Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Love you More than Horses...

I Love the Lord so much yet I can easily let other things crowd out my time with him every day.  This is a constant struggle between being and doing.

Today I choose again to be a Mary who seeks and worships instead of a Martha who is so busy doing that she gets frustrated with everything it seems! (ref. Luke 10:38-41)

I wrote this song last November when I was determining to pursue Him.
Maybe you don't love horses but you can substitute whatever is taking your time from Him in the song to make it fit your life.


Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, January 30, 2012

All Things Are Possible...

I was praying for our youth group and children's ministries a few years ago and I felt I was to lay them in the Father's arms because they didn't know how much they were loved.  Then I wrapped them in his arms of love so they would get a revelation of how great and powerful his love was.  Then I started speaking or decreeing  all the promises of God that I knew over them (ref. Num 14:28) because I knew that the Lord would do them!  He's promised!  The prayer conceived in love always hits the mark!

Before I knew it I was singing these actions as I acted out the words.  This song is the result.  It's just the first take we recorded at a friend's house.  One day I hope to go to a recording studio.

Enjoy!  I hope it blesses you like it has so many others!


Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, January 23, 2012

Priorities and Intimacy

Hi again.  I have spent at least 6 hours learning a bit about this program, Adobe Pro.  There's a lot to it.  In the midst of the busyness I heard the Lord remind me that I need to spend time with him.

It's Very important to keep the main deal the main deal.  Too many things can creep in and use up our time.  The Lord told me to spend 90%  of my anointing on him  if I wanted to birth the dream he had given me.  Selah --pause and think about that.

Holy Spirit is very gracious and reminds me when I am getting in over my head.  Hallelujah!  There is much hope.  I got to pray for many people yesterday during the ministry time and Holy Spirit gave me words of knowledge for each of them.  I was so blessed!  He hears the hearts cry.  I do not want to lose the anointing I have already attained because I am too busy doing other stuff!  (ref. Phil. 3:16)

Please don't think that I have arrived or that I have it all together.  I don't.  I rely on Holy Spirit to keep making course corrections and keep me on track.  I want to help get the word out about our great church and I want to pursue the Lord for all that he has for me. On the other hand, I also want to make videos of some of the songs God has given me, to get them on the net where they can help others who are pursuing more of God.  Sigh... sometimes it's hard to do everything you want to do.

Therefore I want to bless you because you have taken the time to read my short post.  "I decree and declare that you are blessed from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.  You shall accomplish all that the Father has planned for you.  I say that your ears are open now to hear the voice of the Lord in new ways, that your heart is prepared to make notes and to study and show yourself approved, and that your eyes are now able to see into the spirit realm with greater clarity.  May you hear his well done every day of your life! Amen!"

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vision & Video

I have been wanting to advertise all that God has been doing in our church (www.wcca.ca or Kinburn Revival on Facebook)  to encourage others.  We have not arrived by any means. We are just a group of people with a hunger for God and some awesome pastors that are encouraging us to grow in our gifts.

I am learning Adobe so I can make dvd's of the services. An off shoot of this is that I can make video clips of some of the highlights.

So I thought it would be a good idea to share this clip.  As you can see, I have a  lot to learn about stage presence and public speaking skills. Yet... people told me there were blessed by what I shared!

Pastor Darren's word after I share is especially encouraging.  If God can use us than He can certainly use you!!! Be encouraged!  Here's the link:


Brenda Gale Thompson

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Can Dead Bones Live, Lord?

"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place." (2Chron. 7:13-15)

I have always loved these verses.  God gave me such a passion and a zeal for the things of God that I wondered at times why he moved me to the Ottawa valley.  I asked God "Why?"

He responded, "You are my catalyst here."   Hmmm, I am not sure if that was a good thing or not. I have ruffled a few feathers, raised a few eyebrows etc., etc.  and generally challenged the status quo over the years.

I was very encouraged when the Lord gave me this song, I even got to sing it at my church (my old church). The only problem was they didn't like it.  Oh well, it's still a good song.  My husband thought it was because they assumed they were the dead bones my song was talking about. In my naivety I never even thought about that possibility.  Oops!

Anyhow, I figured the song out on the keyboard and had some fun with the vocals. Enjoy!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(photo courtesy of photobucket.com)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cords That Can't Be Broken

I'm reminded of an old song, "Bind us together Lord, Bind us together Lord, with cords that cannot be broken...  Here's the link to the song

I know but I know that God wants to do greater things in our church but we need helpers to come along side and make the work load easier.  Even Moses needed help!  His father-in-law came and told him what he was doing was not good!  "You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone" (ref. Ex. 18:14-24)

Moses obeyed and selected capable people and trained them so they could deal with the majority of the issues. They would report back any exceptional cases that they wanted him to handle.

So there needs to be a selection process, a training and mentoring process and then ongoing communication to make sure things keep running smoothly.

Every church will work this process out differently so the best thing to do is pray.

"Lord, we want camaraderie in our church groups. Bind us together with cords that can't be broken! Help us to esteem one another better than ourselves. Remind us Lord of the benefits of buying into a greater vision than just ourselves!"
"Lord, get us past surface greetings to real relationships! Show us how to get together in smaller groups where we can grow together and have good fellowship. Open up new lines of communication and feed back in our churches so everyone feels valued and important.  In Jesus' name we ask.  Amen!"

I bless you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, relationally and financially.
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, January 9, 2012

Help with Worship

Not our church (but it sure is cute!)
I was at our church this past Sunday and the praise had already started. Some people were getting involved, but many were just watching.  Pastor Darren exhorted the people to step past their situations and make the choice to praise the Lord anyway.

During the next song I saw a vision.  As the song started I saw a vivid green expanse and people standing in various places.  As they started to get involved in the praise and worship clouds began to form around them individually.  It was the most amazing thing to watch.  Then the most intoxicating smell from a cloud hit my nostrils and I was smitten with it. I don't know what it was, but it smelt heavenly-- like a really good quality perfume-- yet even better.  I know that the prayers of the saints are like sweet smelling incense. Perhaps our worship is like that too. (ref. Rev. 5:8)

The clouds were translucent and different sizes around the people.  Some people were totally engulfed by their shimmering cloud and others were only partially obscured.  There were angels helping the people to enter into worship.  

It was a beautiful scene and it was really blessing the Father's heart.  I could feel Holy Spirit's joy.

Just think, our choice to worship the King despite everything that's going on, causes us to give off the sweetest fragrance to the Lord. I know that every time we make mention of His name there is a record made in His book of remembrance. (ref. Mal. 3:16)

This vision reminded me of the verse, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. " (John 4:23) Imagine, the Father, the Creator of the Whole Universe is seeking those who will get past themselves and give him the worship and adoration that He deserves.

In return, we get touched by his presence and find that things change: solutions to problems come, peace comes, healing comes, demons flee... all in His presence.

Amazing, a precious lady got a song in the Spirit which we all sang and many were touched during the service.  Praise the Lord!  To God be all the glory forever and ever!

I pray that you are encouraged to press in to praise and worship Him regardless of what's going on in your life.  He is worth it!  We can never, ever out give him!

I bless you, in Jesus' Mighty, Mighty name!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(photo courtesy of Photo bucket.com)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Corrected by Holy Spirit, LOL

Cute corrections.
Well did I ever get shown differently last night at church.  If you read my last post I talked about sometimes feeling like a raft at sea attempting to steer in the direction Holy Spirit wanted.   Did I ever get an upgrade last night.

I got to church late, which is never good, but sometimes happens-- it's called family.

Praise and worship was good,  the first vision I saw was of some grey things (spirits) which the Lord told me to get rid of.  The second time I ascended I saw some flashes so I knew that there were angels in our midst.  I decreed that they would get their testimonies and that no one would go home the same.

The third time Holy Spirit asked me what do I see and I saw lots of turquoise blue water.  Tons of water and a small raft with a home made triangular sail.   You guessed it, I was on the raft.  I watched in slow motion as the wind would blow a little, the sharks would come close but not touch me and even a sea gull came to visit to keep me company.

I asked Holy Spirit what was the meaning of all this and he said that EVERY detail of my life has been planned out. He is ever attentive to us, his beloved.  There isn't a tear we shed that isn't stored in crystal bottles in Heaven (ref. Psalm 56:8)  He has engraved us on the palms of his hands and even counted the hairs on our heads (ref. Is. 49:16, Luke 12:7)

So though you might think you are all alone and spinning your wheels, Holy Spirit doesn't think so.   He has your future all mapped out and as long as you try to hear and heed his voice, you'll get to the right destination at the right time.

I really felt that his grace is over us at this time, great grace even. (Ref. Acts. 4:33) I remember a word that Russ Moyer had for our church.  "Transition is a place of great pain, like child birth.  He's going to bring us in. Obey, obey, obey!" (Nov. 25, 2011)

On top of that two people came up to me and said basically the same thing and one lady prayed that people would intercede for me so I can make it to this new place in God. That really encouraged me.

May we all be encouraged to press into the transition.  May we all have a prophetic upgrading of our thought lives so we can see new things and go new places and envision our future.  Amen!

I bless you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and relationally, in Jesus' Name!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(photo courtesy of photobucket.com)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Advancing To A New Level

Advancing to the Next Level
I have been feeling that God wants me to keep pressing in for more.   I am just like every one else... I have lots to do and the days go by really fast.

So how do we keep God's priority our main focus?  I don't have any really good answers.  I feel like a ship at sea that doesn't have a map and I'm getting occasional radio messages.  I'm sure you've been there too.  You've headed out on your ship of faith with a goal but then all these storms and winds come and blow you off track.  It really messes up your plans if you know what I mean.

Sometimes we slow down and play with the radio trying to catch a transmission so we can get our bearings and figure out how to adjust our steering.

Sometimes we just give up and drift at sea, at the mercy of the winds and ocean currents.

Sometimes we get going so fast and then bam! we get a transmission that shows if we keep going the same direction we will end up hopelessly lost.  It's a tough go no matter how you look at it.

That's when the encouragement from another brother or sister on their ship of faith can really help.

Well, the good news is that our brother, Bobby Connor has heard from the Lord and we are on track. As usual, the message is the same, "Keep seeking the Lord!"

I have to laugh, of course the answer is to keep seeking the Lord.  That will always be the answer! Funny how encouraging it is to hear that line coming from somebody else.... we really aren't doing this alone.  I know it feels like the whole world is passing us by when we spend time with the Lord, but all over the world there are other Christians that are setting aside their busy schedules to wait upon the Lord and to listen to what he has to say.

Therefore, let us press on toward that high mark of the calling we have in Christ Jesus.  The last time I checked God was still looking for full grown sons and daughters. I am signing up to become one of them.  We are changed from glory to glory as we stand in his presence, so seeking him with praise and worship is definitely worth it! (ref. Phil. 3:14, Rom. 8:19, 2Cor. 3:18)

I bless you as you make time to seek God and to hear his voice.  He is worth it!  There is no God like our God who works on the behalf of those who wait on him! (ref. Is. 64:4)

Bobby Conner's article on Elijah List can be found here. He is so encouraging and it's well worth the read.

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(photo courtesy of photobucket.com)