Falling In Love

Fall in love with Jesus–everyday.

It’s a simple thought, but also a very important one when you think about it. Everything we do is centered in our love for Him. Jesus even said “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Everything we do comes out of our love for Him.

So today, I share this short but simple thought to remember to fall in love with Jesus everyday.

I hear an old song we used to sing when I was a kid playing in my mind:

“I keep falling in love with Him, over and over, and over and over again. He gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by. Oh, what a love between my Lord and I.”

What a sweet fall.

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Prayers for When Your in a Battle

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I ran across this prayer by Ted Loder that I had to share. This prayer is taken from Loder’s book, Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle. If you’re like me, this prayer is like apples of gold. It is just the prayer for me right now as I face some spiritual battles.

How shall I pray?

Are tears prayers, Lord?

Are screams prayers,

or groans

or sighs

or curses?

Can trembling hands be lifted to you,

or clenched fists

or the cold sweat that trickles down my back

or the cramps that knot my stomach?

Will you accept my prayers, Lord,

my real prayers,

rooted in the muck and mud and rock of my life,

and not just the pretty, cut-flower, gracefully arranged bouquet of words?

Will you accept me, Lord,

as I really am,

messed up mixture of glory and grime.

 

He hears every sigh, every groan.

“O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groanings.” Psalm 5:1

The Holy Spirit helps us pray when our mouths move but no words come.

“The Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26

I am thankful today that the Lord hears my sighs. He hears and He will answer.

Just wanted to share this short blurb to any who are in a battle and need to hear the promise that God’s ear is attuned to our cries.

Blessings in the name of Christ! 🙂

Death

Loved this powerful poem by the Underappreciated Pastor. Love his line about “Now every believer has a borrowed grave”. Amen! Hallelujah!! Praise Him, somebody! 🙂

The Unappreciated Pastor

Black, cold, lonely, full of drear
A fate to us all that is growing near
Does it stop here? Does it go on?
A question that is often pondered upon.

In regret I racked my brain
Does death bring peace?
Does death bring pain?
Are grave stones mocking me?
Under chiseled stone, is that where I’ll be?

It is no doubt that I will die
But will I rot or will I rise?
Will I ascend to the skies
Or fall prey to the lord of flies?

Perhaps I’ll wither in a decorated box
Live forever six feet from the top
Like a plague thoughts punished me
For in my heart was eternity.

So much to embrace in this universe
In one hundred years you can’t see much
Then like a trumpet came a voice
It crossed the expanse from a distant shore.

Penned by prophet and common man
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