Hope

Hope

Friday, April 23, 2010

We Have A Reason!

I was listening to this song recently and I don't believe I have ever truly grasped what it means to be able to praise the Lord in every season. We have a reason to rejoice no matter and we have a reason to worship! It is in the times of trial and pain that I feel the presence of the Lord the most, but it is my desire to know Him like that no matter the season. When we feel dry, let's hunger still, when we're in pain and feel week, let our faith stand. I pray the Lord puts me through the fire constantly, that I am always being refined and turning to Him! We are co-heirs with Christ, how amazing is that. The part in this song that is my favorite is when they sing the bridge, "All of my life, in every season, I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship." Every bit of our life has a reason to worship the Lord and in every season of our life, no matter what. We have a reason to worship Him! Romans 5:20 gives us the proof through His grace and His love for us. I have every reason every day to live my life fully for Him! We have a beautiful purpose in our lives. To start, He loves us just as we are!   

Desert Song by Hillsong
Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

Chorus:
And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3:

And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

Bridge:
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be empited again
The seed I've recieved I will sow

Monday, April 5, 2010

There's A Hope That Never Fails!

I was reminded the other day of how precious the faith of a child is and how we need that faith in our own lives daily. A friend of mine's son was at church for Easter and asked the teacher about heaven and needed to know right away. The teacher asked why, and he said because if Christ is in my heart, but he is in heaven now "resurrection Sunday", does that mean heaven is in my heart? It was precious and I am sure that I am telling just the basics of the story, but it was so amazing to me! I was then listening to this song in my car and it brought tears to my eyes at how amazing Heaven is and what a precious heart this little boy has, and that I need to have. When we do have Christ in our hearts, we have the ability to experience a little bit of Heaven each day. One of my favorite lines of this song is; there's a hope that never fails. We have a hope that never fails, that is huge! We need to think of Heaven more and who Christ really is and what it means to have Christ inside of us. Not because of the beauty of Heaven, yes that will be amazing, but beacuse of the face to face relationship we will have with Christ. Read these lyrics and listen to the song if you can. It is truly amazing that the God we serve loves us so much constantly!  

You Hold Me Now by Hillsong

On that day when I see

All that You have for me

When I see You face to face

There surrounded by Your grace



All my fears swept away

In the light of your embrace

When Your love is all I need

And forever I am free



Where the streets are made of gold

In Your presence here to hold

Let these songs of heaven rise to you alone



No weeping, no hurt or pain

No suff'ring You hold me now

You hold me now

No darkness no sickening

No hiding You hold me now,

You hold me now



In this life fin'lly stand

Through my joy and my pain

Knowing there's a greater day

There's a hope that never fails



When You're name is lifted high

And forever praises last

For the glory of Your Name

I'll be livin' for the day



When the world has finally cease

All creation rest in peace

Let these songs of heaven rise to you alone



No weeping, no hurt or pain

No suff'ring You hold me now

You hold me now

No darkness no sickening

No hiding You hold me now,

You hold me now


 
For eternity

All my heart will give

All the glory to Your name (4X)


No weeping, no hurt or pain

No suffering You hold me now

You hold me now

No darkness no sickening

No hiding You hold me now,

You hold me now


No weeping, no hurt or pain

No suffering You hold me now

You hold me now


No darkness no sickening

No hiding You hold me now,

You hold me now


No weeping, no hurt or pain

No suffering You hold me now

You hold me now

No darkness no sickening

No hiding You hold me now,

You hold me now