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MAY YOUR WONDERS NEVER CEASE

Father in Heaven
Lord may your name be glorified
above all others, above all this world
above everything else in our lives
for nothing else in all of this world matters
but to live our lives for you and you alone
May your wonders never cease
may your spirit never leave
may we ever long to see your face
and when we turn from you again
oh how quickly we forget
may we be reminded of your grace
May Your Wonders Never Cease

  • Third Day

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

  • Horatio Spafford

I DON’T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED

In this world we have our trials
sometimes lonesome, sometimes blue
but the hope of life eternal
Makes all old hopes brand new

And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world
I’ve got a home so much better
and I’m gonna go there sooner or later
And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world

Lord, I’m growing old and weary
and there’s no place that feels like home
Saviour come, my soul to ferry
to where I never more will roam

And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world
I’ve got a home so much better
and I’m gonna go there sooner or later
And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world

And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world

  • Iris Dement

 

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4 responses to “Background Music

  1. I really commend Psalm 107 for reading and meditation. It is a historical psalm. If I were to organize a quickie sermon into these points:

    I. Blessing the Lord (v.1-3)
    II . Description of the Needs of the Redeemed (v.4-9)
    — prayer for provisions, safety, direction, freedom from bondage (sin) (v.10-16)

    III. Deliverance/Salvation (v.17-22)
    IV. Salvation for Sailors (v.23-32)
    V. God’s Providential Care and Goodness in the Deserts of Life (v.33-42)

    VI. Conclusion (v.43)

    Point IV is an interesting one (given that I have a Marine son). Of course, in those days, anyone sailing was a part of a business venture, which is also interesting because ancient Jews were terrified of the water. One interesting verse is verse 29 that reminds of a familiar miracle of Jesus in the Gospels. Both Points IV and V remind us that God knows what is going on. He is present in the midst of the daily trials and struggles of life. To me, the conclusion is more of an invitation to realign our lives with God. Being made (more like re-made) in Christ’s image is tough. The clay that comprises my being is fighting tooth and nail with the Master Potter. He wants to shape me into a masterpiece and here I am fighting him all the way. He is sovereign and in control. When we don’t understand what is going on around us and those times when we are tempted to throw our hands up in despair. The psalmist reminds us that we must learn to yield to His leadership in His development of our spirits. He is good even though we don’t have His perspective or understanding of what is happening to us. The psalmist invites us to extend our trust in Him a little further.

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