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Bring Me Back

Sometimes life gets confusing and difficult, but the Lord is always faithful to bring me back to Christ. With little reminders he ushers me into his arms and gives me overwhelming peace and security. Nothing short of truth could bring me back from the irrational thoughts I’ve been having as of late, and that truth that was presented to me was that of Colassians 3.  Perhaps today this truth will set you free from whatever demons have been pursuing you:

1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

God bless!

June 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Your Love is Strong

Heavenly Father, you always amaze me
Let your kingdom come in my world and in my life
Give me the food I need to live through today
And forgive me as I forgive the people that wrong me
Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

I look out the window the birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune or out of place
I walk to the meadow and stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl on her wedding day

So why do I worry?
Why do I freak out?
God knows what I need
You know what I need

Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong

The kingdom of the heavens is now advancing
Invade my heart, invade this broken town
The kingdom of the Heavens is buried treasure
Would you sell yourself to buy the one you’ve found?

Two things you told me
That you are strong
And you love me
Yes, you love me

Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong

Our God in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Above all names
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us weary sinners
Keep us far away from our vices
And deliver us from these prisons

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In view of God’s great love for us, should we not also show him love? And how then shall we love? By words alone or by extravagant gifts? Certainly not! In John 14:21, Jesus says, “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” Let us not be dead in action; instead let us love God by obeying his commands. Have you been obedient today?

November 6, 2008 at 1:38 am 2 comments

I wasn’t going to, but I am

here is a song I just wrote:

How Shall I Stand? (Inspired by Luke 21:36)

Glory, Glory, Lord you are grand
Finally coming to heal our land
I am unworthy, wretched and wrong
How then shall I stand?
Lord, please make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
How shall I stand

Out of the darkness I see your light shine
Here comes your kingdom in power divine
Honor and reverence your presence demands
How then shall I stand?
Lord, please make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
How shall I stand

Though I am broken, I cry out to you
Cleanse my heart – unfaithful, untrue
Your perfect blood my only relief
It’s hard to believe I stand
Lord, you make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
By His blood I stand!

Glory! Glory! Lord you are good!
I lift up my hands and cry as I should
This gift you have given, I can’t understand
Why you’d make me stand…
Glory! Glory! Lord you are good!
I lift up my hands and cry as I should
This gift you have given, I can’t understand
Why you’d make me stand
Lord, you make me stand
Your blood makes me stand
Lord, you make me stand

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Luke 21:36:
“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

October 19, 2008 at 1:20 am 5 comments

Abrasive

The words came to me: “I fear my personality may be too abrasive for any one man to handle.” And then I realized I wasn’t exactly sure wheat abrasive meant. So, naturally, before changing my Facebook status, I meandered over to dictionary.com, where they kindly told me its meaning. It told me all sorts of applications ranging from “any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper” to “tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive” to “Harsh and rough in manner.” I tended to apply the latter two to my personality and so, I changed my status. Then, I thought more about the first definition. Could my personality possibly be abrasive in that sense… in the way that my personality would polish or edify others? Perhaps that could be the reason my personality is so obtrusive, aggressive and rough. I flatter myself that I played some part in Zach becoming the more outgoing man that he is today, though in all likelihood it was the transition to college that encouraged his growth in that area. Logic! Stop crushing my dreams, man! But what if I’m right. What if God is using me to smooth out the rough edges that some possess by the very rough edges that I possess? What if he’s using me to polish these gems that they might be another’s treasure? I would he let me polish them for my own happiness, though I suppose I should rejoice at everything that’s done for God’s glory. *sigh* The thoughts of a narcissist… I shall go on with the personality God hath given me and seek to edify others as well as myself.

September 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm 2 comments

New Song – I don’t have a title for this one yet

I’m seeking out your face
I cannot see beyond these mountains
This desert’s left me parched
Many miles from every fountain
I break down and cry
I’m asking you why
Why I’m in this place

You’re calling back,
“You don’t need to know, you don’t need to know
My love is all you need to know, all you need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh – you don’t need to know”

Every other guy
I swear, he is the one I’ll marry
I’m tired of this game
It’s left my heart so bruised and weary
I’m in this place again
And asking you when
When will I meet my future

You’re calling back,
“You don’t need to know, you don’t need to know
My love is all you need to know, all you need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh – you don’t need to know”

Then I finally see
All this mystery
Is just the way you show your greatness

Oh!
I don’t need to know, I don’t need to know
Your love is all I need to know, all I need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh- I don’t need to know
Oh- I don’t need to know

September 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

His Blessings Never Cease!

Today, I am abundantly thankful for paper plates. God is good! They have been the cause of much joy! You see, I have a large family, and several of my siblings still live at home. In my parents house right now there are 2 of my brothers, 2 or 3 of my sisters (depending on the day), both of my parents, and me. Needless to say, we use some dishes… ok, we use a LOT of dishes, and I’ve recently acquired the responsibility of keeping the kitchen clean. On Saturday I went to a wonderful concert about an hour south of where I live, and consequently did not get home until roughly midnight. By this time, I had had an amazing night and actually completely forgot my responsibilities- in fact, I didn’t even remember them until Sunday night. Oh, and Sunday, I guess is let’s dirty every dish in the cupboard night, cause that’s just about what happened. So, after spending several hours cleaning dishes last night, I was not looking forward to doing the same tonight. Luckily for me, my mom picked up some paper plates, and the dishes were minimal – it probably took me less than a half hour to clean them the first to the last. And that’s why I thank God for paper plates! 🙂  *hugs and love!*

September 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm 1 comment

God Help Me to Sing

Downhere – “Unbelievable”

Dust, generations, thousands of years of beautiful hope
Men long gone before me, sang to God from this hymnbook
I can hear singing, I can hear singing

Oh, Your love is so unbelievable
It won’t be long and we’ll need another song to sing
Your love is so unbelievable, we sing through the ages
Your love is unbelievable

Buildings, stone by stone, choirs of angels still sing on Sunday mornings
Through the wood, and stained glass windows, paintings of story, dance in colour
I can hear singing, I can hear singing

And can it be that I should gain, unbelievable love, unbelievable love
Amazing grace how sweet the sound, unbelievable love, unbelievable love
For the Lord God omnipotent reigns in unbelievable love

Songs, dust and ashes, I’m not afraid of my journey home

I can hear singing

September 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

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