Posts Tagged ‘oslo gospel choir’

We can all sometimes feel like everything is going wrong for us, and wonder why God allows us to suffer to must pain and heartache. I am no different, I too feel like that sometimes.

I am however very aware that my suffering is miniscule is comparison to what many others in this world have to deal with on a daily basis. That of course doesn’t make our suffering any less painful, or any less real, it simply puts our suffering into perspective.

To relieve our suffering, we have to turn to God and open our hearts to Him in prayer, open our hands to Him in service, open our ears to the Holy Spirit, and open doors to all who need comfort.

Are you opening doors?

When you hear the word “father”, what do you think of?

My first thoughts are unsurprisingly, about my own Dad and about events and occasions that we’ve shared in over the years. What about you?

What are the qualities you would expect to find in any father?

Here are just a few qualities that spring to my mind:

  • unconditional love
  • willing to do anything to help
  • guardian
  • carer
  • teacher

There is of course one father who has all the above listed qualities, plus so many other, and that is God, our Heavenly Father. God love everyone, regardless of whether we believe in Him or accept Him as our friend.

I’d urge you today to seek God, and accept Him as your personal friend and Father.

Here is the Oslo Gospel Choir singing the song Father:

When we’re young we are taught to say “please” and “thank you”. I remember a number of occassions being prevented from getting whatever it was I’d asked for, because I’d not said “the magic word”! Do you have similar memories?
All those times have done their job though, as I’d say I definitely say “please” and “thank you” whenever I’m asking someone for something, or I’m given something.
But wait a minute, do I really always say “please” and “thank you”? Well I do always say thank you to those around me, but now I stop and think about it, there is one person I very often take for granted and never say “thank you” to, although I often say “please” to them as I’m often asking for so much from them…and who is that?
I’m sure you’ve realised by now I’m talking about God. How many times today have you said “thank you” to God? What about this week, how many time have you thanked God for all He does for you?
Now count how many times you’ve said “please” to God today when you’ve been asking Him for something? And what about in the last week, how many times have you asked God for something?

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably find the “please’s” far outnumber the “thank you’s”!

Do something about that now, say “thank you God” for all God has done for you, and for all He continues to do for you.

Give God the Glory He truly deserves.


My Tribute (To God be the Glory) – Sissel and the Oslo Gospel Choir
How can I say thanks
For the things you have done for me
Things so undeserved
Yet You gave to prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
All that I am and ever hope to be
I owe it all to thee

To God be the glory, to God be the glory
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done
With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done

Just let me live my life
And let it be pleasing Lord to thee
And should I gain any praise
Let it go to Calvary

With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory
For the things He has done

To God be the glory, to God be the glory
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done
With His blood He has saved me
With His power He has raised me
To God be the glory,
For the things He has done

Power of Love

Posted: January 9, 2010 in life, love, religion
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When you’re down and struggling with what life throws your way, turn to Jesus, he will surround you with His love. He will lift make you strong and help you through.



Rely on Jesus, rely on His love always.

Power of Your Love
Lord I come to You
Let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace
That I’ve found in You
Lord I’ve come to know
The weakenesses I see in me
Will be stripped away
By the power of Your love


Hold me close
Let Your love surround me
Bring me near
Draw me to Your side
And as I wait
I’ll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
By the power of Your love


Lord unveil my eyes
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love
As You live in me
Lord renew my mind
As Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day
By the power of Your love


Hold me close
Let Your love surround me
Bring me near
Draw me to Your side
And as I wait
I’ll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
By the power of Your love


And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
By the power of Your love

In Your Arms

Posted: January 3, 2010 in religion
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Beautiful and inspirational song “In Your Arms” performed by the Oslo Gospel Choir
What more could we ask for? God IS good!

Hold me close, safely rest, in Your arms