He’s already there!!!: http://youtu.be/rfTuWWpqy-0
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to You,
I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.
I long to dwell in Your tent forever
And take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.
For You have heard my vows, O God;
You have given me the heritage of
Those who fear Your Name.
Then will I ever sing praise to Your Name
And fulfill my vows day after day.
I haven’t shared anything in so very long and I’ve missed you all! Sadly, my laptop and iPhone were stolen and I had no way to get online. Thankfully, I have a smart phone now and can visit the world wide web once again! Since I’ve been gone, I’ve been writing with plain old pencil and paper! I will hopefully get something typed out to share with you soon. As I only have a phone to access my blog with, it may take me a bit to accomplish this task. Nonetheless, I am thankful to be with you once again and look foreward to reading all that you have shared.
Wishing you a blessed day,
Another will water
And a different one tend
He will give increase
In the end
The shade and sunlight
Will help it to grow
How He brings it new life
Only He knows
It sprouts and it blooms
A fragrance of praise
Stretching toward heaven
Growing closer each day
It’s strength is a mystery
Casting mountains to seas
Breaking bonds of doubt
Setting captives free
Singing songs of salvation
Of mercy and grace
Pulling up fear
Planting peace in its place
Growing strong and tall
Stretching its roots
Hoping and believing
Producing His fruits
In sorrow, I look to it for comfort.
In fear, I look to it for peace.
When I feel alone and abandoned,
It assures me You will never leave.
In pain, I look to it for healing.
In need, it says You will provide;
And when I feel oppressed by the darkness,
I look to it to find the Light.
Your word sustains generations.
It feeds the multitudes.
It binds the wounds of the broken,
Your Word is hope and life and truth.
By it, was created
All that we hear and feel and see.
And by it, You brought to being,
All that will ever be.
Your Word is perfect and unchanging;
Your Word is living and it’s breathing.
It is alive in me.
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect sojourners of the Dispersion of Pontus, of Galatia, of Cappadocia, of Asia, and of Bithynia,
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (1 Peter 1:1-2)
“It’s wonderful to think about God’s grace and peace. They are two of the loveliest words God speaks to us, words that move our souls. Bit lets look a little deeper!
Grace is active and means ‘favor’. So whatever your situation, whatever the occasion, you have God’s favor. You have whatever I is going to take for you to endure, cope, have the victory, and be triumphant in it. And Peter prays that that God’s grace would be multiplied, in ever-increasing measure; that you will experience more and more of it, over and over again, time after time, in its fullest measure!
Peace, on the other hand, is passive and refers to rest. And so, dear one, whatever your situation, whatever the occasion or need, you have God’s peace, God’s rest in your suffering . Whatever the trial or test, in it you have not only God’s power but God’s rest.”
From Elizabeth George’s study of 1Peter, Putting On a Gentle & Quiet Spirit
Re-blogged from Christopher C. Randolf (Thanks, Christopher!)
Read it, it’s pretty encouraging!
By David. O LORD, attack those who attack me. Fight against those who fight against me. Use your shields, both small and large. Arise to help me. Hold your spear to block the way of those who pursue me. Say to my soul, “I am your savior.” Let those who seek my life be put to shame and disgraced. Let those who plan my downfall be turned back in confusion. Let them be like husks blown by the wind as the Messenger of the LORD chases them. Let their path be dark and slippery as the Messenger of the LORD pursues them. For no reason they hid their net in a pit. For no reason they dug the pit to trap me. Let destruction surprise them. Let the net that they hid catch them. Let them fall into their own pit and be destroyed. My soul will find joy in the LORD and be joyful about his salvation. All my bones will say, “O LORD, who can compare with you? You rescue the weak person from the one who is too strong for him and weak and needy people from the one who robs them.” Malicious people bring charges against me. They ask me things I know nothing about. I am devastated because they pay me back with evil instead of good. But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth. I humbled myself with fasting. When my prayer returned unanswered, I walked around as if I were mourning for my friend or my brother. I was bent over as if I were mourning for my mother. Yet, when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me. Unknown attackers tore me apart without stopping. With crude and abusive mockers, they grit their teeth at me. O Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue me from their attacks. Rescue my precious life from the lions. I will give you thanks in a large gathering. I will praise you in a crowd of worshipers. Do not let my treacherous enemies gloat over me. Do not let those who hate me for no reason wink at me. They do not talk about peace. Instead, they scheme against the peaceful people in the land. They open their big mouths and say about me, “Aha! Aha! Our own eyes have seen it.” You have seen it, O LORD. Do not remain silent. O Lord, do not be so far away from me. Wake up, and rise to my defense. Plead my case, O my God and my Lord. Judge me by your righteousness, O LORD my God. Do not let them gloat over me or think, “Aha, just what we wanted!” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed him up.” Let those who gloat over my downfall be thoroughly put to shame and confused. Let those who promote themselves at my expense be clothed with shame and disgrace. Let those who are happy when I am declared innocent joyfully sing and rejoice. Let them continually say, “The LORD is great. He is happy when his servant has peace.” Then my tongue will tell about your righteousness, about your praise all day long.
(Psalms 35:1-28 God’s Word Bible)
May the LORD bless you and keep you in HIS care,