Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Shingles of My Heart!"

This morning at 7:50 a.m. 6 men came to roof our house. Within 15 minutes they had set-up and were on the roof taking shingles down. I was in the house and as I heard them scraping & digging the shingles off, I thought of how God has to work on our hearts! Lord, make me a vessel fit for use!!! Mold me & make me! "But now, O Lord, "You are our Father, We are the clay, and You are our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.(Isaiah 64:8)

Fill me with the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23)

"Hammer away, chisel these things out, Lord, Dig and scrape the things not of You away from my heart!"

Take away every sin, (greed, rebellion, hate, confusion, impatience, untruths, unkindness, and roughness, & etc.) in my life! Tame my tongue! "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Just as my house needs a new roof, Lord give me a new word each day and teach me more of your ways!!! (Hebrews 4:12)-"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

(Psalm 25:4)-"Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths."

Psalm 143:10-"Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground."

Refresh me daily!!!! (Philemon 1:20b)-"Refresh my heart in Christ."

You are my firm & solid foundation!!! (2 Timothy 2:19)-"Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, " The Lord knows those who are His" and, Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."

God is faithful!!! (I Corinthians 1:9) - "God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

Lord, make this vessel fit for your service!!! Shingle me well!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

"God my Creator, My Savior, the Music of My Heart!"

God created me, He saved my soul, and He is the music of my heart! It amazes me how He took the dust and made man, and even more amazing is His great and mighty love for each of us!! He is the Music in my heart, the Melody in my soul, the Song that leads me in the dark, the Fire that warms me, the Symphony that calms my fears, the Lyrics I long to hear, The Masterpiece that is still working on this piece of art!!! I am captivated!! I am in awe of my blessed Savior!! I Praise His Most Holy Name!!! I have strings in need of mending, and I thank God for His mercy!!! Use this instrument to your Glory, O Lord!!

Treasures from God's Word:

Gen. 1:27-"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Ecclesiastes 12:1-"Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them."

Luke 2:11-"For today in the city of David there has been born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

John 3:16-"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

Exodus 15:2-"The Lord is my strength and song, And He became my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him."

Isaiah 12:5-"Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things. Let this be known throughout the earth."

Psalm 33:3-"Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy."

Ephesians 5:19-"Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord."

Psalm 51:10-"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."

John 4:24-"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

I Cor. 14:15-"What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also."

Gal. 5:16-"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."

Gal. 5:22-23-"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Psalm 107:29"He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed."

Psalm 46:10-"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Zephaniah 3:17-"The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy! (Sing over you!)

Isaiah 64:8-"But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, You are our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand."

Psalm 33:8-"Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him."

I Chronicles 16:12-"Remember his wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth."

I Thess. 2:8-"Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us."

Philippians 1:8-"For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus."

Psalm 119:156-"Great are Your mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to Your ordinances."

Acts 9:15-"But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and sons of Israel."

Romans 6:13-"And do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God."

O Father,make me an instrument of your love & peace!!! Sing over me your love song of instruction!!!