Tuesday, 19 September 2017

It's Good to Be Near God (Psalm 73:23-28)

I am always with You,
You hold me by my right hand
You guide me with Your wisdom
You will lead me to where You stand

Whom have I in heaven but You?
Earth's desires will all fade and tarnish
My heart and my flesh may fail
God is my strength, my soul's wish

It is good to be near Him, 
My Sovereign Lord and God;
I will tell of His salvation,
The wondrous deeds of my God
---
September 19, 2017

God’s Invitation To Life (Isaiah 55)

Come, all who are thirsty
Though you be poor
Come and eat. Wine and milk
Will freely pour

Spend money on food
That doesn’t sustain? Why?
Or labour for that
Which does not satisfy?

Listen to me, ingest what is good
And to your soul I will give
The richest of fare that your soul
May abundantly live

Seek the Lord while He may be found
Call on Him while He is close
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous, their thoughts dispose

Let them turn to our merciful God
Who will pardon, restore
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts
Neither are your ways Mine,” says the Lord

As the heavens are higher
Than the earth below
So are My ways higher than yours
And My thoughts also

As the rain and the snow
From heaven come down
And do not return to it
Without watering the ground

And making it bud and flourish
Yielding seeds to be spread about
And bread for the hungry
So is My word that from My mouth goes out

It will not return to Me void
But will accomplish what I desire and achieve
The purpose for which it was sent
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace

The mountains and hills will burst into song
Junipers and myrtles, and every tree will applaud
Replacing the thorn bush and briars
For the everlasting glory of God
---
July 7, 2013                         

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lord, Fuel My Passions (Isaiah 44:14-19)

Lord, fuel my passions;
May they only serve You
May I only bow down
And bring worship to You
For You are my God,
My righteous Creator
You're my King and my crown,
Good and merciful Saviour
---
September 17, 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Live Worthily with Unity and Maturity (Ephesians 4)

Live worthily of the calling
You received from the Lord above
Be humble, gentle and patient,
Bearing with each other in love

Strive to stay united
Through the Spirit's bond of peace,
Serving the body of Christ
Until mature faith we all reach

Speak the truth in love; put off
Your corrupted self; put off the old;
Put on righteousness and holiness;
Don't give Satan a foothold

In your anger, do not sin,
Nor let it fester and brew
Do honest work so you can share
With those who've less than you

May others be built up
By encouraging words you utter,
Not unwholesome talk
That belongs down in the gutter

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit;
Get rid of brawling and anger,
Along with every kind of malice,
Bitterness, rage and slander

Be kind and compassionate,
Forgiving everyone,
Just as God forgave you
Through Jesus Christ, His Son
---
September 16, 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Faith in Action (Hebrews 11)

Be confident and hopeful 
That God's promises are true
Live a life that pleases Him
His presence, earnestly pursue

Persevere through persecution
And you'll receive your reward -
The joy of righteousness,
Perfection with the Lord
---
September 13, 2017