Trust

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”‭‭
Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I don’t know how to drive. But when I do start to learn, one of the things I have to get over is thinking that every other driver on the road is out to get me. Or that they’ll make a mistake, like an unexpected turn, accidental or otherwise, and will crash into me.

Trust issues much?

This fear in me speaks of my anxiety and worry that the world will not deliver as promised. That sometimes I have to be wary of what’s ahead.

Fortunately, God keeps His promises. We have a God in whom we can trust, completely and without a doubt, who will do all that He said He will.

Now if only there is a way to ensure that all drivers on the road are Christians before I go out and get my license…

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Yours

1
This life is yours
Lord take it all
My knees to fall
Yours

2
This heart is yours
Lord take control
My mind and soul
Yours

C
You overwhelm
You overcome
Your power reveals what You planned
You hold my destiny

Your will be done
Your kingdom come
On earth as You reign over heaven
All for Your glory

Lord I’m Yours

B
From You
Through You
With You
In You
For You! (All Yours!)

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This song came to me during free worship in a leadership meeting a few weeks ago. I typed it down as soon as the music stopped. I forgot the actual song that was playing, but in my heart I wanted to pour it all out to Him in adoration, just conceding everything to Him, and acknowledging that all things, all things, all things, are His and His alone. My victories and defeats, joys and sorrows, triumphs and tribulations, are all His.

“So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭23:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And I wanted to use the second person perspective, because I was talking to Him, I wanted it to be between Him and me, close and direct, with nothing in between.

“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

But I lost the melody, because I didn’t have time to record anything then. So this is a song in search of a tune; if anyone can suggest, please feel free to contact me.


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Death Where is Your Sting

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ””
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:55‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Without the benefit of Christian belief, and as far as our small minds can comprehend, death is the thing to be feared above all things. It is the ultimate end for mere mortal beings. The end of existence, the end of earthly life, the end of all that is for any one person.

And yet Paul belittles it so, here in this short but lyrical verse.

Because the word “sting” is usually used to describe a minor annoyance. Sharp, but bearable. Painful, yes, but surely something that can be survived. You could get stung by a bee, or by a mosquito. You could get stung by a cactus, or by the tiny needles on some nettles. But you would not die from any of these (allergies excluded, but that’s stretching the analogy).

And yet Paul uses it here in relation with the idea of DEATH itself. He implies that such a terrible, absolute concept could have the effect of nothing more than just a sting, a slap and a flick away from being banished from our lives.

He shows us that this is the way that we should be viewing it — in light of the power of God, and His promise of eternal life, death, and all its associated fears and threats, could be nothing more than just a memory.

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Jehovah Shammah


Genesis‬ ‭28:10-19

Jehovah Shammah is a good name to remember to be assured always of the presence of God. No matter what the circumstances, His Spirit is always with us. It is especially useful to remember for those times when we feel that we are far from Him, or far from His goodness.

What are those times?

1. Failure
2. Defeat
3. Loneliness
4. Pain
5. Suffering
6. Tragedy
7. Loss
8. Injustice
9. Fear
10. And many more

Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to think of these times. We live in a fallen world. Bad things still happen, and will continue to happen to us.

But as people of God, we never lose hope. We have the promises of God, the inheritance that comes from being His sons and daughters. We have something to look forward to, beyond present circumstances, despite how things look like at the moment of our despair.

It does take a certain amount of faith. However, the advantage is on our side. Jesus made sure that this hope is available to us regardless of our faith, or lack thereof. He doesn’t quantify, He doesn’t count, and we will never owe Him anythng for the hope that He provides.

And what a provision it is. This short, unassuming, even pretty, four letter word carries so much more than what it’s appearance implies. There is power in this hope. Might that can smash rocks and move mountains. Strength that can overcome enemies and win battles. Force that can push back diseases, bring forth impossible healing. Miraculous and supernatural. This is the hope that God’s presence brings.

Isaiah‬ ‭43:2‬

Jehovah Shammah – God is There. In my country, in my city, in my town. God is in my house. God is in my church. God is in my family, my ministry, my workplace, and my school. God is in my relationships. God is in my life. God is in my heart. Jehovah Shammah. Jehovah. Shammah.

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