What could be more encouraging than to know that apart from Christ we are literally nothing? The things we are striving for and hustling for will ultimately fade away like a mist and nothing will remain but the eternal Kingdom of God. Praise the Lord!
It seems that it is more difficult for me to praise God when I don’t have an abundance of good things happening in my life. My mind does not often go to thanksgiving when I don’t see all those little (and big) things to be thankful for.
The songs we sing in worship to God must be explicit in their praise because they are praising a God who deserves to be acknowledged for the ways He has shown grace and love to us. This hymn is a beautiful reminder of the sustaining power and strength of the Lord.
The songs we sing cannot be vague and imprecise because worship cannot be vague and imprecise. We are worshipping a specific person who has saved us in a specific way. Therefore, worship should magnify our view of God by highlighting His characteristics and His work of salvation through Christ.
“the next best thing to living in the light of the Lord’s love is to be unhappy til we have it, and to pant hourly after it…when it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings” - Spurgeon
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10 Steadfast love. Lovingkindness. Grace. Covenantal love. In the Hebrew this is called hesed. It refers to … Continue reading hesed
Child. Yes, you are My child. By receiving Me you have received adoption as my child (John 1:12). Yes, and I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and bear fruit to the world (John 15:16). Not only are you My child, but you are My heir, and a co-heir with My Son, if … Continue reading a Father’s letter
"On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will. If we … Continue reading faith and feelings
“for you are a holy people to the Lord your God. The Lord chose you to be a people for his treasured possession…it was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you…but it was because the Lord loves you…” – Deuteronomy … Continue reading a love undeserved
“Remember it is I who orchestrate the events of your life. Don’t try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me in advance for the good that will come out of it all. I know the plans I have for you, and they are good.” I struggle so much with just … Continue reading trust