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“Follower of Christ”

March 13, 2013

By definition, a Christian is a “follower of Christ”.

As we follow Christ, we become a disciple of Christ. The word “disciple” means a “learner, i.e. pupil”. The word “follow” in its Greek meaning, has to do with “union” and “a road”. This is very interesting when you think on these two words. When you picture in your mind being in union with someone on a road to somewhere. Along with that, the word “follow” also means, “to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany, reach”. When these meanings are combined, we can really see the union that is involved as one “follows”.

However, its is very important to be reminded just who we are to be “following”. This is not just anybody we are to be following. This is the Son of God. This is the Lord. This is the Saviour. A due honor and respect must always be in order as we follow.

When Jesus said to Peter and Andrew “Follow me,” (Mt.4:19) what it meant by definition was, “Come here and get behind me, or get to the back”. It is important to remember this. When we follow Christ, we are following behind him. Yes, we are in union with him, but following “at the back”. This is also good to visualize. “Where He leads, I will follow”.

In the book of Mark, he says, “Come ye (you) after me,” (Mk.1:17) Coming after Christ is a follower of Christ (Christian). We learn as we follow. We become disciples as we follow. I like what the prophet Hosea said regarding this. “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord:”(Ho.6:3a) The words “follow on” here mean to “run after, pursue”.

The Lord willing, I would like to address in another post, the prime condition, or requirement for being a Christian (follower of Christ).

“Jesus rides the subway”

July 3, 2011

“Jesus rides the subway
With the junkies and the freaks
Jesus rides the subway
With the hustlers and the creeps
He rubs shoulders with the thieves
And he looks a lot like everyone he sees
Jesus rides the subway
While the pretty people sleep, and he says…
You can lay your burden down
You can lay your burden down
Oh, maybe you’ve been kicked around
But you can lay your burden down
Jesus strolls the sidewalks
On the wrong side of the tracks
Jesus strolls the sidewalks
That poverty attacks
He makes his home among the shacks
Where the fatherless have fallen through the cracks
Jesus strolls the sidewalks
While the righteous turn their backs, and he says…
You can lay your burden down
You can lay your burden down
Oh, maybe you’ve been kicked around
But you can lay your burden down
Jesus went to church on Sunday
Sat in the back and sang the hymns
Jesus went to church on Sunday
But they didn’t recognize him, and he said…
You can lay your burden down
You can lay your burden down
Oh, maybe you’ve been kicked around
But you can lay your burden down”

Song by Trevor Morgan

http://youtu.be/SmLhLxYf0hU

Reconciliation

December 10, 2010

“To be restored to the divine favor of God”

HOW AWESOME IS THIS!

When sin entered the world through one man, Adam, the judgment of “Guilty” came to all mankind (all of us). His sin brought forth death, both physical and spiritual (separation).

BUT, then comes God’s free gift of His Son, Jesus. Now, the undeserved gift of “Not Guilty” is available to all who put their trust in Him. All who receive (by choice) God’s abundant grace are freely put right with God. They will rule and reign in this life through Christ, and Christ alone.

Don’t forget the “Main” reason….. to come to God

October 19, 2010

 

We live in a day where believers are sharing all kinds of reasons for people to come to God.

Just a few of them are :

Come to God, he will take all your pain. Come to God so you can go to heaven. Come to God so you can escape hell. Come to God he will get you a job. Come to God because he loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Come to God so you can be happy. Come to God and he will supply all your needs. Come to God so he will make everything better. The list goes on and on……….

While the above may be true, these are not the main reason for one to come to God. If any one of these reasons are shared as the reason to turn ones life over to God, big disappointment can come. Many have fallen away because they were sold on a reason to come to God that had to do with their needs being taken care of. Yes He does take care of our needs in his timing and way, but it not the reason to come. Many have come to God for the above reasons, then they have experienced difficulty after a period of time, then they have decided that this God turned out to be something other than what was promised.

An example would be:

Come to God and he will take all your pain. So this person who has just lost their husband, turns to God and finds great comfort for her loss. Time goes on and she begins to heal from her loss. She meets this guy and falls in love with him. He also is a believer. They get married and life is good. Five years pass, and soon he meets a lady at his workplace. They start having lunch together, which eventually leads to sex. The wife finds out and her life is crushed. She no longer wants anything to do with God. She has had pain once before and now she is done with this so-called God.

Another example would be :

Come to God because he loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. This persons life is in a mess before coming to God. He has no job, no wife, no home. Soon after coming to God, he gets a job. He meets a beautiful lady in church and they soon get married. They eventually buy a house. Life is good.

Three years into it all, he gets laid off from his job, they lose their house, and life takes on some bad stuff. To top it off, his wife comes down with breast cancer and dies a year later. He now is finished with this God. He has found temporary relief with the bottle now.

We must all realize that this life is not going to be perfect, and one should not strive to make it so. This life is filled with pain, sorrow and death. Turning ones life over to God is not going to make it care free, nor take all the problems and make it better. In fact, most believers would say that since they have given their hearts to God, they now have more battles, more difficulties and struggles than before. In no way does one’s life become a bed of roses when they give their lives to Christ. Usually, quite the contrary.

So what is the “main” reason to come to God? What is the main reason that we should be sharing with others?

First off, we must be reminded that we cannot properly share the Gospel without first getting into the subject of sin. Any other door that we open could very well be a misleading door that could set them up for fail.

I am well aware of how awkward the subject of sin is today. I have spent most of my saved life looking into the subject, studying the subject, teaching the subject and sharing with countless people on the subject. And as I have always said, God’s word deals with the subject front to back, more than any other subject. So we as believers must dig into the subject. We must learn it more than all the rest, if we want to be effective in bringing souls into the Kingdom.

So, the main reason for one to come to God through Christ is…….. forgiveness of our sins. There can be no other way to have a true relationship with God, unless we receive Christ as our own sacrifice for our own sins. In sharing the Gospel, one most first talk to them about their sins. We must, with the help of the Holy Spirit, convince them that they have sin. That there is sin in their heart. Now the good thing here is, that most don’t have a problem realizing that they have sinned. The problem is them knowing that they need forgiveness of their sins, if they are going to have a relationship with a Holy God.

One must share the holiness of God, and that He hates sin and will not look upon it. We cannot approach this righteous, Holy God on our own merits. Our sinful being is not capable. We must have someone to stand between us and God.

One must share in some detail the nature of sin. It is death. Not only physical, but more importantly spiritual death, which is “separation” from God. The sinner must realize that he or she is separated from God because of sin. I liken this to a wall. People that have yet to receive Christ, are separated from God. They must know that there can be no true relationship with God until the wall comes down. And it can only come down through the only gift that God gave for our sins, that being The Christ. For more on the subject of the wall and seperation see my post  https://rjperalta.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/the-wall-and-the-wrecking-ball/

YES, EVEN IN 2010, WE MUST TALK ABOUT SIN AND THE FORGIVENESS THEREOF.

There seems to be very little conversation going on about it, especially these days. We as believers must start the conversation as the Spirit leads. Be prepared to be looked upon as some “nut case”. So was Christ in his day. If we are afraid to talk about sin and forgiveness, then we are ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. How can you tell them about Christ, without mentioning sin? It can’t be done. You can’t offer the cure until they understand their condition.

So, if you are not talking about sin currently with those who He leads you to, what are you talking about? If it’s Christ centered, you must share the subject of sin. We must get used to it, if we are going to share Christ. I say, “sharing Christ”. It does little good, talking to people about God, without never mentioning Christ. Are we comfortable talking about Christ? Do we only just mention God, because of it’s more comfortable? Remember, the devil is somewhat satisfied if all you talk to them about is God. He also believes and trembles. But, if you mention Christ, the devils usually rise up. I see it all the time.

So in the end, don’t forget caught up in the popular reasons for coming to God today. Stay with the time-tested way of God’s Word. God bless you all!

“many antichrists have come”

September 18, 2010

Yeah, The Antichrist is coming, but right now we need to be concerned with the “many antichrists” that are now in the world and all around us.

It is believed that the Apostle John wrote about the “last hour” (the last days) in his first Epistle approximately 100 years after the death of Christ. Here we are in 2010 which is still considered the “last days”.

In my years of ministry, I am becoming increasing aware of the “antichrist” spirit. It is increasing at an alarming rate. If you are not aware of this, it is because you are not confronting people with Christ. This antichrist spirit is the main force that Satan is using in our world today. If you don’t agree, just try mentioning Christ to people you meet. It won’t be very long before the demons rise up, and you come close to an encounter that you wished would not have happened.

John wrote, “even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (1John 2:18). So if approximately 1910 years ago, John said that “there are many antichrists”, wouldn’t it seem to be that now there would be untold amounts of antichrists in the world? If this was based only on the sheer amount of the increased population?

What are “antichrists?”. It is important for us to know who they are. We all rub shoulders with them everyday. We just usually don’t know who they are until Christ is mentioned. Once mentioned, you will know.

I believe it is safe to say that there are two types of people that have taken up with this antichrist spirit. First, those who have never put their faith and trust in Christ. Then, there are those who once believed in Christ, but now have taken up with this spirit of this age. They now say that there are many ways to God. Once, they believed that Christ was The Way, The Truth and The Life, and that He said, “no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Now they have become “deceived” by “seducing” spirits.

John describes those who “were not of us”. I believe we can look at this verse and interpret it to be two different kinds of people. “They went out from us, but they were not of us; if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.” (1Jn.2:19)

The obvious would be that they were never with Christ in the first place. They came to church, went through the motions, they hung out with us, but were never really saved in the first place. Now, certainly there are many that have and will fit into this category. But, there are those who were saved, they did walk with fellow believers, they did share themselves in Christ at one time. But now they have taken up with this spirit and have been deceived, and now believe a lie. This spirit has told them that Christ is not the only way. It usually has come through other people that they have associated themselves with. Just like God’s spirit works through people, Satan does the same.

This deception is based on a lie. They have believed a lie and thus have become a liar. It has come from the father of lies, Satan.

John goes on and describes what a “liar” is. “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He (or she) is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. (note: that it says “the Father and the Son” they are together) Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” (1John 2:22-23).

So, those who say, “oh I believe in God”, then you mention Christ to them and they flair up, well, they are a liar. They are antichrist.

These two verses are foundational in knowing what an antichrist is, and what spirit they have taken up with.

And, for all of us who have not bought into this lie, an extreme warning is issued to us. “Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us – eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But if the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1John 24-27)

The only way that we too will not be deceived in these “last days”, is that we abide in the vine, which is Christ. We must continually immerse ourselves in Christ. Pray in Christ. Think in Christ. Speak in Christ. Share in Christ. Study in Christ (study the Gospels over and over. I have spent 30+ years studying them, and still they cannot be exhausted)

We must abide in the Son and in the Father. If we do, than the promise is eternal life. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)

Why did John write these words regarding deceptions in the last hours? Because just as there was people back than who where antichrists, there are more of them today. It was forethought from God. It’s relevant today and it’s growing leaps and bounds. Every where you go today, people are saying that “all religions lead to God”. They say that Christ cannot possibly be the only way. “How narrow minded is that?” “It doesn’t matter which religion, as long as you believe in God”. Then we speak in love and tell them that “the devils also believe in God and tremble”, so what’s with just believing in God? Big deal.

What “other ways to God” leave out, is that the Son of God was the only sacrifice for our sins. I tell them, “It all comes down to sin and the sacrifice thereof.” Without that there is no forgiveness of sin and we will remain dead in our sins (spiritually), not only now, but for all eternity.

We must be continually reminded that Christ is Truth. Everything outside or contrary to Christ is a lie. And those promoting it are liars.

So all believers must continually abide in Him (Christ). Daily, moment by moment. Immerse yourself in Him, lest you be seduced and thereby deceived by believing a lie and tell all you meet that there are many ways to God.

Beware lest we forget!

“carry on compassion”

July 31, 2010

“I will live to carry on compassion”…….

Jesus is our example of compassion.

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary (harassed) and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matt.9:35-38)

THIS SONG BY “Lincoln Brewster” speaks a message loud and clear to us all. Can we say that we do? That we will?   Make sure to listen and watch the video at the end of the lyrics. God bless you!

Surely children weren’t made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn’t how it should be
Let Your Kingdom come

Surely nations were not made for war
Or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just can’t be what You saw
Let Your Kingdom come
Here in my heart

And I will live
To carry on compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I’ve been given
And go beyond religion
To see your world be changed
By the power of Your name
 
Surely life wasn’t made to regret
And the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let Your Kingdom come
Lord break this heart

Your name
Is a shelter for the hurting
Jesus Your name
Is a refuge for the weak
Only Your name
Can redeem the undeserving
Jesus Your name
Holds everything I need

Surely children weren’t made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn’t how it should be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIxSQK8TEhE

Weights, Sins and Distractions

July 2, 2010

If you are like me, the further we go in our walk with God, the more intense the battle gets. If we are not pressing into Him and His Kingdom above all else, then there is no real battle. The closer we get to fulfilling His will on this earth, the more we experience major distractions, major roadblocks that try and detour us from our goal of fulfilling His will while on earth. Christ is our supreme example.

Our text is found in Hebrews chapter 12, verses 1-2.

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

It starts off with the reference of the “witnesses” of faith, found in chapter 11. Witnesses such as “Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses etc. We are to consider their faith in this battle of faith. They all died in faith, but did not receive the promises that where told about in their day. They seen them “afar off”. They were “persuaded” by them. They “embraced” them.(11:13) This is faith! It is, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (11:1)

It is the same with us today. It still takes faith for us also who have received the promises. We are not of those who physically lived with Christ, so we must take Him by faith just as those who have gone before us, and the witnesses that are recorded in God’s word. It all takes faith.

Continuing on, applying it personally…..”let me lay aside every weight”. The word “weight” here means, “one, other”. We can read or understand this as, let me lay aside every one or other. This can be a person or persons. This can be a place or places. This can be a thing or things.

“and the sin” (or sins). Let me lay aside every weight, every sin.

“which so easily besets me”. Some translations use “ensnares” instead of “beset”. The word “beset” means, “a competitor, thwarting (as in a racer) in every direction. If we jump down to the end of this verse, we will notice that the writer of this is referring to a “race”. This is the race course of our life that is laid out before us.

So do we have a “competitor” or someone or something that is biding for our time? Someone or something that is trying to “thwart” us off the course that God has given us to run?

“and let me run with patience”. The word “patience” here means, “cheerful or hopeful”. It also means, “endurance, constancy, patient continuance (waiting). By God’s grace we can and need to run our race with “patience”.

“the race that is set before me”. The word “race” here means, “an effort, a fight”. This nails it right down. It takes effort, real effort to run this race. It is a real fight all the way. Like I said in the beginning, it gets tougher as we go. That is of course, if we are still doing God’s will here on the earth. It’s not enough just to be “saved”. You and I have a race to run. We have a God given course to run. Do we know personally what that course is? The course is God’s personal plan and purpose for your life. And like I have said on numerous occasions, “it’s more than eat, sleep, go to work and go to church on Sunday or Saturday”. It’s the life He has personally designed for you. It’s not our own choosing, our own making. We don’t (or should not) enter our “new life” by thinking or deciding that, “I think I will do this”, “I think I will do that”. This life should not be a “hit and miss” kind of life. It is not something to be treated haphazardly. He has gifted you with talents to be used for His Kingdom, His plan and purpose. It is up to us to make sure we know that we know, what this is.

“Looking unto Jesus, the author (Originator) and finisher (Perfecter) of my faith”. He is the ultimate One who we should be “looking to”. Too many are following man and his ideas and teachings. Dead religion follows the books of dead men and women that were meer flesh and bones like you and I. Yes, they may have been inspired, and their teachings having much good to benefit from, but we must stay with Jesus and his teachings. We cannot be deceived, or led astray if we will follow Him.

How did Jesus conquer the “cross?” How are we to conquer the “cross” that we bear?

“who for the joy that was set before him”. The word “joy” here means, “calm delight, calmly happy or well-off”. Christ had always the calm delight deep within as he faced the cross. As I have prayed, and am praying, “Father, give me the “Joy” that your Son had, to face the cross”. When we think of being joyful, do we think of being “calm?” What comes to my mind, is the flesh verses the Spirit. True joy is of the Spirit, and it is calm, peaceful. What is made out to be joy is often fleshly, hyper. A lot of times it just comes down to having had one too many “mocha’s”.

“endured the cross”. The word “endured” here means, “stay under, remain, undergo, bear, have fortitude, persevere, abide, suffer”. Wow! this hurts! I thought that once we come to Christ, it’s all good and easy. I thought we can now “enjoy our best life now”. Well, it’s certainly going to be way better than living a life of sin, which is death, but it now is going to have it’s cross to bear. As we go forward, He will show us things in our life that must go, if we are to reach our goal and finish the race laid out before us. And do it with “joy”. If Christ could not have bore the cross without it, what makes us think that we could?

“despising the shame”. The word “despising” here means, “to think against, ie, dis-esteem. Christ had to “think against” the shame of the cross. It was the ultimate of it’s day. Our cross may not be physical, but it still carries “shame” as far as the world sees it. Our “staying under”, our “suffering” for Him, is distasteful to the world. We will and should be suffering “shame” for bearing the cross of Christ. What about our own cross for which we should bear?

The word “shame” here means, “disgrace”. As we carry our cross, we will be “disgraced”. In this world, like in Christ’s time, it’s a disgrace to be cross-bearing. The world laughs. It makes fun of. It ridicules. How are you fairing? Do you notice?

“and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”. This is Christ’s rightful place. If we finish our coarse, we too can have our place around the throne of God with Christ at the right hand. How awesome is that going to be! Just a few more days on this earth of pain, sorrow, hurt etc. then we can escape to a far better place.

Just like the Patriarchs before us…….. they “confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from which they came out of, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Wherefore, God is not ashamed to be called  their God: for He has prepared for them a city.” (11:13-16)

Are you looking forward to “A CITY?” The CITY OF GOD? or is this earth your home? Do you truly want to leave here? Do you love it here? Can you truly say, “this earth is not my home. I’m just passing through”

God bless you as you go!

God’s top priority

April 14, 2010

His top priority is, the saving of an eternal soul, which He created.

If this is fact,(and it is) then what do you think our top priority should be? Yes, I know that we don’t save the soul. This is for the guy that always says, “all we can do is live the life”. I say, “BULL”.

If we are saved from eternal death, should we be contented only with ourselves and our own salvation? Is  this the only reason we are saved? Should it be a “got mine” attitude?

If this was the case, than immediately after our conversion we should fall over dead physically and then go to the grave (sleep) and wait, or go up to heaven and be with God. (depending on your theology). However, in most cases this doesn’t happen right after conversion. Why?

He saves us, then reveals to us His plan and purpose for us while still here on this earth. Why would He save us to keep us all to ourselves? I don’t get it! Is this the nature of God? Selfishness?

In most cases, He chooses to involve people in His plan of saving a soul. Take a look at your own conversion. Was there any people involved in the process? If this is usually the case, than don’t you think that He has purpose and plan for you in His Kingdom in helping rescue those who are perishing? (by the way, in Jn.3:16 where it says, “perish”, the word means, “to fully destroy”)

Do you think that everything is by happen chance? The job that He has blessed you with, is it only for money? Is it only for prestige? Is it only to “get ahead?” Is there people around you at your workplace? Are they eternal souls? Do you believe that they are? Do you believe in the biblical fact that their soul is going to spend eternity in one of two places? Does this concern you?

Or have you bought into the very popular teaching of the day, and that is, that there is no Hell. If we believe that, then why should we be concerned about their soul? They are going to make it somehow, because God loves them. No worries. I don’t need to say anything to them, they will make it in the end.

If this teaching hasn’t come your way yet, it will soon. It could very well be the fastest growing false doctrine today. Why? It removes all consequences for our sins. If the devil can do that, then he has gained souls for eternity, and that’s what his purpose is, to destroy mankind’s soul for eternity. With the teaching of  “no hell”, people are coasting into eternity with the deception that they have nothing to loose with their sinful lifestyles while here on earth. After all, the God of love, loves me and my sin so much, that He would never send me to hell. All the time, the whole message of Christ and why he came, and what was He given for, is never received, or in some cases never shared.

If we take out the fact of eternal damnation to the soul who rejects Christ, then we mise well throw out the Bible and take up with some new age teaching of the gospel. I would say, lets all take up with fairy tales, that makes us all feel good.

So, God’s top priority is the saving of the soul. Our should be the same. Whatever He has called us to, it should have the purpose of influencing them somehow towards Christ for the salvation of their soul.

Wherever there is people, God is at work. He loves them and wants to spend eternity with them. He wants to show forth His love and tell them about His Son, Christ, as the only way to Himself, and the only way to escape death because of sin. The only way to have real life! AND HE CHOOSES PEOPLE TO DO THIS!

As a reminder, they need to first understand that they are sinners (yes, many of them already do, but not all). After that, they need to know that they are separated from God because of sin. Sharing this with them is key. They need to understand the nature of sin. We must be taught about this in our churches, before we effectively share The Gospel. Are we?

They need to understand that God loves them and wants to spend eternity with them. Tell them how God gave his love in the form of Christ for the sacrifice of their sins. By receiving the sacrifice of His love, they can escape eternal separation from Him because of sin, and receive eternal life now, and enjoy it now!

May He bless you as you share Christ today and enjoy the privilege of God’s top priority as yours!

Are you following Him into the world?

April 11, 2010
We have heard it said many of times, “If Christ was walking the earth today, where would we find him?”
Be careful though, this song says, “I give all myself”. It that true?
It says, “how could I not give it away so freely?”
It also says, “until your work is done, cause “faith without works is dead”.
I was blessed to have been in Cambodia. We were at one of the sights where this was filmed (one of the killing fields).
May you be blessed. It’s a good one!
“Follow you”
Leeland with Brandon Heath
Songwriters: Ed Cash, Jack Mooring, Leeland
You lived among the least of these
The weary and the weak
And it would be a tragedy for me to turn away.

All my needs you have supplied.
When i was dead you gave me life.
How could i not give it away so freely?

And i`ll follow you into the homes that are broken.
Follow you into the world.
Meet the needs for the poor and the needy god.
Follow you into the world.

Use my hands use my feet
To make your kingdom come
Through the corners of the earth
Until your work is done
`cause faith without works is dead
And on the cross your blood was shed
So how could i not give it away so freely?

And i`ll follow you into the homes that are broken.
Follow you into the world.
Meet the needs for the poor and the needy god.
Follow you into the world.
(x2)

I give all myself.
I give all myself
I give all myself.to you.

And i give all myself.
Yes i give all myself.
And i give all myself.to you.

And i`ll follow you into the homes that are broken
Follow you into the world.
Meet the needs for the poor and the needy god.
Follow you into the world.
(x2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjq3StOjPec&feature=related

“You raised me up”

March 26, 2010

There is nothing like waiting in silence until He comes………

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

Selah. Written by : Brendon Joseph Graham and Rolf  U Loevland

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