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.
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)
Sowing and reaping
Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame
In love You came
And gave amazing grace
Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow
Now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace
Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throne
Crown You… – Darlene Zschech
Lord with a shout of joy and a heart filled with praise I come to You. You are the Light of the world, and you are the Bread of Life. You are also the Gate and the Good Shepherd. You are worthy O Lord to receive glory and honor because you conquered death and made a public show of the principalities and powers. No one, no one can be compared to You because you are above everyone and everything. You have satisfied my soul with riches of foods and with singing lips and my mouth will give you praise.
Lord throughout your word you warn us about what we sow and what we reap in return. Many a time we ignore your warnings and we do not sow good things so we reap the bad things(storm) and we do not understand why things happen like they do. Lord give us a humble heart and a listening ear so that we may hear you and heed your voice and sow good things for ourselves so we might not suffer the bad consequences. Amen.(7/23/17)
Tekel ( we have been found wanting)
As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longs after You
You alone are my hearts’ desire
And I long to worship You.
You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship You – Martin J. Nystrom
My Lord, the Bright and Morning Star I come before you to sing praises to You. You are worthy King of kings and Lord of lords and I worship You. Lily of the valley, may your glory be over all the earth. Your Majesty my soul longs for you and you are all I desire. You are my Strength, my Shield and my Comforter without you I am nothing. Thank you Jesus for everything.
Lord God you are a patient God and you are slow to chide and swift to bless. You always call on individuals and nations who offend you to repent. When we ignore you as we often do we face your anger, we are literally weighed in the balance and found wanting. Lord may you have mercy on us as we continue to defy you daily that we may not have to face your anger. Amen.(7/17/17)
Mene (He numbers our lives)
There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord
I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord…- Francisca Battistelli
Blessed the Lord O my soul, I worship your holy name. I will sing like never before because you have really blessed me. I will lift up your Name higher Great Jehovah you are wonderful. I will never get tired of proclaiming your goodness for you are a Good good Father. Thank you my Lord and Savior.
Father as we remember the psalmist encouraging us to number our days we also remember that You number our days, our hours, our weeks, our lives as well. May we not be found wanting as You continually do this. May we live to serve and please you every day so that you are glorified in our lives. Amen.( 7/10/17)
Give us wisdom
1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art –
thou my best thought, by day or by night;
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
2 Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.
Thou my great Father; thine own may I be,
thou in me dwelling and I one with thee.- Mary E.Byrne
Blessed be the name of the Lord God of Heaven who is the King of all kings. Your kingdom is without end. You are the embodiment of all wisdom and nothing can be hid from you. Your power is awesome O God and no one can stand before You. Everything in this world is under your control. Let everything that has breath praise You because you deserve to be praised, adored and worshipped O God.
Lord there are many times when as your children we lack wisdom and we crave for it dearly. We are tempted as a first resort to seek counsel from other people and not you. This results in so many difficulties for us. Give us the inclination to always resort to you for guidance and counselling as Daniel did and not to rely on experts who may fail us. Amen.(7/2/2017)