Glorifying God

From 1 Peter 2:2-3:  “Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

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Believers searching

Seeking Father’s plan

Bible revealing

Spirit touches man

 

God’s blessed children

Salvation growing

Tasting His goodness

Spirit’s gifts showing

 

Breathing righteousness

Man’s actions molded

In likeness of Christ

Spirit’s tasks unfolded

 

Holy and treasured

Chosen cornerstone

Glorifying God

Spirit in Christ sown

 

Long ago searching

Heeding sovereign will

Now finding God’s plan

Spirit flows downhill

 

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From 1 Peter 2:9-10:  “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When we make time to be alone with the Father and quiet in His presence, we experience His peace.

From Psalm 131:1-2:  “Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.  But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.”

In His Midst

From Psalm 29:3-4:  “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.  The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.”

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Life’s calmest seas

Facing coming storms

Never alone

In His midst, strength forms

 

From God, our hope

Reaching out His hand

Safely sheltered

Upon His command

 

Witness His peace

Quieting these waves

Triumphant’s might

Father’s grace shall serve

 

Darkness retreats

Hearing comfort’s voice

Glory thunders

All saints will rejoice

 

Mercy rescues

Breathing with God’s love

Everlasting

Blessings from above

 

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The lyrics and music of “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” is a familiar hymn to many.  Inspired by Psalm 90, the lyrics were composed by English hymn writer and theologian, Isaac Watts, in 1708.  

Moments with God (Elfchen Series #92)

Thundering Voice

Echoing

Holy Word

Amplifying His love

Hope, grace, and peace

God

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Revealing Cosmos

Stranded

In darkness

God reveals promises

Each heavenly, shining star

Found

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Receiving Joy

Morning

Blessings awake

Landscape of grace

Responding to Creator’s peace

Prayer

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Alexander Maclaren Quote

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If God sends us on stony paths, He will provide us with strong shoes.

From Isaiah 40:31:  “But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Monday Memories: Steadfast Courage

From Matthew 14:25-27:  “And early in the morning He came walking toward them on the sea.  But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’  And they cried out in fear.  But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.'”

person climbing on gray rock

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Following God’s commandments

Delivering steadfast courage

Building up one’s faith and trust

Go sends us forth, encouraged

 

Imagine walking each day

With Biblical superstars

Amazing stories with truth

God waiting near, not too far

 

Israel cries out in Egypt

God hears their anguish and pain

Moses’ courage answers prayers

Pharaoh’s heart, forever slain

 

God commissions a leader

Joshua destined to lead

His faith in God carries strength

His plan and vision succeeds

 

Daniel faces certain death

Overcoming his demise

God foils lions’ hunger

Courage arrives in disguise

 

Christ completes His final task

A Cross marks defeat, they say

His living breath creates light

Salvation, lives from that day

 

Boldness, defined by our Lord

Confronting uncertain pain

Faithful and steadfast courage

God’s love, never will abstain

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From American film actress, Dorothy Bernard:  “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

John Eldredge Quote

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Only by walking with God can we hope to find the path that leads to life.

From Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

Madeleine L’Engle Quote

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We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.

From Isaiah 43:1:  “But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel:  Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Make no mistake about it, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”  In doing so, he weaves everything together into His design.

From Proverbs 16:20:  “Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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God has entrusted to us a great deal.  He knows that we can do all things by His grace, so He’s trusting in us to trust Him.

From Psalm 31:7-8:  “I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities, and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.”