Sometimes we try to strategize the events of our life, but we forget to talk about that with God. We do projects for God without asking His opinion about that. Often we become so involved in our ministry or job, that we leave God outside of our own game. When we have problems – we ask for His help and blessing, but very often we forget to ask the main question: „God, is this Your will or not?...“
Very often travelling ministers want to have a bigger list of visited countries, but the main thing these ministers need to understand is that in our trips we need to be led not by our personal ambitions, but by the Holy Spirit.
In April, I got an invitation to play with my band at a Christian festival in Belarus. In that moment, a spark started burning inside of me and after a long winter vacation I was again willing to start rehearsals with Revival Orchestra, visit Belarus, do ministry in a country where it is forbidden to talk about Jesus and after that to continue playing with the band. I accepted the invitation to play in the festival, but… I forgot to talk about that with God…
In May I was in London. During that time I was discussing details with one of the coordinators of the festival - a Belarusian Christian singer. She faced a big spiritual oppression in the work that she was doing together with a governmental organization in Belarus. When we were discussing our concert details, I realized a few interesting things – when you go to Belarus, your music instruments need to have passports, but shofars don’t have any kind of passports. Even more – they can be ascribed to a very interesting category of antique relics which are forbidden to bring into Belarus. So… Theoretically, I could have fixed this problem, but another big problem arose in this situation…
The festival in Belarus takes place in late June and continues throughout the week. I found a few very good musicians and we had plans to start rehearsals in the beginning of June. At the end of the month we were planning to travel to Belarus, but we had a few problems – on that Friday our drummer had to have a concert in Lithuania and our violin player was flying to Greece on Sunday. So, I asked the organizers if there is a possibility to come on Tuesday, play on Wednesday, and come back to Lithuania on Thursday. But they did not agree and were asking us to come on Thursday, play on Friday and come back home on Sunday. Even when I told them why we can’t come at the end of the week, they were not willing to change their minds. So I started thinking – do I really need this? Is it God’s will for me to go to Belarus, or do I want to fulfill my own ambitions? I need to fight, try to find new musicians, waste my time and energy only because I was willing to visit Belarus for the very first time? And I asked God: “What do You want in this situation?” And I understood that He wants me to walk in peace and not to tie my heart to anything, but only to Him. So, I decided to cancel our participation in the festival and when I made this decision – peace of God overshadowed me.
Return to the Promised Land
This happened in the beginning of May and a few days later I found tickets from Vilnius to Tel Aviv just for 17.50 Euros to one side. That was really attracting me because my heart was missing Jerusalem and Israeli mountains, but for the most part I was missing the people with whom I had fellowship in Israel. I was really willing to go, but I had liabilities in Lithuania and Belarus and I didn’t know how to come back home, because tickets from Israel to Lithuania were much more expensive.
But I made that final decision not to go to Belarus and it looked like the door to Israel started opening a bit. Again, thinking logically, I needed finances for this kind of a trip and at that moment I had a little bit more than I needed for a ticket to one side. So I was praying for a few days and asked God – what is His will. And I received a confirmation that the doors are open and that I can go. So I bought my ticket to one side and such big joy and supernatural peace overshadowed me. I understood that this is from God. There were no anxieties or doubts left in my heart; only a big thankfulness to the Lord. In those kinds of moments I understand what apostle Paul had in mind when he was writing from prison to the Philippian church and speaking about peace of God which is higher than all understanding (Phil 4:7). On that day I experienced how the peace of God was growing continually in my heart and in my mind. I was going to a meeting in London at my friend’s house and when I was walking in the street or traveling with metro, it was such an amazing feeling as if I was going deeper and deeper into the river of His peace and the waves of His love were flowing through my heart. I can’t stop giving thanks to my Lord for His amazing Grace for me to go to Israel again. Even more, during this time a youth camp for Israeli and Arab teenagers will take place there, and I had an offer to be a volunteer at that camp. But in winter the tickets were so expensive for June that I thought that this is impossible. But today I can tell you that everything is possible with God! Everything is possible when you plan together with Him, and give Him an opportunity to be the director of your life journey.
During the time when all of these events were happening, I was staying at a friend’s house in London. We had an amazing time with that family, but I felt a desire in my heart to spend more time alone in fellowship with the Lord. After a Sunday service at the Lithuanian Christian Church one sister came to me asking where I was staying when I come to London and offered me to stay in their apartment, because at that time no one was living there. That message touched my heart and I realized that He who searches the hearts had already prepared a place for me where I could encounter Him. But I didn’t have any idea that this place was so special. After a few days I moved to Canary Wharf which is at the very center of London and I had grace to spend all week at that royal apartment. But the Bible tells that He is King of kings and we are His children so He is able to make special places to encounter Him, because He is God.
I understood that I need to cancel all my trips in the UK and spend time in the secret place with the Lord and that was really worthy, because He started doing amazing operations inside of me, but about that I will write you in the future.
When Jesus came into my heart – He delivered me from all my addictions. That time I was going through the valley of the shadow of death, but my Lord was always with me. I had depression, and the main weapons I start using was Word of God and worship.
When I lived my past life I was very creative, but my creativity was stimulated by drugs. When I born again and became believer in Jesus, few months devil was lied for me and I thought that I never can create something, because I not smoking marihuana anymore. But one day Lord revealed to me, that real creativity coming from Creator! I was reading gospel of John and my heart was so strongly touched by words: “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:23-24). And I start praying simple prayer: “My Heavenly Father, please give me creativity, that I can magnify Your Son Jesus Christ”.
God is faithful to His Word and I was really full of joy, because He started answering to my prayers in such amazing way. New songs start flowing from heaven in to my heart, I was worshiping Jesus and trying to write them on the paper. That time I don’t had any recorder, and that’s sad part, because some songs I forgot. Through those 8 years of my journey with Jesus I wrote about 100 songs in Lithuanian, Russian and English and this process continue. And all glory to Him alone!
When I was staying in royal apartments in London I receive idea. Monday for many people is hard day, but if we start this day with a worship song – all week would be joyful and victorious! So, even I don’t have any released album, I understand that every week I can record one song and publish on my YouTube channel. So in that amazing royal home I recorded 5 songs in Lithuanian and already 3 weeks I sharing Monday Song. Maybe in the future I will do something like this in English, but I don’t want to do nothing from my own. If you want to listen some of my Monday Songs in Lithuanian you can do that in my YouTube channel.
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In the begining of my Christian life I was strongly touched by the story when king David started 24/7 worship in Jerusalem, and when he was walking in the truth and before war was going to talk about that with the Lord – in all battles Israelites had victories. In New Testament is written that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places“ (Eph 6:12)
In the book of Acts is written, that “with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: ‘After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up” (Acts 15:15-16). Beloved, in these days God by His own take the initiative to rebuild worship 24/7 and for that is very important reason: “So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.” (Acts 15:17). I thinking, that when children of God walking in love and truth, uninterrupted worship is the key, which open doors for revival and provides spiritual protection in that region.
During my last trip in Israel I was in 4 house of prayer, where worship is going 24/7. Three of those places was in Jerusalem, and one in the most south city of Israel – Eilat. This city is on the border with Egypt and Jordan. Today in Israel is about 10 house of prayers where worship going 24/7 – 5 of them in Jerusalem, and other going through all country, and most of them are in hot spots. In the world is many that kind of places, but in Baltic states we don’t have any house of prayer where worship going 24/7.
Today God has put desire to the hearts of many Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian worshipers that in our countries would be places with uninterrupted worship. As my brother from Latvia told, that in 90’s our nations was standing hand in hand from Lithuania to Estonia in phenomenal event called Baltic Way, but today we need go to another level and in the centres of uninterrupted worship connect our hearts with the Lord and with each other. Danger of Russia is real, but our God is great and mighty, so let’s worship Him like David with all our hearts and we will see spiritual victories in our nations!
Purposes of my trip to Israel
22nd of June – 14th of July I traveling again to Israel. Like I said, one of the goals of this trip is to be volonteer in the youth camp for Israeli and Arab teenagers. Organizers of this camp is house of prayer “Succat Hallel” in Jerusalem, where worship going 24/7, and after the camp, I will lead worship in that amazing place for 1 or 2 hours daily. I would like not only to lead worship, but also to be volunteer, because I wont to understand how that kind of ministry working, that when I come back to Lithuania, we can start doing something more on that direction.
During 3 weeks in Israel I planning the most of time to spend in Jerusalem, and also to visit some friends on the Sea of Galilee, in Haifa and Rishon LeZion. Like always, I bringing with me portable radio studio. I have list of people with whom I would like to record radio programs.
This trip – it is the time, when I need your spiritual support, because for the first time I going to very hot climate and I have planned to do many things. I giving thanks in advance for your prayers. I’m so thankful for all of you, who supported me financially in my first mission trip to Israel. From many responses I understand that trip was fruitful, and many people was blessed by short videos on YouTube, photos on Facebook and by the recorded radio programs. If you have inspiration and this time you have grace to support my ministry financially – I sharing with you link, where you can find my bank details http://www.daujotas.net/donations. Thank you so much for your collaboration in this ministry.
Thank you that you writing to me emails, sharing your thoughts and supporting in many different ways. God bless you!
With love in Christ,