Monday, March 2, 2015

"He is able to do exceedingly abundantly, Above all we ask or think"

I sometimes we forget how big GOD is.  I have spent so must time focusing on a situation, problem,  etc. that I've actually put limitations on God, saying "I can figure this out on my own",  "This is too big", and "Nobody can help with this one" and have made it even bigger than what is originally was or worried about it until I made myself a wreck.  Today's post is just reminder "He is able to do exceedingly abundantly, Above all we ask or think" 





"So take all your burdens and lay them at His feet
And watch Him meet the need
We have the victory
Because You are"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"I Come To You More Than I Give"


In this season of transition, even the way we approach GOD must different.  Not always with our hand out, asking for something.  Yet, with an open ear listening surrendering ourselves  to what GOD has planned for our lives, families, communities, and the kingdom. 






I come to You more than I give
I come to You more than I give

When the time comes for us to pray
We find other things to say instead of giving thanks
For what God has already done we're asking for more

But with a grateful heart we ought to pray
"Lord let Your will be done and if you never give me
Another thing I'll just thank You for forgiving me"

I come to You more than I give
Always with my hands out instead of lifting them up
I come to you give, oh Lord will You give me another chance

Always with my hands out instead of giving myself
Enough to say, "Lord I know that I'm in Your perfect will
Realizing as ungrateful as I've been
The giving you has removed all sin, I vow to never be the same"

I come to You more than I give
Always with my hands out instead of me lifting them up
I come to you more than I give, oh, I'm sorry

I give You my heart, my mind, my soul, my praise, Hallelujah

Romans 12:1 says, "I beseech you therefore brethren
By the mercies of God that ye present your bodies
A living sacrifice, holy, which is your job unto God
It is your job to give him everything, every part of you”

I give You my heart, my mind, my soul, my praise, my money
It all belongs to the Father, I give it all to You

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Love"

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Interestingly, the Bible doesn't ever just say that God loves us. Instead, it says: "God demonstrated his love..." "In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us and gave..." "For God so loved the world that he gave..." Love is more than emotion or intention. True love, redemptive love, God-styled love is active; it does something. For us, Jesus did more than something; he sacrificed everything. What's more, he did it when we most needed it. He demonstrated his love when we were sinners! ~ PW

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Mountains" by Sean C. Johnson

This song say everything I want to say today. 

"I'm Coming Up On the Rough Side of the Mountain" 



Monday, February 23, 2015

Faith

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. ~ Hebrews 11:6

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

And just why do we serve God? ... Fear? ... Sense of obligation? ... Because our parents did? How about because we want to please God and bring the Father joy? How about because of we believe in what God has done and will do for us? We believe that God sent his Son Jesus to die for our sins so we can be forgiven, cleansed, and adopted as his children into his forever family. What's more, we believe that God longs to share his blessings with us and loves to reward those who believe in his grace and love. We believe and so we earnestly, diligently, and passionately seek him! -PW 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Confidence

Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. ~Hebrews 10:35-36



 Thoughts on Today's Verse...
There are some tough times that go with living. They're inescapable. That's when our confidence in the Lord's salvation and our relationship with him get tested! It is one thing to sing "it is well with my soul" at the end of a peel the paint worship service, but it is quite another to be able to sing it when they auction your house off at the courthouse steps, you are told you have a long-term debilitating illness, or you lose a child to death. Faith can't take a holiday when we travel through the suburbs of hell or we'll never find our way out. So don't throw it away. Persevere! Keep putting one step in front of the other trusting that God will give you the strength for the next step. No matter how hard it is at the moment, don't give up to despair. Be like Job or Jeremiah who both argued and complained to God, but never let go of God. Don't quit. Christ is coming, for you with grace or in glory once and for all, is just around the bend. ~FW



Monday, September 22, 2014

Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak / Speak to My Heart

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.  ~James 1:19

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Have a brake on your tongue; hit the throttle on your ears. Let your angry email sit three days before responding and make sure you read it and edit it before you send it. Keep you mouth shut and your ears open. They all say the same thing. Now if we would just do it, wouldn't the Christian community so much more blessed! ~ FW