Sunday Songs ~ Revolutionary and Miracles

Welcome to Sunday Songs!  I’ve brought a couple good ones!!  The first is so timely, as it deals with the currently escalated “social unrest” in the US (protests regarding racism and prejudice).  Josh Wilson has done a fine job with his song, “Revolutionary”.  Call me crazy, but it gave me hope.

“How do miracles just happen like that?” is Colton Dixon’s question in his song, “Miracles”.  It’s a great question, and I know my answer to it…I’ll let you ponder and come up with your own response.

I hope you enjoy the music.  I pray the Lord God will make Himself so obvious to you that you can’t ignore Him.  He often does it through unexpected blessings—whether provision, protection, a rescue, deliverance. 

I try to not be a pushy preacher…just want to remind you about God’s abundant grace (free gift), His great mercy and everlasting love.  Why not, “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

Have a wonderful week ahead, filled with renewed strength and joy, hope and peace.  We have each other, we can make it through this unstable season…God is on the job 24/7Rhen

“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing”. Psalm 34:7-9, Berean Study Bible

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Daily Light #104 ~ In Times of Trouble/Salvation

I’ve skipped the Daily Light posts for a few weeks, and feel the need to share from God’s Word today…it’s for anyone who desires it. 

I offer these posts as gifts, with no intention of pressuring others to believe as I do.  God gave everyone free will to choose as they wish…I chose to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ  (Revelation 13:9, “If any man have an ear, let him hear.” King James Bible

Blessings to AllRhen

Psalm 20:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 NLT

In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry.

May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.

May he send you help from his sanctuary

and strengthen you from Jerusalem.

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May he grant your heart’s desires

and make all your plans succeed.

May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory

and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.

May the LORD answer all your prayers.

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Some nations boast of their chariots and horses,

but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.

Those nations will fall down and collapse,

but we will rise up and stand firm.

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Salvation Is for Everyone (Romans 10:5, 8-13) NLT

For Moses writes that the law’s way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.  But faith’s way of getting right with God says…

“The message is very close at hand;

it is on your lips and in your heart.”

And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:  If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.  As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”  Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.  For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”

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Heaven’s Gala (Blessing)

“He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.”

Song of Solomon 2:4, New American Standard Bible

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One day in Heaven

There will be lavish gala

Full banquet table

Mouthwatering angel cake

Myriad delicacies

And giddy dancing

Like long ago, David’s* reign

Joy with King Jesus

Hearts celebrating Presence

Eternal blessings of God

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” Psalm 16:11, Berean Study Bible

“They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.” Psalm 36:8, English Standard Bible

“Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.” Psalm 149:3, NASB

*“And David danced before the LORD with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.” 2 Samuel 6:14, New Living Translation

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Pastor Tim Ross Speaks Hope for Unity

Pastor Tim Ross is one of my fave preachers!  He was guest speaker this weekend at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas—my online church home.

I’m sharing this message because he’s clearly been gifted to speak to the issues of racism and prejudice in America (and throughout the world).  The simplicity and clear language blessed me deeply and gave me real hope for much-needed, major changes in how we view one another when it comes to race (and other differences).

As Pastor Tim points out, the problem of racism isn’t “out there”—it’s alive and sneaky within The Christian Church.  He explains how Christ, through His broken body on the cross, was able to make “2 groups, one” (preaching from the Bible, Ephesians Chapter 2, regarding Jews and Gentiles)—and describes how Christ’s finished work still applies today, no matter what ethnicity we are. 

When Jesus spoke of “The Church”, He never intended that we would speak of “Black churches” and “White churches”—The Christian Church is simply The Church.

I’ll stop there, lest by chance I mess up the excellent message from Pastor Tim.  Thank you, Pastor!

Rhen

Sunday Songs ~ Eben (South Africa) and Jonathan Nelson

Welcome to Sunday Songs!  Does your faith feel weary and beaten down (like mine), with all that’s goin’ on around the globe?  Then you’ve come to the right place!

#1  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

#2  LEAVE YOUR GUILT/CONDEMNATION BEHIND, because they won’t buy a thing!

The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, in His incredible LOVE and FAITHFULNESS, delivered the remedy “Express” so I could share it with you.  First up: Eben, from South Africa—both of his songs are fabulous, you won’t be able to restrain yourself from dancing!  

And when I heard Jonathan Nelson’s “Island Medley” I knew it would be Awesome too!  Don’t sit down, you’ve got more dancin’ to do!  (I’ve included the lyrics at the end because you seriously need to hear them, they’re Too Good!)

God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3)…and the truth is, sometimes we need people like my two music guests to jump start our praise engines.  

If you’ve not met the personal God, the Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified, buried and resurrected to reconcile ALL the world to God the Father—TODAY HE OFFERS HIS LIFE-CHANGING INVITATION TO YOU, THE GIFT OF FREE GRACE.

He’s not Santa Claus, He doesn’t hand you a magic wand…but He promises He’ll never leave you alone in a ditch!  He’ll bring you through the seemingly endless pandemic season, and give you ‘beauty for ashes’.  Amid the “unrest”, He’ll give you His Peace which passes human understanding.  

He’ll love you like nobody else can, and feed you the Bread of Life and Living Water for your soul.  You can REST IN HIM, He’s trustworthy, His Word is TRUTH. 

You can say YES to Him today—let Him take the wheel of your life and He’ll keep you on track, good days and “less than” ones.  AND, you’ll spend Eternity with Him (I’ll be there too!).

How do I know??  Because He’s been my Rescuer, my Hope…my daily Salvation when I don’t think I can crawl through another 24 hours.  I’ve experienced that peace I mentioned, from time to time, so I know it’s real.  I promise that you don’t have to be perfect, to find a home in His heart—His arms are wide open to everyone, everywhere.

If you’ve read me at all, you know I’m genuine and authentic…I couldn’t offer you blessings if I didn’t know intimately the ONE whose supply is never ending.  Together, let’s claim today as a great start to the days ahead of us!  Let’s sing and dance with gratitude to the Living Lord who LOVES us!Rhen

Romans 10:8-10, ‘But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.…’, Berean Study Bible

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I Believe (Island Medley)
Jehovah, You
I trust (say it)
In You (In You)
Oh Lord
(Jehovah) Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (I believe say it)
I believe, I believe
You
I trust (I trust)
In You
Oh Lord (Oh Lord)
Jehovah, You
I trust
In You
I believe, I believe (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of miracles
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (In You)
Oh Lord (Oh Lord)
Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (I believe say it)
I believe, I believe
You
I trust (I trust)
In You
Oh Lord
Jehovah, You
I trust
In You
I believe, I believe (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of miracles
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye
Goodbye to my pain
And my sorrow (So long)
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye (So long, bye bye)
So long, bye bye (Goodbye to my pain and my sorrow)
Goodbye to my pain
And my sorrow (So long)
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye
Goodbye to my sorrow ehh
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Goodbye (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
So long (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Goodbye you all (Bye bye)
Everybody bring it up (Bye bye)
You are the God of miracles (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
So long (Bye bye) yeah
So long (Bye bye) yeah
So long (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Too many mama (Bye bye)
So many papa (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
I can’t hear you up there (Bye bye)
Somebody (Bye bye)
Somebody (Bye bye)
You are the God of miracles (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Al Stillman / Ervin Drake / Irvin Graham / Shirl Jimmy

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Sunday Songs ~ I Will Wait

Welcome to Sunday Songs, better late than never🙂

I have 2 songs for you today.  “I Will Wait” spoke to me specifically, as I’ve found it difficult to “wait out” a season of continuing personal challenges.  And I’m certainly no “lone ranger”everyone around the globe is growing weary of the daily impact of Covid-19.  Faith in God is essential, as we hold on to hope of better days ahead.

“The Father’s House” is a wonderfully comforting song, a gift from my dearest sister-friend.  God does not ask for perfection, only our hearts—what a tremendous relief, since perfection eludes me no matter my fervent efforts!

Hope you enjoy the songs.  May each of you feel the warm embrace of our Loving Father God, and experience His blessings this weekRhen

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Fabric of Life, Bedelia’s Wake-Up Call

Prompt: Fabric

Bedelia woke from a horrible, if possibly nonsensical nightmare in which—having agreed to see Finn Canter again—she’d opened her closet to discover ALL of her wardrobe was devoured by moths.

Trembling, she rushed from bed to investigate, trying to slow her breathing and pulse as she raked her hand through the hangers draped with old but serviceable garments…relieved, she saw not one lonely moth fluttering, nor any readily apparent damage.

A bit wobbly yet, she went to her kitchen, took her morning meds with Diet Coke, and sat down at the dining table…where she noticed the cotton place mat was worn, threads coming loose, the fabric more faded than yesterday.

‘Yesterday’, she pondered, tears filling her eyes…Yesterday was certainly faded and worn, a feast for ravenous moths.

The ‘still small voice’ of God was attempting to get her attention:  it wasn’t too late to have the “abundant life”, but she needed to seriously consider what that meant to her—what she wanted before the hourglass sands ran out; the choice was hers, His Light was available.

She reached for her Bible, opened it to Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope'”. (New Living Translation)

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

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Daily Light #103 ~ Place of Refuge

Psalm 142:1-3, 5

I cry out to the LORD;

I plead for the LORD’s mercy.

I pour out my complaints before him

and tell him all my troubles.

When I am overwhelmed,

you alone know the way I should turn.

Then I pray to you, O LORD.

I say, “You are my place of refuge.

You are all I really want in life.

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“Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom ~”

Proverbs 17:24

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.  Bible Hub

Daily Light #102 ~ Sovereign Lord, My Refuge

Psalm 141:1-3, 8

O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry!

Listen when I cry to you for help!

Accept my prayer as incense offered to you,

and my upraised hands as an evening offering.

Take control of what I say, O LORD,

and guard my lips.

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I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD.

You are my refuge ~

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.  Bible Hub