The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lift up your eyes to the giver of Life - A Tuesday Morning Prayer

I woke up this morning with these lyrics going through my mind. I decided to start my day off by listening to the song. May you be encouraged. Take a moment to STOP. Be still. Listen. Lift up your eyes and hands to the giver of life.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved - and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:4-10

"...We lift up our eyes
YOU ARE the giver of LIFE

YOU ALONE can rescue
YOU ALONE can save
YOU ALONE can lift us from the grave

YOU CAME DOWN to find us
Led us out of death

TO YOU ALONE belongs the highest praise"
lyrics from Matt Redman's "You Alone Can Rescue

A Tuesday morning prayer:

Father in Heaven,
Thank you for waking us up today. You alone are worthy of our praise and adoration. Forgive us Lord for all of our idols - all that we put before you, all that consumes us distracting us from the abundant life you have for us. Reveal to us and help us to cast down those idols. We need you LORD. Show us and help us to forgive those who wrong us.  Make us humble, faithful, and true.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the LORD, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" 

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen 
Romans 11:33-36

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Another year goes by...

Once again we had some great family time in NOVA for the holidays. A favorite memory was visiting Government Island historical park in Stafford.

"Government Island is an historic 18th and 19th century quarry site that provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the White House and the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C." (from web site) These cousins always have such a blast together!

Back home the kids are enjoying their camouflage! (Thanks Mamaw Vickie for the outdoor camo..and to my parents for the Army Camo! They eat, sleep, and live in it!)

Happy New Year from us to you!

A lot has happened in the last month. We enjoyed many Christmas festivities here in Savannah with loved ones and then were able to make a trip up to VA to visit family on Christmas day for a week. We arrived home to bring in the new year! We are not sure where we will be bringing in the new year next year , but hope to hear soon.

Our kids (and ours!) verse of the week:

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thes. 5:18