How thankful are you for the things the Lord has given you this year? Are you thankful for the things the Lord has brought you through? How thankful are you for your salvation in Christ Jesus?
I will tell you what I’m thankful for this year and for the rest of my life!
- My salvation in knowing Jesus as my Lord!
- The seasons of great affliction in my soul as I can only grow closer to the Lord through times like these. They are not pleasant times to be in but the time pouring my heart to the Lord and watching what He does in me and through me is worth it.
- The Lord’s healing in my life!
- My relationships with family and friends!
- The beautiful world I live in.
Those are just a few of the things I’m thankful for! What about you?
Capture my heart once more
For the love of the lost and sin-sick world.
Capture my heart once more
Fan the flame of Your redeeming love within my heart.
Oh, sovereign Lord hear the cries of the hearts of your people
Hear the cries for healing and restoration for our friends, families and naition.
Oh, sweet spirit of Jesus send your mighty rushing wind upon us this day and may we be changed from the inside out!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah, bless His holy name!
May His praises inhabit the earth both now and forever more!
Sing aloud all the nations
Sing aloud all the earth
For great is the Lord of Hosts
Great is the Lord of all the earth
Open up the floodgates of Heaven
Pour down the joy of the living God
Upon one and all
Fill the earth with the amazement of the Lord
Let the earth resound with joy
For the Lord of all reigns victoriously in all the earth
Mysteries upon mysteries
Fill the pages of the my favorite book
Laughter, joy, sorrow and victory
Fill the pages of my favorite book
It is one of necessity for me
For its pages are filled with treasures
That are not only precious but costly as well
On the pages of this book
One finds not only the description of the depravity of mankind
But also the solution to living this life on earth
For in it contains the very Word of God
Given through people by the power of God
In this book you will find the road map
For a relationship with the Almighty God and yes HE is REAL
Opening up the Bible brings such delight to me
For it is where I learn who I am in HIS eyes.
Flowing fountain of God’s rich mercy
Flow within the hearts of all men
Flowing power of the Most High
Flow within my heart this day
Let the power of the Holy Spirit
Be made evident in my life
Search my heart and reveal what is there
Where there is sin may repentance and forgiveness abound
Where there is hardness of heart
May Your Spirit bring softness to it.
Where there is sadness and grief over the things in my world
Bring a heart of intercession for the nations
In the LORD’s Mighty Name Amen!
We all have situations in our lives that drive us to get in the presence of God. Whether it is our spouses, kids, parents, the world we all come into contact with difficult and heart-wrenching circumstances the question is who will be our source of comfort and healing in those times. We can choose to the Almighty God or we can cry, be angry and harbor bitterness in our hearts. I have been in both places and let me tell you that is a far better place to be on your knees in communication with the Lord than with nothing to console you at all.
I spent the first 9 years of my marriage learning to go to God for everything and I am still learning. I wanted God to take away the pain and grief in an instant but God did not do that in my case. As the memories of abuse would surface I can remember now that God was right there with me although at the time it did not feel that way. The tears would just keep coming and I did not know when it would end. I am on the other side of that now and I can say that though it was a difficult time for me I would not change it because I got to know THE LORD in a way I never dreamed existed here on this earth.
There is a song I like to sing here are the words below although I do not know who wrote it.
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary pure and holy ,Tried and true/ And with thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.
There is something special that happens when we go to God and it is more than just getting to know God: IT IS A SPECIAL THOUGHT TO ME THAT GOD KNOWS ME. HE TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE ME, HE TAKES THE TIME. How many of us can say we take the time for HIM. To Get to KNOW HIM though I am not always physically on my knees I will tell you this that when I do I fall to my face before HIM.
Consider that Circumstance as way to know the LORD in a deeper way than you have ever Known HIM before! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Is God’s love for me
Is God’s grace for me
Is God’s peace for me
Is God’s hope for me
For His plans are for my good
Not for disaster
Everything has a purpose even the horror in this world
To point us to God and HIS ultimate best for us
Isn’t great to know that He has our best interest at heart!
Praise God forevermore!