Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
These are some lyrics I just typed up... Just what I've been praying and thinking lately. I'd like to hear your thoughts on them to maybe improve them or if any verses come to mind as you read. Pretty rough version.. just thought I'd share because it expresses what I've been thinking and learning recently.
My heart is divided and I cannot unite it
I need your truth to ignite my passion your word should move me to action, Lord
I need your sight to open my eyes to who I am
I’ve been searching and calling I’ve been running and falling
I need your grace to enable me I know I’m forgiven, free, Lord
I need to believe the things that you say are true
And it’s a fight
It’s a struggle
To defeat the enemy’s lies
But my Savior has given me weapons and I will not compromise
Though my heart may rage within me, my purpose remains clear
I will choose to glorify you even when no one is near
You have promised a crown of life for those who stay strong
I am claiming the promise that your plan goes beyond this
I need your light to show me the way I know I’ll meet you someday, Lord
Show me how you give new strength to those who seek
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I share these because they have been a great blessing in my life. I hope you gain as much encouragement from them as I do! =)
"Ye cannot serve the Lord." Joshua 24:19
Have you the slightest reliance on anything other than God? Is there a remnant of reliance left on any natural virtue, any set of circumstances? Are you relying on yourself in any particular in this new proposition which God has put before you? That is what the probing means. It is quite true to say - "I cannot live a holy life," but you can decide to let Jesus Christ make you holy. "Ye cannot serve the Lord God"; but you can put yourself in the place where God's almighty power will come through you. Are you sufficiently right with God to expect Him to manifest His wonderful life in you?
"Nay, but we will serve the Lord." It is not an impulse, but a deliberate commitment. You say - But God can never have called me to this, I am too unworthy, it can't mean me. It does mean you, and the weaker and feebler you are, the better. The one who has something to trust in is the last one to come anywhere near saying - "I will serve the Lord."
We say - "If I really could believe!" The point is - If I really will believe. No wonder Jesus Christ lays such emphasis on the sin of unbelief. "And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." If we really believed that God meant what He said - what should we be like! Dare I really let God be to me all that He says He will be?