sennachrib for the sake of his own pride or was it better to remain quiet, be strategic and take it up with God. Hezekiah chose to go to God first (2 Chronicles 32:20) and that is what I’m saying…Go to God when you know that you have more than just your mere pride at stake. You’ve got other people depending on you and you haven’t got the time to play around with someone testing your patience. Keep real quiet and go into the upper room with God. Your victory is found when you go on your knees. Don’t lift your nose at your enemy, lower your knees before God because that’s where in your victory lies. 

It’s better to hold your tongue if you’ve got nothing good to say rather than say things that you can’t take back. Death and life are in the power of our tongue…The tongue is indeed a difficult thing to bridle; however, we have to make an effort to hold it from saying whatever it wants to say. We either bless ourselves or curse ourselves with the words that we speak out of our mouths.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.


Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.


Despite the loss of last year, I believe this woman will have a testimony this year. It’s not over for her until God says it’s over. I know that I’ve made countless mistakes in my life so in no way will I claim I’m a perfect person. But I will say, that I’m still being perfected through Christ. Don’t beat yourself up over your past…don’t let people remind you of  your yesterdays when God’s plan is to prosper you for your tomorrows. God’s agenda in your life has not changed just because you made a mistake.

 Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


Notice how God has many “thoughts” toward you. That just goes to show you how much He thinks about you. He loves you so much that he wants you to live a victorious life. So not even a mistake will change His mind about you. He wants to bless you. So don’t feel discouraged and keep moving forward. The devil has a way of using others to discourage you out of your next place of promotion, elevation, or opportunity to network with the right people, but just remember, When GOD is in your situation, there are no limits, AMEN.


I put this song by Israel Houghton and New Breed called It’s Not Over (When God Is In It) to encourage you today and bless your spirit. God Bless You everybody. Love y’all! :D

Not by Might or Power

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There’s this song that’s in my spirit right now called I Can Only Imagine sung by Tamela Mann…her version of the Mercy Me song is amazing! I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today.

I’m in a place where I am just listening to worship songs and learning to hear the Holy Spirit clearly for what is coming next. Worship has this power of clearing the fog that’s in your soul when you can’t seem to see where you’re going. Saturate yourself in worship when you can. For me, I find it to be the only way I can really hear clearly from the Holy Spirit when I have no answers. All of a sudden when I’m wrapped in songs of Praise and Worship and when I sing along I feel the intensity of God’s presence just permeating and purifying the atmosphere around me. Healing and deliverance takes place in the atmosphere of Praise and Worship. Prophetic things happen in the same presence. Worship songs work for me, I don’t know about you but that’s how I can hear clearly in the presence if pure worship. Learn to tune your ears to hear clearly. You can only recognize the Lords voice when you meditate on His Word. Anything that is contrary to His Word is obviously a voice you can ignore. Seek to Hear directly from the Holy Spirit this year so that you become dependent on Him for direction. Learn to be moved by His Spirit and not working in vain for things with your own might and power, AMEN.


So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.


Be Blessed everybody! :D

Humility will Promote You in your Destiny

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My church and I have commenced a 21 Day Fast starting Jan 4, 2016 although I started on the 1st personally and we are on day 5 of the Fast. I shared a message last night with our members still on the topic of King Hezekiah. Listen, if you read my Prayer for 2016 you will have noticed that King Hezekiah started to restore righteousness in the church (temple) with the people of Jerusalem since the previous King Ahaz had made a mess of things by introducing idols into the temple, stopping the practice of people bringing their tithes and offerings into the Storehouse…and the list goes on. The end result of all that mess was that the people suffered desolation and trouble because they denied their worship to the ONE true God. 


[ Ahaz Reigns in Judah ] Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord, as his father David had done.


I remember telling our members that You become what you worship. If you worship a singer (e.g. Michael Jackson)…you’ll imitate his mannerisms, dance style, clothing style etc to the point that you’ll look exactly like him…I’m using him as an example because I’ve seen fans…and then I’ve seen FANS…..extreme fans that is. I’m not saying that it’s wrong to like someone’s abilities…but don’t make them your god. There is a fine line between mere admiration and worship. Don’t cross the line. If you worship Jesus, in the same way, you will become like Him in your mannerisms, speech, and appearance. Choose today whom you’ll serve/worship because this year has a strong correlation to worship. What you worship in this year will determine the way you end your year (if you make it that is). I know what I’m saying might not seem cosy for your heart right now…but I feel led to address some stuff that are pretty much black and white with no gray areas for you to feel doubt about what I’m saying.


God is interested in RIGHTEOUSNESS being restored this year and it all begins with YOU.music_temple

King Hezekiah started the first Month of the year with cleaning out the temple with the help of the Levites and the priests. The Levites ended up being more sanctified than the priests and ended up taking up tasks that should have been the job of the Priests but because they had not finished going through that process of purification and sanctification, the Levites who were always in a state of sanctification started to take on more work to clean God’s house. You can read all about it in 2 Chronicles Chapters 29-31 for yourself. If you are a worshiper, this is the level in which we as Christians should reach. Consecration is what God is seeking from us this year…to be in right-standing. In no way am I saying that this is an easy task…but the truth of the matter is…we need to go back to that place where churches start talking about the importance of HOLINESS again. I don’t know why the message of Holiness has been silenced, but as a person hearing the heart-beat of God, I know this is what He wants restored for the year 2016 with His People. If you want Jesus to be your God, then you have to want to be His people.


Anyway, back to the message I spoke last night: Hezekiah did all he could to set the people of Jerusalem back on the right path by restoring the foundation of righteousness and faith that was broken among the people because of the mess left by the previous King Ahaz. He (Hezekiah) as a leader made GOD important to the nation by putting Him First and because he did that, King Hezekiah prospered in all that He did and had the Lord’s attention.


2 Chronicles 31:20 – 20 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.


In this year you will face a fierce battle if your agenda is to restore righteousness in your life and in the life of the church. 


This message isn’t intended to make you feel fear, because fear is not of God, but what God showed me through the passage below that I have pasted From 2 Chronicles chapter 32 is that the King of Assyria is like a person who comes out to mock you, harass you, threaten you, undermine you and what you stand for. Such a person will even boast of how they stole your opportunities, stole your house, car, wife, husband, children or any blessing  you had in your life because they are filled with so much pride and arrogance simply because they are ruthless and they don’t care what they do to get ahead of you in life.

The devil doesn’t play around people… so WAKE UP!

You cannot afford to be complacent this year…you have to learn to FIGHT the good fight of FAITH.

If you purpose in your heart to go back to that place where you humble yourself before God, you will be victorious in the battles that you face.


REMEMBER: HUMILITY IS POWER UNDER SELF-CONTROL. It is the place you set yourself aside (even when you don’t have to) and allow God to step in. The question is, how many people do that these days??????? It’s the question of the day I tell you. 


The fight this year isn’t going to be won by your own might or power…your intellect alone isn’t sufficient to deal with what’s coming, but I’m here to tell you that in this battle there is a method that will assure your victory. That method is called HUMILITY and WISDOM.  You cannot afford to react to the same attacks you experienced from the past in this year. You have to develop SELF-CONTROL.   Let’s read this scripture:


2 Chronicles 32 (NKJV)

Sennacherib Boasts Against the Lord

32 After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that his purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, 3 he consulted with his leaders and commanders[a] to stop the water from the springs which were outside the city; and they helped him. 4 Thus many people gathered together who stopped all the springs and the brook that ran through the land, saying, “Why should the kings[b] of Assyria come and find much water?” 5 And he strengthened himself, built up all the wall that was broken, raised it up to the towers, and built another wall outside; also he repaired the Millo[c] in the City of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, 7 Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is  with him; for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces quote___humility_by_takaonguitars-d5qpfrawith him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 “Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: ‘In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem? 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, “You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it”? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’”

16 Furthermore, his servants spoke against the Lord God and against His servant Hezekiah.


[The King of Assyria was being such a bully here that he had to bring a gang to harass Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem]


17 He also wrote letters to revile the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.” 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew[d] to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth—the work of men’s hands.


[The fact that he even had to write letters tells me that people might even email you, text you and harass you in this method as well]


Sennacherib’s Defeat and Death

20Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. 


[Hezekiah did the right thing…he humbled himself before God and prayed. The truth is, he could have responded to the King of Assyria in violence, but he knew that the battle was too great for him to rely on his own might and power, he needed the spirit of God to help him with this battle. His humility is what produced a victorious outcome for Him and the people of Jerusalem]


21 Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there.


[The end for the King of Assyria was SHAME and DEATH. God struck every leader what was in cahoots with the King of Assyria leaving him powerless to the point that he returned back home in shame and his own children who are his own relatives are what killed him. It just goes to show that PRIDE goes before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction. HUMILITY IS KEY]


22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them[e] on every side. 23 And many brought gifts to the Lord at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.


The humility King Hezekiah demonstrated in this attack is based on the kind of relationship he had with the Lord his God. God wants us to have this level if humility this year so that when you do face a crisis or a series of crises, you will have a strong head on your shoulder to seek His face to help you win the battle that you face. You cannot rely on previous methods with the types of attacks that may come in your life this year. LEARN TO LEAN ON JESUS.


 Matthew 23:12

And whoever exalts himself will behumbled, and he who humbles himself will beexalted.


Points the remember:

  • People will/may harass you during this year – they will poke fun at your faith and mock armor-god1
    your God
    . They might even write about you to their supervisors to tempt you to strike back in anger. Your role is to not give in to the harassment. Have self-control and know where you stand. 
  • People will threaten to steal your blessings but you shall not be moved
  • People will try to shame you but God will put them to shame
  • People will try to attack you using various methods but God will rescue you and protect you and your household
  • People will try to steal from you but God will help you recover all
  • People will exalt themselves before you but God will humble them in your presence by preparing a table before your enemies.
  • When God gives you victory because you decided to fight the good fight of faith in what you believe in and remained humble, you will be exalted and you will be promoted

God wants to do New things with us this year but you have to be open to instruction, love mercy, act justly and pursue wisdom. 

You cannot afford to react the same way to the same attack in the year 2016.


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, allthings have become new.


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Proverbs 4:7-9 (NKJV)

7 Wisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”


James 4:6

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”


Here is a song from Kevin Levar and One Sound called Destiny. May this song bless your spirit everybody! Love ya :D 

 

 

The Promise

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Hello Everyone, 

I have no intention of making this a long post since I have to go to church soon, however, there is this song that’s in my spirit sung by Tiff Joy called The Promise. This song speaks of restoration and how the promises of God shall come to pass. I don’t know what you are believing for, but I know one thing for sure is that you’ll have the learn to stand on God’s Word this Year. His Word never returns void. It has to accomplish what He sends it out to do so speak into your situation and learn to block out the voices that increase doubts rather than increase your Faith.


Isaiah 55:11 [Full Chapter]

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.


The language of God only speaks Faith...if anything is contrary to that language, you have the right to block out the noise and lean onto God’s Word. I’m not saying it’s easy to lean on God, because people tend to think they know better than God and listen to their own limited methods of reasoning and intellect, but I guarantee, His Word is worth fighting the good fight of faith for. You haven’t got time to entertain nonsense when you have to tune your spirit to obey God’s voice.  This year is soley based on how far you are willing to Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to YOU, His Church. 


My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.


Understand this, His sheep know His voice…if you don’t know what He’s saying to you, then you might have to consider that you are distracted and need to find yourself in a quiet place to hear Him clearly. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody :D