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Proverbs 4:23 

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

The Heart

The heart is more that just our affections, as some people think. The heart encompasses mind, emotions and will. The heart is often spoken of in God’s Word as our innermost being. You can say that our heart determines who we are.

Oswald Chambers said this about the heart…

The Bible term “heart” is best understood if we simply say “me,” it is the central citadel of a man’s personality. The heart is the altar of which the physical body is the outer court, and whatever is offered on the altar of the heart will tell ultimately through the extremities of the body.

The Bible informs us that the heart is a critical center of life which touches and impacts all we are and all we do. The NIV says it this…

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Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes to us from Casting Crowns and their newly released album “It’s Finally Christmas”. The song is entitled “Somewhere In Your Silent Night”.

During this Christmas season, my church is doing a series entitled “The Candles of Advent”. Each week, we talk about another candle and what that candle represents. This past week we talked about the candle of Peace. It was said that until we know the Prince of Peace, we will never truly know peace.

The second line of today’s song says:

From heaven’s height to manger low

There is no distance the Prince of Peace won’t go

From manger low to Calvary’s hill

When your pain runs deep

His love runs deeper still

He has always loved you, child And He always will

WOW! Love those words. There is NO distance the Prince of Peace won’t go. That is how much Jesus loves you.

I hope you draw encouragement from today’s Worship Wednesday song and I hope it causes you to worship HIM more.

I love Christmas music! I mean, I really love Christmas music. So today’s Worship Wednesday song begins 5 weeks of songs that center around the birth of our Savior.

Today’s song is entitled “He Who Is Mighty” from Sovereign Grace Music.

The first verse says this:

Oh, the mercy our God has shown
To those who sit in death’s shadow
The sun on high pierced the night
Born was the Cornerstone

The chorus echoes with these words:

He Who is mighty has done a great thing
Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting
Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame
Holy is His name

The songwriters looked at Isaiah 9:2-7 & Luke 1:46-49 for the inspiration for this song.

Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV)

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

I hope you enjoy today’s Worship Wednesday song and I hope that you worship HIM today because He is the one who “conquered death’s sting … Holy Is His Name”

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. People & families will be gathering around a table all over the world to celebrate this day that is set aside to “Give Thanks”.

To some, it is just a day to eat as much turkey, ham, and dressing as possible. A day to sit and watch football. A day off work or out of school.

To others, it is a day where they are truly grateful for what they have and from whom all that they have has been given.

So, because of Thanksgiving, I wanted to make today’s Worship Wednesday song “My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness” from Keith & Kristen Getty.

I hope tomorrow (and all year-long) is filled with thanks & praise to our God above. I hope you enjoy!