Archive for May 2020

Your Holy Temple

I will be careful to lead a blameless life…
I will walk in my house
with blameless heart.
I will set before my eyes
no vile thing…
I will have nothing to do with evil. (Psalm 101:2-4, NIV)

Do you not know that your body is
a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you,
whom you have received from God?
You are not your own;
you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV)

I cherish Your holy presence
always with me,
always in me, and
always enveloping me.

Help me never to entertain thoughts
that are offensive to You
or say words that are unloving
or take actions unworthy of the name of Christ.

By Your Holy Spirit,
by simple faith,
keep my heart, mind, and life pure,
fit for your use.

If a man cleanses himself…
he will be an instrument for noble purposes,
made holy, useful to the Master and
prepared to do any good work.
(2 Timothy 2:21, NIV)

Father, am I clinging to any
habits or
that draw me from You?
Show me, and
help me put them aside.

Hymn: My Mind Will Be Your Holy Place

One with God

This hymn celebrates a wonderful truth:
all the love and unity we will ever enjoy
with God and
with each other
overflows from the
love and
perfect unity among the
Father, Son, and Spirit.
The tune is based on a lovely classical melody.

Printed Music

Father in heaven,
Jesus our brother,
Spirit now breathing around and within,
Sharing Your union,
Sharing Your being,
Sharing the life that forever has been.

One in Your power,
One in Your purpose,
One in the glory Your children all share,

One in Your speaking,
One in Your doing,
One in Your love, You have made us Your home,
Sharing Your present,
Sharing Your future,
Sharing each moment, forever Your own.

One in Your power,
One in Your purpose,
One in the glory Your children all share,

One as we love You,
One as we follow,
Walking in light that is leading above,
One with You, Father,
One in Christ Jesus,
One in Your Spirit in unbroken love.

by Ken Bible, © 2010


One with Our Father 1

Monday –      In the Beginning, Father and Son
Hymn: From You, Through You, to You (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     See the Eternal Son
Hymn: We Can Know Our God Transcendent (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Fall and Incarnation
Hymn: Before the Starry Universe (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  The Father’s Children
Hymn: We Are Children (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Human
Hymn: You Came to Us (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Grace and Truth
Hymn: Jesus, Full of Truth and Grace (recording) (printed)

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God Is in His Temple and on His Throne

Father, when life seems hopelessly unjust, You remind us:

The Lord is in His holy temple.
Let all the earth be silent before Him. (Habakkuk 2:20, NASB)

Your temple reminds us that You are holy –
perfect in all Your words,
Your actions,
Your wisdom,
Your timing.
Your temple reminds us of Your presence
with us and
in us.
We are Your temple.
No matter how viciously evil threatens us, Almighty God,
You never leave us alone.
So even when our world seems so very wrong, we remember:
The Lord is in His holy temple.

When our lives fill with problems and turmoil, Father, You remind us:

The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all. (Psalm 103:19, NASB)

Your throne suggests
Your power,
Your control,
Your unfailing goodness.
You are our stability.
You are our unshakable certainty
in this sea of change.
You are perfect strength
in all our weakness.
All reality bows to You, our Savior, our King, our loving Father.

So in this wicked, unstable world, we look to You and remember:

The Lord is in His holy temple;
the Lord’s throne is in heaven. (Psalm 11:4, NASB)

Father, how do we praise You for
all You are and
all You do?
Where do we start?
Your greatness and goodness encompass
all we are and
all we experience.

Hymn: God Is in His Temple

Psalms 42-43

Two conjoined Psalms
are here set as
one hymn,
expressing the heart’s deep hunger for
the Living God.
Set to a familiar tune.

Printed Music

As Your creatures thirst for water,
O my God, I thirst for You!
How I long to drink Your presence
Through the day, in all I do!

When distracted, when discouraged,
O the hours I drift away!
O the fears and fruitless worry
When my heart forgets to pray!

Lord, You see each daily challenge
As my faith confronts my fear.
Help me trust You, God my Father,
Always faithful, always here.

Through the daylight, through the darkness,
Though the wait may seem so long,
I will praise You, I will trust You,
God my light, my hope, my song!

by Ken Bible, © 2018


Facing the Future

Monday –      I Want to Know You

Tuesday –     Ever Increasing Health in Christ
Hymn: Live for God (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Hope Devotional
Hymn: We Look Behind at All You’ve Done (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  Look to the Horizon
Hymn: Christ Is Our Horizon (recording) (printed)

Friday –          What We Will Be
Hymn: Sown in Tears, Raised in Joy (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     When His Healing Is Complete

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The Magnificent One

Father, Your reality is broader than
our senses or imagination.
Your world stretches far beyond
this tiny realm and
our brief few moments on this earth.
Help us to live wholeheartedly
with You and Your reality in view.

The Magnificent One
Isaiah 6:1-4; Habakkuk 2:20

He is the Magnificent One,
high above,
separate, and
infinitely beyond.

He is
incomparable, and
absolutely glorious.

He is
the Source of all being,
the Creator,
the Uncreated One.

majestic, and
He is
always good,
always just, and
complete in Himself.

He is
the I AM.

He is
Holy God.

Father, You are eternal.
Only in You are we eternal.
You are holy.
Only in You are we holy.
You are all-in-all.
Only in You are we complete.

Hymn: Worshiping Transcendent God

Freedom Hymn

“Freedom Hymn” honors those who have
sacrificed for our freedom, and
does so in
a rich Biblical context.
It bridges from
political freedom to
freedom in Christ.
The hymn is meaningful for patriotic services or
anytime freedom in Christ is celebrated.
The tune is familiar.

Printed Music

How sweet the freedom we enjoy!
How precious is our liberty!
O what a price have others paid
To save, protect, and keep us free!

Our Father, may the lives we live
Bring honor to this gift You give,
Bring honor to this gift You give.

A greater freedom now is ours
Through Jesus Christ, Your precious Son.
The brutal power of sin is gone,
The war with death forever won.

Now growing, Lord, in all You are,
We taste a freedom more profound.
We soon will drink a fuller joy
And rise to life and love unbound.

by Ken Bible, © 2019


Money vs True Riches

Monday –      The Pearl of Great Price
Hymn: Pearl of Great Price (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Grow Me toward Yourself

Wednesday – Hymn: The Only Good Is Jesus (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  The Widow’s Mite
Hymn: Love of God, Possess Me (recording) (printed)

Friday –          True Riches
Hymn: The Rich Young Ruler (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     The Circle of Love
Hymn: The Circle of Love (recording) (printed)

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I Desire Only You

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You. (Psalm 63:1, NASB)

Father, I desire only You.
I trust only You.
I worship only You.
I seek only You.

In the morning, as I rise to work,
I desire only You.
As I drive to work,
with time to think or listen,
I desire only You.
At work, with decisions to be made,
I desire only You.
As I come home from work, weary,
where I have desired and sought
I desire only You.
In spare moments,
as I face each decision, each task,
I desire only You.

Facing the future,
in my home,
in my ministry,
in my daily life,
I desire only You.

Beautiful Father,
Eternal Father,
Holy Father,
in whom I live and move
and have my being,
I desire only You.

I am Your child.
I ask only one thing.
Father, I desire only

Father, we are like children who
ignore an incredible gift from a parent
because it is beyond their childish desires.
We lower our heads and
cling to our toys.
If only we realized what it means to
share Your life!

Hymn: Draw My Desires to You, Lord