Faith

Song & Verse: I LOVE THE LORD

We love each other because God loved us first.

If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And He has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.  ~ 1 John 4:19-20, NLT

love-godMy heart is just so full right now. Amazingly, achingly, burstingly full. When this condition first came upon me, all I could think was, “I Love the Lord!” and “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Now, I don’t just thank God when the blessings are obvious, I’ve learned to thank Him even in the deep darkness of my affliction, pain and despair. However, when the blessings do rain down, I am not neglectful or stingy with my thanksgiving!

I wish for the whole world to know how great, magnificent, wonderful, merciful, caring, nurturing and amazing my God is! I wish for everyone to experience His provision, wisdom and grace. I have determined to continually be the one who returns to give thanks for what my Lord has done for me before heading out into the world to share my testimony of His overwhelming generosity and healing grace.

As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, He reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As He entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting,“Praise God!”He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him for what He had done. This man was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.” ~ Luke 17:11-19, NLT

Amen! Glory to God for a healing, restorative faith!

I LOVE THE LORD

performed by Whitney Houston, from The Preacher’s Wife Soundtrack

 I love the Lord, He heard my cry
And pitied every groan, long as I, I live
And troubles rise, I hasten to His throne
 
 Oh, I love the Lord
I sure do, surely do love the Lord
He heard, He heard my cry
And pitied every groan, yes, He did
Every groan
Long as I live, long as I, I live
And troubles rise, troubles rise
I hasten to to to to to
I’ll hasten, I’ll hasten to His throne
I’ll hasten to His throne hold on hold on
Tears are streaming down my eyes
I’ll hasten, I’ll hasten to His throne
 
Yes I will, I’ll run
I know I can go to His throne
I know I can go, I know I can go
I’ll hasten, I’m gonna run
I know I can go, I know I can go
I’ll hasten, I’ll hasten to His throne
 
See I can run, Lord you know I will
When there is nowhere to go I know I can go to You
I know I can run to You oh
I’ll hasten, I’ll hasten to His, His throne
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I’ll hasten, hasten to his throne
Surely gonna be here
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3 replies »

  1. Thoughtful blog. I love this song.

    I have struggled with loving those who I felt have hurt me over the years. Forgiveness has eventually come, though usually after time has passed and the hurt lessens allowing me to place things into context.

    I often pray to Jesus to provide me with strength, so I can both forgive and love those people I have had challenging relationships with (and occasionally felt like stabbing the really annoying horrible ones in the toe with a spork, lol)

    Reading Rick Warrens ‘A Purpose Driven Life’ really helped with this process.

    Like

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