Do Not Lose Heart – 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

How do we “not lose heart”? We do it by seeing that the “inward man is renewed day by day”. We do that by preaching to ourselves. We do it by reminding ourselves of the truths found in this passage.

Look all the way back to verse 7: We are “earthen vessels”. We are weak, and we need a power that is outside ourselves if we are to stand. That power comes from God. Preach that truth to your own heart every day. This isn’t about you; it is about Him!

•  Verses 8-13 reminds us that we will be troubled here because Jesus was troubled here. God is doing in us what He did in Him. God is revealing HImself through us just like He did through Jesus. The only way people can see the light inside our vessel is for the vessel to be broken. Preach this truth to your own heart every day.

•  Verse 14 reminds us that God has a plan in all this. He will see us through the storms of this life and deliver us safely home to glory. Preach this truth to your heart every day.

•  Verse 15 reminds us that everything in life is for the glory of God. Again, remind you that life is not about you, about what you want, or about how you del life is about God receiving glory in all things. Preach this truth to yourself every day!

•  Then, in verses 16-18, we are challenged to get our eyes off this world with its sin and problems. We are told to look beyond this life to the one that is to come. In that coming world, the cares of this life will sen as nothing compared to “the glory that shall be revealed in us”. Preach that truth to heart every day.

Live in the truth of who you are in Jesus Christ. You are a pilgrim and a stranger. You are just a person passing through this world on your way home. Along the way, you will become disillusioned, defeated, and discouraged, but you do not have to “lose heart”. God can and will help you make the journey home with glory in your soul if you will keep your eyes on Him, and not on what you see.

 

Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone) [Live at Linger Conference] People & Songs ft Josh Sherman

[Verse 1]
The Lord is my Shepherd
He goes before me
Defender behind me
I won’t fear
I’m filled with anointing
My cup’s overflowing
No weapon can harm me
I won’t fear

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close

[Verse 2]
He always guides me
Through mountains and valleys
His joy is refreshing
Restores my soul
Mercy and goodness
Give me assurance
That I’ll see His glory
Face to face

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close

[Bridge]
Your Spirit lives within me
So I will walk in Your peace
Your Spirit lives within me
My victory, my victory
Your Spirit lives within me
So I will walk in Your peace
Your Spirit lives within me
My victory, my victory
Your Spirit lives within me
So I will walk in Your peace
Your Spirit lives within me
My victory, my victory
Your Spirit lives within me
So I will walk in Your peace
Your Spirit lives within me
My victory, my victory…

[Bridge]
My victory, my victory
My victory, my victory
My victory, my victory
My victory…

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close

[Outro]
Hallelujah, I am not alone
He’s my Comfort, always holds me close

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A Place Called There

God puts you where God needs you. You are where you are supposed to be. The job you are doing may not be any easier on account of this, indeed it may be harder, even more urgent, but now you are centered, focused, clear. So this is where I am supposed to be. I always thought I was supposed to be somewhere else, doing something else, being someone else. But I realize now that I was mistaken. This does not mean that I can’t or will not be doing something else. Just right now, I am where God wants me.   Lawrence Kushner  

 

Are you “there”? Have you reached that place in your life where you can honestly say, “I am in the will of God?

If you are, let me encourage you to stay there. Notice that when Elijah arrived at Cherith, the Bible says that he “dwelt” there. That word means “to live, or to set up housekeeping”. Elijah went “there” to stay “there” until orders came to go somewhere else! So, if you are “there” just stay there!

But, if you have never arrived “there” and you know that you are somehow missing out on God’s best for you because you aren’t “there”, let me invite you to come before the Lord, to get before Him and ask Him to show you where “there” is. When He shows you where“there” is, get “there” and stay “there”!

Some get “there” and they see the Lord move in power and glory. They get to see the miracles and they see the Lord move in remarkable ways. Others never arrive “there” and they wonder why they don’t see the Lord move in their lives in power and glory. The secret to seeing His glory and experiencing His best is no secret at all. All it requires is getting “there”! Are you “there”?

 

 

Nathaniel Bassey feat. Enitan Adaba – Imela. (Thank You)

 
When I think upon Your goodness
and Your faithfulness each day
I’m convinced it’s not because I am worthy
to receive the kind of love that You give
But I’m grateful for Your mercy
and I’m grateful for Your grace
And because of how You’ve poured out your Yourself
I have come to sing this song out in praise
 

 

Imela, Imela
(Thank You! Thank You!)
Okaka, Onyekeruwa
(Great and Might creator of the world)
Imela, Imela
(Thank You! Thank You!)
Eze mo
(My King)
 

 

Who am I to sing Your praises?
Who am I to worship You?
Its Your blood that makes the difference in me
And made a way to enter into Your throne
 

 

I could not come near Your presence
I could never sing Your song
But the sacrifice on Calvary’s tree
is the reason I can cry out today
 

 

Imela, Imela
Okaka, Onyekeruwa
Imela, Imela
Eze mo X2
 

 

Onyedikagi
(Who is like You?)
Ekene diri gi
 

 

Onye ne mema
(He who does good)
Onyedikagi
(Who is like You?)
Ekene diri gi
(All Glory belongs to You)
Onye nagworia
(Mighty Healer) X5
Imela, Imela
Okaka, Onyekeruwa
Imela, Imela

 

Eze mo X2
 

Let Praises Rise · Todd Galberth Feat. Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper

Gospel singer (and sometimes-actress) Anaysha (she has also worked as Anaysha Figueroa and Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper) began singing as soon as she could talk. She first sang in public at the age of two at her parent’s church, New Life Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born and raised.

 

Let praises rise
From the inside
From the inside of me
May you delight
In the inside
In the inside of me
Come fill my life
From the inside
From the inside of me
Set me on fire
From the inside
From the inside of me

Cos all I want
Is for you
For you to be glorified
For you to be lifted high
All I want
Is for you
For you to be glorified
For you to be lifted high
Fill my life
Till all they see
Is you Lord
Glorify Your name
Fill my heart
Till all they see
Is you Lord
Glorify Your name…
We love You Lord

 


Somebody lift up the King of Kings
He’s the Lord of Lords
He’s the Alpha and Omega
He’s your beginning and your end
We glorify Your name
You’re so holy
You’re so worthy
You’re so wonderful
And we love You Lord
We worship You…
Cos All I want
Is for you
For you to be glorified
For you to be lifted high

In my life
Be lifted high
In my world
Be lifted high
In my world
Be lifted high Lord
Higher higher

All I want
Is for you
For you to be glorified
For you to be lifted high