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Set My Face

September 26, 2007

Oh that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling like waves.
Isaiah 48:18

The Sovereign LORD has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know what to say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakes me and opens my understanding to his will.
Isaiah 50:4

Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will triumph.
Isaiah 50:7

Instead, there must be spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness – righteous, holy and true.
Ephesians 4:23-24

My prayer for today:
Thank you Father for what you have done in my life. Morning by morning you wake me and open my understanding to your will. I will continually renew my mind because you have given me your Holy Spirit. My thoughts and my attitudes are lining up with your word. I am setting my face like a stone — determining to do your will. Teach me to see, hear and do your commands so that I may have peace like a gentle river and righteousness rolling like waves. Thank you that I display to others a new nature because I am yours created in your likeness – righteous, holy and true. For I know with you all things are possible and I will triumph for all the good things that you have placed within me. Thank you Adonai! In Jesus name I pray. Amen — and it is so.

The Light

September 21, 2007

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
John 1:4-5

Great Light of the World by Bebo Norman

Sometimes at night
I am afraid
I cover my eyes,
Cover my shame
So here in the dark
Broken apart
Come with your light
And fill up my heart

Oh great light of the world
Fill up my soul
I’m half a man here
So come make me whole
Oh great light of the world
Come to impart
The light of your grace
To fill up my heart

The wind of this world
Can push us around
Folding us up
Backing us down
But here in the dark
I’m not alone
So come with your strength
And carry me home

Oh great light of the world
Fill up my soul
I’m half a man here
So come make me whole
Oh great light of the world
Come to impart
The light of your grace

Oh great light of the world
Fill up my soul
I’m half a man here
So come make me whole
Oh great light of the world
Come to impart
The light of your grace
To fill up my heart

The light of your grace
To fill up my heart

A Wide River

September 20, 2007

The LORD will be our Mighty One. He will be like a wide river of protection that no enemy can cross.
Isaiah 33:21

You Must Come In At the Door

God’s got a way…That you can’t go over
God’s got a way That you can’t go under
God’s got a way That you can’t go around Him
You must come in at the door
You must come in at the door

He’s the way
the truth and the life
if you want to see Jesus you’ve got to live right
you must be saved
from all of your sin
Marvel not
you must be born again
You must come in at the door

Blessing of Abraham

September 18, 2007

And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and now all the promises God gave to him belong to you.
Galatians 3:29

Blessing of Abraham (Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers)

I am the God who healeth thee
Oh that you only trust in me
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

Wherever you are
Where ‘ere you go
Whatever you touch, is anointed to grow
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

It’s your inheritance (t sounds like d)
Get your inheritance
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

Key change
Wherever you are
Where ‘ere you go
Whatever you touch, is anointed to grow
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

Split
It’s your inheritance (t sounds like d)
Get your inheritance
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

(Repeat It’s your inheritance)

It’s yours
It’s yours
It’s your inheritance

It’s yours
It’s yours
It’s your inheritance

(Repeat as directed)

The head not the tail
Above not beneath
A lender
Not a borrower

Get your inheritance
Get your inheritance
Repeat

ENDING
You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

You are the seed
By faith receive
The blessing of Abraham
The blessing of Abraham

Out of a Stump…

September 12, 2007

Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot – yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. He will delight in obeying the LORD. He will never judge by appearance, false evidence, or hearsay. He will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked and destroy them with the breath of his mouth. He will be clothed with fairness and truth.
Isaiah 11:1-5

When I read about the stump I think of something that was  dead. Most stumps have been cut down from trees that were either weak or dead. We were once stumps that were dead to Christ. But the Spirit of God caused the spirit that He placed within us to sprout out from that stump into a life with Christ.

We have been called to the new Branch bearing fruit. We have the fruit of the Spirit within us. Below is a reminder of what the fruit of the Spirit is for you today. Write them on your heart for there is no law against these things:

  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • patience
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faithfulness
  • gentleness
  • self-control

(Galatians 5:22-23)

Fear

September 11, 2007

Do not fear anything except the LORD Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear him, you need fear nothing else.
Isaiah 8:13

The Word is a Gem

September 7, 2007

Then he added, “Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old.”
Matthew 13:52

Something I read recently…

The rabbis spoke of the text being like a gem with seventy faces, and each time you turn the gem, the light refracts differently, giving you a reflection you haven’t seen before. And so we turn the text again and again because we keep seeing things we missed the time before.
Velvet Elvis, page 90
by Rob Bell

I have probably posted this video before but it is in my heart this morning.

Help me Lord to find new gems of truth that Shine your glory!

Leak in the roof

September 5, 2007

Laziness lets the roof leak, and soon the rafters begin to rot.
Ecclesiastes 10:18

True Wisdom

August 28, 2007

And this is what he says to all humanity: “The fear of the LORD is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.”
Job 28:28

Dare You To Move

August 16, 2007

I read quite often the One Year Bible Blog as I go through the bible each year with other believers. Today, Mike placed the following song on the blog (at the very end of his post for the day).

I, like Mike, have VERY wide tastes in Christian Music. I believe that a Christian song can touch the unbeliever – especially when it contains God’s message to a broken world.

Being a rocker at heart, this band, Switchfoot, is awesome. You have to remember that I grew up in the age of Led Zepplin, Billy Squier, Donna Summer….oops — forgot to tell you that I like Disco too!  🙂

Here is the video… (the lyrics are beneath the video):

Dare You To Move

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next
What happens next

[Chorus]
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

[Chorus]

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before