We Need Each Other (5)

 We need each other

Like parts of the body

Which are joined together

To work in harmony.

 

Friend, we need each other

Like husband and wife

Like Father and mother

Complementing their lives.

 

Mate, we need each other

Like the hands of a clock

Make meaning together

Rather than running amok.

So et us flow together

Sing from the same hymn sheet

That’s how we can flower

And become complete.

Togetherness is power

One plus one making three

Towering in synergy

Rising in symphony.

Unity and Diversity in One Body

12For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.1Cor 12:12

Leviticus 26

8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

From ordinary to extraordinary

and natural to supernatural

That’s Jesus’ specialty

His indisputable credential

 

Bring it to Him

No matter how hopeless

Bring it to Him

Regardless of the darkness

Bring it to Him:

That dream that is dead

That dream that is shattered

That womb that is dead

That destiny denied

Disdained, detained

Enshrouded, barricaded

Bound, emasculated, imprisoned

Stagnated, retrogressing,

Battered, barred and broken.

Bring to Him:

The years the locust has eaten

It is resurrection time

Dead dreams shall live because Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life!

Acknowledge Him as Lord and you will see the incredible:

 that which will amaze you, astound you: the spectacular, extraordinary, supernatural.

Let Him touch you and

The ordinary will become extraordinary;

the natural will become supernatural.

25   Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

26   And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”John11:25

39   Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

40   Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

41   Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

42   And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

43   Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

44   And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

 

‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:Rev2:8

These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:Rev3:7

See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it;Rev3:8

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Soul, Salvatio Siren Sounds

 

Soul, Salvation Siren Sounds

Pleading with those unsaved

When, when will you be found?

For you He died and rose.

Summer is past and you’re not saved?

 

The clock is ticking fast

And the day is far spent

Why chase what will not last?

Why mortgage your future?

 

Adam, Adam! Where are you?

Why put your fingers in your ears?

I have paid the price for you

Why have you chosen to die?

Why are you ignoring my plea?

Why will you not surrender?

Why do you prefer to flee?

Why are you spurning My love?

 

Summer is past and you’re not saved?

Time To Seek the Lord

Hosea 10:12

It is time to seek the Lord.

 

This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be opened to receive the Lord. Every blossoming flower warns you that it is time to seek the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires. Do you tell me that the warm blood of youth leaps in your veins? then, I entreat you, give your vigour to the Lord. It was my unspeakable happiness to be called in early youth, and I could fain praise the Lord every day for it. Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may, but oh! an early salvation has a double value in it. Young men and maidens, since you may perish ere you reach your prime, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Ye who feel the first signs of decay, quicken your pace: that hollow cough, that hectic flush, are warnings which you must not trifle with; with you it is indeed time to seek the Lord. Did I observe a little grey mingled with your once luxurious tresses? Years are stealing on apace, and death is drawing nearer by hasty marches, let each return of spring arouse you to set your house in order. Dear reader, if you are now advanced in life, let me entreat and implore you to delay no longer. There is a day of grace for you now-be thankful for that, but it is a limited season and grows shorter every time that clock ticks. Here in this silent chamber, on this first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink, and from my inmost soul, as God’s servant, I lay before you this warning, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Slight not that work, it may be your last call from destruction, the final syllable from the lip of grace.

 

C.H, Spurgeon

 

Lord, In This Month of Aperio…

Lord, in this month of opening- aperio

When buds and blossoms abound, bloom,

May I see a great harvest- open heaven.

Mighty God, exceed my all expectations.

Let there be the turning of my table for good.

Let this long-running famine come to an end, O Lord.

 May the years the locust has eaten be restored-

Manifold, superabundantly- a hundred-fold.

May my heart pant for the Living God,

As the deer pants after water,

As the dry land is yearning for water.

 

Open my eyes, O Lord, as never before,

 In this month of openings,

To see beyond the seen.

Pour out Your anointing, O God

To break every yoke of bondage,

Barricade, stagnation and retrogression,

For your matchless Name’s sake.

 You opened the eyes of Abraham to see

The vastness of blessings in store for him.

You opened the eyes of Hagar to see

 The well within her reach, to which she was blind.

You opened the eyes of Abraham

to see the ram caught in the thicket.

You opened the eyes of blind Bartimaeus

and the man who was born blind.

You opened the eyes of Balaam to see the angel

barricading the way when he was disobedient.

 

Lord, You opened the eyes of the servant of Elisha

To see the heavenly hosts standing guard

in protection of your prophet.

Affirming ‘There are more with us than are against us’

 

Jolt me from slumber, O Lord, to work while it is day.

May I redeem the time, leaving no stone unturned

And live with eternity in view.

 

Keep me, O Lord, from chasing the wind.

Help me to set my face like a flint like Ezekiel and Jeremiah

 and Paul  in pursuance of vision,

saying,

‘That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection

and the fellowship  of His suffering…

Forgetting those things which are behind

and reach forth to those things

which are ahead, I press for the mark

of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus.’

 

O that will I be tenacious, consistent and persevering

like Nehemiah in the face of opposition

and blackmail and ridicule and distraction

to stand strong in You and your mighty power,

putting on the whole armour of God, to stand in the evil day.

 

Teach me, O Lord, to wait upon You

to renew my strength as to mount up with wings

 as an eagle, run and not be weary,

walk and not faint.

 

Help me, Lord, to make veryValleyofBaccaI face

a place of spring, to spring forth to your glory,

and come forth like gold after going through the crucible, the valley of the shadow of death.

 

 

And when I come to myGardenofGethsemane,

 Lord, may I not buckle under the pressure

but trust in Your faithfulness,

knowing that Your grace is sufficient for me,

and in weakness, Your strength shall be made perfect.

 

Mighty God. I pray that like my Lord

I will say whole-heartedly,

‘Not my will but yours be done.

 

Thank you, O Lord, for strength

for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

 

Great is thy faithfulness!

©Fenny West2012

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