God You Are My Foundation, My Rock

Source: TonyEvans.org
Source: TonyEvans.org

God, please accept my worship.
Let my song be lifted high.
When I focus on what’s difficult in my life,
help me remember the times
you’ve renewed my strength and joy,
carried me when I couldn’t walk.
When my foundation felt unstable
You were always my solid rock.
Increase my understanding,
in the darkness let it be my light.
Give me the same breath to sing in the valley
that I breathe when I sing the heights.

How desperate are you for the things of God?

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One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour.”

Deuteronomy 1:8 “Look, I am giving all this land to you! Go in and occupy it, for it is the land the Lord  swore to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to all their descendants.”

The fox missed out on the grapes because he gave up.  I encourage you this week not to give up.  Do not allow struggles and challenges in life to keep you from serving and following God. How desperate are you for the things of God?

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

KEEP ASKING! KEEP SEEKING! KEEP KNOCKING!

Heavenly Father, I pray that a spirit of boldness and determination will arise in each of us today. I pray that every challenge we face will be used as an opportunity for Your power and glory to be revealed. I pray that spiritual eyes and ears will be open to the fact that we are not alone. You will never leave us or forsake us, and you will cause us to triumph. Loving Father, I pray for those who might feel like giving up. I ask that You will encourage and strengthen them as only You can, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Are You Still Amazed?

Source: kurtbubna.com

“Once upon a time, I too was messed up, broken, bound by sin and living a lie, but because of grace, that’s not the end of my story or yours. The moment we wander too far from the tale of our redemption is the day we lose the wonder of grace.”  Kurt Bubna

The following is a blog post by Epic Grace Author Kurt Bubna.  If your wondering about grace, if you’ve forgotten about God’s grace, or if you think you are just too messed up and broken to receive God’s amazing and Epic Grace, you need to read this.

What do you think of when you hear the word grace? An old hymn? What some say as a prayer before consuming large quantities of food? Or maybe you flashback to a former girlfriend from Ohio?

If you’re a theologian or professional Christian, you might drift to the Greek. If you’re a new believer, the word undoubtedly has taken on a deeper meaning for you. However, if you’ve been around this church-thang for a while, I wonder if grace is still amazing to you.  Continue reading…

You can read my book review of Epic Grace HERE

Hello God, I Called Tonight

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Hello God, I called tonight
To talk a little while…
I need a friend who’ll listen
To my anxiety and trial…
………………………………….
You see, I can’t quite make it
Through a day just on my own…
I need your love to guide me,
So I’ll never feel alone.
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I want to ask you please to keep,
My family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence
For whatever fate they’re bound.
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Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can’t change in any way.
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I thank you God, for being home.
And listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.
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Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.
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So thank you, God, for listening
To my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love You, too.
And I’ll call again tomorrow

–Author Unknown