01/12/2006 § 5 Comments
Please follow the link to my new blog:I’ll Take Tea . I’m looking forward to your visit!
There are so many great hymns that just speak to my heart. One of my favorites is ‘A Christian Home’. If you go to this link here you can listen as my great friend Ali, her sister and their husbands sing it as a quartet. They sung this on the day their 2nd son was baptized and boy was it powerful and sweet!
Oh Lord, may this be the cry of our hearts and the endeavor of our lives: to have You be the center of our homes, the center of our hearts, the center of our minds and the center of our worlds. In all that we say and do, may You and Your Son be glorified! In Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen.
(you can right click on the link and open a new window to read the words as you listen.)
A Christian Home
O give us homes built firm upon the Savior,
Where Christ is Head and Counselor and Guide;
Where every child is taught His love and favor
And gives his heart to Christ, the crucified:
How sweet to know that tho his footsteps waver
His faithful Lord is walking by his side!
O give us homes with godly fathers, mothers,
Who always place their hope and trust in Him;
Whose tender patience turmoil never bothers,
Whose calm and courage trouble cannot dim;
A home where each finds joy in serving others,
And love still shines, tho days be dark and grim.
O give us homes where Christ is Lord and Master,
The Bible read, the precious hymns still sung;
Where prayer comes first in peace or in disaster,
And praise is natural speech to every tongue;
Where mountains move before a faith that’s vaster,
And Christ sufficient is for old and young.
O Lord, our God, our homes are Thine forever!
We trust to Thee their problems, toil, and care;
Their bonds of love no enemy can sever
If Thou art always Lord and Master there:
Be Thou the center of our least endeavor-
Be Thou our Guest, our hearts and homes to share.
Please follow the link to my new blog: I’ll Take Tea . I’m looking forward to your visit!
21/06/2006 § Leave a comment
1 A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident.
4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Thank you Lord Jesus, that You are now, always have been and will always be who You say You are. May I always seek Your face, be hidden in Your pavilion, sing of Your praises, taught in Your ways; never forsaken, never forgotten, never afraid, never discouraged, never alone, never overcome by my enemies and be firmly planted on the Rock of my Salvation. All the days of my life. May You, and the salvation You offer through Your Son Jesus, be the inheritence of my generation passed on to the ones to come. May I always be reminded to honor and contend for that covenant and keep it holy-set apart for Your purposes and plans. In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.