Our GOD Sings And HIS Voice— Is Beautiful!


(Zephaniah 3:17 CEV- The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and He will refresh your life with His love.)

It’s been an entire month since I last shared with you guys, so I first want to start by saying I have missed you all and I love you so much!

I’ve taken the last month and a half to truly seek The Lord more intimately, so I have been fasting, praying, and just asking God to breathe His Holy Spirit within me and to let my breath be His breath.

When I enter into God’s Presence and my heart is crying out to Him, “Abba, please let Your breath become my breath.”, what I’m really saying is, “Father, the very same breath that You’ve used to breathe Your Life within my being, use me as Your divine vessel that I may breathe that same Life into the hearts and souls of others”.

I have been humbly, yet boldly praying in faith that His gift of The Holy Spirit would not just increase within me, but that It would consume me. If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you know that my prayer has often been, “Lord, less of me and more of You”. Well, as He has answered that prayer and allowed me the honor of experiencing Him in a deeper way, my prayer has since become, “Abba, none of me and all of You”.

The notion that God wanted to take me deeper in Him had been lingering in my spirit for months. However, unbeknownst to me at that time, my prayer had actually hindered my level of intimacy with Him because I was praying, “Less of me and more of You”, but He was longing to give me and to show me His more which was so much greater than the more that I had been expecting and praying for.

The Spirit led me to fast and pray because His more required that I seek Him with everything that I am and I needed that because there are some promises that He had spoken to my heart and some as far back as almost four years ago that I have been praying over continuously, but I’ve yet see them to come to fruition. I needed Him to speak to me to confirm those promises again because doubt had begun to creep in. And as a believer, you never want that because doubt is like kryptonite to our prayers. I faithfully live with a heart of expectancy. I know that His Words are true and I believe that He’ll do exactly what He’s promised me. It wasn’t that I doubted Him or His ability, but more so myself and if I had heard Him correctly the first time. I started praying, “Lord, remind me again. Send Th Holy Spirit to refresh me with the power and truth of Your Words”.

So, to say that God has amazed me over this last month and a half would be an understatement because He has been blowing my mind. It all started with me having these dreams of me praying. I would then actually wake up to pray about what ever it was that I had just dreamt that I was praying about and as soon as I would go back to sleep, it would happen again— just a continual cycle. So, all night long, I’m dreaming about praying and then waking up to pray. Getting little to no sleep, but feeling more rested than if I had slept all night. It’s almost as if God was testing me and saying, “Will you obey Me calling you to pray when it’s inconvenient for you? Will you honor My requests even if it means disturbing or interrupting your time of rest?”. That may not seem like an inconvenience to most, but if you truly know me, you know that I have trouble sleeping even when I’m tired, so when I do fall asleep it is a rare and needed treasure.

In me being obedient to His call to wake up and pray, He then started speaking to me through my dreams when I’m asleep and then through visions when I’m awake and showing me specific things about specific people, including myself.  So, in remembering the following passage of Scripture, I wrote them all down in my prayer journal and began to pray asking God to give me revelation of them. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 GNT- The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.). I mean, He has allowed me to experience Him in divine ways and some I don’t even know how to put into words or explain.

The more He revealed to me the more I desired to go even deeper and greater, and so much so that I then began to pray, “Lord take me deeper, show me more, increase and enlarge my territory of spiritual gifts. And He then brought this verse to mind, (1 Corinthians 12:31 AMP- But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces; the higher gifts and the choicest graces. And yet I will show you a still more excellent way; one that is better by far and the highest of them all—Love.) Essentially, what He was saying to me is, ” Desire more, but be careful not to desire My gifts more than you desire Me and don’t lose sight of the purpose to which I first called you to which is to love. First, desire Me because I Am Love and the gifts will follow and overflow.”.

Can I tell you that truly humbled my heart? His purpose for increasing His power and Presence in my life wasn’t just to reaffirm His promises to me, but for a much greater purpose which was to refresh me so that I would to be able to exceptionally do what He’s called me to do— love His people and extend His grace on the level that He desires for me to with no distractions.

I normally start my time of prayer and worship around 12am because that way God literally gets the first of my day, but it was around 10:30pm and I just felt led to pray and worship Him. So, I’m literally pacing the floor just praying and crying. I’m so desperate for His approval that I wanted Him to know that even though I desire His gifts they mean nothing without Him. I just cried, prayed, and laid my heart bare and exposed before Him about that as well as some other things that had been on my heart.

I always sing during my prayer time, and there’s a song that Bethel Music sings called “I Want To Know You”. I started to play the spontaneous worship version of that song which is about 50 minutes long and I just started singing, pacing the floor, and crying out to Him from the deepest desperation of my heart and soul. And I began to sing the words, “Lord, I want to know You. Let Your Spirit overwhelm me. Let Your Presence overtake my heart.and I just continued to sing that over and over again. And when I say, I want to know Him, I mean better than I know myself. … A few minutes before the song ended they start to sing the words, “Lord, put a new song in our hearts” and I stopped singing just to bask in His Presence. The Holy Spirit consumed me and in the sweetest whisper The Lord started to sing to me, “You know Me” over and over again in the same tune that I had been singing to Him. Those words are not apart of the song. That was just God being God.

As His child, He loves me so much that when there was grieve within my heart, He chose to sing me a lullaby to calm my spirit, celebrate me, and remind me of His unconditional love for me. As He sang to me, I laid down on my bedroom floor face first and I just uncontrollably wept with joy. That is the most intimate and the most beautiful moment that I’ve experienced with God to this date and it brought today’s focal verse to my remembrance. (Zephaniah 3:17 CEV- The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and He will refresh your life with His love.) As I wept, He spoke to my heart and said, “Don’t mistake Me lovingly teaching you as Me reprimanding you. You know Me and I love you.”.

He literally refreshed my entire being by beautifully displaying His love for me through the expression of a song. Choosing to sing three simple, yet powerful words to my heart— “You know Me”. I got up off of the floor and I began to praise, worship, and sing to Him like never before. When I stopped singing it was 4:15am, my voice was almost gone, and I had not even realized that so much time had passed by. That’s the kind of time and intimacy that I want with Him every single day.

I’ve shared all of that with you to say this, I want you to know that our God is loving. He loves you with an everlasting love and even if you’ve never heard His voice, know that He is celebrating over you through a song that He’s written just for you. Above all else in your life, desire Him and the beauty and greatness that is Him will follow. (Matthew 6:33 NKJV- But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.) Our God is the same yesterday, today, and always. He is still The God of signs, wonders, and miracles, so know that what ever you have been praying and believing for, He can do! (Mark 9:23 WEB- Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”)

I’m sharing this song with you because I am praying that as you listen to it, God will impart His divine wisdom upon you and put a new song in your heart and spirit that will replenish, refresh, restore, and remind you of His eternal love for you. Please set aside approximately 50 minutes, listen to it in it’s entirety, and truly give The Lord your all because I believe with all of my heart that God is going to do a mighty, Life-giving, and life-changing work within you through this song.

Abba, I cry out to You on behalf of every person reading this. I lift them up in the name of Jesus and I ask and pray that today and everyday forth that Your Presence would manifest and ever-increase within their hearts and within their lives like never before. Help them to keep their eyes fixed on You, Father and as they do, impart Your divine wisdom, peace, and understanding upon them. Lord, release a fresh wind of Your Holy Spirit within their souls that they may intimately know You and all that you have purposed for them. Abba, within this very moment let Your unconditional love consume them, sing to them, and put a new song in their hearts that they may be replenished, refreshed, and restored unto You. Do a mighty and divine work within, through, and for them. I praise You for their lives! And in the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“You are my Hiding Place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory.” – David (Psalm 32:7 TLB)


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58 thoughts on “Our GOD Sings And HIS Voice— Is Beautiful!

  1. ” Desire more, but be careful not to desire MY gifts more than you desire ME and don’t lose sight of the purpose to which I first called you to which is to love. First, desire ME because I AM LOVE and the gifts will follow and overflow.” Sister. Just so these words. Thank you for sharing them today. #raralinkkup

  2. Oh sweet friend where do I begin? I read the post from my phone but actually had to get up and go turn on my laptop to comment because I am so full and have so much to share. 1st thank you for sharing the song. I look forward to listening to it. Since March I have been listening to Jason Upton over and over and going in deeper and deeper with the Lord. I too in March had an encounter with the Lord that was so miraculous and my life hasn’t been the same since. He told me he was revealing mysteries of the deep. He took me deep into the ocean where those white glowing sea creatures live, then he took me and showed me an open heaven. It’s been so surreal and my natural mind is still trying to make sense of it. My spirit rejoices with you for the intimate, fruitful time you had with the Lord. I delight in your obedience to step away from the crowd, to diligently seek him and he was faithful to answer. And isn’t he amazing in that we think we know what to pray “Less of me more of you” and then he takes that and does exceedingly abundantly. And what a sweet, powerful, confirmation from him. You are his sheep, you know his voice, you KNOW him. Girl, I am in tears over here. Oh the progress of the kingdom. Our spirits are soaring at new heights and the vantage point from up here looks marvelous! GLORY to His name! He is lifted high above all the earth.

    • You are very welcome, Love! When I tell you that I am in awe of HIM, I mean that with my whole heart! And I know that you understand as you have been experiencing HIM on a deeper and more intimate level as well. Isn’t HE simply amazing? HE has been allowing me to experience HIM in such a way, that I just want more of HIM. I hunger and thirst for HIM and HE gives me the bread of life and living water! I don’t know where HE’S taking me next, but wherever HE leads, I will obey and follow. … I also just wanted to say thank you so much for visiting with me today. You sharing your experience with me has blessed me! And thank you for such powerful words of encouragement. You have the heart of CHRIST and it is beautiful to see! Infinite blessings to you, sweet friend! 🙂

  3. His spirit certainly shines through your words today. I’m so thankful that you are rested…and even more so that God said, “yep, what I told you is true…now love and share MY love, Tai!” The world needs us seeking, hearing, and casting love into it. It needs God through you sweet lady. What a beautiful post and I thank you for sharing yourself in such a gentle, open way!!

    • Awww! You are very welcome, Dear Heart! Meg, your words brought tears to my eyes and blessed me beyond expression. My heart is overwhelmed with joy that you’ve visited with me today! Thank you so much! I am grateful you! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  4. Oh yes … sometimes a month off is exactly what we need to let our souls breathe, to find renewal, to re-connect with the Lover of our souls.

    Beautiful. Beautiful.

    • Linda, you are exactly right, my friend! And oh, did HE renew and restore me far beyond my expectations! Thank you for your kind words, Dear One! I am glad that you visited with me today and I pray that you were blessed by it! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  5. Thank you for sharing your journey into the heart of God with us. I praise God that you have such a tender and passionate heart for the Lord and for others. Much of what is written here resonated within my soul as I recall similar experiences of God leading and speaking to me. We are reminded that God desires a close intimacy with us. Above and beyond all the wonderful gifts He gives, is Him—He is the true treasure which satisfies completely. Sometimes I find the difficulty is in emptying myself of me so that I may be filled with Him. It is so against our nature to forget self, especially if self has been on the throne for a long time. Yet when I’m able to get myself along with all of my desires out of the way, God’s Spirit then fills me with all that He is. And as He comes in He brings gifts with Him. Blessings to you.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! I pray that you were blessed by it! And you are right it can be hard to let go of the reins and let GOD have full control when we have been in control for so long, but it’s necessary and the quality of our lives depend on it. Thank you for visiting and for sharing with me today! Infinite blessings to you! 🙂

  6. These seasons of intense growth are awesome. I love these times. God is preparing you for something new ahead of you. Stay in His Word and press in to Him. Whatever is ahead, you will be equipped and ready.

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  8. “HE was longing to give me and to show me HIS more which was so much greater than the more that I had been expecting and praying for.” I love this, Tai. God gives us more than we could ever imagine when we let go of all we are to grab hold of all of Him. Thank you, Tai, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

    • You are so very right, Crystal! HE is THE GOD WHO goes exceedingly above and beyond for us! And you are so very welcome! Thank you for visiting with me today, my Dear! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  9. Tai, I am challenged by your discipline to take a month to connect and seek the Lord. Bless you my sister. Visiting from reflect link up.

    • Deb, even if it’s not a month, just take some time and devote it to HIM. You will be better because of it! Thank you for visiting with me today! May THE LORD refresh you in every way! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  10. Hi Tai,
    I’m inspired by your passionate pursuit to pray!! (I’m I love this: “Will you obey ME calling you to pray when it’s inconvenient for you?” Keep seeking His heart sister – it will radiate and reflect not only in your writing, but your entire life! Keep shining for Him girl!

    • Jessica, thank you so very much for visiting with me and for sharing such kind and positive words of encouragement! I wholeheartedly appreciate it! And I’m so happy to hear that you were inspired here. That means a lot to me. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  11. I love Bethel music they really seem to usher me into God’s presence. Prayers for your ministry may it grow deep and encourage many. Stopping by from Reflect.

    • Jann, you are very right! THE HOLY SPIRIT is always present when listening to them! And thank you so much for your prayers! I wholeheartedly appreciate them! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  12. “” Desire more, but be careful not to desire MY gifts more than you desire ME and don’t lose sight of the purpose to which I first called you to which is to love. First, desire ME because I AM LOVE and the gifts will follow and overflow.”. This is very important for every christian. As we get in the habit of wanting the gifts more than the giver.
    Thank you Tai, for sharing this beautiful inspiration

  13. Girl this post was so inspiring for me! Of course i cried and ivtruly felt that God changed something in me. The song is beautiful. Thank you sister. May God bless you outrageously in Jesus name!

    • Isabelle, that is so wonderful to hear! You are so very welcome, Dear! I pray that THE SPIRIT will continue to move within you all the days of your life! May THE LORD bless you and keep you and make HIS face shine upon you! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  14. Tai, I was so touched by your blog post! I could feel your love in Christ to me through the words you had written. I was moved by your desire to profoundly seek the Lord and to know Him as your All in All so that others would know the love of Christ and share in that joy.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Karen, you are most welcome, Dear Heart! Thank you so much for such kind and encouraging words! You bless me! Grateful to have had you visit with me today! And so happy to hear that you were blessed here! That really means a lot to me! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  15. Beautiful words, beautiful heart, beautiful leading in this post and during this time of worship. I stopped and let my heart go in to the hands of the Spirit. Thank you for prompting me to do this Tai. It was a gift. The Lord spoke to me more surrender, more letting go and more release. I am willing to go and see and let him work. I thank you for your heart to listen it compels me to do the same. I love you sweet friend.

    This was me: I know that HIS WORDS are true and I believe that HE’LL do exactly what HE’S promised me. It wasn’t that I doubted HIM or HIS ability, but more so myself and if I had heard HIM correctly the first time. I started praying, “LORD, remind me again. Send THE HOLY SPIRIT to refresh me with the power and truth of YOUR WORDS”.

    • Thank you so so very much for sharing this with me, Kelly! It is truly a blessing to me to know that you’ve been blessed by my words. You are an amazing heart of CHRIST and I am grateful to know you! I pray that THE HOLY SPIRIT move in your life like never before. I love you so much, Dear Heart! Infinite blessings to you, sweet friend! 🙂

  16. I absolutely cherish reading a post where you feel your love for God and His love for you leap off the computer screen I am reading. What a beautiful thing. Right now the Lord is asking me to surrender once again to His diving, refining will for my life, even if it is not what I wanted or planned. Sometimes it can be painful to let go of our hopes and dreams….but I KNOW that I KNOW the Lord loves me enough to live in me and want the very best for me and my marriage even when it feels broken. God’s got this but I must fully surrender everything to HIM…even the good parts He spoke to me heart that has not been fulfilled yet. It is all in God’s timing and I am His and He is mine….love your heart for Him! I love to witness it! Thank you for encouraging my spirit today!

    • Johanna, everything you’ve said here is so true, my Love! Refinement can be painful, but the fruit that we’ll bear afterwards makes it all worth it. I feel led to pray peace and restoration over you and so I am doing so as we speak in the name of JESUS! Amen! HIS timing is perfection and I trust that HE will bring every promise that HE’S made to you to fruition in your life! Infinite blessings to you, Dear One! 🙂

  17. Such a blessing to read your words Tai. I’m listening to this song at the moment & it’s beautiful. The church I’ve been attending for the past few weeks has this type of worship & it’s just so touching that I can feel God’s presence so much during worship.

    • Tony, I love Bethel Music! GOD’S PRESENCE always amply abounds when I listen to them! I love them and Hillsong and I listen to both during my time of prayer and worship everyday.

      I’m so glad to hear that you were blessed by your visit with me tonight. That brings joy to my heart! Praying blessings over you, my friend! 🙂

      • I’m still trying to decide between 2 different churches that I’ve been to so far. They both have Hillsong type worship songs. I swapped my blogs back & forth a bit & have now decided to keep my Christian Blog & my Webcomic site separate. The full version of “Leaving The Watchtower Pt. 1” post is back on http://thetonyfiles.com
        Blessings to you too Tai

      • Thanks so much, Tony! Always sending blessings your way, my friend!

        As far as making a decision of on which church you want to attend, which one do you feel the most at home in your heart with or feel GOD’s PRESENCE the strongest? Deciding on that may make your decision less difficult. On the other hand, there’s no need to rush, I believe GOD will lead you where HE wants you to be.

        And I will stop back by The Tony Files because I actually tried to leave you a comment on that post as well, but it said that your comments were closed.

      • I’ve decided to keep going to the Door Of Hope Christian Church Tai. http://www.door-of-hope.org
        I went again today which is 3 times that I’ve been now & that’s the church I feel Jesus is really drawing me to as my spiritual home. The people there are very friendly & there’s no pressure at all to become more involved that you want to.

        Because I only had an excerpt of the post on The Tony Files & linked it to my main site I didn’t want to have comments in 2 seperate places which is why I closed the comments.The other site is self hosted & to save paying $120 a year for continued hosting I decided to stick with WP.com for my blog. I doubt I’ll return to cartooning as I’ve just lost interest mainly due to focusing on my reinvigorated Christian Faith.

        As a JW I think drawing my comics was an escape from the reality & heavy burden of the Watchtower religion as I would not only spend time creating my own comics but would spend an immense amount of time online reading & commenting on other cartoonist friend’s webcomics also. Most of my online time now is spent reading Christian blogs. I was spending most of my time reading ex-JW sites up until leaving & for a few weeks after but I’m trying to leave that in the past now so I can move ahead with Jesus. .

        Once I’ve finished my series of posts on why i I left the WT I’ll just be posting about my walk with God from then on as I don’t want my blog to become just another ex-JW site. Those sites are great to help open people’s eyes but one can get too bogged down with it all & never move forward because of developing an obsession with exposing the Watchtower. I’ve seen many sites & Youtube channels where people are totally consumed with hatred which is just eating them up to the point that in reality they are still slaves to the Watchtower organization. I just want to focus on my relationship with God & move forward from here on.

      • Wow! Tony, that is so awesome! I’m glad that you found a church that makes you feel at home and where THE PRESENCE of GOD amply abounds! I will be praying immeasurable blessings over you and your wife! I know that GOD has prepared incredible things ahead for you both.

        Do you guys have an online service at Door Of Hope? I would love to check out your worship service if you do. I attend Church Of The Highlands. I normally attend our 8am service, but we have a 9:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, and 6pm service as well. You can join us live online by going to https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/ at whatever time is most convenient for you and if you miss us live, all of our messages are stored in the archives so you can still watch from there.

        My heart delights in knowing that you are seeking after GOD with your whole heart. I am cheering you on! Let nothing distract you, my friend! Keep pressing forward in HIM! And I will continue to follow along through your blog posts! 🙂

      • I have bookmarked your church’s site Tai & will check out the recorded services some time.

        P.S. I’ve changed my mind again about my blog. I have 3 1/2 years hosting left on my webhosting plan & I can’t get a refund on that so decided to put all my blog posts there now & have transferred the comments for my Leaving the WT #1 post to there as well. I’m 55 next month & us old people get confused easy & change their minds a lot so bear with me. You are most welcome to visit & comment on my posts there. Another advantage is that I have a lot of followers on that site which will give me extra opportunity to share the good news with them.

      • No worries whatsoever about changing your mind. Wherever you post, I will follow and support. 🙂

        And I hope you enjoy our services! Pastor Chris is an awesome man of GOD and leader in CHRIST!

  18. Oh my dear sweet Sister, Tai (and bosom buddy in the Gospel)…now was the time for me to read this. I could not stop, even though I am left with just 10 minutes to get ready for church. I want you to know that this has blessed me so. This is such confirmation to the path we are on. I will play the music for 10 minutes this morning, but will no doubt be taking it to my time with Him many mornings, beginning tomorrow! Love you to life Dearest!

    • Yolanda, I am just completely blown away by how GOD has connect our hearts in THE SPIRIT and I am so looking forward to serving alongside you, Dear Heart! I can’t even begin to tell you the joy that filled my heart knowing that you were blessed by my words. GOD is up to something major and I am grateful that we are HIS chosen vessels! I am continually praying blessings over you, sweet friend! Love you so much! 🙂

  19. Tai,
    Had a chance to enter into this spontaneous worship. How sweet it is. Thank you for inviting us in. My song “Deeper. I wanna go deeper. Deeper oh Lord take me deeper. Oooh oh oh oh Oooh. And His response, “The Spirit and the The Bride say ‘COME'” Hallelujah!

    • You are most welcome, sweet friend! My heart is overjoyed by HIS song as well as yours. I am so moved by you sharing this with me. Thank you so very much! I pray that HE takes you deeper and deeper, Love. You are such a treasure! And I am praising HIM as we speak for the beauty and power that is HIM! 🙂

    • Tonya, I totally understand! My heart is still elated! We serve an amazing GOD! There is none like HIM! Amen!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Dear! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  20. Thank you for that wonderful prayer at the end. It really helps us to realize that nothing else matters except for Knowing more of the one who gave us life. I do want to Him more so I can fulfill the purposes that He has for my life. Stopping by from Grace and Truth linkup. If you ever get a chance please stop by calledtoedify.com. I’m new to the blogging world.

    • You are most welcome, Tona! May it continually manifest and blossom in your life, Dear One. Thank you so much for visiting with me! I truly pray that you were blessed here. And I will definitely stop by and pay you a visit. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  21. Hi Tai,
    I first read this post last week at Ruby for Women and dropped by to re-read. Your passion for the Lord and love for His people is so evident. Thank you for igniting my heart to hunger and thirst for more of him and may God continue to draw you into higher heights and deeper depths of your relationship with Him.

    • Awww! You are most welcome, Carol! And thank you so much! Your words bless me, Dear Heart! What a joy and an honor to have you visit with me. So happy to hear that your heart has been ignited! My heart smiles in knowing that. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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