Archive for November 2019

Secure

The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Deuteronomy 33:27, NIV)

We go our own way.
We make our own plans
for our own reasons,
pursuing our own goals.
Then we build walls,
protecting ourselves from every interference.
We are secure.
We are self-sufficient.
We can handle whatever comes.

But the unforeseen happens — it always does — and
we discover that no walls can keep out
the evil that floods this world.
No matter how strong we are,
we are vulnerable.
No matter how watchful we are,
we are insecure.
We cannot control the reality that engulfs us.

But when our false security is stripped away,
we can rediscover the security on which creation itself rests—
the security that keeps the days and seasons revolving,
untouched and unthreatened by human hatred or pride.
We can rediscover that no matter what knowledge we accumulate,
God is our only wisdom.
No matter much power we try to harness,
God is sovereign.

He is love, and we are His children.
That is the only security we will ever have and
the only security we will ever need.

Father,
salvation is always something
You do.
All I do is bow and allow
God to be God in me.

Hymn: In Your Presence, God Almighty
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Psalm 72

This triumphant hymn celebrates
the ultimate reign of
the ultimate king,
Jesus Christ.
Meaningful for Advent, Christ the King Sunday, or anytime.
Set to a familiar tune.

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Truth and justice, grace and peace
Now reign in Christ the Son.
Endless, unimagined life
Has only just begun.
See them blooming all around –
Every blessing love has sworn.
Earth is bathed in all He is
And gloriously reborn.

All creation sings His praise.
O see the hills rejoice!
Hear the trees all clap their hands
And mountains lift their voice.
Every knee now bows to Him,
Every kingdom, every throne.
Riches, honor, wisdom, power,
And praise are all His own.

Sovereign, all-transcending God,
So quick to condescend,
All-in-all, the Lord I AM,
Our Brother, Savior, Friend!
Every joy forevermore,
Every longing we pursue,
Life and beauty, truth and love
Are always only You.

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com.

ThinkSingPray

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Monday –      Hope Has No Ifs

Tuesday –     Hear the Voice of Love

Wednesday – Hymn: Constant Love (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Reflection on Psalm 26
Hymn: Psalm 26 (recording) (printed)

Friday –          An Undivided Heart
Hymn: An Undivided Heart (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     The Simplicity of Love

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Father, as I Look Back

What is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:4, NIV)

Father, as I look back,
I realize that as I simply trust You,
You bring a consistency to my life that is
totally beyond me.

I stumble through life.
My response to You is on and off,
lukewarm,
self-centered,
easily distracted.
It is so far less than the truth demands.

But You are always with me,
always guiding,
always enabling,
always blessing.
Thank You,
merciful and patient Father!

Hymn: My Loving Father
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Psalm 98

Celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ with
this jubilant hymn
based on Psalm 98.
For Advent or anytime,
set to a familiar tune.

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Sing our sovereign God unchanging.
Sing a joy each moment new.
Sing His deep and endless wonders.
Sing what mighty love can do.

Refrain:
He comes!
He comes!
Rejoice!
Be ready!
Set your heart on Him alone.

All the earth, receive Your Savior,
Life and freedom, truth and grace,
Justice, peace, and rich abundance.
Praise your Maker face-to-face!

All creation joins the singing.
Earth and heavens, distant lands,
Mountains, islands dance with gladness,
All the rivers clap their hands.

by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.

ThinkSingPray

ThinkSingPray
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Desiring God 1

Monday –      Reflection on Psalm 16
Hymn: Psalm 16 (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Reflection on Psalm 25
Hymn: Psalm 25 (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Reflection on Psalms 42-43
Hymn: Psalms 42-43 (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Reflection on Psalm 73
Hymn: Psalm 73 (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Living Water

Saturday –     Hymn: Hungry for God (recording) (printed)

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Eternal God

They said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29, NASB)

Eternal God, You overflow
all the vast universe and
all human thought and imagination.
Though You are consistent,
You consistently stretch every comfortable understanding of You.

But what you require of us is amazingly, stunningly simple:
Trust Me.

As we trust You,
we live in the comforting truth of
Your greatness and
our smallness.

As we trust You,
we fear You
and fear nothing else.

As we trust You,
our horizons are as vast as You are.
We share Your character,
Your power,
Your goodness, and
Your unlimited future.

As we trust You,
we are unmoved by threats and
unconcerned about unknowns.
We look beyond today’s ups and downs.
Fruitless worry disappears into peace
when we see only You.

Father,
as we begin to know You better,
as mental beliefs become personal reality,
more and more life is
simple faith.
We simply rely on
You being You.

Hymn: As I Trust You
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