Posted in Living in Today's World, Praise and Worship, The Word, Time for Sharing

Friday’s Message in Music

Hello all!  I was unable to use my computer for the past month, and posting from my phone just isn’t the same.  It’s been a month of much joy and much sorrow; frigid cloud-filled days and colder sun-filled days;  unexpected difficult changes and unexpected beautiful blessings; but through it all I have been amazed with the limitless and powerful love of our Lord God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I’m a little rusty on the writing… so I’ll the Word speak!  One of the many meditations and prayers David shared in Psalm 119 is from verses 137-144, this expresses what I want to share.  The song as well.  Be blessed …♥ Streim

“Righteous are You, O Lord, And upright are Your judgments. You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.”

 

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Posted in Living in Today's World, Music of the Heart, The Joy of His Love

Friday’s Message in Music

Luke 7: 1-10 Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum.  And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.   So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.  And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving,  “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”  Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof.  Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”  And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.

I think we all remember hearing about or reading the event with the centurion’s servant that Luke records here. Roman centurions, in the days of our Lord Jesus Christ, commanded armies of at least 100 soldiers at any given time.  That meant they were strong, tough men of authority who only submitted themselves to the Roman government.  But in this passage in Luke, we see a different characteristic in this specific centurion.  He was humbled, realizing the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Humility— not a characteristic of most people.  When it comes to our Lord Jesus Christ, I believe if we say He is our Lord and Savior, that in itself is humbling.  Sorry, I can’t write more here, because it is difficult to see the keyboard.  Praying this song speaks to your heart.  ♥ Streim
Posted in Living in Today's World, Music of the Heart, Praise and Worship, Time for Sharing

Friday’s Message in Music (a day late…)

 I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.  I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.   When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path.  In the way where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.  Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.  I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.  Psalm 142:1-5  NASB
As long as we are in this world, we will have trials and troubles.  Knowing we have a Father who hears our cries of help, as well as our words of worship is a comfort.   May it bless you as well.  ♥ Streim