“God, You love me”


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sleep and You love me

I wake and You love me

I call and You love me

I fall and You love me

I try and You love me

I cry and You love me

I’m hopeless, You love me

I’m faithless, You love me

God, You love me

Just as I am

 

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Love one another


No new words today – just a few that have already been spoken by others.

“I may not the worlds smartest man, but I know what love is.”   Forest Gump

 

“Light of the world, shine on me – Love is the answer

Shine on us all, set us free – Love is the answer

When you feel afraid – love one another

When you’ve lost your way – love one another

When you’re all alone – love one another

When you’re far from home – love one another

When you’re down and out – love one another

When all your hope runs out – love one another

When you need a friend – love one another

When you’re near the end – love one another

We have to love one another”          Todd Rundgren

 

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love, one to another.

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

John 15:17  These things I command you, that you love one another.

Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

Romans 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Galatians 5:13  For you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Ephesians 4:2  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

1 Thessalonians 3:12  And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Hebrews 10:24  And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works:

1 Peter 1:22  Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Peter 3:8  Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

1 John 3:11  For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:23  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 4:11  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:12  No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

2 John 1:5  And now I beseech you, both man and woman, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

 

“I will be blessed – because you love me

I will have joy – because you love me

I will have peace – because you love me

I will love you – because you love me

Love makes us one”        Mark Ettinger

 

The Song of His Spirit (from: Dance with Me, my beloved)


“God is Spirit and those who worship Him, must worship in Spirit and in truth.”  John 4:24

We are told in 1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and truth.” There are a lot of songs out there- a lot of words..  Have you ever heard or even sung these songs that talk about how you are singing, dancing or giving all you’ve got to the Lord, but when you look around, hardly anyone is dancing and some aren’t even singing. Maybe not even you – or me.“I’m guilty too.”  It’s like everyone is in their own place, even though we’re all in the same place

What is the reason for this, did you ever wonder? There is no question – it’s a heart issue. As I said, there are a lot of words, though many of those words are verbs, that require action to give them life.   There is a verse that states:

“Be doers not just hearers of the word”.   To paraphrase that: “Be doers not just talkers or singers of the word”.   James 1:22  Romans 2:13   Ezekiel 33:30-33

The day came  when I was convicted in my heart and asked myself:   “Why am I singing this, when I don’t even do it?”

I can listen to or talk about what I believe until  the Lord returns; but if I’m

not doing what I believe, how can I really say that I believe it and be speaking the truth??

It’s called: “In deed and in truth”.    If the world around us doesn’t see us in action- they just hear a lot of talk.  Why should they want to believe what we believe? Or as I like to phrase it:  As God believes. They already hear opinions from each other about what they believe or don’t believe.  They need to see proof- a life change in us that came from our salvation through Jesus. To see the living testimony of Jesus and want it for themselves. The freedom of living in the spirit. Then they and we, will have a song to sing..

A song of salvation – A song of His Spirit.

This song was composed out of the  question: “How can I sing a song to you Lord- can my words give you enough love?”  I want to sing and live a song of spirit and truth to you Lord, from a heart full of love, not just a mouth full of words.  Make my life, a song to You Lord…

“The Song of His Spirit”

How can I sing a song to you Lord

What is Your song composed of

When does the music reach Your ears

Can my voice give You enough love

To sing the song You sing for me

We would be in communion

Your  Holy Spirit song through me

Oh what a blessed union

So I will sing Your  song to You

Sung by Your  Spirit within me

Music that Glorifies Your Name

Music to let You draw near me

Songs of salvation ‑ Songs of joy

Songs of the sin that Your  Son destroyed

Songs of His light that shines on my face

Songs that are sung in Your Most Holy Place

Let Me hear music ‑ He whispered to me

The music that’s played by abiding in Me

Sing this for me ‑ for I  sing this for you

Love is the song, Jesus sings about you

Farewell to Spring a reflection of a 2009 Psalmistry


I’m reflecting on writings from this day last year:

The rain is still  falling, it’s been raining a lot this Spring. I love the rain. For me, there is something deeply spiritual and Holy about it. The coolness on my face, the soft sounds in my ears. Rain is such a marvelous blessing from God.  He conducts the rain’s symphony.

“Symphony of the rain”

When I feel the rain upon my face

I feel Your mercy and Your grace

As the rain falls all around me

The countless sounds surround me

The sound of the rain’s symphony

Lord, it’s Your majesty

The leaves of the trees become instruments

As the raindrops play their song

A melody from Heaven, rains on and on and on

The softest song I’ve ever heard

Rain falling through the trees

Unlike a song you can only hear

God lets this song be seen

The drops of rain that sound surreal

A song that Heaven lets me feel

As the rain falls all around me

The countless music surrounds me

The sound of the rain’s symphony

Lord, Your melody rains upon me

The most beautiful love song