Tag Archive for Always in You

Focus on God

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 

You turn men back to dust…
You sweep men away in the sleep of death;
they are like the new grass of the morning—
though in the morning it springs up new,
by evening it is dry and withered. 

The length of our days is seventy years—
or eighty, if we have the strength;
yet their span is but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away. 

Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
(Psalm 90:1-3, 5-6, 10, 12, NIV)

Do you want to spend your life wisely? Do you want to stay humble and not become the victim of foolish pride? Do you want to remember your true glory as a God-made individual? In short, do you want to maintain a true perspective in the constant push and pull and deception of daily life?

Keep your eyes on God. Practice simple prayer throughout the day. Turn to Him and trust Him in every need. Thank Him immediately for every blessing and every little joy. Nurture your relationship with Him.

For with You is the fountain of life.
When we see You,
we see everything else more clearly.
(Psalm 36:9, paraphrase)

Our past, our present, our future are all in Him. The only way to keep life in focus is to keep God in focus.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Always in You
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Only to Help and Heal

We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. (Romans 15:1-2, NASB) 

We live as if we’re in competition with each other,
each seeking his or her own good.

The Bible teaches the opposite.
It says we’re all connected.
We’re all members of each other.
Therefore we are wise to seek the good of others,
not just ourselves.

Nowhere is this more important than in
what we say.
We so often tear each other down with our words.

Jesus, help me to only speak
to help and heal.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Always in You
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Fill My Thoughts

Search me, O God, and
know my heart;
test me and
know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and
lead me in the way everlasting.
(Psalm 139:23-24 NIV)

Lord God, You honor me by being with me always.
I am unworthy of You,
but You love me.
You want to be with me.
You want us to be one in heart.

You are love, and You want me to be loving.
You are pure, and You want me to be pure in heart.
You are gentle and kind, and You want me to be as You are.

Patient, gentle, loving Jesus,
give me Your Spirit.
Give me Your mind.
Give me Your heart.

Lord, fill my thoughts
with what pleases You.

 Listen…and sing if you want:
Hymn: Always in You
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