Trust In You

Trust In You

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see
I try to win this war
I confess, my hands are weary, I need Your rest
Mighty warrior, king of the fight
No matter what I face You’re by my side

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So let all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You
I will trust in You

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foudation
The rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You

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Did she cheat. . .?

Matthew 1:18–21 (NIV)

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,  because he will save his people from their sins.”

My Thoughts:  Me, if it was me today, would I of been able not to divorce my wife if she became pregnant before our wedding, even if I believed I was spoken to by an angle.

In most books, the pictures are depicted as though the angle was seen by the human, as though they had a live conversation.  When the angle came to Joseph, was it so real, but it might have or was a dream.  What would you say, if your loved one became pregnant and somehow you knew it was from God – would you believe.

Do you think Joseph believed the entire time or was he finally set at ease, not until Jesus became the Messiah he was meant to be.  Do you, I do, presume he may have had doubts.  During his marriage, do you think he asked Mary about the pregnancy, or did they just kind of not talk about it.

Whether Jesus was born to Mary or not, regardless, I think Joseph should get credit, for he was totally faithful, he won regardless of the outcome of Mary’s birth.

That is the hardest lesson, to know you are going to “win” regardless of the outcome if you have done it in the name of Jesus, you believe it was in, for and motivated by the Holy Spirit, do you agree?

Amen!!

He sounds serious . . .!!

Matthew 18:23–35 (NIV)

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.w

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

My Thouhgts:  God pronounces the importance of forgiving your brother several times.  I am sure we all are pretty familiar with this story, but the last line of the story is where the power, the principle, the moral, the truth of the story lies.  Verse 35:  This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

As a Christian, we can say all we want ho we are saved, but Jesus/God states right here, you are not unless you can forgive your brother or sister.

There is so much to learn about being a disciple of Christ from the Bible; but for me, I try and just focus on two elements, one is loving God with all my hear, sould and strength and the other is to forgive all those, in my heart, who have crossed me.  I look for what I have gained and then learn to thank them for it, for not forgiving them does not change the events, but it will change us to be even more Christ like.  Amen.

My Word for the Week – Forgive(ness)

I have chosen Forgive(ness) as my world for the week, something I feel I need to work on.  Thus, my posts will have this word in them.  I will also add what the verse means to me, what is my interpertation.

Genesis 50:17 (NIV)

17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

This was done when Joseph’s dad was close to death and Jacob wanted to make sure there was no strife between his sons.  I believe Jacob realized, it was God’s plan which brought Joseph to the position and place he was – a place he could save his family.

For me, this is one of the toughest forgiveness.  Forgiving people because of the “evil” they did provided a benefit to me.  Thus, I am to thank the very person who wanted to destroy me for their effort do do so.

I guess it’s not much different, as I think about it, than competition in a sport.  We are glad to have tough competition, we really don’t get mad at them regardless of the outcome, but if they did not try and beat us, then we would not be betteri either.  But it is hard to reward evil, isn’t it?

Proverbs 17:3 (ESV)

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,

and the Lord tests hearts.

Proverbs 17:5 (ESV)

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;

he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,

and the glory of children is their fathers.

Proverbs 17:9 (ESV)

Whoever covers an offense seeks love,

but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:10 (ESV)

10  A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding

than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 17:13 (ESV)

13  If anyone returns evil for good,

evil will not depart from his house.

Proverbs 17:14 (ESV)

14  The beginning of strife is like letting out water,

so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 17:16 (ESV)

16  Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom

when he has no sense?

How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song?

Psalm 137:1–7 (ESV)

By the waters of Babylon,

there we sat down and wept,

when we remembered Zion.

On the willows there

we hung up our lyres.

For there our captors

required of us songs,

and our tormentors, mirth, saying,

“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the Lord’s song

in a foreign land?

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

let my right hand forget its skill!

Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,

if I do not remember you,

if I do not set Jerusalem

above my highest joy!

Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites

the day of Jerusalem,

how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,

down to its foundations!”