Archive | November 2014

Word of God Speak

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“Word Of God Speak”

I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

[CHORUS]
Word of God Speak

Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

[REPEAT CHORUS 2x]

I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay

Written by Bart Millard and Pete Kipley
Audio by Stephen Sollars
Photo by Aaron Paul Lazar

gratitude

whappiness

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

Photo by Jean Pike

cornucopia of thanks

Cornucopia

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

We would like to share a few thanks-giving ideas with our readers this week. Many churches use an advent wreath to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ arrival in a manger. One candle is lit candle each week leading up to Christmas day. A Cornucopia can help focus our thoughts in November. If you don’t have a cornucopia you can use a basket to collect your thankful thoughts.
Thanksgiving Monday – Each day this week choose a Bible verses that includes the word thanks, thankful or praise. Write the verse on a slip of paper and place in a basket or cornucopia. Draw one out each day this week during your devotions and thank God for your blessings.
Thanksgiving Tuesday – Ingratitude day. What are your reasons for ingratitude? Most of us are beyond blessed, yet we still find reasons to complain. This week, any time you hear yourself complain about something (if you are brave you can enlist the help of family and friends) pledge to donate one canned food item to a local food pantry. At the end of the week, donate the food. Place a slip of paper with the name of each food item you donated in your cornucopia.
Thanksgiving Wednesday – We all have people in our past that we made happy memories with Make plans to call, send a card, or visit someone you care about that you have not seen in a long time. .As you reach out to them in love say a prayer for their needs. Place a thank you card in your cornucopia as a reminder to pray for your friend.
Thanksgiving Thursday – Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Make a list of ten things for which you are thankful. Share an item from your list with those who share your table this Thanksgiving day. Have each one at your table share something for which they are thankful. Place your list in your cornucopia.
Thanksgiving Friday- Focus on praising God. Make a list of your seven favorite choruses or hymns. Sing (or read the words) to a different one before each meal in the coming week. As you sing listen for the thankful reminders in each song and then take a minute to praise God for them as you say a blessing over your meal. Place your song list in your cornucopia

Photo by Marge McCoy