So, these verses have been something of a comfort to me for years now. i've learn from them, referenced to them in conversation, lived by them, and even preached from them; but i have never - ok, maybe once when i read the Bible straight through - ever really taken read them consecutively.
i've always known them on there own merit, and even though that didn't take away from the context in which i knew them, they have so much more power together. It never even past my mind until recently that these verses were in the same book, but i won't forget that anytime soon again.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Every month-ish i've been post the most played and special songs to me that month. i started doing this because my tastes changed so frequently and it would be fun to see how big those changes were.
Since i'll be moving the blog over to JamesWinslow.wordpress.com for the New Year, i'll be posting three music playlists this month. This is the third. Already posted is last month's and this month's play lists. This is a special Christmas playlist.
I'm finally ready and here to stay. What do you think? That doubt and discomfort will take this away?! Think again fool! This is God's house! God's people! God's plan! and God is prevalent. We are His lambs alone. He gives us life to live and love to give and we are not disowned. Disowned are are former pleasure to need and our Kill to self.
Disowned is our love for hate and speed to break. Broken is our flee. Stronger is our tree. "They[we] are like trees planted along the riverbank[God], bearing fruit each season." This is us watch us bust, and bruise, for God and live. Because you can't kill us. Can you feel the rush? God coming down on you. You're like grass under dew. This is over, we're with God. Your tricks are broken. Time to sob.
We, as young Americans, assert our right to determine our future and the future of our great nation. We hold these truths as our God-given rights, and we embrace them with our hearts and our lives:
We recognize that God, our Creator, is the source of all truth.
We will live with honor, always striving to do the right thing, even when it is unpopular. We will be honest and truthful in matters large and small, regardless of the consequences. We will take responsibility for our actions, and not point to governments, schools, celebrities, parents, or friends to justify our wrong decisions.
We recognize that we are responsible for our mistakes. We will pursue purity throughout our lives. We will not be seduced by a fabricated idea of sex and love. We will save our bodies and hearts for our future spouses, and once married we commit to pursue faithful and enduring relationships. We will see through the lies of drugs and alcohol and refuse to let any chemical influence our thinking or destroy our lives. We will respect the authorities placed in our lives, even though some may not live as honorably as they should. We will honor our parents, teachers, and other leaders. We will reach out with compassion to the hurting and less fortunate, both in our society and around the world.
We refuse to be absorbed with our own comforts and desires. We recognize the value of each life, whether born or unborn, and we seek to protect those who are unable to protect themselves. We will do our best to represent and communicate our Creator to our peers, leaders, and society as a whole. We will work to see that every person has the opportunity to see and hear about the true nature of our God.
In signing, we commit to pursue a life that exemplifies these standards.
We refuse to sit idly by and witness the destruction of our generation. With God's help, we envision a bright and prosperous future for the nation we love. Taken from Battlecry.com & featured on HearWisdom.com