Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hope steadfastly in the Lord
With confident expectation
A belief in promises fulfilled

Hope paints a vision for our future
Hope deferred makes the heart sick
But a longing fulfilled is a tree of life

Hope is a firm foundation
An anchor for the soul
As we hope unswervingly
We become stable like the mighty oak

Hope yields a bright future
Growing brighter and brighter till the full day

Our hope like a flower
Opens up to the Son
All glory to the Eternal One
Who is faithful
He will bring our every dream
That bows to His sovereign will
To pass

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Take Heart

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Let's face it, this world is not always an inviting place. Things don't always turn out the way we would like them to. People can let us down. The circumstances surrounding our lives can sometimes cause us to suffer hardship. Jesus promised us that in this world we would have trouble, but He said, “...take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

If your days seem dark and difficult, know that as you put your trust in the Lord, He will bring you out into a spacious place. He will cause you to rise up from the ashes. He will heal you from all disappointment. The Lord will comfort you in the midst of your duress, and He will bring you out. He will cause you to shine even brighter than you did before. And He will use you to comfort others with the comfort that God has shown you.

The Lord is close to us when we experience trouble. Let's put our trust in Him; we will not be ashamed. He is the God of all comfort and the God of hope. If things seem hopeless, know that God is in control. He will heal you, He will comfort You, and He will cause you to overcome every obstacle. He will refine you during this time and will cause you display His glory more clearly to those that need Him. Take heart my friend, God is on your side.

Dear Father God,

I thank You that You hear my every prayer. I ask You to be with me in the hard times. I ask You to perfect me and to bring me out into a spacious place. I thank You that I am an overcomer. Thank You for causing me to shine brighter and brighter until the day of Christ's coming. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Seek Him First

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:21

What do you long for? What do you seek after? Is it comfort and security? Is it financial abundance? How about vibrant health or a miracle of healing? There is nothing wrong with pursuing the fulfillment of these desires. In fact, God promises us these things in the Scriptures. But the Lord wants us to seek first the things of God. He wants us to desire above all things to be found in Him, to be clothed in His righteousness.

The Lord is to be our portion. This means that to each of us our relationship with Him must be paramount. We must seek to be in His Presence always. We must desire Him above all other things. Yes, the Lord desires to bless us, but He is also a jealous God and He will fight to secure His place as King of our hearts. Lets seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, then all these things we desire will be added unto us (See Matthew 6:33) in the Lord’s way and in His time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Thankful Life

Give thanks for all He has done
And for all He has yet to do

Let gratitude ring true in our hearts
Like a symphony of praise
Like a beautiful song
Let thankful harmonies
Echo throughout the earth

We are called to be thankful
To praise the One who made us
To praise the One who fills us with His Spirit

Praise is comely for the upright
A thankful heart brings us joy
It causes our countenance to shine

Lifted hands receive God’s glory
Praise opens windows
For the Father’s blessings to pour down upon us

When we thank and praise Him
The enemy runs out of town

Let’s cultivate a thankful heart
Thankful lips
And a thankful life