When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless your heart
I’ll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart
I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry Lord for the things I’ve made it
When it’s all about you
It’s all about you, Jesus
King of endless worth
No one could express
How much you deserve
Though I’m weak and poor
All I have is yours
Every single breath
“one of my favorite song”
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/hillsong_united/heart_of_worship.html ]
“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
People who worry a lot have their eyes focused on the consequences of events that had not yet happened. They feel vulnerable, so they expect the worst. If they would turn to God, they could find in HIS character the answer to their vulnerability. The Bible tells us
It seemed to call me, this hill on the horizon. Surrounded by a white light that was shimmering like the sun on a windswept lake. I paused and emptied my hands of books and cares. I emptied my pockets and left it all there. Then quietly I stepped into the night. The stars created a canopy of sparkling gems.
My mind was racing and my heart beat with force. This majestic mountain seemed to rise as I neared it. Looking up I felt so small, Like a shaft of wheat swaying beneath the surging flames of a mighty fire. With trembling hands, I grasped the solid stones that aided my ascent. I was climbing, but a wind was lifting me, gently nudging me along.
With each step the sight became more glorious, colors and images bursting before me. And a probing, piercing light from above beckoned me on. I paused, worshiping the One whose passion created such beauty, and whose presence commanded such honor.
With one last step I reached the crest, I lifted my eyes and beheld holiness Of God. A brilliant white light, like a frozen bolt of lightning, dropped me to my knees. The air rushed from my lungs. I was overwhelmed with fear and peace. The words, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is the LORD ALMIGHTY” splashed beneath the starlight sky, echoing in my ears.
And then, my heart poured out its praise as the Lord, our God, reached out His hand. He drew me close and time stood still, as I stood by grace on His holy hill.
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1. God is truly in control.
If God is God, then nothing happens apart from His knowledge and permission.
While it is difficult to imagine why God allows some painful things to happen, His character, revealed in the Bible and through the testing of generations, leads us to the conclusion that He is willing and able to sustain you during the worst of times.
We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves, but on God who can raise the dead.
Remember when you were a kid and you got in trouble at school? The last thing you wanted was for Mom and Dad to find it out about it. So you hide it as long as you could even though you were miserable until your parents finally learned the truth….
There’s just nothing not to like about Christmas, is there? Decorations everywhere, No classes. Lots of great Christmas music. No classes. Gifts. No classes!