Prayer For 2014

December 31, 2013

As I stand before the coming year

I feel humbled as can be

Looking behind at the year gone by

I can see what you’ve done to me

 

Go deep not wide, our motto was

And surely you have done

A work within the hearts of us

Reflective of the Son

 

I only want to go further still

Upon the path You have laid

We are here but a moment’s time

To embrace the price You have paid

 

Help us Lord to know Your will

So time we will not waste

Let this be a productive year

So Your pleasure we may taste

 

Help us to please You in every way

Laying down our selfish life

Help us to flow unhindered and slow

And with care to do things aright

 

Go deep not wide again we will do

As if to dig a great well

So humanity will somehow be blessed by us

Because in Your Presence we dwell

 

Glory, glory all goes to your Son

Without you we can do naught

Help us to walk in a purposeful way

Just as Your good Book has taught

 

Help us to stand up against all the tides

That tell us to compromise

Stand firm as believers in truth plant our feet

Dispelling the enemies lies

 

So here I do bow down again at Your feet

Help me to stay there always

Humble in knowing that You’re in control

This year Lord, I give You my days

 

copyright  2013   Jean Chamblee

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A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 13, 2013

You have a Heavenly Cheerleader!

Romans 8:1,2   “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Satan loves to put us down and condemn us all day long!  Sometimes we get under it and don’t even realize it.  God is for you and not against you.  Sometimes we do need to make adjustments in our lives and repent for things….but this does not negate that fact that God is always cheering us on and is on our side.

Romans 8:30,31  …..If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Condemnation is from hell and leaves us feeling low…..conviction is from the Holy Spirit and always gives us a way out (1 John 1:9) and leads us to freedom!

May God expose any sneaky condemnation that has been brought your way to bring you down,  and may God fill you with the joy of His salvation and forgiveness and the great knowledge that He is always for you!!!

Have an awesome day!  🙂

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 10, 2013

Suffering…has it’s place in our lives producing a beauty that can be attained no other way.

 

2 Corinthians 1:6,7    “If I am in distress, it is in the interests of your comfort, which is effective as it nerves you to endure the same sufferings as I suffered myself.  Hence my hope for you is well-founded, since I know that as you share the sufferings you share the comfort also.  (Moffett)

 Found this beautiful poem in “Streams in the Desert”  this morning.  Enjoy!

 

Once I heard a song of sweetness,

As it cleft the morning air,

Sounding in it’s blest completeness

Like a tender, pleading prayer

And I sought to find the singer,

Whence the wondrous song was borne;

And I found a bird, sore wounded,

Pinioned by a cruel thorn.

 

I have seen a soul in sadness,

While its wings with pain were furl’d,

Giving hope, and cheer, and gladness

That should bless a weeping world;

And I knew that life of sweetness,

Was of pain and sorrow borne,

And a stricken soul was singing,

With its heart against a thorn.

 

Ye are told of One who loved you,

Of a Saviour crucified,

Ye are told of nails that pinioned,

And a spear that pierced His side; 

Ye are told of cruel scourging,

Of a Saviour bearing scorn,

And He died for your salvation,

With His brow against a thorn.

 

Ye “are not above the Master.”

Will you breathe a sweet refrain?

And His grace will be sufficient,

When your heart is pierced with pain.

Will you live to bless His loved ones,

Tho’ your life be bruised and torn,

Like the bird that sang so sweetly,

With it’s heart against a thorn?

 

~unknown