Sunday, August 28, 2016

Precious Holy Spirit

Like a feather
Yielding to the wind.
May my heart surrender to
You again and again.

May You be greater and I be less.
May You have Your sovereign way
Through every trial and test.

You shower me with your grace.
Precious Holy Spirit, I love You this day.

To You be glory for ever and more.
Come display your power Oh Holy Lord.

In You I live and move and have my being.
You walk beside me. To You I cling.
You live in my spirit. Breath of my breath.
You live in my heart. I am forever blessed.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Overcoming Disappointment

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

Nothing stings worse than the disappointment we feel when someone close to us lets us down. It deflates our hot air balloon. That is if you can imagine yourself as a hot air balloon. The Bible tells us that placing our full trust in a man or woman is not wise. Rather we are to put our trust in God. He will lead us to victory. He will never deceive us, and he always keeps His word.

We know Jesus was betrayed by Judas, who was one of Christ's disciples. Jesus knows what it's like to be let down by people. He understands. When we spend time in His presence, we gain the strength and encouragement to forgive the one who has wronged us. In His presence, we renew our perspective by placing our trust on Him who is unseen.

When our focus is on God, we live out the life of a conquerer In fact, the Scripture says we are more than conquerers When we face these kinds of difficulties, let's spend time in our Lord's presence. By doing this, we are filling our balloons with hot air causing us to soar over our problems. Come, let's put our trust in Jesus. I assure you that we will not be disappointed.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Mirror

The mirror reflects my true self
Not a mirror on the wall
But through the pages of Your word

I see myself through truth's lens
I see dark clouds there
Past the curtain of my self importance

As I yield to truth's light
Darkness erases

Your Word reflects realities
Righteousness in my innermost being
Bought with a price
The blood of the Lamb

Righteousness offered and received
A gift to those that believe

The mirror reveals by the Spirit
All that we need to see
Christ in us the hope of glory

By His word we are being transformed
By that mirror we are changed
From glory to glory