Friday, August 30, 2013

All My Hope!

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13) 

God bless you friends! I hope and pray that you have really enjoyed the last poem on "Light". Here's another poem that I have found on "Hope". Here we go! God bless you and enjoy in Jesus' name!...:-)

HOPE

God is urging us all with His tender loving care
there is enough Hope for all of us to share
He longs for all lost souls find the road that leads to Him
He wants us all to repent and ask for forgiveness of our sins
if you ever find yourself feeling hopeless and losing all faith
if the road ahead is darkened and you can't find your way
pray to God with sincerity and embrace Him within your soul
let His divinity brighten your way on this long road
keep Him faithfully in your heart in all that you do 
remember to do unto others as you would have done to you
in God's eyes no one is hopeless we can all be saved
that's why God sends us His angels to help guide the way
He reaches out His hand for each and everyone to take
He is with us in every decision and at every turn that we make
His mercy is endearing for He loves us all the same
His Love is infinite and on Him we should never place blame
He gave us all our own free will to do as we please
we do what we want and we suffer from our own deeds
There is Hope if we turn to Him and stay
There is Hope if we take His hand and walk His way
on His road there will still be burdens to face
but stay on this journey with God and He will keep you safe
remember always what He sacrificed for you
keep Him in your heart and to Him remain forever true 

What a beautiful poem friends! Regardless of the circumstances that we may be confronting right now, there is hope. There is hope and freedom in Jesus. He is the only Man that can provide us the comfort and assurance that has already been provided to us through God's Word (Bible). Without Jesus, what kind of hope would we really have? NONE!

Have you found hope in the King of kings and the Lord of lords?

Thanks again for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, I bring to all of you All My Hope by Hillsong Live. Here's the lyrics...ENJOY!!!...:-D

ALL MY HOPE BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
Light in my darkness
Peace for my soul
You are my rescue
You've never let go

CHORUS
All my hope is in You
All my strength is in You
With every breath
My soul will rest in You

VERSE
Here in my weakness
Always the same
Your love is my shelter
Your life is my way

BRIDGE
Constant Saviour
Friend forever
Lord You have my heart

Sure foundation
Never failing
Lord You have my heart

FINAL CHORUS
All the earth beneath You
All my life before You
With every breath
My soul will rest in You

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Children Of The Light!

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. (Matt.5:14) 

Up until this post, I've been sporadically introducing to you poems from different christian poets that God has anointed so we can in turn be blessed as I share their work with all of you. With that said, I'm going to continue to share more poems with you so that you can in return share these poems with your friends and family, especially those who have yet to accept Jesus into their lives and experience God in a very wholesome and satisfying manner.

Let's resume with our next poem titled Light from an anonymous source. God bless you and enjoy in Jesus' name!...:-).

LIGHT

To see with eyes that are not my own
To share this love that I have been shown
A light upon my heart of humility not pride
A way out of the darkness where many hide
The eyes of the Lord see ALL with love
His heart so full of mercy and joy enough to fill all of the earth from the heavens above 
The light of His heart is brilliant and beautifully divine
It is for ALL of us that it shines
To lead those who see and enlighten those who are blind
Our hearts must be opened to receive this love filled light
Our souls, redemptive and humbled before Him will begin to have sight
Seek for His love is enough for all to share
Search for He is waiting for all of us to hear
Within His love His light fires forth from His heart to you
Within His presence you will be pierced with His truth
The purity of His truth guides you on your journey with Him each day to be a witness to His love and share Him with ALL in every way
The divine mercy of His love is the fire enkindled and burning bright for all
Follow the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be the embers of His love and answer His call

Be encouraged my friends! We are children of the light...God's light! 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Here's the lyrics to the song, Children Of The Light by Hillsong Live. Enjoy friends!!!...:-)

CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT BY HILLSONG LIVE

VERSE
Children in the wilderness
Following the love You poured out for us
Covered by the Name that we confess
Jesus Saviour forever

Roaming through the dark of night
Clinging to the word that burns deep inside
Eyes fixed on Your Name and endless light
Jesus Saviour forever

CHORUS
Set alight to follow
In the shadow of Your Name
The world is Yours and I know
Everything will find its place
Under Your Name

VERSE
Walking on through the fire
Knowing I will not be burned but refined
Fearless in Your Name here by my side
Jesus Saviour forever

Taking on the raging storm
Anchored to Your kingdom unshakeable
Holding to the Name that outshines all
Jesus Saviour forever

BRIDGE
Children of the light
Blazing through the night
Taking back what the devil had stolen

Calling on the Name
Breaking every chain
Jesus everlasting freedom

Running through the wild
Dancing in the fire
Taking back what the devil had stolen

TAG
All the power
All the glory
All the praise be to Your Name forever


Monday, August 26, 2013

Praise Him!

 Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD. (Psalms 150:6) 

As long as God gives you breath, make sure to not only sing praises, but to shout out praises of thanksgiving from the rooftops!

Given the length of the poem that I want to share with you, I'm going to keep my words as short as possible so that this post doesn't get too lengthy. With that said, I want to share with all of you Lord, You Are Powerful by Gary James Smith. Afterwards, I will share my closing remarks and the lyrics to the above music video. God bless you and enjoy in Jesus' name!...:-)


LORD, YOU ARE POWERFUL

Lord, You are all powerful,
Almighty God are You
You generate the energy
To see the believer through
By Your Holy Spirit
Indwelling us down here
We've no cause for worry
Nor any cause for fear

You have triumphed mightily
Over sin, death, and hell.
All the ransomed hosts now sing
With our soul 'tis well
Though satan seeks to devour us
In our walk each day
We can have the Victory
For Lord, You are our stay

For greater is He that's within us
Than he that is in the world
With our shield of faith
Deflecting darts that are hurled
We have a conflict daily
Yet You have said "Stand fast"
The trials you are experiencing
These too shall pass

With no hope the people perish
But Lord our hope's in Thee
Creator and Redeemer
The Lamb of Calvary
Now we're really living
For up from the grave You arose
Righteousness exalts that nation
Whom our God doth know

With steps of faith we plod on
Here am I, use me
Make my heart a burden place
For lost souls such as we 
Give out the bread my brother 
Pass out the water too
Give that Bread of Life to others
That they may drink Anew

My hope and prayer is that you, my friends, will experience God's power, grace, love, and mercy as you sing praises to Him with an immense spirit of humility and admiration. Thanks again for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and and keep you in Jesus' precious name. JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, here's the lyrics to the song Praise Him by Hillsong Live. ENJOY!!!...:-D 

PRAISE HIM BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
To the amazing One
To the unchanging One
To Him the anthem raise
Lift up your hymns of praise

For all the things He's done
For all the things to come
To Him the anthem raise
Lift up a shout of

CHORUS
Praise Him with all of the music
Praise Him in all of the nations
Praise Him with all of creation
We praise Him
We praise Him

Praise Him with all of your heart sing
Praise Him in this generation
Jesus the light of salvation
We praise Him
We praise Him

VERSE
See now the risen One
See the exalted Son
To Him the anthem raise
Lift up your hymns of praise

For all the things He's done
For all the things to come
To Him the anthem raise
Lift up a shout of

BRIDGE
Shine Your light forever and ever
Shine Your light forever and ever
Shine Your light
Shine Your light in the world


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Love Knows No End!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4 Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies; (Psalms 103:2-4) 

God's love knows no end...

His love for us is so immense that it would be very difficult to put into words. All of us at one time or another have been known to use adjectives such as "awesome" and "amazing" when it comes to describing God and His attributes. Come to think about it, as nice as those words are in describing God, there is really no justice in beginning to apply those words to a sovereign God Whos majesty, grace, and power are beyond any words that we can use.

So with that said, the best way to describe God in the most "simplistic" way possible is "never-ending". God's never-ending love for us is an excellent example of His character. His love for us is revealed to us everywhere we look. His love for us is shown through a person's smile or laughter. His love for us is also shown to through nature. Most importantly, His love for us is not only shown, but also demonstrated through the most amazing book ever written, the Bible.

His love for us will do the following:
1) His love for us will forgive all iniquities.
2) His love for us will heal all your diseases.
3) His love for us will redeem your life from destruction.
4) His love for us will crown you with loving-kindness and tender mercies.

Always remember friends...His loving-kindness is larger than life itself. 

All of us can always use the above reminder every single day of our lives as a way to constantly assure ourselves and comfort those people that God has already placed around us. No matter how hard life can get sometimes, His love for us will always trump our circumstances. Isn't that comforting friends? 

Thank you very much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you endeavor to continue to experience His love and share His love with those people around you. JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, I want to bring to all of you Love Knows No End by Hillsong Live. Here's the lyrics below...ENJOY!!!...:-D

LOVE KNOWS NO END BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
I lift my eyes to see Your face
I know my help is in Your Name
In everything
Held by hands
Of mercy

I will run and not grow weary
I will rise in God my strength
My heart will trust
For all my hope
Is Christ alone

CHORUS
Now my soul sings
Your love it knows no end
Your love it knows no end
Your love it knows no end

VERSE
I will love for You have loved
I will forgive as You forgive
Your love prevails
You fill my life
With hope again

BRIDGE
You reign forever
You reign forever
You are the light unto this world

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Grace Abounds!

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor. 12:9) 

I have heard the following quote on a number of different occasions...

"Where sin is most evident, grace abounds most." 

Now, I'm not quite sure or even remember for that matter if there's an actual scripture reference to the said quote. If there happens to be a scripture verse that implies this, please feel free to share the scripture verse with me in the comment section below. 

Just recently, I posted a comment on my Facebook page about my gratitude for the wonderful friends that God has brought into my life in the short period of time that I have been on Facebook. There is no doubt that God's favor has shown through my life as His grace has been evident in the way His love, mercy, and care has enveloped me through the many wonderful friends that I have made on Facebook.

I must admit, I have failed to mention the numerous friends that I have also been able to connect to through Christian Living. I'm also extremely grateful for every single one of you being my friends. I occasionally encourage my readers to go to my personal Facebook page and my fan page, Intentional Christianity so that we can continue to expand our connection beyond Christian Living. You can find both of my Facebook pages to the column on your right at the top beneath the search and translate sections

My dear friends. We live in a sin-filled world where the assurances of no promise for tomorrow actually exists. God's grace continues to be demonstrated every single day through people like you and me. All of us are just ordinary people that love to be used by an extraordinary God. With that said, a question begs to be asked.

Are you ready to put aside your personal agenda momentarily so that we can join together and share God's grace to the lost and dying around us?

Thank you so much for reading this far my friend! God is indeed gracious to us! I'm confident in the Lord that we will meet one day whether it be here one earth or in Heaven. We are definitely living in exciting times! May God continue to bless you and keep you! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, I want to bring to all of you Grace Abounds by Hillsong Live. Here's the lyrics below...ENJOY!!!...:-D

GRACE ABOUNDS BY HILLSONG LIVE

VERSE
You lay aside Your throne
And to this world
You have come

You offered up Your life
The debt You paid
Was not Yours

CHORUS
Your grace abounds to me
Your grace abounds to me
Jesus
In You I find all that I need

VERSE
A gift I could not earn
Your open arms
Are undeserved

Enabled by Your grace
Now to live
Is Christ alone

BRIDGE
All powerful
All glorious
There's nothing like the Name of Jesus

All powerful
All glorious
There's nothing like Your Name

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Desire Jesus!

Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matt. 5:6) 

I bring to you another poem about Jesus. This particular poem is written by Caroline Falzone named I Love You, Jesus. My hope and prayer is that anyone who reads the words of this poem will recognize and appreciate the desire that this lady voices in her love for Jesus. God bless you and enjoy in Jesus' name...:-)

I LOVE YOU, JESUS BY CAROLINE FALZONE

when I look at you, crucified on the cross,
I come face to face with the evil of sin.
when I look at you, abandoned by man,
I just want to sing to you in the best way I can.
I love you, Jesus
I love you, so much
stay with me, don't leave me,
I want to love you until the day that I die.

when I look at you, hung on the cross,
I look into your face, I see my friend.
when I look at you, forsaken by man,
I feel sore to my bones, but forever to you in debt.
I love you, Jesus
I love you, so much
stay with me, don't leave me,
I want to love you until the day that I die.

when I look at you, in pain on the cross,
my heart miss a beat, tears run down my face.
when I look at you, insulted by man,
I feel your love inside me, your love with no end.
I love you, Jesus
I love you, so much
stay with me, don't leave me,
I want to love you until the day that I die.

This poem spoke volumes to me as I hope and pray that it does the same for you. The expression in this poem is symbolic and a very effective witness of what our desire for Jesus should look like. Granted, this poem is just one of many ways of expressing our desire for Jesus. The way we choose to express that desire is not the point here. The point is that every single one of us are able to find a way to be able to not express that desire privately, but also share that desire publicly in any forum that we find ourselves in. For me, Christian Living has served as the vehicle where I can share my passion and desire for Jesus with every single one of my friends from all around the world.


In what ways have you been able to freely express and share your desire for Jesus?


Thank you so much for reading this far and hope you have been blessed and touched by the poem. May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, I want to bring to all of you I Desire Jesus by Hillsong Live. Here's the lyrics below...ENJOY!!!...:-). 

I DESIRE JESUS BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
I desire Jesus
Precious Lamb
Who ransomed me
Upon the cross
He took my sin
By His blood
Has set me free

I desire Jesus
Oh His Name
My soul esteem
For upon
His thorn-scarred brow
Is the crown of victory

CHORUS
He is worthy of all honour
All glory to His Name
He alone deserves
Our highest praise
And forever He will reign

VERSE
I desire Jesus
Triumphant One
The earth awaits
For on that day
The earth will shine
With the glory of Your Name

CHORUS
You are worthy of all honour
All glory to Your Name
You alone deserve
Our highest praise
And forever You will reign

BRIDGE
You are all glorious
You are all glorious
My heart leans in
My soul must sing
You are all glorious

VERSE
I desire Jesus
Precious Lamb
Who ransomed me
Unto You an offering
Will my life forever be

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise)!

And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40) 

Long story short

There was a time in my life when I had no idea how to swim. When I did attempt to learn how to swim, my coordination was so bad that I was barely able to keep myself afloat and would slowly, but surely start to drown. After so many days of practicing at the shallow end of the pool, my swimming teacher asked if I was ready for a MAJOR test. A look of paranoia flooded my countenance. 

My swimming teacher asked all of her students to line up in single file and we followed suit. Since I was the last person standing in the line, I had an opportunity to observe that the first person in line was standing right behind the steps of the diving board. Yeah, you could only imagine the horror in my face. Jumping off the diving board and into the deepest part of the pool almost created a panic in me.

One by one each student jumped off the diving board and swam all the way to the other end of the pool. Then came my turn. Obviously, my heart would be beating so fast almost to the point of panic. My precarious situation turned into a more comical one as my teacher saw me close my eyes and make a jump into the deepest part of the pool with my eyes closed and plugging my nose with my right hand. 

The jump happened so fast I almost forgot how tall I really was. My momentary panic immediately turned into an overwhelming joy and confidence when I finally broke the surface of the water and began swimming all the way to the other end of the pool excited and totally pumped up. There must have been a major shot of adrenaline running through my body. When everything was all said and done, my teacher shouted out loud and cheered for me. What an awesome accomplishment!...:-)

My dear friends, I wanted to share this "short" story with you because I wanted to encourage you that when we are confronted by obstacles in life that threaten to "drown" us, we have a friend named Jesus that is there to encourage and challenge us to place our faith and trust in Him to be able to overcome any challenges that come our way. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Without further delay, here's the lyrics Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise) by Hillsong Live...ENJOY!!!...:-D

BENEATH THE WATERS (I WILL RISE) BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
This is my revelation
Christ Jesus crucified
Salvation through repentance
At the cross on which He died

Now here my absolution
Forgiveness for my sin
And I sink beneath the waters
That Christ was buried in

CHORUS
I will rise (But now I rise)
I will rise
As Christ was raised to life
Now in Him
Now in Him
I live

VERSE
I stand a new creation
Baptised in blood and fire
No fear of condemnation
By faith I'm justified

BRIDGE
I rise as You are risen
Declare Your rule and reign
My life confess Your Lordship
And glorify Your Name

Your word it stands eternal
Your kingdom knows no end
Your praise goes on forever
And on and on again

No power can stand against You
No curse assault Your throne
No one can steal Your glory
For it is Yours alone

I stand to sing Your praises
I stand to testify
For I was dead in my sin