Complete Your Love in Us

Father, You are love.
As You immerse us in Yourself,
You immerse us in love.

Your work in us begins in love.
When we were far away and
walking the other direction,
Your love patiently,
sacrificially
drew us near.

In the heavenly places,
in the power center of all reality,
You blessed us abundantly in Your Son Jesus Christ.
You lavished on us eternal gifts
beyond our understanding.

You rooted us in love.
You planted us in
the rich soil of Your boundless goodness.
As we grow in love and
grow in You,
we bear the fruit of love,
nourishing the needy hearts all around us.

As You began Your salvation in love,
You will complete it in love.
You will come to us again.
You will take us fully to Yourself.
We will forever be
Your chosen people,
Your holy temple,
Your glorious bride.

Praise to You, Father!
As we trust and obey You,
complete Your love in us.

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Hymn: Love Has Brought Us Near
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Your Love, Holy Father

Consider this:
the Father, Son, and Spirit have
engulfed us in the
love,
peace, and
joy
they share among themselves.

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Your love, Holy Father,
Love for Your Son,
Poured out through Your Spirit
Making us one!
No longer unclean and
No longer alone,
Now one with You, Father,
We are Your home.

Your peace, Holy Father,
Peace in Your Son,
Deep peace in Your Spirit,
Heaven begun!
Through suffering and heartache
This blessing has grown.
All wrapped in Your keeping,
We are Your own.

What joy, Holy Father,
Joy in Your Son,
Great joy in Your Spirit,
Glory begun!
Your life every moment,
Your presence, Your voice,
Your fullness forever–
Lord, we rejoice!

 

by Ken Bible, © 2008 LNWhymns.com

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Lent 3 

 

Monday –      The Way He Speaks
         Hymn: When Jesus Speaks (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Father, as Jesus cleansed the temple…
         Hymn: My Mind Will Be Your Holy Place (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – I Hunger for You
         Hymn: Psalm 63 (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Christ in Psalm 7
         Hymn: Christ in Psalm 7 (recording) (printed)

Friday –          The Just Will Live by Faith
         Hymn: By Faith in Jesus Christ (ST. THEODULPH) (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Jesus Weeps for the Unrepentant
         Hymn: Jesus Weeps for the Unrepentant (recording) (printed)

 

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The Foolishness of Unbelief

A prayer response to Revelation 9:13-21,
the sixth trumpet

Father, uproot from my heart and life
all the foolishness of unbelief.

You created me.
You shared Yourself
with me and
through me.
You redeemed me.
When I didn’t know You and had
no inclination toward You whatsoever,
You poured out Your life for me.
Yet I still struggle to trust You completely with needs that are
right now,
in the real world.
When the pain is pressing and I feel no relief,
I still doubt.
When the answer doesn’t come when and how I expect,
I waver.
You know it’s true, Father.

You are the only Source and complete reservoir of all
love,
power, and
wisdom.
All that I see, touch, and know
came from You alone.
Yet it’s still not automatic to trust that
You and all Your promises are
absolutely real and
absolutely certain.

I trust material things and not You?
Money and not You?
Myself and not You?

Father, continue to uproot all this nonsense from my
thinking and
doing.
How many times do You have to prove Yourself to me?
I do believe in You.
I do know, from reason and experience, that You are
completely true,
always responsive, and
unfailingly faithful.
Infuse all I am with that simple faith.

You are the most real thing in all my world.
Help me to live like it.

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Hymn: Lord, Why Am I Anxious?
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Psalm 22

When Jesus prayed on the cross,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”,
he was quoting Psalm 22.
This hymn helps us understand His prayer,
not as a cry of doubt,
but as a deep expression of faith
for life’s worst moments.

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O why have You left me,
My Father and my Lord?
My prayers hang unanswered,
My desperate cries, ignored.
Your love, pure and holy,
Is ever here and now,
A pure, tender wisdom,
Though sense cannot see how.

They growl as they circle.
They pierce my hands and feet.
They mock, laugh, and torture
With hatred soon complete.
O God, I am helpless,
But ever it is so.
I need You each moment –
O Lord of all, You know.

My God, still my Father,
I praise Your glorious name!
In light and in darkness
Your goodness is the same.
My song is Your greatness,
Your glory, my reward,
My Sovereign, my Savior,
My Life, my Light, my Lord!

 

by Ken Bible, © 2017 LNWhymns.com

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Lent 2 

 

Monday –      I Want to Follow Jesus
         Hymn: Come See Our God (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Denying Myself
         Hymn: In Your Steps (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Grasping for Greatness
         Hymn: Not Greatness, but Sacrifice (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Surprised by Suffering
         Hymn: Glorify Your Name (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Career Goals
         Hymn: In the Father’s Hand (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Weeping Over Jerusalem
         Hymn: Lord, Keep Us Reaching (recording) (printed)

 

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Free for the Asking

A reflection on Revelation 22:17-21,
a final invitation

All God’s very best gifts are
free for the asking.

“Ho! Everyone one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money, come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.”
(Isaiah 55:1-2, NASB)

His Spirit calls to you, “Come!”
His redeemed people call to you, “Come!”
All who have ever trusted Him urge you to “Come!”

Do you have a thirst that nothing else has ever satisfied?
Forgiveness,
purity, and
the fullness of life
are freely available.
Come!

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Hymn: Lay Aside Your Passing Pleasures
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You Are Almighty God

See our three-in-on God in all
His power,
His love, and
His beautiful, personal presence.

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Look up and see His holy power.
Listen and hear Him in the thunder.
Bow down and find Him in the darkness.
He is Almighty God.
Father, O Father,
We are Your children.
We bow in worship.
You are Almighty God.

Look up and see His body broken.
Listen and hear His Spirit groaning.
Bow down and wonder in the silence.
He is the Son of God.
Jesus, O Jesus,
Shepherd and Savior,
We bow in worship.
You are the Son of God.

Wake up and see the Spirit moving.
Hear Him and follow as He whispers.
Step out, depending on His power.
He is the Breath of God.
Spirit, O Spirit,
Speak to Your people.
Come, Holy Power.
You are the Breath of God.

 

by Ken Bible, © 2006 LNWhymns.com

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Ash Wednesday, Lent 1 

 

Monday –      Prepare for Ash Wednesday
         Hymn: Ash Wednesday Hymn (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Ashes to Ashes
         Hymn: Ashes to Ashes (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Have Mercy
         Hymn: Have Mercy (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Prepare for Lent
         Hymn: Hear His Call (recording) (printed)

Friday –          The Christ of Lent
         Hymn: Come and Follow Me (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     The Temptation of Jesus
         Hymn: With Jesus in Temptation (recording) (printed)

 

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Ultimate Urgency

A reflection on Revelation 22:6-16,
be ready

We are approaching the gate to eternity.

The end will come
quickly,
suddenly,
unpredictably,
irreversibly.

The fate of each person will be eternally fixed.
The righteous will go to
complete, unending union with
the Source of all good.
The wicked will go to
complete, unending separation from
the Source of all good.
Heaven or hell,
blessed or cursed,
inside or forever outside.

Jesus had seen
earth and heaven,
time and eternity.
He spoke of His return and the judgment
with absolute, ultimate urgency.
His coming again was
the overriding reality that should determine
our every decision,
our every priority.
He urged us,
implored us to
get ready and
stay ready.

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Hymn: Second Coming Hymn
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