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"Oceans" by LoudHarp leading worship this morning at VineLife Church. "God we fix our eyes on you!"

"Oceans" by LoudHarp leading worship this morning at VineLife Church. "God we fix our eyes on you!"

Let Jesus Argue with Your Soul About Being Anxious

15 Days in the Word with John Piper: Let Jesus Argue with Your Soul About Being Anxious

We should be slow to treat Jesus as if he doesn’t know what he is doing. He is not naïve in the way he deals with our anxiety. In Matthew 6:25-34 he tells us three times not to be anxious (vv. 25, 31, 34) and gives us eight reasons not to be anxious.

Evidently he thinks this will help. So don’t call it simplistic. Call it grace. Believe him. Take every reason and preach it to your soul as true. Say,

“Soul, this is true. Jesus Christ says so. Trust him. He died for you. He loves you. He created you. He knows you. No one — no counselor, no pastor, no friend — knows as much about you as he does. Listen to him. Let these reasons sink in. Bank on them. Now, let’s get up and do what we need to do. Be gone anxiety.”

Here’s a summary of what he said:

1. Life is more than food and the body more than clothing (Matthew 6:25).

2. God feeds the birds and you are more valuable than they are (Matthew 6:26).

3. It’s pointless. It adds not one hour to your life (Matthew 6:27).

4. If God clothes ephemeral grass, he will clothe eternal you (Matthew 6:28-30).

5. Unbelievers are anxious about stuff. And you are not an unbeliever (Matthew 6:32a).

6. Your father knows that you need all these things you’re anxious about (Matthew 6:32b).

7. When you seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, what you need is added to you (Matthew 6:33).

8. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Tomorrow’s trouble stays there (Matthew 6:34).

Read The Word!

15 Days in the Word with John Piper: “Think of the influence of the moon upon the earth, and of the air upon the human lungs. Remember how silently the dew falls, and how imperceptibly the grass grows. There may be far more doing than you think in your soul by your Bible-reading.” J. C. Ryle

"To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of him will transform your thoughts afresh from within." Romans 12:2 Mirror Bible

Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.

- Charles H. Spurgeon (via simply-divine-creation)

Some good Surgeon!

ponderation:

T e I k a r o a by Aaron Pryor 
aken in NZ this is a 2 exposure pic the full moon was over to the left so used a very long exposure and high iso to make it look like day light, -45 sec iso 1600, f5.6 and another exposure just for the stars, -18 sec, iso 400, f4 then combined them together in photoshop

ponderation:

T e I k a r o a by Aaron Pryor

aken in NZ this is a 2 exposure pic the full moon was over to the left so used a very long exposure and high iso to make it look like day light, -45 sec iso 1600, f5.6 and another exposure just for the stars, -18 sec, iso 400, f4 then combined them together in photoshop

0ce4n-g0d:

RainbowCosmos | Alexis Coram


Wow! Heaven come!

0ce4n-g0d:

RainbowCosmos | 

Wow! Heaven come!

Watch "Loud Harp | (08) I'm Yours" on YouTube

Loud Harp | (08) I’m Yours: I am no longer a slave

I am no longer afraid

You gave me a voice and song

You taught how to sing

Now I have brothers and sisters

you gave me a family

I’m yours

I’m yours

You call me your son

I’m yours

I’m yours

You bought me with blood

I am no longer ashamed

I am no longer dismayed

You clothed in righteousness

You gave me a new name

You lead me to quiet water

My cup overflows

I know

Neither height nor depth

Not life or death

Can separate us

Now that Iʼve begun
I feel the rays of the Son
Father I am undone by Your glory
So let Your love shine down
I lay my life down
Down at Your feet
I am whole again

(Source: Spotify)

Found this gem at the ’ Book Worm’ in Boulder today. Written in 1928 by a Japanese Christian

Found this gem at the ’ Book Worm’ in Boulder today. Written in 1928 by a Japanese Christian

Breakfast with my wife and now chilling to some Josh Garrels and THE WORD. Good Saturday. #ChillSaturday #HolyBible #JoshGarrels

Breakfast with my wife and now chilling to some Josh Garrels and THE WORD. Good Saturday. #ChillSaturday #HolyBible #JoshGarrels

Watch "Dustin Kensrue - Disarmed - Live @ The Troubadour…" on YouTube

"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
-1 Corinthians 15:55

Onliberty and mtamerson already have this down pretty well, but I wanted to draw attention to some of the lyrics. “Doomed to face the dark alone, ‘til vicarious perfection dearly won was made our own” - That has to be the most poetic and beautiful reference to the sacrifice of Christ I have ever read or heard.

"Disarmed"

We were sons of insurrection
Doomed to face the dark alone
Til vicarious perfection
Dearly won was made our own

So where’s your landslide
Where’s your victory
Tell me now, where’s your sting

Unassailable you waited
The great enemy of man
Til your awful jaws were sated
And we were ransomed from your hand

So where’s your landslide
Where’s your victory
Tell me now, where’s your sting

Where’s your landslide
Where’s your victory
Tell me now, where’s your sting

Now that you have been disarmed
We will cross over unharmed

Something fathomless,
deeper than our pride can dive;
numinous,
higher than our hearts can rise;
transcendent,
further than our thoughts can reach;
immanent,
closer than the air we breathe. - THAT IS YESHUA and HIS KINGDOM!!!

(Source: Spotify)

"But what was once a reminder of death, is now an affirmation of life
Because I took the worst you threw at me and, damn it, I survived.
So get behind me, devil
I refuse to let myself be bound
I won’t adhere to mental slavery
Even while your torments abound
Depart from me!”

(Source: Spotify)

Meditation for This Evening by C. H. Spurgeon

It is a blessed aphorism of John Bunyan, “That which is last, lasts for ever.” That which is first, yields in due season to the last; but nothing comes after the last. So that though you are naturally darkness, when once you become light in the Lord, there is no evening to follow; “thy sun shall no more go down.” The first day in this life is an evening and a morning; but the second day, when we shall be with God, for ever, shall be a day with no evening, but one, sacred, high, eternal noon.