PRAISES

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Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee

~Robert Robinson, 1774

 

Mighty God, while angels bless Thee

May a mortal sing Thy name?

Lord of men as well as angels,

Thou art every creature’s theme.

 

Lord of every land and nation,

Ancient of eternal days,

Sounded thru the wide creation

Be Thy just and endless praise.

 

Brightness of the Father’s glory,

Shall Thy praise unuttered lie?

Break, my tongue, such guilty silence!

Sing the Lord who came to die.

 

From the highest throne of glory

To the cross of deepest woe,

All to ransom guilty captives;

Flow my praise, forever flow!  Amen.

Do You Have the Time?

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Time in a Bottle

~Jim Croce

If I could save time in a bottle

The first thing that I’d like to do

Is to save every day ’til eternity passes away

Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever

If words could make wishes come true

I’d save every day like a treasure and then

Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time

To do the things you want to do once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know

That you’re the one I want to go through time with…

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 What is TIME? It’s a noun; it’s a verb. It’s an object; it’s usable. You can’t do without it; it’s there whether you want it or not. You can spend it; you can waste it. You can ignore it. But it is there all the time.

What is TIME? It is abstract, immaterial; a concept. A clock can keep it; it can run out; it stood still once. It has an end; it can tell; it only knows.

But you can’t hold it in your hands…

You can’t really buy more…

You can belong to it…

You can’t give it away…

It ends when the clock runs out… Tick tock, tick tock, they all fall down.

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TIME was made for humankind by God. How else could humanity measure life and works? God created heaven and earth and all that was in them.

After the fall in the Garden of Eden, God imparted a concept upon humanity; it was called time. A time for hope, a time for love…

In other words, He clocked us. Perhaps to enable us to see reality?

Appreciate life more?

Make better choices with the time we have?

He gave us a concept…we didn’t grasp the Garden of Eden.

We abused it and walked naked, without thought or care.

We chose to go our own way, envision our own thoughts,

Believe our own creed, live as our own gods.

So he put a governor upon us, to ever remind us of our beginning.

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TIME is a concept to show us the way back to God. God is eternal. We are eternal also but sin split us in two. That’s when TIME began, for us to work our way back home.

Physical death is our end of TIME; we rejoin eternity with God.

One in the Father, by the Father, and with the Father.

At His designated moment, time will be no more. All creation awaits that moment. It moans and groans as we do. We’ve wandered far too long as self-willed creatures. It’s TIME to go home!

[Wandering thoughts about TIME. These are thoughts only!]

 

Another Morning. . .

© Jeanne E Webster

Psalm 92:1, 2

It is good to give thanks to the Lord

And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

To declare Your loving kindness in the morning

And Your faithfulness every night!

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Your Word is settled in heaven, forever.  Your faithfulness endures to all generations.  Amen.

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Oh Lord, I shall always put my trust in Thee;

Preserve me with uprightness and integrity.

Show me Thy ways and teach me to see,

For I wait on Thee…I wait on Thee.

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Morning, noon, and night I pray

In the shadows of Thy wings let me stay.

Hear my voice when I cry aloud,

With head and knees humbly bowed.

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Have mercy on me and restore my soul,

‘Ere long this world takes its dreadful toll.

My hope is in Thee and shall always be,

For I wait on Thee…I wait on Thee.

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Praise and glory to Thee I sing

For You, oh Lord, are my everything.

My heart is fixed on heaven above,

On Your great and eternal love.

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Oh Lord, let my soul dwell at ease;

Grant me Your deep, everlasting peace.

Strengthen my heart; give me dignity,

For I wait on Thee…I wait on Thee.

Bridge Builder

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Psalm 71:15-18 “I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only. O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed Thy strength unto this generation, and Thy power to everyone that is to come.” (KJV)

These verses convict my heart each time I read them. Some days when I’m running on all four cylinders and singing “Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah”, I must admit I totally forget to consult with the great “I AM”. However, “HE IS” has a way of transporting me back from “somewhere over the rainbow,” and reconnecting my spirit with the things eternal. Avidly I catch hold of them, absorb them into my spirit and offer them out to the world. A taste of His sweetness perhaps will make heaven more real to others than ever could be imagined. People need to see God “with clothes on”, in our actions, words, and hearts, in order to grasp the great Hope, eternal life in heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and King.

An old saying goes: “Success is not counted by how high you have climbed, but by how many you have brought with you.” This can surely apply to our spiritual walk with our heavenly Father.

Father, do not forsake us! Enable us, transform us; grant us renewal, a deeper spiritual perception so You may be glorified and lifted up for all to see and believe. Help us remember that others are watching us, and as we live out our allotted time here on earth, we’re building bridges for those who have yet to cross over.

Shalom

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2 Chronicles 5

Temple Preparation
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Solomon ordered the elders of Israel to place all David’s treasures of silver, gold, and musical instruments in the house of God, for these were committed to the Lord. Later all the men of Israel gathered before King Solomon as the priests and Levites sacrificed multitudes of animals for the feast. Afterwards the priests carried the ark into the house of the Lord, into the Holy of Holies.

The ark contained only the two stones on which were the laws of the covenant. When they came out of the Holy place, the priests and Levites sang and played musical tributes of praise to their God, thanking Him in one voice: “He is good, His mercy endures forever.” Suddenly the temple was veiled as His glory occupied His house!

When we covenant with God, our bodies become His temple. Having dedicated all our treasures (all we have and all we are), we lay them at the feet of Jesus, the ultimate, supreme Sacrifice. God can then enter our hearts and fill us with His glory. We must remember…this is the living God!

Does He occupy our houses?

May we praise and thank Him in voice and heart for His covenant with us! Amen

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul;
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole.
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation, so full and free!

Only Believe

 

“.   .   .   also sat at Jesus’s feet and heard His word.”  (Luke 10:39)

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“I paint,” cried Raphael.

“I build,“ was the boast of Michaelangelo.

“I rule,” cried Caesar.

“I sing,” cried Homer.

“I conquer,” cried Alexander.

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“I seek and save,” cried Jesus Christ.

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Raphael could paint you beautiful paintings of the life of Christ   .   .   .

but could not save your soul.

Michaelangelo could sculpt you a model of Christ, paint you an exquisite image of Christ, or construct you a building to house all these   .   .   .

but could not save your soul.

Caesar could rule the entire world for you   .   .   .

but could not save your soul.

Homer could lull you to sleep every night of your life   .   .   .

but could not save your soul.

Alexander could conquer all your enemies   .   .   .

but could not save your soul.

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Jesus Christ says, “If you would believe on Me, you will see the glory of God.” 

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© 2011 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

My friends, the world will tell you that seeing is believing.  Christ tells us that believing is seeing.  Believe on Christ and you will see the glory of the Lord.  You shall have eternal life in heaven with the entire family of God.

This Christmas open your heart to the greatest gift ever   .   .   .

receive eternity fully loaded with all the bells and whistles   .   .   .

the glories of almighty God.

Only believe!

Shalom

Soul Fodder

 

© Jeanne E Webster

 

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Consider the situation:

Which pain is greater to bear-

A body in degradation

Or a spirit in disrepair?

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Are you bruised, dear one,

Your grief too much to bear?

Call the name of the Son;

Cast on Him all your cares.

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The body moans and groans;

Fails us more each day;

We wear it to the bone;

To dust it does decay.

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Bodily pain soon passes;

Spiritual pain is forever.

The body rises from ashes,

The rejected spirit never.

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Reject His love and grace

You bring forth His wrath

From you He turns His face

As you head down hell’s path.

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For the spirit is eternal

Lives on and on and on

Mark it in your journal…

To God your soul belongs.

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For you His heart did bleed

Lean hard into His word:

“My grace is all you need.”

Peace carols like a bird.

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Turn your spirit to God

Hold to His love and grace

Uplifting as you plod

Towards His heavenly place.

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Thank Him for His love

His forgiveness of sins

Spirit descends like a dove

New life in heaven begins.

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