In the days ahead we need to keep our eyes on Jesus. With His help we will see His hand at work answering prayer. We are called in troubled times to trust and have faith in God’s promises in the Word. If God be for us what have we to fear? God is good and at work for good to prosper. Give us faith’s eyes to perceive Your hand moving in our behalf. Allow us to hear the loving sounds of sure victory ahead.
Give My Heart Vision
Give me eyes to see what You see and ears to hear,
What perhaps normally would not sound to me clear.
Set my feet on the path of Your will each day.
Help me follow after my Lord that leads the way.
Give my heart vision to see beyond circumstances that bind;
Past all preconceived conceptions, help me leave them behind.
Give me ability to speak out against wrong;
Instant in worship and in praise’s joyful song.
Give me opportunity to serve You in the gift of today.
Help me to enjoy life as I seek to obey.
Grant me strength to assist in another’s need.
Help me be generous and not filled with greed.
As I ask for these favors I offer my life to live,
As a willing sacrifice that to You all the glory I give.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The greatest day is the day You revealed Yourself to me.
How Far Could He See
Sorely beaten; upon his head a thorny crown roughly placed;
Great spikes pierced His flesh, His beard torn from His face;
Nailed on a cross with a sign above clearly seen.
A sea of faces: some crying, some mocking; evil, and mean.
Raised up with thieves, one on each side,
As a mass of people waited for them to die.
On His back, every sin of every man was known.
The perfect Son of God called each one His own.
How far could He see?” is the question asked.
He saw exactly where you are at.
He saw far into the future and as far back as sin’s start.
He accepted the penalty of each one so He could reign in your heart.
Every sin, every shame, every inability,
He saw and paid for at Calvary.
But great is the day when man’s opened eyes know,
Jesus raised so His new life in and through them could overflow.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
It feels like an onslaught of hard, confusing, threatening things have bombarded our world. What we want and what we believe is right is seemingly about to be torn out of our grasp. We begin to feel pushed down and become angry, fearful or depressed. We wonder in such trying times what can be done and what can we do?
What Can be Done?
When dominated pushed down and overpowered
Enthusiasm is cooled down and desires are soured.
Dreams vanish in the cloud filled day.
Words hard to hear are too hard to process and cast away.
Like bullies on the playground terrorizes the terrified,
Constant is the onslaught to keep fears alive.
Like the cold breath of winter curls soft petals and they die,
In the new environment they are not encouraged to survive.
Troubling woes and predictions with convictions heavy stance,
Weight down the spirit so it will not sing or dance.
What can be done in the world’s hard times?
How can peace, joy, hope, and faith again surface in heart and mind?
With praise, prayer and the Word positive and true;
Lift them up and Gods lifts you to victoriously in your environment move.
Listen to the sweet sounds of assurance… God is in control.
Heed words of faith, and wisdom that uplifts your soul.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you,
to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
There are times I am victorious even when I do not feel victorious; perhaps the answer to my prayer does not happen the way I want but the problem is solved in a whole different way. Jesus is in control. We are victorious when we trust He is working things out the way best. Our mind is victorious when we keep it on Jesus and not on our problem. He is the One that fights all our battles, and He is our strength within.
Set Your Mind to Victory
Set your mind to victory in whatever you face.
Victory comes when God’s Word is embraced.
It may look a bit different when the time comes,
But it unmistakably is a victorious answer done.
Victory has endurance in its grasp.
Victory looks ahead in faith and refuses to look back.
Victory is not always carrying a prize at the end,
But victory is a banner that is carried within.
Jesus is the strength that girds you up strong.
Jesus is the reason and the tune of your love song.
He is the goal to reach and the prize at the end.
You are victorious if you completely rely on Him.
Set your mind to victory; allow God’s promise to reign supreme.
All is well when victory reigns in your being.
God is stronger than any enemy you may behold.
He hears your prayers and draws into His fold.
Your heart is readied and steadied sure and true.
Not only is your mind set to win the winner lives in you.
Set your trust in the hands of the One you adore.
Remember victory belongs to the Lord.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
I Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In our troubled world, with it contrary winds that blow against what we want, desire and believe as true we may become discouraged with our life and become weary in our well-doing. We get side-tracked and lose sight of our kingdom-goals and purposes. We need to do three things; get back into the presence of our Lord and the Bible; then with His strength and new purpose move to get up
and carry on.
When you have rested awhile in the presence of the Son,
And He has restored your inner smile in light of all He has done.
Then it is time to pick up your bed
To move on to the place the Spirit paves ahead.
When you have been freed from the heavy burden on your back,
And the light shines bright upon your path.
It’s time to walk on with purpose to your step.
Move on to the opened door; God is not finished with you yet.
Move on with confidence I lead the way.
Move on with assurance God plans your every day.
When the clouds cover the land with its discouraging sounds,
Rejoice in the knowledge you walk on Holy ground.
Angels watch over you and gives strength when you are weak.
They give muscle to the words you for God’s kingdom speaks.
You are ready and willing and God makes you able to do,
All He has ordained; all you need to do is move.
Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.