Monthly Archives: July 2014

Appreciate the basics

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I met him many years ago – he was an orthodox Jew. For fear of exposing him, I will not tell you his whole story. The important part is that eventually, after a lot of prayer by a large team of committed people, he converted to Christianity. What struck me about him was his amazing commitment to prayer. He prayed for hours at a time. He regularly climbed the mountain and spend long times in prayer up there. You see – he was absolutely amazed that he could speak to God directly. Jahweh wasn’t a name he wasn’t allowed to utter anymore – Jahweh became his friend.

Now look at this video of Chinese people receiving Bibles for the first time.

Makes you think, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t we as Christians be as appreciative of the privileges of prayer and a Bible in our own language? When last did you spend time praying? When last did you study the Word?

Food for thought.

#100awesomedays no.43 – God’s Promises

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This is the lyrics to a song by David Meece.
You can watch the song here. Tomorrow I will explain why I love this man’s music so much!

God’s Promises
Deep within this darkened heart of mine
The Word of God still shines with hope
Deep within this frightened life I live
A voice so soft and still grows
And when the sun is hidden
And shadows cloud my starless skies
Amazingly I turn and see a light

God’s promises are rainbows in the night
Shining hope inside when shadows cloud my eyes
His promises are rainbows in the night
Guiding through the darkest times
God’s promises are rainbows in the night

Looking back on all the roads I’ve known
The echos of the songs I’ve sung
Looking back there’s a thread of love and grace
Connecting each line and space I’ve known
And all the years I thought were lost
On empty searching without clues
Now trace a journey to the highest truth

God’s promises are rainbows in the night
Shining hope inside when shadows cloud my eyes
His promises are rainbows in the night
Guiding through the darkest times
God’s promises are rainbows in the night.