FALL ON YOUR KNEES by: Dana Lewis

โ€œFALL ON YOUR KNEESโ€

Inspired by John 4:20-26

(See all of John 4) ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

(Also inspired by Light and Life Christian Fellowship Westโ€™s โ€œNight of Worshipโ€) ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ โ€œFALL ON YOUR KNEES, O HEAR THE ANGELS VOICES! O NIGHT DIVINE. O NIGHT WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN. O NIGHT DIVINE ~ O NIGHT, O NIGHT DIVINE…โ€ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

HE CAME NOT TO GIVE US PEACE IN SILENCE, BUT TO GIVE US AND TEACH US EXPRESSIVE WORSHIP AND PRAISE IN FREEDOM TO HONOR OUR CREATOR, OUR LORD AND OUR GOD!!!!

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THE COMING OF HIS SON?

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE ANNOUNCED โ€œTHIS IS MY BELOVED SON IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.โ€?

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE ANNOUNCED TO ALL OF THE WORLD AND TO ALL THE GENERATIONS (FROM BEFORE HE MADE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WORLD) THAT HE WOULD BRING SALVATION TO ALL?

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE MADE IT KNOWN TO ALL THE DIVINE PURPOSE OF HIS SONโ€™S COMING? ~TO CARRY OUR CROSS AND TO DIE FOR US~

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE ANNOUNCED TO ALL HOW HIS SON WOULD DIE? ANY WHY?

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HIS SON TOOK HIS LAST BREATH AND HUNG DEAD FOR THE SINS OF ALL THE WORLD AND ALL ITS GENERATIONS (PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE)?

PROOF GOD WAS NOT QUIET:

THE MOMENT JESUS SECURELY AND TRUSTINGLY PLACED HIS SPIRIT INTO HIS HEAVENLY FATHERโ€™S HANDS AS A SYMBOL OF COMPLETING HIS FATHERโ€™S WORK (FOR NOW) ALL OF THE EARTH WHICH WAS MADE BY GOD QUAKED AND SHOOK, VIOLENTLY. (BOTH HISTORY AND THE BIBLE WHICH IS THE LIVING WORD OF GOD RECORDED THIS GREAT DAY IN ALL OF LIFE SOUNDED OFF LOUDLY IN HONOR OF THE DEATH OF OUR KING, THE TRUE MESSIAH.)

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HIS HEART BROKE SEEING JESUS THERE AND WATCHING THOSE WHO LOVED AND FOLLOWED HIM HEARTBROKEN, NEARLY HOPELESS, SUFFERING IN SILENCE, WAILING LOUDLY, TEARS FALLING FROM THEIR EYES IN GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT.

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE COMFORTED HIS PEOPLE, HIS DISCIPLES?

WAS GOD QUIET?

WAS OUR LORD QUIET AT THE OPENING OF JESUSโ€™ EYES?

WAS OUR LORD QUIET AT THE SOUND OF THE RESURRECTION OF HIS SON?

WAS GOD QUIET WHEN HE DID EXACTLY AS HE PREDICTED HEโ€™D DO WHEN HE INFORMED THE UNBELIEVERS THAT HE WOULD RE-ERECT HIS TEMPLE AFTER THREE DAYS OF IT BEING DESTROYED?

WAS GOD QUIET???

NO, HE WASNโ€™T.

AND HE IS NOT QUIET WHEN HE CALLS US TO COME TO KNOW HIM.

GOS IS NOT QUIET WHEN HE INTENTIONALLY CHASES US DOWN – EVEN AFTER HE HAS GAINED OUR HEARTS.

GOD IS NOT QUIET WHEN HE SENDS HIS SPIRIT TO PASS OVER US.

GOD WILL NOT BE QUIET –

AT THE FIRST SOUND OF THE TRUMPET CALL, WE WILL BEHOLD HIS SON RIDING IN ON A CLOUD TO FINALLY END THIS THING FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Glory, glory, glory to God!!!!!! Hallelujah!!! He is challenging us ALL โ€œGO DEEPERโ€ โ€œCOME FOR ME WITH ALL YOU HAVE! Iโ€™M DOING A NEW THING!!โ€ Heโ€™s getting READY to turn us all upside down, inside out. We canโ€™t stay here any longer. We need to follow His lead. Trust Him and unlearn TO LEARN HIM. This scripture plays in my head always:

John 4:24 (NKJV)

24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.โ€

We CANNOT worship with last yearโ€™s or yesterdayโ€™s knowledge or expression. We MUST go higher in Him. We must desire to have more of Him.

He wants to take us from milk TO MEAT. Itโ€™s a sure thing with Him, but we CANNOT be afraid. #trust #follow #obey

We must submit to what Jesus was drawing our attention to rather than focus on what our eyes see: the sin in others. Our trespass against God once He saves us is we feel we can now CHOOSE what is a suitable and acceptable โ€œworshipโ€ for and of God. โ€œAccept my โ€˜reasonableโ€™ worship, It’s MY gift (sacrifice) to you, God. Youโ€™ll get nothing more. I run this show. You take what I give you, because itโ€™s what I was taught to give you.”

HOW DARE WE!!!!!!???? HOW DARE WE!!!!!!!!!!????

WEโ€™RE WRONG ON SOOOOOOO MANY LEVELS. SO MANY!!!! NOT JUST ONE SECT, ONE RELIGION/DENOMINATION- ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD. ALL.

HOW DARE WE???? And call ourselves โ€œThe people of Godโ€ Godโ€™s people are recognized by wasaaaaaay MORE than what day of the week we choose to worship Him, not judging others, not thinking we are above others, and NEVER getting settled in the thought โ€œwe have the truthโ€ while we know NOTHING OF THE TRUE GIFT (JESUS CHRIST, HIS BELOVED SON)

God chose what is good and acceptable to Him – what our reasonable service is to Him – He will not accept anything less than what He has already decided is right and good. Those who choose NOT TO OBEY Him, fully, WILL NOT hear Him say, โ€œWell done, My good and faithful servant.โ€ The end. They WONโ€™T.

READ SCRIPTURE FOR WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT SAYS, not what you โ€œinterpretโ€ for your comfort and convenience. Ask Holy Spirit to OPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES. Repent and begin FOLLOWING AS THE DISCIPLES DID. AT HIS CALL – They left EVERYTHING AND FOLLOWED JESUS, not โ€œdoctrineโ€, not tradition, nor any other person’s “interpretation” Just JESUS.

Scripture becomes ALIVE when we want nothing more than Him. ~ DAILY, FELLOWSHIP & RELATIONSHIP ~ THE END.

God keeps NO RECORD of wrongs or misinformation- He only sees our deep search of Him – TO KNOW HIM, TO LOVE HIM AND TO SERVE HIM. The end.

Check this out (add NOTHING to it, take NOTHING from it) JUST TAKE IT IN AS IS: OPEN OUR EYES LORD GOD. SHOW US THE FATHER WHO IS OUR TRUTH:

John 4:19-26

The woman said to him, โ€œSir, I can see that you are a prophet.

20

Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain;* but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.โ€

21

Jesus said to her, โ€œBelieve me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

22

You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.

23

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;* and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.

24

God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.โ€

25

* The woman said to him, โ€œI know that the Messiah is coming,k the one called the Anointed; when he comes, he will tell us everything.โ€

26

Jesus said to her, โ€œI AM HE,โ€ the one who is speaking with you.โ€ HALLELUJAH!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

ARE YOU READY??????? GOD SEEKS TRUE SEEKERS OF HIM. UNASHAMED, FEARLESS AND THOSE WHO DESIRE TO GIVE HIM TOTAL PRAISE – WITH THE SOUND OF OUR VOICES, THE RAISING OF OUR HANDS, THE CRIES FROM OUR HEARTS, THE DANCE IN OUR FEET, THE LOVE OF OUR HEARTS – EXPRESSIVE WORSHIP, UNINHIBITED- WITHHOLDING NOTHING FROM HIM.

ENOUGH OF THE OLD WAY OF WORSHIPING GOD. Throw away your OLD traditions and family practices. Seek God in your private prayer closet and ask Him to place in YOU HIS MORE ACCEPTABLE PRAISE. YES!!!!

REPENT AND LEARN THE TRUE GOD FOR YOURSELF.

Was God quiet when He made all of this for our enjoyment. NO! We hear and see Him and know His presence in EVERYTHING!!!

He wants to and He will make you fishers of men. Go deeper.

Letโ€™s do this!! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ NEWNESS IS HERE. TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM AND TO OBEY HIM IS TO SERVE HIM. โ€œFEED MY SHEEP.โ€ -Jesus, The Good Shepherd ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

44 Years In The Making and Only Getting Better With Time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

WHAT MS??? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

Giggles…

Truly,

I LOVE THE WOMAN I SEE IN FRONT OF ME. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #iamdanalewis #iamcomplete #iambalanced #iammyowngamechanger #ishineonanyway #withandorwithout #ilivewell #iamintentional #flawsnall #eveninthis๐ŸŒธ

Like fine wine, I just get better with time. #growth #maturity #selfacceptance #icompetewithnoone #iembraceeverythingaboutme #iappreciatemyjourney #boththegoodandthebad๐Ÿ˜Š #iamwhoiam #noregets #noapologies #notakebacks #nodoovers #thisisme๐Ÿฅฐ

I LOVE THE WOMAN I SEE STARING BACK AT ME, EVERYDAY. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

I love her laugh, the way she embraces life, engages people of all walks and backgrounds, her love for music, her desire for knowledge, her need to know TRUTH, her passion for reading, writing, sharing everything she is and has to offer, and the way she cares so compassionately for others. I love her passion for finding reasons (great and small) to celebrate herself and to ~LIVE WELL~ as is. I love her determination to SHINE THRU ~ SHINE ON, no matter what. She never gives up. Through loss, crisis, chaos, disappointment and hurt she perseveres and she improves.

She chooses what is right for her journey and never compares her path to the paths of others. She competes with NO ONE. She lives and letโ€™s live. She knows how to win with humility and she knows how to lose graciously. This is an art form most do not acquire. While so many are busy reinventing themselves, sheโ€™s finding ways to collect and store her jewels (lifeโ€™s lessons) and she is accepting herself as she is. Her desire is to age ~Gracefully~ She respects both the good and the bad about her life. She protects her peace of mind. This is her fuel for her fire. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Itโ€™s been a long time coming. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Yes, authenticity is part of the journey toward becoming, but itโ€™s not the final destination.

Thereโ€™s MORE…

Sooooooo much, much MORE and much, much MORE to me. #Godsparedmylifeforsuchatimeasthis #imheretotouchtheworld๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

#keepwatching ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡

Yup! By the look of my pix Iโ€™m still the SAME MOODY BRAT Iโ€™ve always been. #day1 Still the same one who backs away for personal space and yells with my body language, โ€œGet away from me. You scare me. Leave me alone. I donโ€™t like you!โ€, in all of my facial expressions. ๐Ÿ˜ŽEverything Iโ€™m thinking or feeling is said with a look. ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜‡โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

I donโ€™t fake nor lie. My face says it all for me.

Celebrate you! Celebrate your life, your successes, as well as, your failures. Celebrate your aging process – whether dressed up or dressed down, whether your life is a bundle of joy or a bundle of utter confusion. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Celebrate everything about YOU! Celebrate who you ARE at every age. Life is our best teacher. So, LEARN. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜#collectyourgems๐Ÿ’Ž

Always~Always honor your true self. It makes for a super adventurous life. Laugh at yourself, often. Have TONS OF FUN with your life. Embrace your journey. Appreciate yourself as you ARE. No matter if you became the person you told your mother and teachers you were going to be or you ended up taking a different route. LIKE who you ARE for who you are, today. Find EVERYTHING and every reason to love on yourself and enjoy the person you are becoming, day by day. Let your previous self remind you of the changes you are making toward a better future. Donโ€™t be down on yourself – mistakes in this life are MADE to be corrected and to patten for us all a bigger hope for a brighter future. You are ALL you have in this great, big world. Use your best life to make an OUTSTANDING & UNFORGETTABLE MARK here – now. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

Whatever the process of aging has brought to you, I pray more than anything it has brought you and will continue to bring you good fortune all your days and even long after you have made an impact on the lives around you. This is US. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

As long as we are allowed to be here, Godโ€™s designed it that aging increases our lifeโ€™s worth and value. Aging simply means with every breath we take we are securing our ~LEGACY~

Our legacies are stronger than any memory a picture can hold. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅฐ Weโ€™re were made UNIQUELY ~ON PURPOSE~

Trust. God knew exactly what He was doing when He created us from a thought, a smile and wink.

Thereโ€™s more to your story. It lies between your beginning and your end. Everything in between tells how absolutely powerful and resilient YOU ARE. YOU WERE BUILT FOR THIS. Setbacks and all. Everything about your in betweens tells exactly HOW you have managed to overcome it ALL. And no, it wasnโ€™t easy. Not by a long shot, and STILL youโ€™re here. Youโ€™re still going. ๐Ÿ˜

Keep evolving into the person you were sent here by God to become. This is your honor, your right and your service to your Creator.

Shalom, shalom.

Many Blessings.๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

~All love~

Dana L.

A.K.A. ~GODโ€™S FAVORITE BRAT~

Giggles…

#dontevertakeyourselftooseriously #LIVELAUGHLOVEDANCE #youngandFREE๐Ÿฆ‹ #wearelight๐ŸŒŸ #ashestobeauty๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž

Embrace. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ