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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

 

Today What Stands in Your Way?

Be on guard.
Stand firm in the faith.
Be courageous.
Be strong.
And do everything with love. 
I Corinthians 16:13-14

 

“Do not pray for easy lives! Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle.” – Phillips Brooks

 

Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it.
‘Tis God’s gift.

Be strong!
Say not the days are evil – Who’s to blame?
And fold the hands and acquiesce – O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely,
In God’s name.

Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song.

– Maltbie D. Babcock

Walking to Emmaus Part 4

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“Then some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning, and they came back with an amazing report.
They said his body was missing, and they had seen angels who told them Jesus is alive! Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, his body was gone, just as the women had said.” 
– Luke 24: 22-24

This truly is the amazing part of the story – but for a very different reason. If these two eyewitnesses actually believe what they are reporting then why are they so sad and in retreat?  Remember that it’s possible this couple are the disciples Cleopas and his wife. She may have been at the cross and one of the women at the tomb that very morning. They recount this miraculous news with defeat written on their faces and they head back home as if the story is finished.

Maybe in their hearts they are still spectators and not participants. They have heard and maybe even seen part of the earth shaking story but they haven’t stepped out of the boat as Peter did on that stormy day.  Perhaps this adventure has all been just an intellectual exercise and they’ve dared not believe what their eyes and ears have told them.

The Good News has made no difference in their lives.

What difference has it made in your life today? Certainly it makes all the difference in your life of tomorrow, your eternal life. But what about that life you’re living today, right now? Each conversation, those little decisions, the expression you carry about on your face, what difference has it made that everything He said was really true?

Would you be the same person today, act and think the same way, if it had never happened?

At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

On the road you’re walking today, what difference has the Good News made?