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Make the Most Of Your Time

October 22, 2007

Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Parted His Garments

October 18, 2007

And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Matthew 27:35 (KJV)

I read this and something within me stirred. When I think of the garments being parted I think of how each of us have been given robes because of Christ who gave to each of us. We are clothed in fine linen white and clean (Rev. 19:14). Christ put on the robe that was dipped in blood so that we might be made clean in Him.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (KJV)

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Revelation 19:13 (KJV)

Thank you Adonai!

You Have Made Me Glad

September 28, 2007

Probably my favorite Worship album is Hillsong’s Blessed. This particular song, “You Have Made Me Glad” has gotten me through some very tough spots in my marriage. But thank God — he has delivered me from all fear (although sometimes satan likes to think he has taken it but he hasn’t — PRAISE GOD!).

This is what the inside cover says for the album Blessed:

“This recording has been birthed out of a revelation in Psalm 84 which declares that those who set their hearts on pilgrimage, who love God’s House, will be blessed. God’s heart is to BLESS you. He wants to open the windows of heaven over your life and cause everthing you do to flourish. As you worship with these songs, allow the words of Psalm 84 to become your prayer – that you might be blessed to be a blessing.”

Psalm 84

For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
2 I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the Lord.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young
at a place near your altar,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
4 What joy for those who can live in your house,
always singing your praises.
Interlude

5 What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord,
who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,
it will become a place of refreshing springs.
The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
7 They will continue to grow stronger,
and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.

8 O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, O God of Jacob.
Interlude

9 O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield!
Show favor to the one you have anointed.

10 A single day in your courts
is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God
than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is our sun and our shield.
He gives us grace and glory.
The Lord will withhold no good thing
from those who do what is right.
12 O Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
what joy for those who trust in you.

I personally have seen Darlene Zschech in action when she ministered in our church. She is so humble and very gracious.

Next week — I’m on vacation at … DISNEYWORLD. May you enjoy this song all week until I am back, Lord willing.

Lyrics to You Have Made Me Glad:

I will bless the Lord forever
I will trust Him at all times
He has delivered me from all fear
He has set my feet upon a rock
I will not be moved
And I’ll say of the Lord

You are my shield, my strength
My portion, deliverer
My shelter, strong tower
My very present help in time of need

Whom have I in heaven but You
There’s none I desire beside You
You have made me glad
And I’ll say of the Lord

You are my shield, my strength
My portion, deliverer
My shelter, strong tower
My very present help in time of need

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.

Love of Christ

September 24, 2007

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:19

The Father’s Love Letter:

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

For Kim @ Sing Me Home

September 20, 2007

Kim @ Sing Me Home — I’m still praying for you…May the Lord of Healing Rain give you peace today.

Video of Healing Rain by Michael W. Smith

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming nearer to this old town
Rich and poor, weak and strong
It’s bringing mercy, it won’t be long

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus’ name

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

Lift your heads, let us return
To the mercy seat where time began
And in your eyes, I see the pain
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain

And only You, the Son of man
Can take a leper and let him stand
So lift your hands, they can be held
By someone greater, the great I Am

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

To be washed in Heaven’s rain…

Healing rain is falling down
Healing rain is falling down
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid…

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

My Portion

September 19, 2007

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalm 73:26


Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers featuring DeWayne Woods

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