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Verse of the Day – 1 Thessalonians 3:12

1 Thessalonians 3:12

1 Thessalonians 3:12

This is the call for the whole world, that our love for each other increases.  The love we receive from Christ, we should emulate in loving each other.

EARTH LIKE HEAVEN by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from
Is crying, “liberate us!”

The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from
Is crying, “liberate us!”

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
And the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us
She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us
She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking, waking, waking, oh!

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 102:1-2

Psalm 102:1-2

Psalm 102:1-2

As this week has gone on and day by day I recover more movement with less pain, I can definitely say the the Lord has not hidden His face from me, He has answered my prayers.

YOU CAME (LAZARUS) by JONATHON DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
You stood outside my grave
With tears still on Your face
I heard You say my name
My night was turned to day

You came
I knew that You would come
You sang
My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face
I am alive
You came
I knew that You would come

You said death’s only sleeping
With one word my heart was beating
I rose up from my grave
My fear was turned to faith

You came
I knew that You would come
You sang
My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face
I am alive
You came
I knew that You would come

You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God

You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
You are, a miracle-working God
A miracle-working God!

You came
I knew that You would come
You sang
My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face
I am alive
You came
I knew that You would come
You came
I knew that You would come
You sang
My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face
I am alive
You came
I knew that You would come
You came
I knew that You would come

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave
You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You came
You came
You came
I knew You would come

Verse of the Day – 1 Timothy 4:12

1 Timothy 4:12

1 Timothy 4:12

Even as adults we can learn from our children, sometimes though we can be set in our ways and refuse to see it.  So let’s lead our children in the way He has set, but let’s also be ready to learn from them too.

EXPLODE MY SOUL by JONATHON DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
Whisper my name so only I can hear
Call to my heart, chase away my fears
Stand up in this place, fight for the one you love
Won’t you come surround me so I can rise above

Explode my soul, let these walls come down
All these prison thoughts crumble with the sound
Of my deliverance from my enemies
I stand up beside you, let’s watch these giants flee

Let the silence be broken, and the winter be done
Will you come out of your hiding, kiss me sweet warm sun
Let the wind of Your Spirit blow the dust off my feet
I ran to You broken but now I am complete

Hello promise land, we’ve waited for so long
To see what we’ve believed in, to sing this promise land song
Explode my soul, explode with praise
What he promised is what he gave

I feel wind in my lungs, and hope in my veins
I’ve seen with new eyes I’m seeing you yeah
Hello Promised land I’ve waited for so long
To see what I believed in, just to sing this song
Explode my soul, explode with praise
What you promised is what he gave

Verse of the Day – Psalm 40:1-2

Psalm 40:1-2

Psalm 40:1-2

As I quickly approach my five year sober anniversary this week, my mind is flooded with the memories of five years ago, when the Lord found me at my lowest and gave me the chance to live a new life.

THANK YOU by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
How do I say thank You, Lord
For the way that You love
And the way that You come

For all that You’ve done
All that You’ll do
My hearts pours out
Thank You

You don’t have to come
But You always do
You show up in splendor
And change the whole room

How do I say thank You, Lord
For the life that You gave
The cross that You bore

For the love You poured out
To ransom my soul
My hearts pours out
This thankful song

You walk through all my walls
Conquered my shame
Stepped into my past
Fill my world with grace
You didn’t have to come
But You wanted to

I say Thank You

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 33:18

Psalm 33:18

Psalm 33:18

After another day where craziness has prevailed, after another senseless terror attack, it is in Him we need to place our hope, our hope that the lost of this world will find His unfailing love.

EARTH LIKE HEAVEN by JONATHON DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from
Is crying, “liberate us!”

The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from
Is crying, “liberate us!”

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
And the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us
She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us
She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking, waking, waking, oh!

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 107:28-31

Psalm 107:28-31

Psalm 107:28-31

I remember when my now Pastor came to see me, the day after I had wanted to end my own life, he told me of the story of Jesus calming the storm, he said that was what I needed in my life.  Days later I began to pray for the first time in my life, from that point onward the storms began to be silenced, they have raged since, but each time the Lord calms them, I am forever thankful for His unfailing love.

YOU CAME by JONATHAN DAVID and MELISSA HELSER
You stood outside my grave
With tears still on Your face
I heard You say my name
My night was turned to day

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You said death’s only sleeping
With one word my heart was beating
I rose up from my grave
My fear was turned to faith

You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You came, I knew that You would come

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You came, yeah You came, yeah You came
I knew You would come

Verse of the Day – Psalm 67:1-2

Psalm 67:1-2

Psalm 67:1-2

We live in a world that so many people do not know God, pray a time will come when He will make His face shine on them.

EARTH LIKE HEAVEN by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from
Is crying, “liberate us!”

The dust that we were made of
Is calling us to free them
The earth that we were pulled from

Is crying, “liberate us!”

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

We won’t be satisfied
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
And the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven
Your kingdom come, Your will be done
‘Till the earth looks just like heaven

Wake up you sons and daughters
You were made for so much more
Wake up you sons and daughters
Start singing, creation’s waiting

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking us

She’s not dead, she’s just sleeping
She is waking, waking, waking, oh!

Like the waters cover the sea
Let the earth be filled with Your glory
‘Till the prayers You prayed become reality
And the earth looks just like heaven

Verse of the Day – Jeremiah 33:2-3

Jeremiah 33:2-3

Jeremiah 33:2-3

I know that from time to time I go about my world trying to do things in my own way, I forget to call out to Lord, but He is there waiting for us to call upon Him, at any time.

SO MUCH GRACE by JONATHON DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
East went looking for west but never found him
Guilt went looking for my past but only found love
I heard about a sea where sin sinks like stones
There’s no floor there just mercy down below

There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace

I heard about a Man with holes in his hands
He can hide mountains of sin in them
His smile destroyed my religion
His love shakes down my prison

There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace

I could run for all my days
But I’d never run away
There’s no mistake I could make
That could ever make You change

I could run for all my days
But I’d never run away
There’s no mistake I could make
That could ever make You change

There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace
There’s so much grace

Verse Of The Day – Hebrews 11:32-34

Hebrews 11:32-34

Hebrews 11:32-34

The bible tells us of so many people for achieved so much, just on their faith alone, although at times they wavered, they never stopped believing.

I keep wavering and I keep holding on to my belief, hoping and praying that I will conquer the least of my fears.

FIND ME by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
I fall down upon the crown
Press my face against the earth
Till my heart it rises over my head
As the weight it bows down low
When the autumn wind blows
I kneal before the one I love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in your grace

Like the dust that you first held
In the garden where He knelt
Pull me up against your face again
Till the breath of your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
All I know is I’ve been found by love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in your grace

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Like the dust that you first held
In the garden where He knelt
Pull me up against your face again
Till the breath of your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
All I know is I’ve been found by love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in your grace

(Find Me) Find me grateful
(Find Me) Find me thankful
Find me on my knees

(Find Me) Find me dreaming
(Find Me) Find me singing
Find me lost in your grace

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in your grace

A Thoroughly Embarrassed Doctor

Last week I made an appointment to see a Doctor, after suffering for a few weeks with a sore throat and also needing to renew my blood pressure medication, I thought I would get that renewed and see if they could do anything for my throat.

He renewed my medication, despite not having any tablets for over a month, my blood pressure wasn’t that bad, considering that I hadn’t been feeling great for a while, but it seemed that there was nothing that the Doctor could give me for my throat, he said antibiotics wouldn’t help, so I had to just keep suffering with it and it could be a number of weeks until it got better.

Great so I asked if there was anything that I could buy over the counter that could help, the Doctor suggested the following….

Honey and lemon and Covonia cough medicine would all help as decongestants and then he suggested he takes a “drop of whisky” that usually helps too!!!!

My reply:

If you had read my notes, you would see I am a recovering alcoholic, so I don’t think I will follow that advice.

I watched him squirm in his chair somewhat and then mutter a congratulations for being sober and that he didn’t condone that I follow his advice either!

So not particularly helpful at all to be honest.  I wasn’t offended by his suggestion, just a little shocked at the advice, seeing as it is definitely recorded that I was an alcoholic, due to previous kidney tests when I stopped drinking, the first tests came back abnormal, until they eventually recorded normal results, so I was indeed surprised and he looked thoroughly embarrassed, maybe he should take the time to read my record next time!

When I look at this now, I actually find it quite funny, I guess I kind of liked watching him squirm in his chair, looking all embarrassed.  Although in the end, these Doctors are under so much pressure to see so many people in a day, they haven’t the time to check the records of everyone they see, needless to say, I have not taken his advice with regard to a “drop of whisky”, I’ve just made 240 weeks sober, I am not stopping now!!!!

As it happens, the throat is now not so bad, but I have a cough and I am notorious for carry a cough for months, as my Connect Group pointed out on Wednesday, indeed I coughed my way through the meeting.

So for now, I will just keep going!

I love this song, so true.

YOU CAME (LAZARUS) by JONATHAN & MELISSA HELSER
You stood outside my grave
With tears still on Your face
I heard You say my name
My night was turned to day

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You said death’s only sleeping
With one word my heart was beating
I rose up from my grave
My fear was turned to faith

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came, I knew that You would come

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You came, yeah You came, yeah You came
I knew You would come