The yearning of our hearts

The yearning of our hearts

 

 

 

My heart and voice I raise,

To spread Messiah’s praise;

Messiah’s praise let all repeat:

The universal Lord,

By whose almighty Word

Creation rose in form complete.-Benjamin Rhodes

 

I will worship You with gladness and dance before you with gratefulness in my heart. I will indeed bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall be in my mouth always. O You are good and your mercies really endures. You have been so kind to me. Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy Name. Let all the earth praise You O Lord. Let everything that have breath worship You.

Lord there are times when we want to pray so fervently for others because we realize that they really need our support however we find that we do not seem to have the stamina and the energy to keep the prayer going. Lord in such times may You hear the yearning of our hearts and souls and answer our prayers. Amen (10/24/17)

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He is there for us

He is there for us

 

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

 

Worthy is the Lamb

Seated on the throne

Crown You now with many crowns

You reign victorious- Hillsong

 

Lord when I needed a Maker to make me you made me. When I needed a Savior to save me you saved me. When I needed Friend to talk to you became my friend. Without You I am nothing. I derive my life and my strength and everything from You O Lord. May my voice be lifted up to praise and worship You all of my days .

Lord there are many times when we are looking for friends or family to help us out of a predicament and we find no one available or willing to help. We become distraught and despondent. Lord help us to remember in such times that You are always there to help us and when we cannot find anyone we should turn to You. Help us also that our inclination will be to look to You first and then human actors you will use to help us.  Amen (10/15/17)

Interruptions

Interruptions

 

 

I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like

But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night

And you tell me that you’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

 

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am – Chris Tomlin

 

Lord I want to always praise and worship You at all times. I want to glorify your great Name no matter what happens. This is because You are always good, kind, caring and merciful. I don’t deserve all that You do to help me but you don’t cease to bless me even when I don’t merit it. How do I completely wrap my hands around who you are ? All I can say to you is thank you my God for being there for me all the time. I love You Lord.

Lord there are many times when we get interruptions to our busy lives and we get stressed out so much. These are times when we wish everything will go as planned. We however find that You interrupt our lives with unexpected delays and some seeming setbacks to deliver us from evil, protect us or to get our attention when we would not have heard You. Lord, help us to remain calm and trusting of You when we encounter these interruptions so that you can bless us. Amen (10/10/17)

Loving the family

I worship You, Almighty God,

There is none like You.

I worship You, oh Prince of Peace,

That is what I long to do.

I give you praise, for You are my righteousness.

I worship You, Almighty God;

There is none like You.

 

[There Is None Like You:]

 

Chorus:

There is none like You,

No one else can touch

My heart like You do –Sondra Corbett

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It is indeed good to serve the Lord for He is good and His mercies shall endure. Lord how can I wait to feel in the right mood before I praise You? All I need to do is to think of your great mercy you have had on me and continue to do so daily. Out of the depths of my soul I will sing my praise to You and worship You for you have done so much for me.

Lord there are times when we your children band together and leave others in the cold so much so that they really feel left out and unwelcome. Sometimes it is done on purpose because of some differences we have with them. At other times we do not mean that but our actions and inactions convey that impression. Lord may we endeavor to always make ourselves available to the Holy Spirit so that we will be able to love everyone especially your children. Amen (10/3/17)

May we grow in maturity

May we grow in maturity

 

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

 

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God

 

You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me – Mark Hayes/Tim Hughes

 

 

I will indeed praise my Maker while I have breath and even when my voice is lost in death praise shall still employ my nobler powers. Let all the earth praise your Name O Lord God. You are the Alpha and Omega and I will worship and adore You. King of kings and Lord of lords you are worthy to receive my worship. May you be glorified forever and ever.

Lord you have made it clear to us your children that you want us to grow into maturity. For some of us that growth to maturity has been a challenge because we are still gullible and will not delve deep into your word. We want to be fed all the time so that we do not become the prey of those who want to take advantage of us. Amen (9/27/17)

That we may sound the alarm

That we may sound the alarm

 

You were the Word at the beginning
One With God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful Name it is
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus –Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

 

Lord when I wake up in the morning I will praise you. When it is afternoon and the sun is shining hot I will exult your Name. When the evening arrives I will still be singing to you my worship song. May your Name be lifted up always and may it be blessed forever.

Lord as we feel the winds turn and tear apart things in their paths and the rains come down may we remember your Coming. May our hearts not be so drunk with the cares of this life that we be found wanting in preparing for you imminent coming. May you continue to remind us daily. Grip our hearts with anguish and give us courage and boldness and no peace that we may continue to sound the alarm by our words and actions. Amen (9/20/17)

 

 

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)