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Verse of the Day – John 13:34-35

John 13:34-35

John 13:34-35

It is our love for one another that we will be set apart and called His disciples and if we are truly His disciples we shall never deny Him.

STREETS by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
When shadows turn to faces
When faces take on names
When names tell us their stories
Of their brokenness and pain

When love flows through the cities
Through the grid of all the streets
Under bridges in the alleys
Like blood through our veins

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal, love
Love will need

When love is used like money
It turns into our greed
When love is more like water
Then everyone will drink

So, let it flow through all our cities
(Like the rivers fall)
And flood them like the sea
(Love fill us all)
Fill the souls that hunger
Lord, give us what we need, yeah

 

Verse of the Day – Ephesians 5:1-2

Ephesians 5:1-2

Ephesians 5:1-2

Sometimes in this world the hardest thing to do is love, but when nothing else is left, when you’ve tried everything else and nothing seems to change, the only way to overcome what comes is against is to love like Christ.

STREETS by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
When shadows turn to faces
When faces take on names
When names tell us their stories
Of their brokenness and pain

When love flows through the cities
Through the grid of all the streets
Under bridges in the alleys
Like blood through our veins

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal, love
Love will need

When love is used like money
It turns into our greed
When love is more like water
Then everyone will drink

So, let it flow through all our cities
(Like the rivers fall)
And flood them like the sea
(Love fill us all)
Fill the souls that hunger
Lord, give us what we need, yeah

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal, love
Love will need

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal, yeah
Love will need

Love, change the world, yeah
Love, change the world

You can see it when He walks around
You can feel it when He moves the ground
We’re all colored with a crimson stain
Can you see it now?
Can you see Him now?

From the clouds to the world below
From the mountain to the city of gold
Love is coming like an urgent rain
Can you feel it now?
Can you feel Him now?

From the clouds to the world below
From the mountain to the city of gold
Love is coming like an urgent rain
Can you feel it now?
Can you feel Him now?

 

Verse of the Day – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

2 Thessalonians 3:16

2 Thessalonians 3:16

This I hope for us all.

LOVE by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me

I pray for love more and more
That I might have love like Yours
A love that shines upon the earth
A love that fills the ocean floors

I pray for peace like rivers flow
I pray for joy like fountains glow
A faith that moves the mountains to seas
But most of all

I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me, yeah

I pray for love more and more
That I might have love like Yours
A love that goes from east to west
A love that has no height or depth

I pray for peace like rivers flow
I pray for joy like fountains glow
A faith that moves the mountains to seas
But most of all

I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me, yeah

I pray for peace like rivers flow
I pray for joy like fountains glow
I pray for truth and grace over me
I pray for strength, this hope I believe
A faith that moves the mountains to seas, yeah, yeah
But most of all

I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me
I pray for love like Yours for me

 

Verse of the Day – Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Though the chaos of my past may still surround me, I still find peace through Christ’s sacrifice for me.

STREETS by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
I lift my eyes to behold Your beauty
And I can feel Your heavenly pull
You meet my eyes, with Your love enfold me
To rest upon, the gaze of my soul

In front of me is the figure I long for
And I will turn to see no one else
But I’m consumed by Your grace and wonder
I’m finding You as I lose myself
I’m finding You as I lose

I, I wanna gaze into Your eyes
I wanna lose my soul in You, You
When I stare into Your eyes
I can see You looking back at me

The definition of my faith is a wonder
I’d rather look to You than know
Lord, I believe and I feel You moving
When I love with the love You’ve shown

The distractions of this world have trapped me
But I’m returning to the rest I’ve known
As a bird flies away and wanders
Returning to my heavenly home
Returning to my heavenly

I, I wanna gaze into Your eyes
I wanna lose my soul in You, You
When I stare into Your eyes
I can see You looking back at me
I can see You looking back at me

I can see You looking back
I, my eyes are on You
I can see You looking
I can see You looking back

I, I wanna gaze into Your eyes
I wanna lose my soul in You, You
When I stare into Your eyes
I can see You looking back
When I stare into Your eyes
I can see You looking back at me

Verse of the Day – Psalm 46:1-3

Psalm 46:1-3

Psalm 46:1-3

Whatever I face, God goes before me, He will be my ever present shelter, it’s time to stop doing everything by my own strength and fearing failure, He is my strength and my refuge.

ONE THIRTY NINE by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
When I was yet unformed
You saw me and my days were numbered
You formed me
When I was in the dark
You searched me every part turned over
You found what’s inside of my heart

Where can I go
If I want to be alone?
I turn and Your there
Now I’m gonna let it out
All I know
Is Your mercy surrounds me
Your thoughts for me outnumber the sand
Now I’m gonna sing it out
From my soul
Only You understand me
You’re holding me inside Your hands

From the moment I was born
You tried me and You made me stronger
I remember when You let me take control
So I would wonder
Who I am and who I’m under
You broke me
To show me who You are

Outside cut into my inside
You won’t stop ‘til You find
The pride in my head, in my head
Inside You can give me one mind
Press me ‘til I rewind
Into Your hands, into Your hands

Verse of the Day – Job 22:21-22

Job 22:21-22

Job 22:21-22

I know this is what we are commanded to do, just sometimes it seems to hard to do.

ALL MY HEART by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
I don’t want to live
For anything but You
Jesus
And all I have to give
I give it all to You
Jesus
Every breath I breathe
I breathe for You
Jesus
And every word I’ll speak
I’ll speak for You
Jesus

With all my heart
And all my soul
I love You Lord
More and more
With all my mind
And all my strength
Take my life

I don’t want to live
For anything but You
Jesus
And all I have to give
I give it all to You
Jesus

With all my heart
And all my soul
I love You Lord
More and more
With all my mind
And all my strength
Take my life

Take my life
With all my heart

With all my heart

With all my heart
And all my soul
I love You Lord
More and more
With all my mind
And all my strength
Take my life

Take my life

With all my heart
And all my soul

With all my heart
And all my strength

Scenes From My Week

It’s been a mixed bag of weather here over this last week, but there has been the odd moment of sunshine through the wind and rain.  Luckily I managed to catch a few sunrises and sunsets on my way to and from work.

Slowly Fading

Slowly Fading

Slipping Beyond The Clouds

Slipping Beyond The Clouds

Creeping Behind The Trees

Creeping Behind The Trees

Resting In The Clouds

Resting In The Clouds

Through The Branches

Through The Branches

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Touching The Light

Touching The Light

Soft Glow

Soft Glow

Hung In The Trees

Hung In The Trees

Evening Radiance

Evening Radiance

Golden Linings

Golden Linings

Last Light

Last Light

Illuminating

Illuminating

Golden

Golden

The Brightness

The Brightness

Morning Light

Morning Light

In The Mist

In The Mist

Up On Misty Waters

Up On Misty Waters

In Reflection

In Reflection

STREETS by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
When shadows turn to faces, and when faces take on names
When names tell us their stories, of their brokenness and pain
When love flows through the cities, through the grid of all the streets
Under bridges in the alleys, like blood through our veins

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal
Love will need

When love is used like money, it turns into our greed
When love is more like water, then everyone will drink
So let it flow through all our cities, and flood them like the sea
Fill the souls that hunger, Lord give us what we need

Love change the world …
Love change the world …

You can see it when He walks around
You can feel it when He moves the ground
We’re all colored with a crimson stain
Can you see it now, can you see Him now

From the clouds to the world below
From the mountain to the city of gold
Love is coming like an urgent rain
Can you feel it now, can you feel Him now

Verse of the Day – 1 Corinthians 13:13

1 Corinthians 13:13

1 Corinthians 13:13

My Mum and her sisters picked this verse to be read at my Nan’s funeral, it summed my Nan up completely, she loved everyone.

CHAPTER 13 by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love,
I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge;
and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love,
I am nothing.

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor,
and if I surrender my body to be burned,
but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own,
is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away;
if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes,
the partial will be done away.

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child,
reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face;
now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

BRAIN FRIED!!!!!!!

I am officially shattered this evening, it’s been a long, long weekend, it’s Sunday evening and I’ve just finished work at 8.15pm!!!!  On a Sunday!!!  Sunday’s are for Church then Karate, but work as well?

I could just close my eyes and sleep, if I wasn’t so hungry and still actually mentally buzzing!

Friday was a great night at Amplified once again, our youth ministry is growing each week, but for me it makes a long day, but I don’t mind.  I work from 7.30am to 4pm, then leave to teach karate from 4.30 to 6pm, then rush home change and out to Church until gone 10pm, a long, but extremely enjoyable day.

Yesterday was a crazy day too, I went for a 3 hour walk first thing, then at 10.30am went to Ursula’s for what I thought would be 3 or 4 hours of architectural work, wrong, eight hours later I walked home with a fried brain!!!!

So this morning another early start at Church to get the cameras set up, then filming the main service, Justin was preaching this week and boy did he cover every inch of the stage, he never stood still for too long, I had to concentrate so hard on the tiny viewing screen to follow him and keep in view, hard work, but I enjoy it, I actually enjoy the test, it helps me improve my camera work, especially with ECTV due to go live in two weeks.

A bit if lunch then off to karate for two and half hours of teaching, then leave there to go back to Ursula’s for another two and half hours staring at a computer screen, now I’m completely brain fried, but I’m not finished yet, I’m back there tomorrow night after work as well.

So now for tea and then, hopefully, a long and peaceful sleep!!!!

I heard this song on my iPod whilst walking yesterday, I’ve listened to it many times, but yesterday morning it really caught my attention, so I thought I would share it with you all.

STREETS by ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE
When shadows turn to faces, and when faces take on names
When names tell us their stories, of their brokenness and pain
When love flows through the cities, through the grid of all the streets
Under bridges in the alleys, like blood through our veins

Love is real
Love will bleed
Love will heal
Love will need

When love is used like money, it turns into our greed
When love is more like water, then everyone will drink
So let it flow through all our cities, and flood them like the sea
Fill the souls that hunger, Lord give us what we need

Love change the world …
Love change the world …

You can see it when He walks around
You can feel it when He moves the ground
We’re all colored with a crimson stain
Can you see it now, can you see Him now

From the clouds to the world below
From the mountain to the city of gold
Love is coming like an urgent rain
Can you feel it now, can you feel Him now