Lord, I Go Forth in Your Name ( Prayer1)

 

Lord I go forth in Your Name in this New Year

Because Your Name is a strong tower

In which the righteous hide without fear

I pursue this year’s tasks with the Spirit’s power

Resolving to put You first in all I do, or think.

 

O Lord, may I not just pursue goals or assignments

But in wisdom find out what You want me to do

And employ passion and zeal in their accomplishment,

Trusting that with You at the helm, I will have a breakthrough.

For without You, I can do nothing of significance.

 

Mighty God, may I in Your vineyard, enthusiastically labour

Cherishing, coveting, craving Your tangible presence;

Assured of Your leading, angelic assignment and favour,

As I seek Your glory, praise, kingdom and magnificence.

Join my efforts with other co-labourers for Your kingdom to come.

 

Help me, O Lord, to perspire and press into my Promised Land

Irrespective of potholes, giants, hazard, lions, clouds or storms

May I know beyond all doubt that principalities will bow at Your command.

And that You are Lord and sovereign over the floods, thunder and storms.

May I be still, in fires and raging waters, and know that You are God.

 

May I not limit You this year but in all areas let You be God

Help me to return to You as my First Love, to begin and end with You.

Come the end of this year, may I look back, rejoicing, praising You, Lord

For the great, unique, mighty, marvellous and unprecedented breakthroughs

I thank and praise You for what You have done; what You are doing and will do.

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Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

 

 

 

Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go,
my daily labor to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolved to know
in all I think or speak or do.

The task thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
and labor on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.

Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
and every moment watch and pray,
and still to things eternal look,
and hasten to thy glorious day.

For thee delightfully employ
whate’er thy bounteous grace hath given;
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heav’n.

 

Words: Charles Wesley, 1749

Music: Song 34 (Angels’ Song), Pixham, Oxford, Warrington, Mozart

O What A Night!

Wishing you a joyous Christmas & Glorious New Year

 

 O what a night that saw His grace appearing

God came to man that man may come to God

No room in the inn yet God was still willing

To give His Son in fulfilment of His Word

The Promise long made will now be made good

Nothing can bar His purpose and plan

You can take His Word as your food

The Son of God must come to man

O what a night, that saw the Saviour come to man

O what a night, that saw the Saviour come to man

 

O what a Night the Light of God appearing

the answer to man’s separation

the long yawning gap to be greeted with bridging

the God of Hope restoring our hope

the prisoner of sin will find a sweet release

the Prince of peace will make reconciliation

to all those who call on Him

who bow the knee to the King of kings

O bow the knee to the King, the King of kings

O bow the knee to the King, the King of kings

 

©Fenny West

The Birth of Jesus  
 1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.  
 4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1-7)
( You can sing this to ‘A Holy Night’  Music)

 

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Enigmatic Jesus

Enigmatic Jesus

God with us

The Word of Life

That brought us life

The Word, in the Beginning

Who was the beginning

The Word that was with God

The Word that was God

The Word that was

The Word that is

The Word that is to come.

 

Through Him was Creation

He makes us New Creations

He was truly Man and truly God

God came to man that man may come to God.

He owned the earth in all its fullness

But stooped so low to lift us out of our emptiness.

He was God’s brightness

In the world’s darkness

He came to reveal God to man

According the divine plan

He came to bridge the gap between man and God.

According to the Word of God

He came to His own

But He was disowned

He was born to die

To lift sinners high

As many as come to Him

As many as receive Him

Not based on their works

But based on His perfect work.

 

On the cross He paid the price

Gave His life, an atoning sacrifice.

The deal He did is a done deal

Not what anyone can steal.

With His blood the deal was sealed

And by His stripes we were healed.

 

Dead and buried, He rose again

Ascended on high and now He reigns.

Someday He is coming back again

Coming with a great victory train.

 

Are you ready for Him?

Are you routing for Him?

Are you waiting for Him?

Have you accepted Him

Not only as Lord

But also but as Saviour?

 Without the Way

You have lost your way

Without the truth

You have lost your root

Without the Life

You have no life.

John1:1-14

©Fenny West

Inspiration4generations.com

 

 

The Eternal Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John’s Witness: The True Light

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John1:1-14

Lord, May You Find Room in My Inn

Lord, May You Find Room

There was no room in the inn

So baby Jesus was born in a barn

Lord, may you find a room

In my heart this Christmas.

Keep me from any rat race

That has nothing to do with you

Be at the centre of my pleasure

Be the director of my treasure

And the controller of my time.

Occupation and talents.

In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. Ps10:4

and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.Luke2:7

I know you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.John8:37

When Christmas Becomes Xmas

 

When Christmas has turned to Xmas

When Christmas has turned to Xmas

Music is playing, people are dancing

Gifts are given, drinks are flowing

Jesus knocks on the door

And He is turned away

Bouncer says: ‘You’re not on the guest list’

The party Boy is excluded form His party

And all the merriment is meaningless

All the running around is chasing the wind.

Lord, may you be my focus, this Christmas

Not the turkey, food and fanfare

Or presents without your presence

Lord, keep me from indulgence

Emptiness, worldliness and debt.

In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. Ps10:4

and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.Luke2:7

I know you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.John8:37

Babe Remembered At Christmas

The babe remembered at Christmas

Became the Lamb for the Masses

Enmeshed, shackled in sin,

Languishing in prison.

He was the babe endearing,

The Man of sorrows, rejected

The Saviour despised

In spite of His great love.

He was the Most High

Born to die

To lift us high

From the miry clay;

Give us a new day

Of salvation;

Make us New Creation,

Free from condemnation,

As we come in confession

With hearts of contrition,

Singing, ‘Glory to God in the highest

Who was and is and is to come!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

                and

Prosperous New Year!