Monday, October 21, 2013

Flood (Heaven)

My eyes have seen the beauty of the Lord
an untold number of voices sing their praises.

"Hallelujah to the Lamb seated on the throne
Glorious King, Righteous Saviour
Holy, holy, holy to the Son of God"
You stand above the heavens an ensign to all

Sing aloud O my soul,
Sing aloud O my soul
Sing aloud for our Redeemer

Lord of the ages whose love spans time
You endured the cross, suffering sin and shame
Your blood was shed for me, my life has been changed

From the dawn of creation to the end of the ages
let the four corners of the earth sing unending praises
"Almighty and strong
victorious in battle
our enemies defeated confined to their hell."

We shall flood the heavens with a new song
"All hail King Jesus
Emmanuel has come to save
Beginning and end
Beloved of God
Morning Star
Doorway into heaven
Great God
High Priest
Lord of glory
Lord of hosts
Holy One
Hope of Glory"

You are our hope revealed

Flood (Earth)

**this is actually a post I forgot to post from some time ago.  Please forgive me.**

For as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."
                                                                             Matthew 24:37-39

The other side of the coin says "judgment is near."  Yesterday, about 0506 in the morning I was listening to the news on the radio and wish I had gotten up a few minutes prior as I caught the tail end of an interesting news report.  The announcer was listing several cities and countries around the globe that were experiencing strange weather patterns.  Some of the places included Georgia, North and South Carolina, Central America, and a couple of others that I cannot recall at this time.  The news reporter was talking to a national weather advisor and the man simply said "I cannot explain it at all.  We are at a total loss to explain what is going on around the world."

Those words do not bring any comfort to the populations of the world.  

Waiting Here for You (an ode to Jesus)

Waiting here for You my soon coming King
I'm waiting to see Your face Lord of grace.

My life is in Your hands no better place to be
The road of life is tough and long
I have struggled and fallen many days not willing to go on

Waiting here for You I find peace and joy 
in the book of love
"I will never leave you nor forsake you"
"You are loved with an everlasting love"
"I go to prepare a place for you"
"I am the bread of life"
"I will come back for you"

So many promises so little time to explore them all
I stand, waiting here for You, to hear the call from Your harmonious trumphet.
My soul shall sing, my soul shall fly
"Hallelujah Lord Jesus" as I pass through the sky

No thoughts of space no thoughts of time
I race to be in Your arms 
Great Love Divine

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Not particularly proud of this post but, in all instances God works.  I did not have a good day at work today.  We are getting ready for an inspection plus the daily grind of working in retail ( another post I could do)  and tempers flaring, makes for a not to pleasant 8 hours.  

Something happened today that brought me low and I thank God for it.  A customer was ready to check out and I was close by so I rang up her order.  My attitude was not the most professional and she noticed it.  N ( first initial of customer) asked me "how are you doing?" My answer was a short grunt.  Strike one (me being selfish).  Next, she seemed at a loss for words, not because of me, just distracted.  Strike two (she is hurting and I don't catch on).
N and I start talking and she says her husband just passed away.  I asked he how long were they married?  N says "51 years."  Amazing.

I offered my condolances and she starts crying.  N apologizes for the tears and I said no problem.  We spend a few minutes more talking and she has to go.  
As she is walking away my heart breaks for her.  N appears to shrinking under the  weight of the grief she is going through.  
I almost began to cry.  
HOW!!!  HOW could I have been so insensitive?  So spiritually insensitive?  Strike three (spiritual dross).

How far have I gone from The LORD?
N showed more care and concern for me than I did for her.  I am such a...tool.

Instead of being a willing instrument of righteousness for God, I was a willing instrument of unrighteousness.  
God forgive me.

Friday, October 11, 2013

68 in four parts (part 4)

Your command is our desire
Strengthen us Mighty God

Your temple is the jewel of the earth
Your temple at Jerusalem

Bow before the throne of the King
King Jesus
Faithful and True
Captain of our Salvation

Rebuke the kings of the earth
They shall bow in Your presence
They shall bring presents to You
Not gold, silver or fine linens
Praise O King Eternal
That is what they shall bring to You
Eternal God
Eternal praise
We will give You for the rest of our days

Gather the righteous from the four corners of the globe
Scatter the rebellious to the very same
Sing to God kingdoms of the earth
Sing praises to the Lord

The earth is His footstool
Heaven is His throne
Ascribe greatness to the King
His excellence is over all the earth

Blessed be God the Father
Blessed be God the Son
Blessed be God the Holy Spirit
Three in One

68 in four parts (part 3)

Peaks and valleys define the life of man. 
A mountain of strength defines OUR God. 

You ascend on high and lead your children free
You receive the gifts among men

"O LORD our LORD, blessed are You"
"Who daily gives us our benefits?"
"No one."

The God of our salvation
The God of our deliverance
The God of our nation
The LORD is our God

Our praises shall lead the procession into Your sanctuary
O my God and my King
All you singers and players bless God in the congregation
Judah, Judah, Judah
The LORD'S anointed comes from Judah

Your God
Our God has commanded you

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Seven= And God said.....

And the LORD said to Moses, "I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Caananite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite."

God has decided to not to lead His children into the promised land because of their stubbornness and in His anger wanted to consume the nation of Israel.  

What would I do if God said to me "My presence will not go before you."  
I don't know!!!  Would I respond as Moses did and intercede for the people?  Could I go in front of God and dare ask Him to change His mind?  God did have probable cause.
Or....I could look at the attitude of the people and say "LORD Your will be done."  

At this moment Moses stood in the gap for those who were asking for judgment and instead received mercy. I am a much lesser man than Moses.  Far too often lately I speak with people and the conversations lead me to say to God "judge them my LORD."  
Where is my compassion?  God is not willing that ANYONE should spend an eternity separated from Him.  
God has a covenant with Israel and even He cannot break it.  He swore by Himself and there is no higher power than Jehovah. 
Moses became burdened for these people and asked God to spare them.  I had no such resolve for the unsaved around me.  I see and hear how stiff-necked they are about the things of God and I want to become a silent witness, by not witnessing.  God had other ideas.  
Micah 6:8 becomes the rod of correction God uses on me.  "He has show you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you?  But to do justly, to love mercy and walk humbly with your God?"


Moses exhibited all three when he went before God on behalf of a(n) stubborn and rebellious people.  I was pricked in my heart and sought the LORD and His forgiveness.  
MY heart was being shaped and molded by the will of the people and I was in a dangerous place.  
How dare I say LORD reveal Yourself to me and yet in the next instance ask God to hide himself from those who truly need Him?
God is supposed to be seen in me by all who see me.  WHERE IS HIS GLORY?  
Squashed by my anger because the people continue to challenge God.  
Was I not in their place before the Holy Spirit broke through to my heart?  Yes!

Moses needed to be refreshed and opened his heart to God, "if I have found grace in Your sight, show me Your glory, that I may know You and find grace in Your sight.  And consider that these people are your people."  We all know God honored this request.  

However, will God honor my request for more of Him, if, I refuse to see His lost creations simply as sheep who have gone astray?