God of the valley and the mountain

God of the valley and the mountain

 

 

For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley

When things go wrong, he’ll make them right

And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times

The God of the day, is still God in the night –Lynda Randle

 

 

Ah Lord God thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power. The earth is yours and everything in it. You are indeed the Captain of Israel’s host and Guide. Oh what a privilege to serve You, your majesty the King of kings and the Lord of lords. What would mankind do without You? Your power is great and you are mighty. Receive your honor, receive your glory O Lord. Be exalted O Lord God my Savior, Redeemer and Friend.

Lord today we learnt as a church that you are the God of the mountain and still God in the valley. You are Lord over all the mountains of problems, challenges etc. You are also Lord over the valley where we have our assurance of your presence, your care, our welfare and our victories. We can always rely on You and be reassured because You care about us all the time. Amen.(3/26/17)

 

When it’s all beyond us

When it is all beyond us

 

 

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

Leave to thy God to order and provide;

In every change He faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend

Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. –Catharina von Schlegel

 

 

Lord, like Job when his heart was heavy with grief, he gave thanks to You and worshipped. In the depths of our hearts we worship and adore You. May your name be glorified and exalted. You are indeed above every one of life’s circumstance and your omnipotence and sovereignty are never lost on us each day. Descend O gracious Lord and continue to receive your praise. Your goodness can and will never be questioned O Lord Most High.

Lord there are many who have hit rock bottom. Everything they have tried in terms of solving pertinent problems in health and in other aspects of life all seem to fail and, hope also seem to be fading fast. May they realize in such moments that when it’s all beyond us you are still in control. Amen. ( 3/19/17)

 

Peace

 

Peace

 

To the only Wise God, Creator of the Universe, Maker of Heaven and Earth, God without equal, the Omnipotent, Almighty, Omniscient, Everlasting God there is no end to your names there is no end to all that can be said to lift up You up.  It is indeed good to praise and exalt You. Sometimes I am left without speech as I try to worship You. Descend O gracious God and receive my worship. May my praise be ceaseless of You. I am so grateful to you. Thank you my Lord and Savior.

 

Lord there is so much disharmony around us and as your children we are challenged in various channels to bring peace and harmony so I join St Francis of Assisi to say that:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

(3/12/17)

 

 

When He doesn’t make sense

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When He doesn’t make sense

 

Lord I lift your name on high
Lord I love to sing your praises
I’m so glad you are in my life
I’m so glad you came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth, to show the way
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift your name on high. – Donnie McClurkin

 

Lord I love you because, you are Jehovah, the God who opened the Red Sea for the Israelites to cross to the promised land. I love You because You are the God who delivered Daniel from the lions’ mouth. I love You because You are the God who also delivered Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego from the furnace. I love you because you are the God who calmed the raging seas. I love you God because You sent Jesus to save me. I love you God because You are preparing a Home for me in Heaven someday. Thank You Lord.

Lord sometimes You just do not make sense at all. Things happen around us which defy any explanation and bring us pain. Bad things happen to very good people who are faithfully serving You and we feel the pain with them. We are only comforted by the fact that You are Sovereign in all situations. May You strengthen all who experience such situations. May we always trust You no matter what. Amen. (3/5/17)

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