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Reveal to us what we need to see

Reveal to us

Lord God, our life and our eternity belong to You and to You alone. Open our eyes to see the glimpses of heaven all around us.  Reveal the signs that lead us to the embrace of Your truth.  You stepped into our story, those many years ago, so that the courage of God would be revealed in His Son as proof that God stands beside us throughout every joy and sorrow in this life.  Help us to grab hold of Your promises that grace and forgiveness are real, so that we can have the courage to just show up in this life and stop performing with the crowd.  Don’t let us see just want what we want to see, but expose what we need to see.  We exist in the here and now but You, Lord, have always existed and the doors to Your love have always been open to us through Christ Jesus. We can’t wait for anyone to give us permission to practice our faith.   We just need to live out our faith in Christ, anywhere and anytime. And whether or not the crowd jeers or cheers, we serve only Him today, tomorrow and forever.

 

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Give us life

I saw this picture at an office complex. You can see my reflection behind Jesus.  I kinda like that.

I saw this picture at an office complex. You can see my reflection behind Jesus. I like that statement!

Lord God, we are grateful that You hear us…that You listen to each and every prayer that we lift up to You in this place and in our hearts.   Speak life into the darkness of death and prepare us now to receive Your forgiveness, grace and the new life that is given to us because of the sacrifice of Your only son, Jesus Christ.   Show us how this life works and let our hearts beat with the same pulse of Almighty God.  For it is You, Lord, who gives us worth because You value us.  You took on everything that is ugly about us and You put on all of our burdens on that cross.  You give us redemption.   You give us escape from the limitations of this world.  You give us life. And even though we don’t have it all together, and probably never will, You still look on us with love and remind us “that no matter how much time we’ve wasted in the past we still have infinite tomorrows with Jesus Christ.” (Billy Graham).   So as we confront the reality of the cross, let us remember, “it is not how many days we have left in our lives but it is how much life we have in our days that count.” (Ed Ly Stevenson).   Help us to live as You live in eternal grace.  In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Print Your Word on our hearts

from New Song Church's parking lot street art

from New Song Church’s parking lot street art

Lord God, breathe into us new life today and lift our eyes off of the daily rubble so that we can magnify You in this place.   Whatever circumstances we are in (financial, emotional, spiritual, or personal), take us to the place that is the presence of Jesus Christ.  Don’t let shame or guilt stop us from experiencing Your grace and salvation. Just make Your presence known and print Your word on our hearts.   Take away any doubt of our worth because the cross at Calvary shows the cost of Your love for all of us, and by taking Your first steps on this earth You changed our history forever.    Help us to see Your greatness.  Help us to hear Your word.  And help us to live Your love.  For “no matter what comes, we will always taste victory through Him who loved us.  For (we) have every confidence that nothing – not death, life…the present, the future…nor any created thing – can come between us and the love of God revealed in the Anointed, Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39).

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Prayer for the Philippines

This was my tribute to the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013.  This not only hit me personally because of the fact that the typhoon hit my parent’s homeland but the epicenter of the typhoon was my mother’s home town of Tacloban in Leyte.  All of the buildings, including my family home, were destroyed.  I never had a chance to see where my mother grew up and now I never will.

I realized how easy it is to forget where you come from.  You forget, or are unaware, of the lives of those who have come before you.  You don’t understand the sacrifice and trials that your ancestors endured so that you could live.

However, amidst all of this tragedy, one beautiful truth remains ever true in my heart: The faith that my parents taught me is the same faith that the their parents taught them.  This direct lineage of the gospel truth is what resounds ever true in my heart today and always will.  So yes, the house is gone but the home and the family remain forever in the kingdom of God.  I will cling to the promise that our Heavenly Father has made to me and to all of through His Son, Jesus Christ, that…

“In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again, to see you again”  – Homesick by MercyMe.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Conversations with God, Worship Leader

 

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