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I glory ever in the cross
My hope eternal Lord
My God I surrender all
All my crowns and
All that I’ve been given
Jesus Christ I am Yours
No glory belongs to me
All glory is Yours…
Indiana Bible College 2013 ”Persuaded”
”All Glory” written by Erin Yancy
Indiana Bible College 2013 ”Persuaded”
My Adonai - Stephani Seiffert
God’s wants the Real Us, Not us caked in make up.
Thought I’d share this awesome piece with you today since this is something that I used to deal with in the past and I know that most of us still struggle with this notion.
We all know that God is super perfect. Right? Well if you didn’t know that- He is! He is the definition of perfection and naturally the idea is just so overwhelming and hard for us to handle. Why? Because deep inside we feel that we aren’t perfect. We know that we are a mess and as a result we get this idea that we are way out of God’s league. We feel like we are better off sitting with the uncool and unpopular folks whilst God sits at the cool table. We feel like we can never measure up to the perfection that He has. We feel that if we try to approach God, He would either - get mad at us for being the imperfect beings we are, He would ignore us because we aren’t worth it since we can’t measure up to His standards and more. But I want to tell you today that these notions are so wrong and absolutely deceiving.
Because the God that I know in the Bible is super merciful and super awesome. Yes! He loves us all just as we are with all of our messes and imperfections. He wants to walk right into our messy lives and transform us into the Godly individual that He desires in us.
God doesn’t want us to cake ourselves with make up and whatnot to hide our true selves and identity. And even if we do so, He knows the real us so much so that He knows the count of the hairs on each of our heads. But the point is that God doesn’t want us to make an act and show Him that we are kinda sorta perfect people. No! God wants the messed up and the ruined person that we are. Why? Because that’s how much He loves us and He loves us so dearly.
Are you that kind of person who feels that you aren’t perfect enough for God? Do you feel that you have to put on an act just so that you can approach your Father who loves you very much? Well then today I want to tell and remind you that God loves you the way you are so come to Him the broken and ruined person you are. God will bring all that is ruined within you back to life and make you rise from the ashes and make a whole beautiful new creation out of you.
He is Waiting. He is waiting now and He will be waiting for you always because He loves you.
I hope you are inspired today to seek God in the midst off all of your imperfection because it is only through Him that we are made complete. Happy Thursday everyone. Be kind to one another and God Bless You All.
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Like A Fire - First Apostolic Church of Maryville choir
“Set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth” (Colossians 3:2, AMP)
Have you ever been laying in bed in the morning and out of nowhere you’re reminded of all the mistakes you made yesterday and all the problems you have in your future? That’s the enemy trying to set your mind for a negative, defeated, lousy day, but you don’t have to fall into that trap.
The Scripture says, “Set your mind and keep it set on the higher things.” This tells us that we have to be proactive. We have to stay on the offensive. When you get up in the morning, have the attitude that David did in the Psalms and say, “This is another day the Lord has made! No matter how I feel, no matter what the economy looks like, no matter what the medical report says, I am choosing to rejoice. I am choosing to be happy this day.” You know what you’re really saying? You’re saying, “I’m not going to let other people steal my joy today. I’m not going to let disappointments and setbacks discourage me. I’m not going to focus on my problems and my mistakes. I’m making up my mind to embrace everything the Lord has in store for me!”
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April 24, 2013
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