Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Lately the Hymns seem to speak to my heart more deeply than ever and my thoughts continue with the words...the messages.
And so, I've decided to do a series of Devotional thoughts with a Hymn to go with it. I hope it will be a blessing to you and lift your heart in song and praise...for THIS IS THE DAY...let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it!!
Praise Ye the LORD, the Almighty.
Praise ye the LORD, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen How thy desires e'er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth.
The Almighty. He the LORD GOD...sustainer of life...My help in time of need...my provider...merciful.
Imagine, Israel in the wilderness 40 Years..and yet the scriptures tell us...that their shoes did not wear out!
And I have led you forty years in this wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. Deuteronomy 29:5
He led them...
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way;
and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light; to go by day and night:
He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. Exodus 13:21-22
Oh how much He has done for....me!!
This now reminds me of another Hymn...
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
I sing the mighty pow'r of God that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day,
The moon shines full at His command, And all the stars obey.
I am in awe whenever I am near the ocean and see the vastness of this water that remains in its course...the rivers, streams. The mountains in their majesty...and yes, the Sun to rule the day..giving us light in our days..and the moon to shine at night.
I always liked the spiritual illustration of the Total Eclipse...
the WORLD coming between the SUN and MOON causing near total darkness...
Never let the WORLD come between you and your walk in the LIGHT of the LORD!
Keep that LIGHT of LIFE...walk in the Light of the LORD.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. Psalm 89:15
The next total Lunar Eclipse is dated for December 21, 2010
I remember the last Eclipse I watched...it was scary watching it slowly move and eventually darken the moonlit night. It was sobering to think of so many SOULS lost in the darkness of this world.
Also noteworthy is that a FULL MOON/Brightest light of night... precedes an eclipse!
How refreshing it was, when the moon began to once again peek more and more giving back it's FULL LIGHT.
The wonders of God's creation is so inspiring to behold. To think upon the detail, care and perfection!! All for ...you and me....
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7
THIS IS THE DAY.... Praise Ye the LORD, the Almighty...I Sing the Mighty Power Of God...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
THIS IS THE DAY...I rejoice in the salvation of one of our teenagers at church! I've been praying for this young lady for a long time..but even more so recently.
How wonderful it is to not only hear of an open profession of FAITH in taking Jesus Christ as one's personal saviour...but also to see a young person in spite of peer pressure...in spite of perhaps self "worldly" goals...choosing to WALK with the LORD!
I've known her since she was a toddler and being raised by Godly parents; I've had every hope that the testimony of God's Word manifest daily would reach her heart at a young age!
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. St. Luke 15:10
I am rejoicing......Imagine!!! ANGELS!
...and each and EVERY... ONE...soul...turning to GOD...brings REJOICING.
I can hear the Hallelujah chorus being sung right now and echoing through out all Heaven.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
A WONDERFUL GIFT...of love! Free to whosoever will!!!
Open the gift! Receive it and Rejoice!
BORN AGAIN...once born you cannot become unborn!! YOU BELONG TO HIM!
NOW I BELONG TO JESUS
Jesus my Lord will love me forever, From Him no power of evil can sever...
He gave his life to ransom my soul...
Now I belong to Him!
Now I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me
Not for the years of time alone, But for eternity!!
I love the words to this song...
Not for the years of time alone (not just now! with the blessings too!)
But for ALL ETERNITY!!!
Rejoice with me...THIS IS THE DAY!!!