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Praying Through Colossians   2 comments

This is a wonderful passage to turn into a prayer for yourself or someone else.  Here is my prayer for my husband…

Out in the Fields With God   4 comments

Out in the Fields with God

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds that play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The fears of what may come to pass,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new mown hay,
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born,
Out in the fields with God.

~ Louise Imogen Guiney ~

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Posted August 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible, God, Life, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Verse, Walking

Sunday Praise   5 comments

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

We Shall Behold Him
Lyrics by Dottie Rambo

The sky shall unfold, preparing His entrance;
The stars shall applaud Him with thunders of praise.
The sweet light in His eyes shall enhance those awaiting,
And we shall behold Him then face to face.

Chorus
And we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him
Face to face in all of His glory;
And we shall behold Him, Yes, we shall behold Him
Face to face, our Savior and Lord.

The angels shall sound the shout of His coming,
The sleeping shall rise from their slumbering place.
And those who remain shall be changed in a moment,
And we shall behold Him then face to face.

Chorus

WFW-Let Your Light Shine   13 comments

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Posted April 22, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible Verse Photos, Photo, Photography, Verse

Then Sings My Soul Saturday   9 comments

I love the words to this song.  This song reminds me of the verse:

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Oh Lord I come with heart here open,
For in my hour of darkness I may be.
Seeking the joy of love unspoken
Oh Lord be Thou near to me.

And the holy voices sing “Hallelu!”
Ever will Thy reign be.
As I wander through this life,
Oh Lord, be Thou near to me.

Though In this burden of my making
Yet in the shadows still a light I see
Maker whose love is not forsaking
Oh Lord be Thou near to me

And the holy voices sing “Hallelu!”
Ever will Thy reign be.
As I wander through this life,
Oh Lord, be Thou near to me.

And the holy voices sing “Hallelu!”
Ever will Thy reign be.
As I wander through this life,
Oh Lord, be Thou near to me.

Oh Lord,
Be Thou near to me.

 For more Then Sings My Soul posts, head on over to Signs, Miracles and Wonders

Tuesday In Other Words   8 comments

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This week, Michelle is hosting “In ‘Other’ Words” at her site, Because I Love You. She has chosen a quote from “A Glimpse of Grace” by Mary Forsythe (with Beth Clark).

“No matter how many good friends I had, there were aspects of my life I needed to deal with alone – heart issues and attitudes that could not be wrestled with in a Bible study…They had to be confronted by the Holy Spirit in the privacy of my own soul.”

I must be honest. I struggled with this quote.  I agree with it but, I think I just would have re-worded it.  When we are in community with other believers, there is accountability and it is the “faithful wounds of a friend” that lead us to the confrontation by the Holy Spirit in the privacy of our souls. 

It is the “Nathan” (2 Samuel 12) in our lives who opens our eyes to our sinful self.  Conviction brings clarity. Clarity leads to confession.  Usually, it is someone pointing out the issue in our lives before we go deal with it in private.  The pointing out can come from a sermon we hear that convicts us or in a more direct fashion, a “wound of a friend”.  It depends on how blind we have become to our condition and how direct the Holy Spirit will have to be in getting us back on the right path.

In the privacy of our souls, we can then pray the prayer of David:

Psalm 51 

1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight-
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart-
These, O God, You will not despise.

Create in me a clean heart – Amen!

Such an appropriate quote for the Holy week.  Thanks Michelle! For more thoughts on this week’s quote, head on over to  Because I Love You.

Posted March 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Christianity, In Other Words, Psalm, Quotes, Verse