Fear God (#1 of 2)

I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear (Luke 12:5; NLT). 

Each of you must repent and turn to God, and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; NLT).

Fear God’s awesome fire and strength:
Turn away from sin.

Seek God’s gracious heart and mind:
Worship only him.

Choose God’s faithful truth and care:
Give up lies and shame.

Search God’s endless height and depth:
Honour his great name.

Share God’s blissful light and peace:
Make his love your home.

Choose God’s perfect way of life –
Serving him alone.

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Serve him alone (Matthew 4:10; CPDV).

 


I love you

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

I love you, Lord,
Because you are God’s light;
Our living bread.

I love you, Lord,
Because you are God’s vine;
Our living Head.

I love you, Lord,
Because you are God’s Word;
Our living truth.

I love you, Lord,
Because you are God’s Son;
His living proof.

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The people surrounded him and asked, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name” (John 10:24-5; NLT).

 


 

Joined

When I wake up, you are still with me (Psalm 139:18; NLT).

Don’t you know that your bodies are a part of Christ’s body?
(1 Corinthians 6:15; CSB).

Wake with Jesus, joined in love;
Talk with Jesus, joined in prayer.
Go with Jesus, joined in hope;
Serve with Jesus, joined in care.

Laugh with Jesus, joined in cheer;
Weep with Jesus, joined in grief.
Eat with Jesus, joined in thanks;
Rest with Jesus, joined in peace.

Learn with Jesus, joined in truth;
Kneel with Jesus, joined in praise.
Live with Jesus, joined in faith –
One with Jesus, all your days.

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The person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
(1 Corinthians 6:17; NLT).

 


Grace before food


I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread will live forever;
and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.
(John 6:51; NLT).

My flesh is real food (John 6:55; NLT).

Lord,
You are food for our bodies;
Your way is food for our minds.

Your words are food for our hungry hearts;
Your life is food for our souls.

Lord,
You are food for our bodies;
Your truth is food for our minds.

Your love is food for our fainting hearts;
Your peace is food for our souls.

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The peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
(John 14:27; NLT).

 


You always know

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
(Psalm 139:1; NIV). 

Whatever I say, Lord, when I pray,
You know the truth.

Whatever I do in privacy,
You know, for sure.

Whatever I think, Lord, every day,
You know the facts.

Whatever I feel, but don’t admit,
You know the score.

✝️

God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
(1 John 3:20; NLT).

 


You already know

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Lord,

1. As I talk with you each day,
I’m only telling you
Things you already know.

2. And, though you hear each word I say,
You also perceive my hidden thoughts,
And how I really feel.

3. So, may I be honest when I pray:
Speaking the truth in love,
Just like your Son.

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We will speak the truth in love,
growing in every way more and more like Christ.
(Ephesians 4:15; NLT).


References

1. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:4; NIV).

2. You, Lord, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you (Psalm 69:5; NIV).

The Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; NIV).

God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything (1 John 3:20; NLT).

3. You desire honesty from the womb (Psalm 51:6; NLT).

 


 

More like you

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT). 

Christ Jesus,
Make me more like you
In thought, and word, and deed;
A little more like you each day,
By helping those in need.

Lord Jesus,
Make me more like you
In patience, joy, and peace;
A little more like you each day,
Forgiving without cease.

Christ Jesus,
Make me more like you
In kindness, truth, and prayer;
A little more like you each day,
Ready to give, and share.

Lord Jesus,
Make me more like you
In mind, and heart, and soul;
A little more like you each day,
Until, at last, I’m whole.

✝️

We will be like him (1 John 3:2; NLT). 

His hands make whole (Job 5:18; NKJV).

 


Nothing but your love


We were born but yesterday and know nothing.
(Job 8:9; NLT). 

May I know nothing but your love,
Before my birth, in life,
And after death;
Seek nothing but your narrow gate,
See nothing but your perfect light –
Because your way is best.

May I want nothing but your wine,
Before my birth, in life,
And after death;
Need nothing but your living bread,
Crave nothing but your perfect truth –
So I may serve afresh.

May I fear nothing but your fire,
Before my birth, in life,
And after death;
Bear nothing but your healing pain,
Find nothing but your perfect peace –
Then, I will share your rest.

✝️

With his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; KJV).

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you (Isaiah 26:3; NLT). 

My soul finds rest in God (Psalm 62:1; NIV).