Monday, 28 September 2015

music monday// anchor of hope

I just love this song! The words are scripture based, and boy, what better way than to sing scripture over your soul!
 anchor of hope~ ellie holcomb
Marvelous, wonderful, infinite God
Author of all that is good
Faithful provider and giver of life
Source of all power and love

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise
Refuge of strength to the end
Righteous redeemer and mighty to save
He’s the anchor of hope for the souls of men

Gracious, compassionate, merciful God
Radiant, holy delight
Beautiful Father, victorious Son
Source of unchangeable light

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise
Refuge of strength to the end
Righteous redeemer and mighty to save
He’s the anchor of hope for the souls of men

You are light in the dark
You are healing for the broken heart
You are hope, You are Lord
You are life, You are love that endures

Powerful, constant, unwavering God
Shepherd who comes for the lost
Rock of salvation, remarkable love
Savior who died on the cross

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise
Refuge of strength to the end
Righteous redeemer and mighty to save
He’s the anchor of hope for the souls of men

“we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf…” hebrews 6:19

“Truly He is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress, I shall never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2

Our Father above is for you. He truly is our salvation. Even when the way seems unclear, He is there and leading us Home.

xoxo, gen

Monday, 21 September 2015

music monday// rock bottom

Dropping in today to remind you and myself of God’s love. love that is unfathomable. Love that is deep, sincere and authentic.
 rock bottom~ jimmy needham
I’ve never seen anything like your fountain
Comin’ down from the tip of the mountaintop
And it goes, never stops, only overflows
I’ve never met anyone with the power
To make a desert bloom like a flower
Up and it goes, where it stops, only heaven knows
Never known anyone as wonderful as You are

Over and over
You fill my heart with wonder
You take me by surprise
I can’t believe my eyes
Wider and deeper
Just when I think I’ve seen You
Like a stone thrown into the ocean water
I could search your depths
And never hit rock bottom

How can the God of the galaxies
Have a care for the little things
Every tear that I cry, every time that I smile
Deep in me You’ve created a fire
Like a friend You keep taking me higher
Up and it grows, where it stops, only heaven knows
Never known anyone as wonderful as You are

Even though I’m plungin’ in the depths of Your love
I’m just scratchin’ the surface of who You are
All the seas in all the world cannot contain all that You are
You captivate my heart

“what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” psalm 8:4 and yet, He cares oh, so much for us!
“who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35, 37-39

 No matter how far you think you’ve gone from the Lord, He still loves you. His love is asking you to draw close to him in obedience. So while the enemy uses people and even your own thoughts to point accusing fingers at you, Jesus is at the right hand of God also interceding for you. (see romans 8:34)

I am loved no matter what. You are loved no matter what. Why? Because that’s the nature of this ridiculously amazing love our Father has for us. His love compels us to obey and abide in His will for us. Nothing can separate God’s love from you and i. isn’t that the best news ever?!

xoxo, gen

Monday, 14 September 2015

music monday// giants fall

Isn’t it interesting how Job’s wife told him to curse God and die when God permitted the enemy to afflict Job? In the creamy, sunshiny years of abundance she basked in the provision of God but when trouble came she lost hope and decided to persuade Job to do same. We’ve got to be careful who we listen to when things are shaky in our lives. The enemy can use people close to us to work fear and helplessness into our hearts.

The mountain is gigantic, true. The pain is like torture, true. But don’t you dare give up. whatever pain you’re feeling now is way better than the fire and torment of hell. Even when it feels like hell, remember hell is far crazy and eternal than what you’re going through. the affliction now is only temporary, and the Lord will deliver.

Sometimes I feel too small and inadequate to do the things the Lord lays on my heart. You may have felt that too. But remember the thing with feelings. They are tricky. It’s one of the tools the enemy can easily use to rob us of victory. David didn’t have time to look at how small he was in comparison with goliath. His confidence didn’t come from himself at all. He rather dwelt on the power and strength of God. So clearly, we ought to focus on God’s confidence, His power, His ability through us.
 giants fall~ francisca battistelli
Everyone’s telling you
To let go of what you’re holding to
It’s too late, too far
You’re too small, it’s too hard
Throwing water on that spark
Living deep inside your heart
With oceans of reasons
The things you’re not seeing
But oh, maybe they don’t
Know what you know
That you’re not alone

Don’t you be afraid
Of giants in your way
With God you know that anything’s possible
So step into the fight
He’s right there by your side
The stones inside your hands might be small
But watch the giants fall

We could really live like this
Can’t you imagine it
So bold, so brave
With childlike faith
Miracles could happen
Mountains would start moving
So whatever you may face

Ask and believe
You’re gonna see
The hand of God in every little thing

Miracles can happen
Anything is possible
Watch the giants fall.

“the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

“david said to the philistine, ‘you come against me with sword and spear and javeline, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of israel, whom you have defied.” 1 samuel 17:45

“reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.” 1 samuel 17:49

You may be feeling inadequate because you see yourself as average or a plain jane. Please, don’t let your petite size, or looks fool you. You are made in the likeness of God, the Almighty! He does not called the qualified, He qualifies the called. You matter, your words matter, your gifts to serve people matter. Whatever He’s calling you to do, you can do it! and watch the giants and criticism fall.

xoxo, gen

Monday, 7 September 2015

music monday// greater

This song’s a great reminder of the greatness of the power of Holy Spirit within us, the children of God. His spirit in the depths of our being s greater than the trials and confusion we face. People may slander, gossip, hate, dislike you but choose to believe that you are an overcomer.

 greater~ mercyme
Bring your tired, bring your shame
Bring your guilt, bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not your name
You will always be much more to me

Everyday I wrestle with the voices
that keep telling me I’m not right
but that’s alright

cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
when others say I’ll never be enough
and greater is the One living inside of me
than he who is living in the world
in the world, in the world
and greater is the One living inside of me
than he who is living in the world

bring your doubts, bring your fears
bring your hurt, bring your tears
there’ll be no condemnation here
you are holy, righteous and redeemed

every time I fall
there’ll be those who will call me a mistake
well that’s ok

there’ll be days I lose the battle
grace says that it doesn’t matter
cause the cross already won the war
he’s greater, He’s greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how He loves me
And it makes me love Him more and more
He’s greater, He’s greater

I know how it feels for people to secretly be glad when you’re facing a mountain. They subtly show their satisfaction over what you’re facing and mock you with certain questions and sarcasm. I know that all too well. If you’re facing something like this, do not despair. As you keep abiding in the shadow of God, He will deliver. It’s a matter of time.

“you, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the One who is in the world.” 1 john 4:4

“therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

“may all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.” Psalm 35:26

“because he loves Me, says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him. I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. he will call on Me, and I will answer him, I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” psalm 91:14-15

xoxo, gen

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