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Monday, December 15, 2014

Emmanuel - God With Us

All that is within me cries for you alone be glorified.


MercyMe - God With Us
Who are we that You would be mindful of us?
What do You see that's worth looking our way?
We are free in ways that we never should be.
Sweet release from the grip of these chains.

Like hinges straining from the weight,
My heart no longer can keep from singing.

All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified:
Emmanuel, God with us.

My heart sings a brand new song.
The debt is paid, these chains are gone.
Emmanuel, God with us.

Lord, You know our hearts don't deserve Your glory;
Still You show a love we cannot afford.

Like hinges straining from the weight,
My heart no longer can keep from singing.

All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified:
Emmanuel, God with us.

My heart sings a brand new song.
The debt is paid, these chains are gone.
Emmanuel, God with us.

Such a tiny offering
Compared to Calvary;
Nevertheless,
We lay it at Your feet.

Such a tiny offering
Compared to Calvary;
Nevertheless,
We lay it at Your feet.

All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified:
Emmanuel, God with us.

My heart sings a brand new song.
The debt is paid, these chains are gone.
Emmanuel, God with us.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men

Is there really any peace?


Casting Crowns - I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men
Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men

Peace on earth, Peace on earth
Peace on earth, Good will to men

It is easy to look at the events in the news and decide that peace is nothing but a dream. The idea of peace gets even worse at Christmas when many people are stressed and they let there worse character qualities come out.

Bring peace to your piece of the world.

John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Jesus warned us that there would be unrest and difficult times before he returns to take us home. It will take a conscious decision on my part to trust in him when everything around me is so unsettled.

I am responsible to live a peaceful life that is full of love for everyone. I need to influence my piece of the world and make it a better place. (John 16:33, Romans 12:18, Hebrews 12:14)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Perfect Gifts

You can't out give God!

 
James 1:17  Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.

When any of us give a gift we are usually guessing at what the best gift is for the recipient, sometimes we give with the wrong motivation and you know that no matter what you give some day it will wear out and get thrown away.

The original gift giver is still the best, he has a huge advantage, he made us so he knows what we really need the most and he is the only one that has the power to meet those needs. God always gives out of love and his gifts never wear out.

Let's remember the gifts that really matter:


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