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Learning From The Hymns series #4

Take My Life and Let it Be

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
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Who Do We Revere?

“Oh my! I can’t contain my joy. I am in the same room with Pastor @Benny_Hinn. This is huge. This is so huge!”

This was tweeted by somebody recently. It caught my attention.

We are a people who take respect to another (unhealthy) level where we reverence people because of something we believe they have attained – wealth and fame, for the most part. In Yoruba land, praise singers make a living doing just that – singing the praises of people. The people being exalted revel in the exaltation and those doing the exalting are simply doing what is in their heart.

The question that came to my mind when the tweet I quoted above was shared with me was, “Do we feel this same way in God’s presence?”

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Learning from the Hymns series #3

How Great Thou Art

[Verse 1]
O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

[Chorus]
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

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God’s Word and Daily Living

As I did my run this morning, I got the chance to apply some scriptures in an interesting way and to think on those scriptures.

I think I should first give a little background. Since the beginning of October, I have increased the distance of my bi-weekly runs by 3km. I pray for grace at the start of each run because I know I’m pushing my boundaries, as it were. You know it takes faith and, I believe, grace to stretch yourself…..to break the ceiling you had placed on yourself for a season. Sure, it’s easier to just stay at whatever level you’ve gotten used to but isn’t that just so boring? After all, they that know their God shall be strong and shall do exploits. Right?
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Being Filled With The Spirit

Our walk with God is a lifelong journey that is meant to be a maturing process as we become more and more like Christ. At each point in the journey, we’re to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Do we desire to be filled by the Spirit?

Don’t drink too much wine, for many evils lie along that path; be filled instead with the Holy Spirit and controlled by him.(Ephesians 5:18, TLB)

However, we’re filled to the degree that there’s space and after that level of filling, we will be ‘pruned’ to make more space. This is the continuous process for those who want to be filled. That’s the process of becoming like Christ – being conformed to the image and growing to the fullness of the stature of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13)

How does that actually play out? Read more →

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Much Ado About Money

While we all love the ‘mountain-top’ experience where life is great and all is going as we want it to go, the ‘valley’ experiences are actually the times when we are pushed to give up or grow up. I would say then that this period of recession is a good time for us to assess if we are serving the Lord or serving money.

Money as an entity is neither good nor bad. It is the heart of the person handling the money that is either good or bad and will cause the money to be used for good or bad purposes. Read more →