Jesus, Lover of my Soul Lyrics

[Verse]
Jesus, lover of my soul
Jesus, I will never let You go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You’ve set my feet upon the rock
Now I know

[Chorus]
I love You, I need You
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let You go
My Saviour, my closest friend
I will worship You until the very end

[Verse]
Jesus, lover of my soul
Jesus, I will never let You go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You’ve set my feet upon the rock
Now I know

[Chorus]
I love You, I need You
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let You go
My Saviour, my closest friend
I will worship You until the very end

Daily Devotion Inspired by the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 4:9-10

In difficult times, we have all been tempted to doubt the love of God. This is because we have mistakenly equated God’s love with a trouble-free life. Even though there is a strong temptation to assume if we worship, serve, and love God, our life will be free of problems.

“Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:9-10)

Grace is one of God’s amazing gifts. It provides every one of us with everything we need to live in perfect freedom: forgiveness of our sins, healing for our hearts, the companionship of the Holy Spirit, and a relationship with God. We worship, pray, work, and enjoy life, surrounded by God’s unconditional love. God’s grace upholds us, fills us, and sustains us.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

There is no more significant demonstration of God’s grace and love than sending Jesus to take away our sins so we can spend eternity with Him. God gave us hope when there would be no hope. No matter what you are facing right now, realize God’s love is enough in the middle of the most difficult of situations. We know God’s love is seen in God’s grace in the middle of our times of trouble.

“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,” (Titus 3:4)

The word grace in Hebrew translates to “loving-kindness” or “the Lord’s favor.” From that single word, God extends His favor toward us, demonstrating how He always wants to be near to us.

Even though we are tempted to compare God’s love with the absence of trouble, we can choose to shift our focus to God’s loving-kindness. God’s grace continuously communicates we are loved deeply by God regardless of what we experience in life.

This crisis may be the very tool God uses to draw us closer to Him. Even if you find yourself in the middle of a difficult situation right now, know that God’s grace shows His great love for you.

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

When we experience difficulty in our lives, we can seek safety in God’s grace and have hope for the future. This life is just the beginning. One day we will see Jesus face to face, and be what God created us to be, and live with Him in our true forever home.

In the same way, God has given us the gifts. He asks us to use them to minister to others. We can minister to others by complimenting a friend or helping someone in need. There are a lot of things we can do to use our gifts to help others.

Ask God for help today and ask Him to show you creative ways to use your gift of God’s grace to minister to the people God has placed in your path. You could be surprised at the things He shows you. Do not be afraid to do what God tells you to do.

Choose to minister to others and see what God does through you!


Will you let God’s grace shine through you today?

Heavenly Father, I will be hospitable to others without grumbling. As I have received a gift, I will minister as a good steward of the manifold grace of You. Please show creative ways to use Your grace to minister to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

I take no credit for the Lords work, nor does the person who sent this to me.

All glory to God.

Sent to My Sister from a Friend of Hers

Taking a chance you have your computer up and running again.  Hope so.
Just thought I’d drop in to mention something that is totally fascinating.  Have you, by any chance, ever heard of Kat Kerr, or read any of her books or gone to her web site online?  I never have up until January when the Pastor at out church began announcing she was coming to our church for a seminar this weekend.  Absolutely fasciniating.  I don’t know if you know who she is or not, if you do then, you probably already know some of this stuff. Continue reading

A Prayer For You…

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example — to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don’t know You intimately. I pray for those who will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those who don’t believe. But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.