Saturday, June 25, 2011

Entry With No Name

I really couldn't think of a title for today's entry. I know it's been awhile since I wrote anything about my life. I even missed the hymn for the week.
Life has been an adventure seems like it. But I suppose the Christian life is an adventure of sorts. You never know what's around the corner and you don't know how you are going to react when the unexpected happens. Just know that God is there to get you through the storms of life.

I recently started reading The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Ormitian(I probably spelled that wrong) and I must confess it is a hard read. Hard because it's so convicting and her words are straight from the Bible. I think every Christian wife or wife to be needs to read this book.

Another book every Christian man and woman needs to read is The Kingdom That Turned the World Upside Down by David Bercot. Bro David doesn't beat around the bush in his words. I think some Christians might be offended because they don't want to hear the truth about conforming to the world which is exactly what many Christians (myself included) have done. It is not an easy thing to admit but it is so easy to allow little things in your life that are of the world and then a little more compromise and then a little more.

I know there are things in my life I need to deal with in order to lead a more godly life. I don't want anything in my life that is displeasing to the Lord.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hymn- And Can it Be

This hymn is also known as Amazing Love! How Can it Be. The Cyber Hymnal has the hymn as it was originally written by Charles Wesley so you might not know the other lyrics.  I didn't recognize the song at first yesterday when I was searching for it. Most hymnaIs use the last two lines in the first verse has the refrain now. We sang this at church yesterday and at a hymn sing later in the day  too. I just marvel at God's love for us. This song just speaks volumes of God's love for his children.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/c/a/acanitbe.htm



And can it be that I should gain


An interest in the Savior’s blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain—

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be,

That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Amazing love! How can it be,

That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?



’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:

Who can explore His strange design?

In vain the firstborn seraph tries

To sound the depths of love divine.

’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

Let angel minds inquire no more.

’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;

Let angel minds inquire no more.



He left His Father’s throne above

So free, so infinite His grace—

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam’s helpless race:

’Tis mercy all, immense and free,

For O my God, it found out me!

’Tis mercy all, immense and free,

For O my God, it found out me!



Long my imprisoned spirit lay,

Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;

Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

My chains fell off, my heart was free,

I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

My chains fell off, my heart was free,

I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.



Still the small inward voice I hear,

That whispers all my sins forgiven;

Still the atoning blood is near,

That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.

I feel the life His wounds impart;

I feel the Savior in my heart.

I feel the life His wounds impart;

I feel the Savior in my heart.



No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’eternal throne,

And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Bold I approach th’eternal throne,

And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Love to Tell the Story

This is a wonderful hymn I heard fopr the first time about a year or two ago. I hope you like it as much as I do.
http://www.biblestudycharts.com/HH_I_Love_To_Tell_The_Story.html

 I love to tell the story of unseen things above,


Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true;

It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.





I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.





I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems

Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.

I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;

And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.





I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.





I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat

What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.

I love to tell the story, for some have never heard

The message of salvation from God's own holy Word.





I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.





I love to tell the story, for those who know it best

Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.

And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,

'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.





I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.