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+Psalm 27, ESV+

1:  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2:  When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes,

it is they who stumble and fall.

3:  Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;

though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

4:  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.

5:  For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble;

He will conceal me under the cover of His tent;

He will lift me high upon a rock.

6:  And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me,

and I will offer in His tent sacrifices of joy;

I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7:  Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;

be gracious to me and answer me!

8:  You have said, “Seek my face.”

My heart says to You,

“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

9:  Hide not your face from me.

Turn not your servant away in anger,

O You who have been my help.

Cast me not off; forsake me not,

O God of my salvation!

10:  For my father and my mother have forsaken me,

but the Lord will take me in.

11:  Teach me Your way, O Lord,

and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

12:  Give me not up to the will of my adversaries

for false witnesses have risen against me,

and they breathe out violence.

13:  I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord

in the land of the living!

14:  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart

take courage; wait for the Lord!

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In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.  Thank You, Jesus!

I also sing this song of love to You and thank You for blessing me with that song and above chapter that You are using to continue to keep me in tune with You, with Your heart beat.  Be blessed and gloried through every breath that I take–it’s all for You, my darling Jesus.

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Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United

Verse 1:  Beautiful God Laying Your majesty aside You reached out in love to show me life Lifted from darkness into light Oh

Verse 2:  King for a slave Trading Your righteousness for shame Despite all my pride and foolish ways Caught in Your infinite embrace Oh

Chorus 1:  And I find myself here on my knees again Caught up in grace like an avalanche Nothing compares to this love love love Burning in my heart

Verse 3:  Saviour and Friend Breathing Your life into my heart Your word is the lamp unto my path Forever I’m humbled by Your love Oh

Bridge:  Take my life Take all that I am With all that I am I will love You Take my heart Take all that I have Jesus how I adore You

Chorus 2:  And I find myself here on my knees again Caught up in grace like an avalanche Nothing compare to this love love love

I am trusting You, oh Lord.  Nothing is impossible with You and I look to You.  Phil. 1:6

Mended ~ Watermark

You repair all that we have torn apart and
You unveil a new beginning in our hearts and
We stand grateful for all that has been left behind and
All that goes before us

Chorus:
You’ve got all things suspended
All things connected
Nothing was forgotten
‘Cause Your love is perfect
You are our Healer
And You know what’s broken
And we’re not a mystery to You
(to You, oh Lord, to You)

We will dance ’cause You restore the wasted years and
You will sing over all our coming fears and
We’ll stand grateful for all that has been left behind and all that goes before us

-Chorus-

Bridge:
Lord, You mend the breech
And You break every fetter
You give us Your best, but what we thought was better
And You are to be praised
You are to be praised (4x)

-Chorus-
(to You, oh Lord, mender of the broken)

Love this song…thank You Jesus for amidst the ashes of life, You give beauty and precious treasured memories.  Thank You!\

DEEP ENOUGH TO DREAM * CHRIS RICE

Lazy summer afternoon
Screened-in porch and nothin’ to do
I just kicked off my tennis shoes
Slouchin’ in a plastic chair
Rakin’ my fingers through my hair
I close my eyes and I leave ‘em there
And I yawn, and sigh, and slowly fade away
(CHORUS)
Deep enough to dream in brilliant
Colors I have never seen
Deep enough to join a billion
People for a wedding feast
Deep enough to reach out and touch
The face of the One who made me
And oh, the love I feel, and oh the peace
Do I ever have to wake up
Awakened by a familiar sound
A clumsy fly is buzzin’ around
He bumps the screen and he tumbles down
He gathers about his wits and pride
And tries again for the hundredth time
‘Cause freedom calls from the other side
And I smile and nod, and slowly drift away
(repeat chorus)
‘Cause peace is pouring over my soul
See the lambs and the lions playin’
I join in and I drink the music
Holiness is the air I’m breathin’
My faithful heroes break the bread
And answer all of my questions
Not to mention what the streets are made of
My heart’s held hostage by this love
(repeat chorus)
Do I ever have to wake up
Do I ever have to wake up
Do I really have to wake up now

CAPTIVATE US ~ WATERMARK

Your face is beautiful
And Your eyes are like the stars
Your gentle hands have healing
There inside the scars
Your loving arms they draw me near And Your smile it brings me peace
Draw me closer oh my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(Chorus)
Captivate us, Lord Jesus
Set our eyes on You
Devastate us with Your presence
Falling down
And rushing river, draw us nearer
Holy fountain consume us with You
Captivate us Lord Jesus, with You

Your voice is powerful
And Your words are radiant bright
In Your breath and shadow
I will come close and abide
You whisper love and life divine
And Your fellowship is free
Draw me closer O my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(Chorus)

Let everything be lost in the shadows
Of the light of Your face
Let every chain be broken from me
As I’m bound in Your grace
For Your yoke is easy, Your burden is light
You’re full of wisdom, power and might
And every eye will see You

(Chorus)

When Peace Like A River Hymn

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain: It is well with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed his own blood for my soul. (Refrain)
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
(Refrain)
And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll; the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, even so, it is well with my soul.
(Refrain)

 

2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.  And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.
 
Lord Jesus, I give you this year as well.  Amen!

LORD, I thank You for the priceless gift of eternal life.  Thank You for continuing to be who You are to me.  I love You, my Hope.  You are God; You promise and keep.  {Psalm 39:7; Rom 8:28}

This was sent by a dear friend.  I would love to share with you, enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving to God!

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So what is Thanksgiving all about?
“THANKS”…”GIVING”
Giving…THANKS to God for the blessings He has given you.
You know me…..shooting direct from the heart…..and this year I find it really really hard to feel thankful.  Thankful that I’ve worked really hard all of my life and have lost my income?  Thankful that I’ve been blessed to own two homes and be losing all of it as of 12/15/11?  Thankful that the economy has pushed others into starting new careers where the competition is so stiff that it is almost “impossible” to start over again?  But……BUT…..THANKFULLY I am really pretty strong (I think) that I can dig deep to be grateful for what I do have….like my health and good sense to keep moving forward…and ability to help others (which brings me great joy!).
I’ll bet I’m not the only one struggling.  Each one of you has struggles because there is no such thing as a perfect life.  Some people may put up a good front but their close, observant friends know better and stay close just in case that person needs a hug or a listening ear.  Raising children in this day and age is TOUGH – they are pushed to grow up way too fast.  Being married to someone who does not always respect you or rules the household with a heavy hand.  The “friend” you thought you had but has hurt you through gossip.  The boss who doesn’t support you.  The many childhood dreams that never materialized.  I could go on.  But you know……and it hurts…..and you sometimes cannot see light at the end of the tunnel.
Please do not feel sorry for me.  Of course I am sad, as you may be with your own situation, but…..BUT….there is hope!  Yes, really!
HOPE is a person.
That person is Jesus.  He is the one who will never forsake us, even though our family and friends may.  He is the One who carries us….holds us.  It is OUR journey, and ours alone….with Him; the One who created every living cell.  We get to decide….on our own….how we will make good use of our time on this journey.  We can give up and do nothing….or keep going.  But…there may be certain circumstances where physically we just don’t have the strength to carry on….and there is no guilt or shame in that.  In the time we have left on earth, no matter what the circumstances, we still get to serve the Lord in our actions and words.  The decision is between you and the Lord….because….on that day of Judgement, we each will stand alone and the only question that we will be asked is “What did you do for my Son?”
Praying for each of you…..for strength….comfort….clarity…blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
James 1:22
1 John 3:16-18
Love,
Debi

Dearest Lover of my soul, thank You so much for choosing to use Bethany Hamilton to inspire me through the movie on her behalf, Soul Surfer (the below lyric was featured in the movie and I thank You for it as well).  I pray You will continue to use her for Your glory and may she continue to embrace Your very best for her.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

“Set The World On Fire” by Britt Nicole

I wanna set the world on fire | Until it’s burning bright for You | It’s everything that I desire | Can I be the one You use? ||

[CHORUS]

I, I am small but | You, You are big enough | I, I am weak but | You, You are strong enough to | Take my dreams

Come and give them wings | Lord with You | Nothing I can not do | Nothing I cannot do ||

I wanna feed the hungry children | And reach across the farthest land | And tell the broken there is healing

And mercy in the Father’s hands ||

[CHORUS]

Take my dreams | Come and give them wings | Lord with You | Nothing I cannot do | Nothing I cannot do ||

My hands my feet | My everything | My life, my love | Lord, use me ||

I wanna set the world on fire | I wanna set the world on fire, yeah ||

Take my dreams | Come and give them wings | Lord with You | Nothing I cannot do

Take my dreams | Come and give them wings | Lord with You | There’s nothing I can’t do

Nothing I can’t do ||

I’m gonna set the world on fire | Set the world on fire

LORD, You are the LORD of my life and I thank you for meeting me as always by filling my senses with Your sweetness and helping me to do what You willed.  I found myself in Your embrace, a place like no other.  Thanks for this song that You used to minister to me in addition to countless others.  May I put You first always, continue falling in love with You…I pray to be after Your heart not only in word but in deed and not in the way the world would expect me but in accordance to Your expectation.  I love You, Daddy.

Jesus Culture – Your love never fails

Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails

I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails

Chorus:
You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

Verse 2:
The wind is strong and the water’s deep
But I’m not alone in these open seas
Cause Your love never fails

The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I’d reach the other side
But Your love never fails

Bridge:
You make all things work together for my good   

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