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How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in His excellent word! What more can He say than to you He hath said— To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply; The flame shall not harm thee; I only design Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

“The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose, I will not, I will not, desert to his foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, no never forsake. That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

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Hearing From God

Want to hear from God? It is actually quite easy. In the song “How Firm A Foundation” one phrase is… “What more can He say than to you He has said?” Christians think hearing from God means a text message, email, vision… dream… or sign. No, it is taking time to open His Word… reading it… and reflecting on what God wrote through prayer.

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say than to you He hath said Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply. The flames shall not hurt thee; I only design Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose I will not, I will not, desert to his foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, no never, forsake!

Rejoice In The Lord… Always?

Paul wrote while in Prison, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). Here are a few reasons we can “rejoice in the Lord always.”

1. Jesus blood has cleansed us from all sin. 2. Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 3. Jesus is coming back. 4. One day soon Jesus will make everthing right. 5. Satan has no power over us. 6. We will reign with Christ forever. 7. Death has been defeated by Jesus. 8. There is a crown of glory waiting on us in heaven. 9. God loves us. 10. Nothing can seperate us from the love of God. 11. It is impossible for us to lose our salvaiton. 12. The Holy Spirit empowers us. 13. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. 14. God has promised never to leave or forsake us. And I could go on with many more… but instead you continue with your own list.

This is Fernando Ortega sining one of my favorite songs, “Give Me Jesus.” He sings it as a tribute to Ruth Bell Graham. May the words be our heart’s desire.