Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes to us from the group All Sons & Daughters and is entitled “Great Are You Lord”.

The Bible tells us:

Jeremiah 10:6
There is none like you, O Lord;
you are great, and your name is great in might.
Psalm 104:1
Bless the Lord, O my soul! Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
As we begin preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday, may we always remember that every breath we are given is a gift from God and we should those breathes to praise & worship Him.
I hope you are encouraged today through this song and I hope that you take the time to worship our GREAT GOD today!

 

Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes from Keith & Kristyn Getty entitled “He Will Hold Me Fast”. WOW, what amazing and comforting words.

I don’t know if you are having a difficult time in your life right now or not, but at some point, you will and these words are very encouraging to hear.

The Gettys have this to say about this song:

From the first time we heard this song written by Matt Merker, we felt it was a unique jewel that would be a comfort and encouragement to God’s people as we live out faith in these difficult times, whether in suffering, persecution or death. It reminded us of the Spirituals and also of the hymn, “We Rest on Thee” (which inspired the missionary Jim Elliot and the title of his biography, “Through Gates of Splendor”). Interestingly, the Finish melody, “Finlandia,” is also the melodic basis of the hymn, “Be Still My Soul,” that was the favorite hymn of Eric Liddell, famous Olympic gold medalist who retired early from Sport to return to China, home of his birth, and serve as missionary.

I hope you find encouragement and rest today in knowing, that if you know HIM as your Lord and Savior, He is holding you fast today!

We can make the outside look at nice as possible but only God can remove the stains within. A beautiful lesson from a “Dirty Coffee Cup”.

Ebs and Flows...

I have a corner in my home office where I retreat to spend time with God. It separates me from the distractions of work, which sit just a couple of feet away from my prayer corner. I often enjoy a cup of coffee while reading from Scripture or elsewhere as God directs me. When I began to pray this morning it was the empty coffee cup rather than thoughts of work that began to distract me. Why? Because I knew that the coffee cup needed to be soaking in the kitchen sink and it was bugging me. So I got up and relocated the coffee cup to the sink. And then I went back to my prayer corner to sit quietly and listen for God’s voice.

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This month (October 2017) we are celebrating 500 years since the Reformation. Praise the Lord for Martin Luther!

We think of Martin Luther as a great reformer, Bible translator, political leader, fiery preacher, and theologian. But he was also a musician, having been born in an area of Germany known for its music.

When the Protestant Reformation began, Luther determined to restore worship to the German Church. He worked with skilled musicians to create new music for Christians, to be sung in the vernacular. He helped revive congregational singing and wrote a number of hymns.

In the forward of a book, Luther once wrote, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts, and spirits.

(Excerpt from the book “Then Sings My Soul – 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stores”)

Since we are celebrating the Reformation, today’s Worship Wednesday song is Luther’s most famous hymn entitled “Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Godd” or, as we call it “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. This song was written from the words of Psalm 46.

I hope you find hope and encouragement from Matt Boswell’s rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”.