Oswald Chambers Quote

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The only way we can be of use to God is to let Him take us through the crooks and crannies of our own characters.

From Mark 4:33-34:  “With many such parables He spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear it; He did not speak to them except in parables, but He explained everything in private to His disciples.”

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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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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Treasured Grace

From 2 Timothy 1:14:  “Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.”

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Life’s richest treasures, waiting just ahead

Following God’s true light to a new day

Unlike any of man’s earthly treasures

With God’s Spirit, angels leading the way

 

Our journey defined by something greater

Life can only be measured by God’s wealth

Allowing heart and soul to follow God

Our Father’s treasured Grace, restores our health

 

Rejoicing, now choosing God’s truthful way

Do you witness and see this path as well?

Join with Jesus, we’ll follow together

Following our Savior, our treasures swell

 

Courage, faith, and hope carry us along

Fueled by God’s love, we march to Jesus’ song

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Sailing Away

From Luke 8:23-24:  “And while they were sailing He [Jesus] fell asleep.  A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger.  They went to Him and woke Him up, shouting, ‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’  And He woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, they ceased, and there was calm.”

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Sometimes life’s waters become turbulent

God’s seaworthy vessel carries the day

His Word quiets the daily storms we face

With His Spirit, angels leading the way

 

Jesus has walked on the water we sail

Inspiring many to always believe

Encountering rough “Titanic” struggles

Our journey will overcome, the storm leaves

 

Sailing off course, we have a champion

Jesus fathoms, walking ahead of us

Father, Son, Holy Ghost . . . never alone

Following our Savior, in whom we trust

 

God’s faithfulness, sets a perfect heading

Sailing away, His true compass leading

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Vance Havner Quote

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I still believe we ought to talk about Jesus.  The old country doctor of my boyhood days always began his examination by saying, “Let me see your tongue.”  That’s a good way to check a Christian:  the tongue test.  Let’s hear what he is talking about.

From Proverbs 10:14:  “The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.”

Spiritual Victory

From John 8:31-32:  “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”

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Born of a Holy, benevolent God

Spiritual victory, comes to us

Our Lord Jesus boldly desires

Witnessing our enduring trust

 

Accepting Jesus as our Savior

Entering victorious ranks at last

Under Heaven, a time to be reborn

Across every season, full and vast

 

Our Prince of Peace, worthy Messiah

From the city of David, angels proclaim

God, as His Holy Son, comes to earth

Jesus lights the way, His eternal flame

 

Gathering truth, living by truth

Jesus continues to be the way

Knowing the truth, always believe

Truth through Christ, carries the day

 

In spirit and truth, worship our God

Speaking lasting truth, with eternal love

God’s gift of Grace, delivers Salvation

Coming with praise, from Heaven above

 

Standing firmly in one’s steady faith

By sustaining faith, the righteous live

Hold fast, praise the Lord’s Holy name

Remaining faithful, God always gives

 

One Lord, one faith, one baptism

Through God, justified by our faith

Nothing, in God’s eyes, seems impossible

Moving majestic mountains, on any date

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