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Here’s a song that I just LOVE from Laura Story ~ Blessings

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things.

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
But long that we’d have the faith to believe.

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home,

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise?

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If you’ve been reading for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE music and singing.¬† (My current project is learning to play the Violin ūüôā )

I love Susan Boyle’s voice and bought her CD.¬† I listen to it a lot in my car and can’t wait for her to release a Christmas CD.¬† (Have I told you that I LOVE Christmas music?)

I LOVE Josh Groban’s voice.¬† I have almost all of his CD’s and I especially like his rendition of “The Prayer”¬† and I LOVE his Christmas CD.¬† ūüôā

My new favorite is Sissel.¬† She’s a vocalist from Norway and has the purest voice I think¬† I’ve ever heard….I’m on the lookout for a CD of hers, and I’m hoping I’ll get lucky and find a Christmas CD of Sissel ūüėČ ..so, anyway, I was thinking what could be better than Josh Groban and Sissel singing The Prayer as a duet?

I PROMISE, you’re in for a real treat!

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Empty and broken, I came back to Him
A vessel unworthy, so scarred by sin.
But He did not despair… He started over again
And I bless the say He didn’t throw the clay away.

Over and over, He molds me and makes me,
Into His likeness, He fashions the clay.
A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

He is the Potter… I am the clay
And molded in His image, He wants me to stay.
Oh, but when I stumble…
When I fall… when my vessel breaks,
He just picks up those pieces,
He doesn’t throw the clay away…

Over and over, He molds me and makes me,
Into His likeness, He fashions the clay.
A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

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Here’s a song I’ve just become familiar with….I hope it’s a blessing to you!

Happy New Year!

Beth

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This is an old song that I heard awhile ago and I recently found the music for it.¬†¬† I’ve had people ask me over the last couple of years….”How can you keep a smile on your face?”¬† or “How can you be so happy after everything you’ve been through.”¬† This song kinda sums it all up.

How Can I Keep From Singing?

 My life flows on in endless song
above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real, though far off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing;
It sounds and echoes in my soul;
how can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, 
how can I keep from singing?

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing,
All things are mine since I am His;
how can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, 
how can I keep from singing?

So you tell me……how can I keep from¬†singing?

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His Alone

This is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. It’s written by Jeanine Drylie and published by the WILDS. I’ve added the italics for emphasis.

His Alone

Before the Lord Almighty can in any great way use a man,
He first must teach that heart to seek
the glory of God alone.
The proudest heart that lusts for fame,
The heart that seeks for men’s acclaim,
When laid down at His feet in shame,
He’ll teach His praise alone.

Then, Lord, hear my plea, that truly for me to live
would be Christ and Christ alone;
That the glory might, in other’s sight be
His and His alone
, Yes, His alone.

As Moses learned in desert land
while guiding sheep o’er buring sand,
That when God would perform His plan,
‘Tis all of God alone.
As David, Job, and Joseph, too,
From trials sore which they went through,
When lifted up, so clearly  knew that God is Lord alone.

So when through deserts He must lead
to show His own their deepest need,
He does it for their good,
that they may seek His strength alone.
For when the heart its weakness knows,
‘Tis then to God the glory goes,
As bright the realization grows that Christ is all in all.

Then, Lord, hear my plea,
that truly for me to live would be Christ and Christ alone;
That the glory might, in other’s sight
 be His and His alone
, Yes, His alone.

Yes, His alone, His alone.
Yes, His alone, His alone.

This song has some beautiful and very strong¬†lyrics.¬† What I’ve realized from these words is two things.¬†

#1, When¬†people go through a hard time,¬†even though we can’t always see it at the time,¬†it’s happening for¬†our ¬†good¬†to teach¬†us to seek His strength alone.¬†

¬†#2, every situation that happens in my life happens so that other people can see the glory of God.¬† Like Job said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”

 It takes a lot of faith to get to the point to totally give every aspect of your life over to God to let Him use your life for His glory.  I have a long way to go in this area, but this is my prayer.

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In 1872, Frances Havergal wrote a New Year’s poem and printed it on greeting cards to send to her friends.¬† She was just 36 years old.¬† This was just 5 years before she died.¬† The poem was later set to the tune of¬† “The Church’s One Foundation.”

Another Year is Dawning

Another year is dawning, dear Father let it be,
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face.
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast,
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love.
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven, another year for Thee.

 

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