Focus on Now ~ Sunday Song

Many of us have trouble keeping our focus on “right now”.  My bad days are usually when I can’t shake off Yesterday, or begin speculating fearfully about Tomorrow…instead of ‘standing still’ in Today.

Our Sunday Song is a wonderful message and prayer that God will help us stay “in the moment”, lest we get sidetracked and miss something important.  The image which comes to me is of the Good Shepherd (Jesus) who uses His crook to gently and protectively redirect the sheep who’s unwittingly veering off the path of blessings. 

Many days that sheep is me. 

I hope you enjoy the song.  May God bless you all Abundantly

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

We Praise You #Worship #Inspiration #MattRedman #BrandonLake

Oh my, this is SO GOOD, just what we ALL need! Let’s pray, and praise God, sing and worship Him for who HE IS–our Mighty Fortress. Faith trumps fear always.  I’m declaring Victory over any and all enemies today–because Jesus has overcome, and prevailed, regardless whether the manifestation is evident yet or not. 

Visit Jason’s blog for more great posts from him! ♥Rhen

Poems for Warriors

I feel like this song is very apropos based on all that we are facing in the world today. Yesterday in church our pastor talked about intercessional worship. Most church people know about intercessional prayers, or praying on someone else behalf when they cannot pray or don’t know what to do, and intercessional worship is similar: praising God by song on someone else’s behalf.

We sang this song, an exceptional example of intercessional worship, praising God for breakthrough on the earth.

Lyrics of “We Praise You”

Verse 1:
Let praise be a weapon
That silences the enemy
Let praise be a weapon
That conquers all anxiety
Let it rise, let praise arise
We sing Your name in the dark
And it changes everything
We sing with all we are
And we claim Your victory
Let it rise, let praise arise

We’ll see You break down every wall
We’ll watch the giants fall

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Rescue Story, Sunday Song

Here’s a song for anyone who needs rescuing.  That would be me, frequently…I get back on my feet and draw a peaceful breath, and boom, there’s another challenge to meet. 

I’m grateful that God never tires of picking me up and dusting me off…He’s never impatient, never says, “grow up, already!”  Nope, He’s the Good Good Father, ever patient and kind.  So I celebrate Him today, exalt and magnify the Name of JESUS…the Name that’s Above Every Name*, within which is God’s Love & Mighty Power.

May you feel God’s Presence today, may He strengthen you for the journey; and may His blessings to you be so Abundant as to overflow your cup. Rhen

*“Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross. Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”…Philippians 2:6-10, Berean Study Bible

Made to Thrive (Sunday Song)

Did you know that God who created the whole Everything designed us humans for more than ordinary lives…that it was His good plan and purpose that we would thrive?  It’s true! 

We tend to get mired in the dailiness of a world which spins dizzily, surely out of our control…we’re trying to keep our heads above the waves, just catch a sustaining breath.  But God desires so much more for us:  “joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable, love unstoppable”, and a well rooted belief that “anything is possible”.

Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10, KJB

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37, KJB

I believe that if I have mere mustard-seed-size faith today, I will more than survive—I can thrive.  That’s what Jesus offers, and all I need do is receive.  How ’bout you?  Are you ready for something more…like the greatest adventure in life?  Jesus invites everyone…let’s ride together!

Here’s your Sunday Song:  “Thrive”, by Casting Crowns.  Enjoy it, and May God bless you Abundantly this week! Rhen

Refuse the Lies

Lots of voices clamor for our attention…all around us, and inside our heads.  We must learn to discern which of them speak truth, and refuse the lies that seek our destruction.  The “still small voice” of God always speaks Truth, and from His Truth He declares His love for us.  He comforts, builds us up, affirms our fundamental identity, guides us, heals, and restores peace.  He’s the One who spoke everything into existence; and He shuts down every lying voice—so let’s lean close, stay tuned in.

“And after the fire, a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12, King James Bible

Here’s Lauren Daigle, with “You Say”.  May God bless you all abundantly today and always.  Rhen

Peace Blessing and a Sunday Song

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14, New Internat’l Version

‘May the LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace.’  Numbers 6:24-26, Berean Study Bible

Thank you for being here ~ I so appreciate the outpouring of your generous support recently, and I’ve taken the advice offered.  May you be blessed abundantly by the Lord God.  Hope you enjoy this song from the Gateway Church Worship team! 💝 Rhen