Posts Tagged ‘heaven’

One day

Posted: April 26, 2018 in death, Health, heaven, life, music, religion, words
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When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We’ll sing and shout the victory

One day we will see face to face, Jesus
Is there a greater vision of grace
And in a moment, we shall be changed
On that day

One day we will all get to heaven. When that day will arrive for each of us, only God knows.

I don’t mean to be morbid but, are you ready for that day?

We should not be afraid of death, as when we die we’ll get to meet Jesus face to face – Won’t that be wonderful?

Our time on earth is short, so make the most of every day, but also make sure you’re ready to meet Jesus face to face.

We will weep no more
No more tears, no more shame
No more struggle, no more
Walking through the valley of the shadow
No cancer, no depression
Just the brightness of Your glory
Just the wonder of Your grace
Everything as it was meant to be
All of this will change
When we see You face to face
Jesus, face to face

Somebody

Posted: August 24, 2014 in life, love, music, pray, prayer, Relationships, religion
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Does it matter who prays for you?

Of course it doesn’t matter who prays for you. The knowledge that somebody is praying for you is an awesome feeling, particularly during difficult times. What more could anyone do for you in your hour of need than take time in their busy life, to pray just for you!

When my heart was so broken that I could not pray,
When love wasn’t easy to see.
Someone was there, somebody cared,
Somebody prayed for me.

Somebody went to the throne of heaven,
Somebody lifted my name.
Bringing me into His holy presence,
Saying what I could not say.
Somebody showed me the face of His mercy,
When darkness was all I could see.
Somebody pleaded the Blood of Jesus,
Somebody prayed for me.

When the future looked hopeless and I’d given up,
When I had lost sight of my dreams
Somebody near, dried every tear,
Somebody prayed for me.

Somebody went to the throne of heaven,
Somebody lifted my name.
Bringing me into His holy presence,
Saying what I could not say.
Somebody showed me the face of His mercy,
When darkness was all I could see.
Somebody pleaded the Blood of Jesus,
Somebody prayed for me.

Somebody went to the throne of heaven,
Somebody lifted my name.
Bringing me into His holy presence,
Saying what I could not say.
Somebody showed me the face of His mercy,
When darkness was all I could see.
Somebody pleaded the Blood of Jesus,
Somebody prayed, Somebody prayed,
Somebody prayed, Somebody prayed,
Somebody prayed, Somebody prayed for me,
Somebody Prayed for me.

Yesterday in From Heaven He Came, I talked about how Jesus came to earth to servant God, and that we also should be God’s servants.

I’ve always found the word “servant” make me think of people who are treated more like slaves than servants, who are willing to serve their master. Is that just me?

Thankfully regardless of what I think of when I hear the word “servant”, being God’s servant is not about being His slave, it’s about serving His because we want to, because we love Him and He loves us unquestioningly.

If you are not already serving God, why not make that step this Christmas, by kneeling before Him and giving Him your all.

kneel-cross

From heaven You came, helpless babe
Entered our world, Your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live
 
This is our God, the Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to the Servant King
 
There in the garden of tears
My heavy load He chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn
Yet not my will, but Yours he said
 
Come see His hands and his feet
The scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered
 
So let us learn now to serve
And in our lives enthrone Him
Each other’s needs to prefer
For it is Christ we’re serving

Christ came as a humble child, to serve His Father and to teach the world of His love for us.

He was God’s servant here on earth, and that’s just what God wants us to be too.

Are you God’s servant?

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should  have had my place?
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of Your plan
Help me be strong, help me be, help me
 
Breath of Heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, lighten my darkness
Pour over me Your holiness for You are holy

God has a plan for each us. What God has planned for us, we can achieve, even if it seems impossible. We simply have to let Him help us, as He can lighten our darkness, and help keep us strong.

Breath of Heaven, help me

James 1:17 (Good News Bible)

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.

Everything good that happens to you, your friends and  your family, is because of God. God sends us gifts in the form of people, situations, opportunities, knowledge and ideas all because He loves us and will do all He can to help and guide us.

Don’t get complacent about everyday things and activities, by forgetting to say thank you to God for all He provides for us. Always remember God loves you and will do all He can to help you.

I’m sure we’ve all come across people who constantly go on and on and on about things. They can drain the enthusiasm and energy from you can’t they!

But not all things that go on and on forever are bad – One thing I know which goes on and on forever and is definitely all good is God’s love. God’s loves me and He loves you, He loves everyone, and He has promised to love each and every one of us forever. How great is that!

Forever (On and On) by Point of Grace

I’d just as soon try and count
The stars up in the sky
And look for all the raindrops in
The river rolling by
Stand a better chance to know
How many granders sail
Than to measure the love there is
Between His outstretched hands

Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
Oooh, God‘s love

Forever on and on
(On and on)

Every passing hour shows
The time is running out
The voice of Heaven is calling out
To a heart that’s losing ground
Though the pain in this world we know
Is coming to an end
(The face of God) In the face of God, we see
An eternity begin

Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
God’s love
Forever on and on
Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
(On and on) Hey

Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
Oooh, God’s love
Forever on and on
God’s love
Forever on and on (ooh)
Oh, God’s love
Forever on and on (forever on and on)

His love is forever and ever on and on

Never ending, never failing
Always loving on and on

Never ending, never failing
Always loving on and on

Never ending, never failing
Always loving on and on

Never ending (It’s never ending)
Never failing (It’s never failing)
Always loving (It’s always loving)
On and on (Forever)

Never ending (It’s never ending)
Never failing (It’s never failing)
Always loving (It’s always loving)
On and on (Forever)

Never ending, never failing
Always loving on and on

Never ending, never failing
Always loving on and on

So you’re a Christian, but have you really given everything you have, and every part of you to God?

God needs and wants us to give him our all. So fall down on your knees and worship God today and every day.

In bowing down before God each day we are promising to serve Him, to serve the King of Kings Have you promised to serve the King of Kings?

King of Kings, Majesty by Jarrod Cooper

King of Kings, Majesty,
God of heaven, living in me
Gentle Saviour, closest friend,
Strong Deliverer, Beginning and End
All within me falls at Your throne

Your Majesty, I can but bow
I lay my all before You now
In royal robes I don’t deserve
I live to serve Your Majesty

Earth and heaven worship You,
God Eternal, Faithful and True
Who bought the nations,
ransomed souls
Brought this sinner
near to Your throne
All within me cries out in praise

Is it just me or would you agree that one of the worse things we can see, is a child in distress? It’s even worse when we know there is nothing we can can do to help ease the child’s pain.

I came across the following poem by M.S.Lowndes which was dedicated to children with terminal illnesses. This poem touched me, I hope it also touches you too.

Gifts Of Heaven

Lord you see each precious child
And you care so much for them
For they are special to you Lord
And are the gifts of heaven

Lord you long to soothe their pain
And calm their anxious fears
You hold each one in your loving arms
And you show them that you care

You know what each ones going through
You see the hurt inside
We pray that you will strengthen them
To endure what’s in their lives

So they will know the love of God
And know your saving grace
To know that you will be their friend
Through whatever they may face

So bless the children we ask of Thee
With hope, love and peace
Let them feel your presence Lord
And let their fretting cease.

Calling Heaven by Michael W Smith

Calling heaven
Seeking mercy
Tell me there’s a place for these
What of the children who have never felt a love
Tender as the morning
Nursing the bruises
And the scars that never seem to go away

What of the babies who have never left the womb
Breathing in the lifeline
Angels in waiting
Gone before they could be given wings to fly

Calling heaven
Seeking mercy
Tell me there’s a place for these
What of the children who have never felt a love
Tender as the morning
Nursing the bruises
And the scars that never seem to go away

What of the noble who are searching for the truth
With truest of intentions
And yet they’re jaded by
Hypocrisies behind cathedral walls

What of the humble and the meek that knew despair
And never got their moment
But sacrificed a life of comfort
So that others knew no pain

Calling heaven
Seeking mercy
Tell me there’s a place for these
What of the children who have never felt a love
Tender as the morning
Nursing the bruises
And the scars that never seem to go away

What of the ones who call you Lord
But play the field
with faithless indecision
Forgive us father for we truly
Do not know what we have done

Calling heaven
Seeking mercy
Tell me there’s a place for these
What of the children who have never felt a love
Tender as the morning
Nursing the bruises
And the scars that never seem to go away

There’s are many hurting people in our world today, but for me the ones I feel most for are those who suffer as a consequence of someone else’s actions, or simply as a result of unfortunate circumstance.

I’ve heard recently of two separate couples who have gone through the pain and grief of losing a child – one as a result of a miscarriage the other a cot death. Both terrible and painful events, but both simply unfortunate circumstances.

In addition the others that always touch me deeply are the children we hear about on the news or in the papers who have been abused/neglected by family or so called friends. How can they do this to a child? The child can’t protect themself, they rely on those around them to look after them and care for them.

Please pray for those who have suffered abuse or neglect as well as for those families who have had to go through the traumatic experience of the death of their child. They need our prayers and our support today and in the future, so please pray for them.