All About HIS Princess

I am a student at Hillsong International Leadership College... A Women after God's Own Heart. I live to Worship my Lord and Lead people into Worship.

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Location: Australia

And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by purity. 1 Timothy 4.11-14

Thursday, October 27, 2005

40 DAYS and 40 NIGHTS

OK so I totally apologize that I have not posted anything for like almost 2 months... see I don't have internet at my house so that is my reason....

well as my title says 40 days and 40 nights that is how many days till I am back in to US of A woohoo!!! I am a little excited!!!!!!!!!

what is new with me you may ask? well I have been graced with my sisters presense as of last thursday which has been amazing, made me really home sick but I have loved every min... I am also in the final 2 weeks of classes which is exciting... I have been finishing my final assignments and have an exam tomorrow morning for my worship through the ages class...

this past month I have been so busy - in the beginning of October we had Encounterfest were we recorded the newest Hillsong United CD titled United We Stand - the songs are amazing and the evening was amazing. And also the past 2 weeks we have been doing overdubs for the CD which has been so much fun, there are just a select few of us... did I mention how much fun we have???

alos this past monday I had a performance for my performance major class and from what I feel and from what I have heard I did amazing... I got SWEET marks 47/50, 46/50 and 38/50 I was very pleased with myself and how much I have improved... thank you JESUS!!!

this weekend we have the Men's Conference... so us women in college get to serve them - I was blessed to be put on choir which will be so fun...

so for the next 40 days I will be doing alot of beach/sun/TANNING time shopping hanging out... did I mention TANNING?

well I need to go my friend and I are putting on a mini concert for hillsong woment next week and we need to put together a set list...
love and miss you all and see you in 40 days/nights
The Princess

Thursday, September 08, 2005

little UP-Date

I am so sorry I haven't written in awhile... I have been so busy with classes starting and moving, YES I said moving we got a house!!!

Let me give you a little update... so the last time I posted I was learning how to trust and give everything to God oh yea and Be Still and let HIM do everything... well the Monday week that 3rd term started andrea and I went to the agent to put in another applation for another house... As we were walking home from the agent I was like God just get me into a house I don't care where I live (I was trying to take control but wouldn't let myself do that grrrr)... so anyways when we got home andrea went up to her room and not even 30min later she came running downstairs and started yelling we got the house, we got the house!!! I started crying cause it was pretty much the first time I went through a hard time without my parents telling me to just let God take control... God is so amazing when you finally realize you can't do it on your own He is standing right there to help you along and will take your hard situation upon Himself and brings whatever it is to pass...

oh here is another amazing thing God has done... so the other day Andrea, Jonathan, CJ and I went to IKEA the other day and bought some stuff for our house and paid alittle more to have it delivered to our house... the moving people came to our house the next day and no-one was home (well that is what they said-I would dis-agree with that...) anyways... so I called the moving company to see when they were going to be to our house and they told me they had already been there and for the to re-deliver it they would charge us another delivery fee grrr... I so could have started to stress but I wouldn't let myself... so last night I was walking home and I got a call from the moving company and they are RE-DELIVERING our stuff for free because their delivery guy didn't document the delivery correctly... isn't God amazing!!!!!!!!

well that is pretty much all I can update you on right now...
I Love You all and will see you in like 3 months from today woohooo!!! I am so excited!!! ahhh and my sister gets here in like 41 days woohoo!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Psalm 46:10; 100:1-5; I'll Stand

Oh my goodness did I ever need to hear this sermon that was spoke tonight? yes it was amazing... Phil Dooley spoke on Entering into life with GOD... he spoke out of Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving
and into his courts with prais;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:1-5

At the end of the sermon he started talking from Exodus 14 and how the Israelites were moving out of Egypt and moving into the Promised Land... in the time they were moving from Egypt to the Promised land they had to cross the Red Sea (AKA... hard times)
Phil talked a little about the *Red Sea Moment* and how you don't need to know how you are getting from one place to the next... the only thing you need to do is TRUST in GOD. Phil said that there were some people that felt like they were going through the Red Sea I raised my hand and then he had us come to the front and had Joel Houston sing the newest Worship Tag he wrote and we all raised our hand and just surrendered our situation to God...

I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned
in awe of the one who gave it all
I'll stand, my soul, Lord, to you surrendered
All I am is Yours
Worship Tag I'll Stand: By, Joel Houston, July 2005
click here to hear the song



Then in the middle of the song Phil interupts and reads the verse that I have been living by this week oh how I needed to hear it read from someone over my life.

Psalm 46:10,11
"Be Still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted on earth."
The LORD Almighty in with us;
the God of God Jacob is our fortress.

Oh I love that verse I love it so much... it has helped me alot in the past couple weeks.
Last April I wrote a song and the only reason I wrote it was cause this phrase kept on rolling in my head "Be still" and I hadn't even read that verse and this song came out..

Through the storms of life you calm the winds around
and when the mountains shake and the waves break
and as my world it crashes I look to you
and you say to me

Be Still and know that I am God
Be Still, Be Still
Be Stil and know that I am God
Be Still, Be Still

You speak and the winds obey
You speak and all becomes Still
Be Still By Ona-Lysa Ahearn, April 2005

after I wrote this song I sang it in my song writing class for my lecturer and Marty Sampson and they were both like that is amazing how you took Psalm 46 and put it into a song. after I heard that is was Psalm 46 I ran home and read it and ever since that day I have fallen in love with the verse/chapter.

I am sorry if my blogs seem to be repeating themselves but this is what I am learning right now. God has total control of everything all he has to say is Be Still and what ever situation I/you may be going through HAS to listen.

PRAY

For all of you that read this blog can you please pray for me? I NEED a HOUSE ASAP... for those who don't know I am moving out of my house with some other girls and well every house we go to apply for someone has beat us to it and it usually is someone from the college that gets it from us. we NEED a HOUSE NOW cause as of the 28th of AUG we will be homeless seriously... please pray that the land lords will have favour on us and let us lease their house.
If you need to know what to pray we need a 4 Bedroom house and decent rent and walking distance from the church/college and somewhat near our friends (well that would be a bonus not a need)...

thank you all for those who already pray for me in their daily prayers they have blessed me.

Love You all...

Friday, August 19, 2005

ONA Just Surrender

Why is it that the day after I post a blog on just being still and surrendering all to God things have to feel as though they are crashing down on me??? I am so full of emotion right now... so you may ask why I am feeling this way? well today I went down stairs and saw that we had a notice on our front door tellin gus that our gas had been turned off because we never paid out bill... let me ask one thing how do you pay a bill if you never recieve one??? and then later on that day we find out that we may not get the house we need and to top it all off we have to move out by SATURDAY this saturday ahhh... I don't even have a place to live... I feel as though I have been abandoned left here in a foreign country not knowing anyone and now I am going ot be homeless... FYI I know God hasn't abandoned me...

Psalm 46:10 Be Still and KNOW that I am Your God...
God is in control and obviously knows what is going on with this situation... it's in HIS hands... and I need to keep telling myself that... I am not letting myself go to bed until I realize that cause then I will just stare at the ceiling for hours upon hours thinking on how I can handle things on my own and I can't do that...

well I need to go maybe I can get to sleep now... I love and miss you all please pray for me, that we will find a house ASAP like as of tomorrow we need it....
buh bye for now

"I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the one who gave it all, I'll stand my soul Lord to you surrender, all I am is yours"
worship tag, written by: Joel Houston, July 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

When God Says BE STILL


Over the past year God has just been challenging me to just surrender all to HIM, but in the past couple weeks HE has been really pressing it on me. I had been stressing over assignments and moving (well trying to find a house). I had (what I thought) given it all to God and then I started stressing over it again, I had finally had it and was like... GOD I can't do this on my own and HE said, "ONA-LYSA, remember I am God, BE STILL, let me take care of this situation, everything is in my hands and it will come together in due time." As I did that God literally brought everything together, I got all my assignments done by there due date and it should have taken me longer, and get this 3 hours after I prayed and gave everything up to HIM my housemates came up to me and said that the housing lady for the college told them that she was going to help us fight for the house (that she wanted but was gladly giving to us).

Letting God have full control over me life is still a daily struggle that I give to HIM, but my life seems sooo mych smoother now that I don't have to worry about anything.

I want to challenge who ever reads this. if you are going through a tough situation you may find yourself in right now trust in God, give him everything, BE STILL and know that HE is the God that created everything and HE will make everything fall into place in due time.
The first half of Psalm 46:10 says, "Be Still and know that I am God," in fact if you are going through a hard time read Psalm 46 it is wonderful.
By the way we are still waiting to here back if we get the house.. It's in God's hands, so if we don't get this house God obviously has a better one out there.
I love and miss you all and will see you all in 4 months, I get home on the 6th of DEC. woohoo!!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

I AM FINISHED!!!!!

YESSSSSSS!!! I am officially done with my second term... it feels soooooo nice and to not have to think of assignments for like one month... What A Wonderful Life I Lead... I cannot believe that I have been here for 8 months

FYI I know you all thought you could get rid of me but NOPE I have just booked my ticket I come home the 6th of DEC woohoo!!!I get home around lets say 1 in the afternoon I am so excited eeekkkkssssss!!!!!!!

well I shouldl bring this to a close because I have to head off to youth we are talking about relationships... oh it is soooooooo much fun...
I love you all and I will see you in 4 months woohoo!!!
Love ya, The Princess

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

B-REAL

B-REAL... that is one i guess you could say motto that I live by daily... I can not stand it when someone wants to befriend me and then shows me a personality that is totally fake... goodness why would I want to get to know a part of you that it not you??? for goodness sakes B-REAL, Don't conform to the life that is going on around you, Don't be someone your not just so that special someone will like you YUCK that just makes me sick... HELLO God made you YOU He gave you your own personality... B an INDIVIDUAL stand up for what YOU believe in... B confident and secure in who God made YOU... So I challenge give your friend back his/her personality and become the Man/Women GOD has called you to be...

Let me tell you one thing that it is not easy B'ing-REAL it is a daily chore you have to keep yourself in check but let me tell ya it is sooo much fun when you don't have to worrie that you have just stolen someone elses IDENTITY