27 June 2014

Still Faithful

So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. (Hebrews 10:23 AMP)

Is He ever. 

One of my favorite songs is "He Is Faithful". 

I have heard a sound 
coming on the wind
Changing hearts and mind, 
healing brokenness
I feel a generation 
breaking through despair
I hear a generation 
full of faith, declare

And our song it will be 
Out of the darkness 
we will rise and sing

He is faithful, 
He is glorious
He is Jesus, 
all my hope is in Him
He is freedom, 
He is healing right now
He is hope and joy, 
love and peace and life

I have seen a light 
like the break of dawn
Giving blind men sight 
and letting lame men walk
I see a generation 
with resurrection life
We are a generation 
filled with the power of Christ

And our song it will be 
Out of the darkness 
we will rise and sing

He is faithful, 
He is glorious
He is Jesus, 
all my hope is in Him
He is freedom, 
He is healing right now
He is hope and joy, 
love and peace and life

He has paid the highest price
He has proven His great love for us
We will praise Him with our lives
And proclaim our love for Him
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And proclaim our love for Him


Sometimes, I sing that song to rejoice, to lift up to the heavens the hope and joy and love and peace and life I have in Jesus Christ. 

Sometimes, I sing that song to speak into life, in my own mind and heart, what I know to be true from experience. To remind myself, with this limited-focus mortal noggin of mine, what I know to be true, and to bring my focus back to it.

And sometimes, I sing that song with a heart that is utterly broken, and pleading desperately for relief.

But through all of it, He IS Faithful. 

He IS glorious. 

He IS Jesus . . .

and ALL my hope truly IS in Him, for His name is the only name under Heaven by which anyone can be saved.  

Father, we really could all use some saving. Show us how to walk right beside You. Show us what Your compassion really and truly looks like. And suffer us not to be led into temptation, please. We get there fast enough on our own, thankyouverymuch. ;-) In the name of Him who truly is mighty unto salvation, Jesus'. Amen. 




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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!