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Archive for May, 2011

The Slightest Glimpse of Him

On the bus, while traveling through Israel, a lady on our trip mentioned that a certain song had come into her mind, “What Do I Know of Holy” by Addison Road. She said that being in Israel had made her feel as if she had indeed made God too small. As I heard that song just earlier today, it triggered my memory of that and how appropriate the song seemed while traveling through Israel – the land the Lord reserved from His people. The land that the Son of God was born into and walked through. The place where the people welcomed Him and crucified Him. Jerusalem, the city that Jesus humbly came to the first time and will again return to with reigning power.

Lord, I have been flippant and have made you too small in my life. Lord, what do I know of Your holiness? If You touched my face, would I know You? If you looked into my eyes, could I behold You?

Here are the lyrics to the song, “What Do I Know of Holy” by Addison Road

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

(CHORUS 2)
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life “its” name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?

Nothing Compares

For the past few weeks I’ve had the song “Nothing Compares” by Third Day strongly on my mind, in particular the chorus section. When I hear those verses, I get an overwhelming peace and joy in my heart that leads me to want nothing but to give Him worship, praise, honor and glory. I love being in this season of gratefulness. It is so good to truly believe and know in my heart that nothing compares to the greatness of knowing my Lord. I hope you enjoy the song. Blessings and my His greatness fill You.

I’ve heard all the stories
I’ve seen all the signs
Witnessed all the glories
Tasted all that’s fine

Nothing Compares to the greatness of knowing you Lord. Oh no,
Nothing compares to the greatness of Knowing you Lord, Oh no…

I see all the people
Wasting all their time
Building up their riches
For a life that’s fine

But Nothing Compares to the greatness of knowing you Lord. Oh no,
Nothing compares to the greatness of Knowing you Lord, Oh no…

And I find myself just living for today
Cuz I don’t know what tomorrow’s gonna bring
So no matter if I rise or fall, I’ll never be alone
Oh no…

Nothing Compares to the greatness of knowing you Lord. Oh no,
Nothing compares to the greatness of Knowing you Lord, Oh no…

Shoma a Rhema Word

Yesterday morning as I was starting my day, half asleep and praying, the Lord revealed a Rhema word to me. Being that I am horrible at dictation, the Lord revealed the word to me by plainly spelling it out … s-h-o-m-a. In semi conscious state, I reached for my pencil and notepad and wrote it down – Shoma. Okay I thought, I don’t know what this word means, but I believe it to be Hebrew. I’ll have to look it up. The next day, I plugged it into my online concordance, and there it was:

Strong’s Number: 8089
Trasliterated Word: Shoma
Definition: 1. report, rumour, news, fame
Verse count: 4

I was getting excited as I went on to discover more. I looked up the verses and read this:

Joshua 9:9 (NAS) … Your servants have come from a very far country because of the fame of the LORD your God; for we have heard the report of Him and all that He did …

Wow, this meant so much to me!! In just two days, I was going to be traveling half way across the world to Israel to see and experience the places where My Lord Jesus walked, taught, did many miracles and saved the world from sin. I was going to Israel because of the news of the Lord and all the wonders He did there. This passage spoke straight to me. What joy to know that this trip was ordained by God for me. The reference of Shoma in Joshua 9:9 seemed so fitting!! I personalized it to read like this …

I, your servant have come from a very far country because of the fame of You, my LORD, my God; for I have heard the report of You and all that You have done

I was amazed, in awe and wide eyed. What a blessing to receive this word and scripture from God, and what a gift from Him that I get to experience Israel, Jerusalem – His beloved city!! A gift indeed!! Number:  8s089

Songs of Worship: My Spring 2011 Picks

Worship songs effect people in different ways. Sometimes the songs we respond to determine the state of our heart and what we may be experiencing in that season of life.

You may be among the many that have their own favorite picks of worship songs, but if you are looking for a few recommendations, below is a short list of contemporary songs that have really moved my heart in worship this Spring. I’ve been playing these songs in my car and computer consistently for the past few weeks and when I do, I immediately fall into a state of peace, joy and fulfillment in Jesus. Follow the links below to listen. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as me.

Casting Crowns: “At Your Feet”
Rita Springer: “All I Need”
Gateway Worship: “When I Speak Your Name”
Kim Walker: “I Love Your Presence”
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
Hillsong United: “His Glory Appears”

If you have songs that stir your worship, let me know, I’d love to hear them!

Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Hello Dearly Beloved Friends,

I heard a great message recently by Mrs. Lois Evans (Pastor Tony Evan’s wife). In her message, Lois gave a list of what the Bible says about Jesus in each book of the Old Testament. Since I thought it was such an awesome message, I have put the list together for you (see below). As she started the list and continued on and on, I could feel power behind the words that it gave me the “God bumps” (or goose bumps as some may say). Very cool!

We understand Jesus by what the Word says about Him. Jesus is everything the Word says He is. That’s why we should open our Bible to see that …

In Genesis, Jesus is the breath of life
Exodus says Jesus is the Passover Lamb
in Leviticus, He is our High Priest
Numbers – He is the fire by night
Deuteronomy –  He is Israel’s guide
Joshua – He is salvation’s choice
Judges – He is Israel’s guard
Ruth – He is the Kinsman Redeemer
1 & 2 Samuel – our trusted prophet
Kings & Chronicles – He is sovereign
Ezra – He is true and faithful
Nehemiah – the rebuilder of broken walls and lives
Esther – Mortecai’s courage
Job – the timeless redeemer
Psalms – He is the Morning Star
Proverbs – He is wisdom
Ecclesiastes – the time and season
The Song of Solomon – the lover’s dream
Isaiah – Prince of peace
Jeremiah – weeping prophet
Lamentations – cry for Israel
Ezekiel – the call from sin
Daniel – the stranger in fire
Hosea – He is forever faithful
Joel – the Spirit’s power
Amos – the strong arm that carries
Obadiah – the Lord our Savior
Jonah – the great missionary
Micah – the promise of peace
Nahum – our strength and our shield
Habakkuk & Zephaniah – He brings revival
Haggai – He restores that which was lost
Zechariah – He is the fountain
Malachi – Son of righteousness rising with healing in His wings

Jesus is so good. I still get the “God bumps” when I go through the list. I also found a similar list here with more details. This resource mentions Jesus in every book of the Bible (Old and New Testament). Some are slightly different than what Mrs. Lois spoke, but overall the same.

And, in case you would like more, here is a video link of a boy reciting these same things:

That’s the faith that changes how we pray!! Speak His Word back to Him, His Word is sufficient.

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