Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Love How He Speaks To Me

The other day, I was talking to a friend about what's going on in her life. She's in the midst of turmoil and needs to make wise choices. She doesn't know what to do and I didn't have any words of wisdom to give her.

In fact, there were 4 people on my heart that day. In my conversation with my friend, I cried out, in desperation, for words of wisdom from the Lord. About twenty minutes later, I heard this song for the first time: (You can hear it at http://www.myspace.com/sidewalkprophets )

The Words I Would Say

It's 3 in the morning and I'm still awake
So I picked up a pen and a page
And I started writing just what I'd say
If we were face to face
I'd tell you just what you mean to me
Tell you these simple truths

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things, I already know
God's got his hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget but don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words I would say

Last time we spoke you said you were hurting
And I felt your pain in my heart
I want to tell you that I keep on praying
Love will find you where you are
I know 'cause I've already been there
So please hear these simple truths

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things, I already know
God's got his hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget but don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words I would say
From one simple life to another
I will say
Come find peace in the Father

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You're gonna do great things, I already know
God's got his hand on you
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget but don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
Thank God for each day
His love will find a way
These are the words I would say


I broke into sobs. It's nearly word for word what I pray for one friend and the words my other friends desperately needed to hear. It was truly a holy moment and a word from the Lord. I LOVE that I serve a God who cares enough to answer my cries of desperation with His perfect love.

May this song encourage you as it has encouraged me.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My Utmost for His Highest - Worship - January 6

WORSHIP

And he pitched his tent having Bethel on the west and Ai
on the east: and there he builded an altar.

Genesis 12:8
http://www.SearchGodsWord.org/desk/?query=ge+12:8&sr=1

Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what
you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God,
give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God
and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If
you hoard a thing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot,
as the manna did when it was hoarded. God will never let you hold a
spiritual thing for your self, it has to be given back to Him that He
may make it a blessing to others.

Bethel is the symbol of communion with God; Ai is the symbol of the
world. Abraham pitched his tent between the two. The measure of the
worth of our public activity for God is the private profound
communion we have with Him. Rush is wrong every time, there is always
plenty of time to worship God. Quiet days with God may be a snare. We
have to pitch our tents where we shall always have quiet times with
God, however noisy our times with the world may be. There are not
three stages in spiritual life - worship, waiting and work. Some of
us go in jumps like spiritual frogs, we jump from worship to waiting,
and from waiting to work. God's idea is that the three should go
together. They were always together in the life of Our Lord. He was
unhasting and unresting. It is a discipline, we cannot get into it
all at once.