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He is our hope in times of trouble
He is the one with the future in His hands
He is God of the earth
He is Lord  of the world

when life feels like it will overwhelm
He is there to hold you up
when you feel there is no where to go
He is there wherever you turn

His majesty is above all
His kingdom is forever
He rules the world with justice and mercy
He loves and cares for His children

who can compare to the Lord?
who can match His works?
there is none
for He alone is holy

who else deserves the praise
who else can pull you from the pit
there is none
none can compare to the Lord

He is higher than the highest mountain
yet His love stretches to the lowest valley
with all i have i give Him praise
He is worthy of my offering

though i am born unworthy
He makes me worthy
He touches my lips with the coal
and i am made clean

He dips me in the blood of the Lamb
the Lamb that was slain for me
He extends an invitation to all
it is not an exclusive club

as for His love there is no rival
no matter my folly His pure love remains
and His pure love is what i give to you
so i rejoice in His holy Name

Posted December 21, 2010 by mattiev9287 in songs

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People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. “Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Luke 18:15-17 The Message

i wish i was a kid again. i wish i had the passion for Christ that i had as a 12 year old. i remember being that kid at camp knowing that God had called him to change the world…

here is that same person 10 years later. having embraced at times and ran at others i sit 9 time zones away from the ones that i love. life has slowly taken over and sometimes i feel like i can’t run to Him like i could at 12. the minute i start to walk that way my voice is called elsewhere and i quit going that way and turn toward where i’m “needed” and other times i’m distracted by this world that can be so attractive.

oh to be 12 again.

i want to do what i was called to do. i want to minister like He wants me to. i want to change the world for Him. i know it’s still in me, because He put it there, and He still fosters it. i know that He still loves me and that others close to me want the same, for what He put there to be realized. but i still worry. i worry about things that i shouldn’t. money, health, happiness, stability, all the things a father, son, brother, husband hope for, when we should have our eyes solely on HIM.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matthew 6:30-33 The Message

so here i sit at 22, wishing i was 12 again. wishing i could recapture that hunger, that initiative.

BUT THANK GOD there is hope. THANK GOD that HE alone can reinvigorate that fire and that it can be strong and not fade. and not only that He can but that He desires to that He wants nothing more than to see His children run after Him to run and not fade to be all that He called them to be.

Posted July 4, 2010 by mattiev9287 in about me, Bible study

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