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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

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

I’m God’s Masterpiece

August 24, 2007

Just love this song, Shine by Salvador. Lord, may I be used by you so that I may give your name glory and honor by shining for you!

Here is the video to the song and the words are below:

SHINE (by Salvador)

I woke up to another day
Another day to celebrate
Your beauty and your mystery, it’s more than any eye can see
I’m not the man I was before
With You, my life is so much more
Break the chains and open doors to a world I can’t ignore

Chorus
Lord let me shine, shine like the moon
A reflection of you in all that I do
Lord let me be a light for your truth
Light of the world, I wanna be used to shine for you

As simple as a passing smile
Or listening a little while
To someone that’s convinced that they are in this all alone
Here’s my chance to share the news
To introduce the good that’s you
Here you go again, you never cease to blow my mind

Chorus

You’re the love that we all need
You lift us up to our feet
You hold the key to eternity
The King of Kings alive in me

I Am Coming…

August 21, 2007

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
Psalm 27:8

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

You Were Called…

July 24, 2007

And having chosen them, he [God] called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself, and he promised them his glory.
Romans 8:30

Do you realize that first you were chosen and then you were called? It was our job to accept the call. Thank God he knew that we would respond!

The Greek word in this text is Ejklektov (transliterated as Eklektos). It means the following:
1) Picked out, chosen

a. Chosen by God,

1. to obtain salvation through Christ (1a)

b. Christians are called “chosen or elect” of God

1. The Messiah is called “elect”, as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable

2.Choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent; applied to certain individual Christians.

Source: http://www.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=1588

Work and Wages

July 17, 2007

When people work, their wages are not a gift. Workers earn what they receive. But people are declared righteous because of their faith, not because of their work.
Romans 4:4-5

Secret Life

July 14, 2007

The day will surely come when God, by Jesus Christ, will judge everyone’s secret life. This is my message.
Romans 2:16

Indescribable

July 13, 2007

Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
1 Chronicles 16:23

Words to the video:

Indescribable – Chris Tomlin

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God