Deliverance

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From Psalm 5:11-12:  “But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread Your protection over them, so that those who love Your name may exult in You.  For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover them with favor as with a shield.”

Crying out to our Father

Praying, please hear our voices

Facing distress, listen O God

Standing here, our only choice

 

Bringing Holy Deliverance

Saving forsaken sinners

Abounding and steadfast love

Cooling sin, let it simmer

 

Taking a knee before God

Marking truthful paths with hope

Singing a new song, filled with joy

Walking along life’s tightrope

 

Knowing our thoughts, gracious God

Following His faithful love

Helping reconnect life’s dots

Rescuing from sin’s tight glove

 

Conductor shouts “All Aboard”

Covering us with God’s favor

Sending Grace, freely to all

Offering life with a new flavor

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Receiving Peace

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From John 14:25-27:  “I have said these things to you while I am still with you.  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

With us, peace covering far and near

Generating from God’s genuine love

Peace be within us, God blessing our souls

Through God’s love, we receive His Grace as heirs

 

Peace and goodwill resting, among God’s flock

God forever standing, as the Lord of Peace

Surpassing all of our understanding

Jesus comes, delivering a new lease

 

Rely on Christ, seeking His inner peace

Through our Lord Jesus, guarding hearts and minds

With faith, accepting Jesus as Savior

Teach us to follow, Salvation we find

 

Live by the Spirit, be guided by God

Bringing Jesus’ love, joy, and peace from God

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Charles Swindoll Quote

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Remember, God lives in a realm that transcends all.  He is all-powerful.  And when God is ready to move, He moves.

From Job 19:25:  “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at last He will stand upon the earth.”

Infinite God

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From 1 Peter 5:6-7:  “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time.  Cast all our anxiety oh Him, because He cares for you.”

God, our Creator

In Heaven above

Standing powerful

Sends infinite love

 

Father in Heaven

Promises fulfill

Support and courage

His infinite skill

 

Read God’s Holy Word

Be bold, come to Him

His love filled with care

His Grace overcomes sin

 

Walking with our Lord

His strong hands extend

Trust always in Him

No matter what has been

 

Miraculous brings

Infinite outcomes

Filled with sacred love

Like a beating drum

 

Our finite minds weep

Lack of faith descends

Our infinite God

Holds, never to bend

 

Our Lord’s specialty

Impossible makes

Genuine and true

His love, no mistake

 

Rely on God’s ways

Hopeless turns to hope

Strength overcomes weary

Walking life’s tightrope

 

God’s eternal love

Endures forever

He holds on to us

With faith, whenever

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Henri Nouwen Quote

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A spiritual discipline is necessary in order to move slowly form an absurd to an obedient life, from a life filled with noisy worries to a life in which there is some inner space where we can listen to our God and follow His guidance.

From Psalm 37:23-24:  “Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.

God’s Team

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Jesus gathers up His apostles from humble ground

Making up God’s team, their witness shall abound

 

God’s Word oversees the performance of this team

Standing as chief executive, actions Holy and clean

 

The Holy Spirit earmarks the hearts and brains

Serving as the binding glue, better than chains

 

Returning to the beginning of God’s creative time

Transforming a land, His Word continues to bind

 

The Creator conceives of a perfect place for man

Placing Adam and Eve in Eden, always His plan

 

But, Adam and Eve journey on a sin-filled path

Leaving the ample garden, under God’s wrath

 

From this moment, God’s team stumbles and wanders

Facing estrangement from God, His people squander

 

Jesus comes to bridge what separates us from God

Sitting at the right hand, coaching a humbled squad

 

God establishes His expectations, perfectly high

Faltering and imperfect mortals, will never satisfy

 

The team continues to collapse over and over again

Forgetting God’s Commandments, sin seems to win

 

Many teams measure success by the flashy show

Works by themselves, will never add much glow

 

But, Jesus shepherds His team on a brand new track

Following by faith alone, Jesus always has their back

 

He reminds us to always love our God in Heaven’s seat

Loving each other as you have loved Me, always repeat

A bloody, criminal’s Cross summons all to take a knee

Accepting Jesus as Savior, teammates look up to see

 

Our Father orchestrates, with infinite patience and love

Creating and molding, the Great I Am looks from above

 

Jesus remains alert at the Creator’s side

Carrying keys to eternal life, all bona fide

 

As team members, we must trust, follow, and abide

Playing for Jesus, His coaching is forever our guide

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Steadfast Courage

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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.'”

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.”