1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus! Ye soldiers of the cross; Lift high His royal banner, It must not suffer loss: From vict’ry unto vict’ry His army shall He lead, Till every foe is vanquished And Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand up for Jesus Ye soldiers of the cross; Lift high His royal banner, It must not, it must not suffer loss.
2. Stand up! stand up for Jesus! The trumpet call obey; Forth to the mighty conflict In this His glorious day. Ye that are men, now serve Him Against unnumbered foes; Let courage rise with danger. And strength to strength oppose.
3.Stand up! stand up for Jesus! Stand in His strength alone; The arm of flesh will fail you; Ye dare not trust your own. Put on the Gospel armor, And, watching unto prayer, Where duty calls, or danger, Be never wanting there.
4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus! The strife will not be long: This day the noise of battle, The next the victor’s song; To him that overcometh A crown of life shall be; He, with the King of glory, Shall reign eternally.
The battle isn’t fought as humans fight but through faith and prayer. As the song says “flesh will fail you.”
One thing I have desired of the Lord , That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord , And to inquire in His temple. Psalms 27:4 NKJV
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NLT
Driving a manual transmission can be intimidating or exhilarating. Either way, it requires more attention of the operator. Shifting into any gear takes practiced effort. In fact, it requires a choice and coordinated movements. Likewise when moving from spiritual neutral into spiritual gear.
Do you ever find yourself in spiritual neutral? Wondering what happened? How did I get here? I was just really enjoying: what God was doing in my life, reading, studying, or participating as His hands. Then it seems suddenly it’s all vanished. It isn’t replaced with discouragement or despair — as sometimes that can happen. But! The drive to spiritually move: read, pray or share Him with others is all gone. Continue reading “Spiritual Neutral? Out of Gear?”
Father tonight I pray for Your seeking daughter. Sustain her heart. She feels it’s been trampled, bruised, and laying alone beyond repair. When she tries to self protect the wounds she inflicts deepen her own pain and isolation. Father direct her eyes to fear You. Your Word says the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Thank You for giving her a place to turn for spiritual guidance. Help her find the resources her heart craves. She is suffocating from a lack of knowing Your ways and plan. Give her remembrance of times of sweet joy in the past with the man she committed to for life. She has unintentionally and unwittingly started so many fires or fanned the flames where they were started by another. Help her learn to douse what’s going and stamp out future sparks. Lord I don’t have all the answers but You do. Send her some rain. In Jesus name amen
During my morning breakfast munching (Friday, September 22, 2017) I felt strongly impressed to take a photograph of myself and send it to a woman. (Trying to listen to that still small voice lead to the incredible.) Setting down my spoon, I browsed the gallery of photos on my phone. Upon discovering none were “recent,” I took a face shot and sent it. Continue reading “Trying is Motion God Moves Through”