Inner strength

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

For the last few weeks I’ve had a tune going round my head, and I must be honest and say it was beginning to annoy me – not because it was a tune I disliked, but because, not only could I not remember the name of the tune, I also couldn’t remember the words associated with it! In fact the only thing I was fairly sure about was that it was a songster piece, and that it was one we used at Rutherglen Salvation Army!

As the days passed with the tune still on my mind, I gradually started to remember some of the words “Strength to meet my deepest need”, then “dwell in me”, and then I remembered the words that allowed me to finally recall the name of the songster piece was “In me” – lyrics by Harry Read and music by Mark Bearcroft.

Lord, for inward strength I plead,
Strength to meet my deepest need.
Reinforce my faltering ways
With the confidence and grace.

In me, in me
Holy Spirit dwell in me
In me, in me
With they boundless energy
Holy Spirit dwell in me.

It was a struggle to remember the name of the song that had been going round my head for a couple of weeks, so a relief when I finally remembered the song and the lyrics! I’m not entirely sure what first brought the tune to my mind, but I’m glad it did, as the lyrics are a great reminder to us all that we need never rely solely on our own strength to get by, as God will provide all we need.

I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through Jesus Christ!

Phillipians 4:19 (The Passion Translation)

The last verse of “In me”, is one I ask you pray for yourself today – “Generate new faith in me” so that you can “live as thou hast planned”.

Generate new faith in me,
I would live triumphantly.
Let me live as thou hast planned,
Willingly at thy command.

In me, in me
Holy Spirit dwell in me
In me, in me
With they boundless energy
Holy Spirit dwell in me.

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