Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"How Beautiful Are The Feet"

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Who will go for Us?  Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord, Your disciple, to send.
There was the sound of many waters, "How beautiful are the feet
Of those who bring glad tidings, the Gospel to preach."
They went out to every nation to baptize and teach
Casting their nets, launching out into the deep.
Where once they were unfruitful they now heard the Lord speak
They obeyed His command, they fell at His feet.
Forsaking all, they followed, their work was not in vain
In fact, their nets were breaking in the place where Jesus reigns.
The body worked together, each one in their place at the net
Operating in their giftings, astonished at the catch.
For some it meant crossing an ocean, while for others it meant crossing the street
Seizing opportunities before them, God's laborers were raised up to reap
A great and mighty harvest, they put their hands to the plow
Even for such a time as this, you are here, the time is now.
For the Lord our God is faithful, every purpose in Him is fulfilled
Forgive, where we've toiled for nothing, we bow at Your word for Your will.
For there are those hungry and thirsty, those who are bound and are weak
And so we go in the authority He's given, all our trust in the Lord to complete.

Scripture Meditation:
Isaiah 6:8 - Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”  Then I said, “Here am I!  Send me.”
Romans 10:14-15 - How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?  And how shall they hear without a preacher?   And how shall they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,  who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Matthew 28:18-20 - And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Amen.
Luke 5:4-11 - When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”  And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.  So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.  And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”  For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid.  From now on you will catch men.”   So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.
Psalm 127:1 - Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
Luke 9:62 - But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Luke 10:2 - Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Esther 4:14For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Sunday, April 9, 2017

"The Blessings of Obedience"

We are those who are blessed, our barns overflow
We are God's special people, we go where He goes.
His Word we obey, His truths, our delight
Strong in the Lord, every foe put to flight.
We are blessed in the city, blessed in the field
He grants a good harvest, abundance to yield.
He blesses our children and all that we do
In that which He's given, for Christ we pursue.
We lend to many nations but to none do we owe
God blesses our storehouse, we're on top not below.
We carefully listen and do not turn away
To the left or the right but we choose His way.
Refreshing rains fall and water our land
Father keeps every promise as we follow His commands.

(Inspired by, Deuteronomy 28:1-14)