Lest we fail to heed the signs

Lest we  fail to heed the signs

 

When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Refrain:

Are you washed in the blood,

In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?-Elisha Hoffman

 

 

Lord Jesus we come to you with open hearts. You are our Father and your love and care for us can never be questioned. Goodness and mercy flow from you to us all the time even when we do not deserve it at all by our attitudes to You. You are indeed the Almighty God and your power in nature is felt whenever the elements are unleashed. There is nothing left for us but to be in awe of You and who you are.

Lord I know you continue to warn us to be ready for your Coming. We look around us and all seems to be well despite the report that your coming is very soon.  It is akin to the situation many people who live in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Irma faced. They had been warned to flee the coming storm but they were still wondering if it would be that bad or more still if it would come at all or even affect them. Some lost their lives because they failed to heed the warning. Lord Jesus, pour your awareness and anguish on us that we may be aware of the coming ‘storm’ and prepare and act. May we not be found ‘asleep’ when it mattered most to be awake. Amen (9/12/17)

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Lord prepare us

Lord prepare us

 

 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary

Pure and holy, tried and true

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living

Sanctuary for You

 

It is you, Lord

Who came to save

The heart and soul

Of every man

It is you Lord

Who knows my weakness

Who gives me strength

With thine own hand – Randy Lynn Scruggs & John Thompson

 

 

Lord we come to you with gladness in our hearts. Thank you for all You did for us yesterday. Thank you for what you are doing today. Thank you for what You will be doing tomorrow. Indeed You are a Great God and we can’t take you for granted. May gratefulness continue to overflow from my heart. May we always drench You with our praises and worship.

Lord we will live in a world where we have little value for preparation and we are in a hurry only to celebrate successes. Without adequate preparation we are going to fail. You have showed us time and again the need for preparation by how You prepared your various servants you used mightily over the years. Lord help us to see the value of preparation so we will have patience to wait on You and learn from your feet as You prepare and equip us to work in your vineyards. Amen (9/5/17)

 

In His Hands

In His Hands

 

 

When the storms of life are raging,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the storms of life are raging,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the world is tossing me

Like a ship upon the sea,

Thou Who rulest wind and water,

Stand by me (stand by me).

 

2 In the midst of tribulation,

Stand by me (stand by me);

In the midst of tribulation,

Stand by me (stand by me);

When the hosts of hell assail,

And my strength begins to fail,

Thou Who never lost a battle,

Stand by me (stand by me). – Charles  Albert Tindley

 

 

Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God, I lift my heart and soul to You and not to any other. May your Great Name be praised and exalted always. May You receive your glory and honor. You leave us all speechless with all that You do and we cannot take anything for granted. With a heart of gratitude we worship You and say you are good and your mercies shall endure.

Lord in the course of this life we run into storms which take a toll on us. At this time our hearts go out to the many who have been affected in Texas and other parts by Hurricane Harvey. Many are still stranded and are clinging desperately to high places to save their very lives as more and more rain fall. Lord some have lost their lives and so many have lost their properties in the floods and do not know what they will do after the flood goes away. We know You care about all of them. May You be their guide, their comforter, provider and strength at this difficult time. Amen. (8/29/17)

 

Closer to You

 

Closer to You

 

Kept by the power of God,

Kept by the power of God.

Day by day; come what may!

Kept by the power of God.- Anon

 

Lord I come to You with my sacrifice of praise. I look at You in wonderment at all You do for me and the many close shaves I have had in the past week. My Protector, my Guide, my Companion, my Supplier I am only left speechless. Indeed You are an awesome God and I am filled with nothing short of abundant gratefulness. Thank You my Lord.

Lord there are days when we don’t seem to get through to You the way we would want. Despite all our prayers everything seems to keep on unraveling all around and we feel so out of sorts. Lord all we do in our desperate helplessness is we just resign ourselves to You because we know that we have to wait for You to act on our behalf in your perfect time. Lord in such moments may we feel You holding us ever closer and may we be also able to hear your reassuring voice above all the noise around us and cling closer still to You. Amen (8/22/17)

 

Being strong

Being strong

 

Lord Jesus, when my courage fails,

when my familiar world is falling apart,

when light is lost to shades of grey,

then give to me again a trusting heart:

refresh in me the confidence to know

your love that will not let me go.

 

Lord Jesus, when my body fails

and inner demons bar the way to hope,

when drear depression pulls me down,

then give my struggling spirit strength to cope,

that, trustful in the good, I see God’s hand

in things I do not understand   .-  Shirley Erena Murray

 

 

Lord you have made the earth and sky and the world that we live in. Let all the earth praise you and hear your voice. Lord you made us puny human beings and You care so much for us. Your love is so wonderful and overwhelming and we just cannot give back enough to show our gratefulness. May our praise of you be ceaseless, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Thank you, dear Lord.

Lord there are many fears that grip us from day to day. We have fears about our health. We have fears about our finances. We have fears about the economy. We have fears about our jobs. We have fears about our families. We have fears about our security in the face of terrorism. We have fears about our careers. We have so many fears. Some are so deep that we don’t realize them till we react when something happens. Lord help us to be able to commit all our fears the named and the unnamed to You because there is nothing that we can really do except for you to intervene. Help us O Lord. Amen.(8/13/17)

 

That we may return to You

That we may return to you

 

 

In the land of strangers,

Whither thou art gone,

Hear a far voice calling,

“My son! my son!”

Welcome! wand’rer, welcome!

Welcome back to home!

Thou hast wandered far away:

Come home! come home!” – Horatius Bonar

 

Lord I come to You with a heart full of gratefulness and a mouth filled with praise. O how do I start and where do I end you have done so much for me this week. You are really my Shepherd and you lead, guide and protect your children. I stand in awe of all that you do. Truly you are my victory banner. Let me lift up your great name on high and let me fall down to worship You, my Lord and my Provider.

Lord sometimes in the course of our life’s journey we yield to the temptations of the evil one and we stray away from you. For some of us we stay away so long that we find it difficult finding our way back to you. We get so entangled in the affairs of the world and we continue to make wrong choices leading us deeper into problems. Lord when we get into this situation please continue to have mercy on us. Help us to be able to hear and heed your voice that you might rescue and deliver us. Amen.(8/6/17)

 

Our story

 

Our story

 

 

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

 

Refrain:

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long. – Frances J. Crosby

 

Your Majesty, the King of kings without equal I approach your wonderful presence. Father God I praise you with my innermost being. I will not forget your benefits. Today I will make you known among the nations, what you have done and exalt your name forever. You are a God of joy and you have truly given me joy and eternal blessings. May your praises ever be on my lips, my Lord and my Savior.

Lord each one of us your children and creation has a story. Many of us have unique stories which we have told few or no one at all. Our stories are our journey what we have been through and may continue to endure. Some are also stories of triumph and defeat. Lord whatever we cannot share with anyone else or have shared without our burdens lifting we turn them over to you because you know us better than anyone else and you are the only One capable of understanding us. Amen. (7/30/17)