Make me an arrow
Put me in your bow
Pull back and let go
And send me wherever you want me to go
I’ll be your shadow
You lead I’ll follow you

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
– Psalm 127:3-5

He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. – Psalm 104:4

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. – Mark 16:15

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Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that’s coming back
Leave the past right where it’s at
Be more heart and less attack

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” ~ Ezekiel 36:26

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers” ~ Psalm 1:1

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”
~ Ephesians 4:32

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

Surrender

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-10

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” – Luke 3:23-24

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 1 Cor 5:17

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A Beautiful Scandal

On the hillside you will be delivered
At the foot of the cross, justified
And your spirit restored
By the river that pours
From our blessed Saviour’s side

Who has believed what he has heard from us?[d]
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected[e] by men;
    a man of sorrows,[f] and acquainted with[g] grief;[h]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[i]
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:1-3

The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice;
    together they sing for joy;
for eye to eye they see
    the return of the Lord to Zion.
Break forth together into singing,
    you waste places of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people;
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.” Isaiah 52:8-9

I Shall Not Want

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And the Lord has perfect timing again.

There is something wrong with the first post. It is very well and fine to encourage each other in grace, but what is grace, where does grace from?

The definition in this context is “(in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.a divinely given talent or blessing.”

Grace is a gift given to us. Unmerited, in other words, undeserved. If this is given to us, then surely we were not the original owners or creators. So where does this gift come from? It comes from God. Through His grace we have been brought to repentance and gifted salvation. Take note, HIS GRACE. Not ours. This is not by our doing, but God’s. So if it is Him who is taking control, then it is He who knows the result, it is He who guides us. Amen. Therefore what we want is not important, it’s what HE, God the Almighty wants. He’s our Creator! He creates our path!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psalm 23:1-3

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Eph 2:8-9

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to HIS PURPOSE.
Roman 8:28

We do not live through His Grace for our purpose, for our wants, but for His purpose!

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Gal 1:10

It is about living for Him!

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21

Awakening

Say goodbye to all this commotion
And try and find your way so you can shine

“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:9-10

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

 You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.” Galatians 5:13

Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear[a] when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:5-8

“And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

Keep Your Faith

I have been busy in the past couple of weeks with end of semester. I’m finally back around to doing Music Monday!

 

Ain’t about how fast I get there/
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side/
It’s the climb

‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’-– Isaiah 41:10

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.’ – Psalm 121:8

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’ – Mark 11:22-24

For nothing will be impossible with God.’ – Luke 1:37