Tag Archives: Aaron Gillespie

Verse of the Day – Proverbs 21:3

Proverbs 21:3

Proverbs 21:3

I think sometimes we feel we have to sacrifice so much to please the Lord, I am sure He does not want us to just give up what He has blessed us with, He would rather we do what is right and just with it.

A LOVE LIKE YOURS by AARON GILLESPIE
I don’t know why I can’t stop singing
You put the air in my lungs
It’s as simple as that, it’s just like breathing
Jesus, Your name must be sung

I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
Never find a love like Yours

I don’t know why I can’t stop singing
You make my heart overflow
Your perfect love has no boundaries
There’s not a depth that you won’t go

I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
Never find a love like Yours

There is no one else for me
Oh, none but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring You praise

There is no one else for me
Oh, none but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring You praise

I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
Never find a love like Yours

I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
I could search the whole world wide
I could search the whole world wide
And never find a love like Yours
And never find a love like Yours
Never find a love like Yours

 

Verse of the Day – 2 Chronicles 19:9

2 Chronicles 19:9

2 Chronicles 19:9

I owe my all to my Lord, so I will endeavour to serve Him faithfully and wholeheartedly.

PRAISE HIM by AARON GILLESPIE
We praise him!

To the amazing one

To the unchanging one
To him the anthem raise
Lift up your hands of praise

For all the things you’ve done
For all the things to come
To him the anthem raise
Lift up a shout of…

Praise him with all of the music
Praise him in all of the nations
Praise him with all of creation
We praise him
We praise him

We praise him!

See now the risen one
See the exalted son
To him the anthem raise
Lift up a shout of…

Praise him with all of the music
Praise him in all of the nations
Praise him with all of creation
We praise him
We praise him

Praise him with all of your heart sing!
Praise him in this generation
Jesus the light of salvation!
We praise him
We praise him

We praise him!
We praise him!
We praise him!

Shine your light forever and ever
Shine your light forever and ever
Shine your light, shine your light in the world
Shine your light forever and ever
Shine your light forever and ever
Shine your light, shine your light in the world

Praise him with all of the music
Praise him in all of the nations
Praise him with all of creation
We praise him
We praise him

Praise him with all of your heart sing!
Praise him in this generation
Jesus the light of salvation!
We praise him
We praise him

We praise him!
 

Verse of the Day – Isaiah 54:11-12

Isaiah 54:11-12

Isaiah 54:11-12

Even when we are beaten, we are down, when we are defeated and broken, our Lord will rebuild us, with riches we never knew, if we love him and trust in Him.

When I was broken last year, I prayed and I prayed, but one day God said to me to trust in Him, He said my seven years of drought would soon be over and I would see prosperity.  Now, I just wait on Him and trust in Him, that a day will come that I will be rebuilt with the riches He promises.

EARNESTLY I SEEK THEE by AARON GILLESPIE
In life’s troubles, sorrows, pain, earnestly I seek Thee
Fill my soul with peace again, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

In life triumphs, victories, earnestly I seek Thee
In the shadow of the almighty, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

I sing to You because You’re good
And Your love is better than life
I will live to bring You praise
I will bless You always

Who am I that You would care? Earnestly I seek Thee
All my days, my nights You are there, earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

 

Verse of the Day – Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:6

There were times when I didn’t believe God existed, although the more I struggled, the more I heard His voice, I just didn’t believe it was the God of all things, but now, now I do, now I look to Him, I try to keep my faith in Him and seek Him in all things.

EARNESTLY I SEEK THEE by AARON GILLESPIE
In life’s troubles, sorrows, pain, earnestly I seek Thee
Fill my soul with peace again, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

In life triumphs, victories, earnestly I seek Thee
In the shadow of the almighty, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

I sing to You because You’re good
And Your love is better than life
I will live to bring You praise
I will bless You always

Who am I that You would care? Earnestly I seek Thee
All my days, my nights You are there, earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

 

Verse of the Day – Isaiah 58:8-9

Isaiah 58:8-9

Isaiah 58:8-9

There are days when I feel my light is failing, but thankfully the Lord hears my cry and His strength lets me shine once more.

EARNESTLY I SEEK THEE by AARON GILLESPIE
In life’s troubles, sorrows, pain, earnestly I seek Thee
Fill my soul with peace again, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

In life triumphs, victories, earnestly I seek Thee
In the shadow of the almighty, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

I sing to You because You’re good
And Your love is better than life
I will live to bring You praise
I will bless You always

Who am I that You would care? Earnestly I seek Thee
All my days, my nights You are there, earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

Verse of the Day – Psalm 9:9-10

Psalm 9:9-10

Psalm 9:9-10

800 Days ago I found refuge in Him, on that day I found the strength in Him to quit drinking, it’s hard to believe it’s 800 SoberDays today!

EARNESTLY I SEEK THEE by AARON GILLESPIE
In life’s troubles, sorrows, pain, earnestly I seek Thee
Fill my soul with peace again, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

In life triumphs, victories, earnestly I seek Thee
In the shadow of the almighty, earnestly I seek Thee
None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

I sing to You because You’re good
And Your love is better than life
I will live to bring You praise
I will bless You always

Who am I that You would care? Earnestly I seek Thee
All my days, my nights You are there, earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

Sunday Fire

Yesterday morning saw me get out again for a walk up to the lake, the timing was just right, I arrived at the lake just a the sun began to ignite the sky, the results were fantastic.

Signs Of The Fire

Signs Of The Fire

Copper Clouds

Copper Clouds

Blue In The Burning

Blue In The Burning

Fire Colours

Fire Colours

Deepest Blue

Deepest Blue

Pure Inferno

Pure Inferno

Fire Rays

Fire Rays

Alone

Alone

EARNESTLY I SEEK THEE by AARON GILLESPIE
In life’s struggles, sorrows, pain
Earnestly I seek Thee
Fill my soul with peace again
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering, build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

In life’s triumphs, victories
Earnestly I seek Thee
In the shadow of the Almighty
Earnestly I seek Thee

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own
In my offering, build Your home
Earnestly I seek Thee

I sing to You, because You’re good
And Your love is better than life
I will live to bring You praise
I will bless You always

Who am I that You would care?
Earnestly I seek Thee.
All my days, my nights You’re there.
Earnestly I seek Thee.

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own.
In my offering, build Your home.
Earnestly I seek Thee. Earnestly I seek Thee.

None but You and You alone
Take my life make it Your own.
In my offering, build Your home.
Earnestly I seek Thee.

Black Eyes, Cracked Thumbs & Black Belts

Well it’s been one heck of a long day, I am almost completely exhausted, but in a good way, it’s been a busy, tiring day, but a good one.

I started the day with a walk as usual, I was out walking by 5.30am, the snow we were expecting hadn’t materialised, but the sky was full of cloud and light drizzle, so unless they cleared there wouldn’t be another fantastic sunrise like yesterday, but that didn’t matter, I was walking, it was dark and I would once again walk into the light, that’s just how I like it everyday!

An eight mile walk this morning up the cycle track, I stopped at the lake on the way back, sat in the constant drizzle and read from the bible.  I took that opportunity despite the weather as I wouldn’t be making it to Church today, I had a karate course to attend.

The course was only in Grantham, about a twenty minute drive from my home.  The course was a National course held by our association, the training was three hours long, but I was asked by our Chief Instructor, Ohta Sensei, if I would teach a section of coloured belts, so for the first hour I taught thirty or so lower grade students, which was both interesting and fun.

For the second hour I went back and joined the other black belts, joining in with a number of free fighting drills, which was fun, despite catching my thumb, which is painful and taking a punch to the eye, which will probably be black tomorrow, I might add here I wasn’t supposed to be blocking my opponent, but to trust in their control, it wasn’t a hard punch, it just caught me in the right place, I’ve had harder, but that’s karate, it’s not tiddlywinks after all!  After that we did a bit of kata, during which I was then once again pulled out to teach a young black belt lady, who was grading for her second dan (I can’t have been that bad, she did pass), them for the last hour I joined in once again with the black belts for more kata.

So a three hour course and I taught for half of that, which I am glad of, I haven’t trained at that level this year, so it was just right, I ache now and probably will ache worse tomorrow, but I’ll still be walking in the morning!

On of my students was grading for his black belt in the afternoon, so I took my seat in the grading room and watched the proceedings, he did pretty well and after a long wait for the results his name was the first to be called to say he had passed, phew, both elation and relief, I get more nervous than my students at these things.  Another black belt to add to the club’s roster after a long day.

The first thing I did when I got home was sleep, it wasn’t a late return, but by 5.30pm I was gone, until just after seven when my kids woke me up, I could have slept right through, but I’m glad they did anyway, I had a bit of work to do.

So it’s the end of a very long day, but a very good one, I’m so proud of Morley for passing his black belt and the look on his face and the joy of his parents is enough for me, just to see that is my reward for my work.

I’ve already downloaded the podcast from our Church service, I did that within a couple of hours of the service finishing, so I have it ready to play in the morning when I walk, so even though I missed Church this morning, I won’t miss Gareth’s message and if it’s anywhere near as good as last week, I’m in for a great walk, whatever the weather and however much I ache!

So I bid you all goodnight and leave you with this song.

God of creation
You came from Heaven
You became a man
bringing hope again
You laid Your life down
Took all of our sin
Nailed it to the cross
Where You paid it all
(We Were Made For You by Aaron Gillespie)