Grace Wins, by Matthew West1/13/2016
Grace wins every time
For the prodigal son, grace wins
For the woman at the well, grace wins
For the blind man and the beggar, grace wins
For always and forever, grace wins
For the lost out on the street, grace wins
For the worst part of you and me, grace wins
For the thief on the cross, grace wins
For a world that is lost
There's a war between guilt and grace
And they're fighting for a sacred space
But I'm living proof
Grace wins every time
No more lying down in death's defeat
Now I'm rising up in victory
Grace wins every time
Yeah, I'm living proof Grace wins every time
My testimony, He lives in me.10/16/2014
I've been working on a 90 day, Beth Moore Bible Story about Paul since 2010. Spastic as that may seem, I have really enjoyed the study. It is like an old friend I visit occasionally. One particular lesson talked about writing my story on what Christ means to me.
She wrote how in 4 simple steps the process can be done. This is my summation of what she said.
- Be Simple/clear
- Be Honest
- Reason for Living
A Blessed Life - Living Proof
My earliest memory was when I was 8 years old. I was touched by God through the Holy Spirit at a Camp Meeting during the altar call. Being young and naive, I didn't know what it was, but I remember the feeling. My whole body tingled. It was a personal experience which confused me greatly. I did not know how to share my feelings.
When I was 17, I was in a car wreck. Spent 33 days in the hospital semi-conscious. My mom & dad fretted over me, not knowing the outcome. I recovered with only slight imperfections; but my mind would take longer to heal. I graduated HS, went on to college never missing a beat. But my mind was physically damaged. My emotions were all over the place. Spent 4 quick years in college. Received my degree, but I did not attend my college graduation ceremony. Too much pomp and circumstance.
Moved away from my parents, struck out on my own. Spent 2 years away, 1 failed marriage and came home. Fast-forward 2 more years, met Steve, my husband. God said he was the one. Moved away from my parents again, but this time I had a protector. Trials & tribulation still showed up, we persevered.
Now 30+ years later, we are still loving each other. Living a life where I notice the Hand of God working daily.
Lyrics to "We Believe" song by NEWSBOYS8/1/2014
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He's given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He's comin' back again, we believe
So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe!
Just Hold on to the Promises5/16/2014
Neither life nor death could separate us
From the eternal love of our God who saves us
Just hold on to the promises (hold tight)
Hold on to the promises (all right)
Jesus is alive, so hold tight
Hold on to the promises
Sanctus Real's Song
This is amazing grace 1/27/2014
Great song by Phil Wickham
- This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
- That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
- You would lay down Your life
That I would be set free
- Jesus, I sing for
All that You've done for me
Celtic Blessings & Prayers2/27/2012
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
traditional gaelic blessing
God is LOVE9/4/2011
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees;[a] for man looks at the outward appearance, but the
LORD (YHWH) looks at the heart.”
Footnotes: 1 Samuel 16:7
Septuagint reads, "For God does not see as man sees;"
Targum reads, "It is not by the appearance of a man;"
Vulgate reads, "Nor do I judge according to the looks of a man."
1 Cor 139/4/2011
'If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
* Love is patient,
* love is kind.
* It does not envy,
* it does not boast,
* it is not proud.
* It does not dishonor others,
* it is not self-seeking,
* it is not easily angered,
* it keeps no record of wrongs.
* Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
* It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.;
* Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,
they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes,
what is in part disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man (woman), I put the ways of childhood behind me.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.' 1 Corinthians 13.
Love one other!!9/4/2011
Love one other!! Jesus came to show us how to live, through LOVE, and to have HOPE.
No matter how it is written, We are to live with others in mind, whether you have nothing or everything,
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.1 John 3:16
My PassionGod 1st, Seven Days a Week, 24-7. Dear friend, I want to inspire us to do just that, to place God at the forefront of our thoughts everyday, every hour, every minute. That is why I create inspirational pottery, Pottery with God's Word on it. When you have God's Word as art in your home, you not only read it for yourself, you allow visitors to read it also.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16 (NIV)
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