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A Daily Prayer

So I have started writing a post numerous times but every time I just get so tired that I never get to finish it. This is not that post. That one will come. 🙂 Sometime…

I have had a lot on my mind lately and this prayer by Matt Chandler has been one that I have said often:

“My prayer, then is, ‘Lord, help me rejoice in You in this moment. Because I know You are in control. I know You love me; I know You love my family. And I don’t understand what You’re doing, and I don’t know how things are going to work out. But help me to acknowledge that if I have You, I have everything.'”  -Matt Chandler, To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain

I love that quote. I say it to remind myself that it’s okay not to know how it’s going to work out. I remind myself that God’s love is unchanging, undying, and he won’t leave me. I remind myself that his sovereignty is my hope and that somehow, with Christ, there IS a way to rejoice and find that hope in the midst of difficulties.

And that’s what I have for you today. That, and this beautiful song to encourage you to find your hope in Christ and what he has done for you.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in encouragment

 

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Merry Christmas

I’m posting this video in honor of David. He calls this the ‘baby song.’ I miss that boy but I’m leaving in 5 hours to go home! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Christmas

 

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A Thankful Heart

 

I feel very thankful right now and I think that’s a problem.

I think we have this idea that thankfulness is a feeling.  When things go our way, when we get what we want, we are then thankful.  I don’t think that is God’s idea of thankfulness.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thess. 5:18

Oh, it’s so easy to be thankful when we are feeling blessed and loved, when someone does something extra special for you, when you get to visit your family for thanksgiving.  But God calls us to be thankful in all circumstances. When we are homesick or lonely, when our car breaks down, when you receive an unkind look from someone.  That’s when it’s hard to be grateful.  I think it’s a conscious choice we must make. We must DECIDE to be thankful. Are you a saved son or daughter of the King? Then you always have an amazing reason to be thankful to our Savior!  You always have a reason to be joyful and full of gratitude!  No matter what is going on around you, you are blessed beyond belief!

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for sanctification. I am thankful for God’s ever-loving hand that teaches me and brings me constantly closer to Him. I am thankful for the hard lessons that cause me to love Him more. I am thankful for His grace in my life.

I am thankful.

 

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in thanksgiving

 

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There is One Reason

Sovereign Grace

Lyrics:
There is one reason why we’re gathered here
Your love is causing us to sing
All of Your people through Your Son draw near
Sinners before their holy King
The church of God bought by blood

We love You, Father
God of all, our God forever
We praise You, Jesus
Christ our Lord, the Son, our Savior
We’re here together
In Your Holy Spirit gathered for Your glory

There’s a foundation that we’re building on
Rooted in Jesus Christ alone
Every believer firmly fixed upon
Our everlasting cornerstone
The church of God built by love

One Body, one baptism
One hope to which we have been called
One faith, one Lord, one Spirit
One sovereign ruler over all

We love You, Father
We praise You, Jesus
We’re here together
For Your glory

Words and Music by Doug Plank
© 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in music

 

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Shine Into Our Night

Sovereign Grace

Lyrics:
We are not what we should be
We haven’t sought what we should seek
We’ve seen Your glory, Lord, but looked away
Our hearts are bent, our eyes are dim
Our finest works are stained with sin
And emptiness has shadowed all our ways

Jesus Christ, shine into our night
Drive our dark away
Till Your glory fills our eyes
Jesus Christ, shine into our night
Bind us to Your cross, where we find life

Still we often go astray
We chase the world, forget Your grace
But You have never failed to bring us back
Reveal the depths of what You’ve done
The death You died, the vict’ry won
You made a way for us to know Your love

Words and Music by Joel Sczebel
© 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in music

 

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Alive

Sovereign Grace

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in music

 

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We Have Been Healed

Sovereign Grace

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in music

 

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