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Cause Me

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In Ps 143:8, twice David said to the Lord “Cause me.” To cause is to make it happen. He said, “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning.”  And he said, “Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk.” By searching for the phrase “cause me,” I found some verses that help us see how we can ask the Lord to cause us to do some very important things. We should pray, Cause me:

To hear thy voice – Ps 143:8 – Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning. SOS 8:13 says “the companions hearkened to thy voice: cause me to hear it.” The morning is a very special time in your relationship with the Lord. It is the time to hear the Lord’s voice in His words and for the Lord to hear your voice in prayer (Ps 5:3). I recently told a fellow to read his Bible until he heard what the Lord wanted him to hear that day. Job said, “I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job wanted to hear the Lord’s voice more than he wanted to eat. When you come to the word of God listening, the Lord will talk to you.

To know thy way – Ps 143:8 – cause me to know the way wherein I should walk. We have said that the Christian life is lived step by step. We simply must know the next right step. When you look to the Lord for direction in your life, the Lord will cause you to know the way wherein you should walk. But be sure to follow where He tells you to go. Jer 42:5-6, 19-21 shows you how easy it is to say that you will follow the Lord and how hard it can be to follow Him when He wants you to go a direction you don’t want to go.

To understand my error – Job 6:24 – cause me to understand wherein I have erred. It can be hard to humble yourself and admit you have erred. But if you sincerely intend to do right, then you must come to the Lord willing to be told where you are wrong. It is an error to refuse reproof (Prov 10:17).  You’re wrong to not want to understand wherein you have erred.  

To behold grievance – Hab 1:3 – Habakkuk asked, “Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.” Habakkuk didn’t want to see this. It caused him grief. And neither do we want to see it. Yet, God will cause you to behold grievance so that you will know for sure that this world is not your home, that these people are not your people, that the way of transgressors is hard, that these people need a Savior, and that we must witness to them.

To escape the wicked – Ps 71:2 – David said: “Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape.” Read Ps 71:1-4.  Ps 71:4 says, “Deliver me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.”  In Ps 71:1, we must trust the Lord. In Ps 71:3, the Lord is our strong habitation, our rock, and our fortress. We escape the hand of the wicked and the hand of unrighteous men by continually resorting to the Lord and trusting in Him.

If you will come to God looking for Him to do these specific things for you, He will cause them to happen. You will hear his voice in the words of God, you will know the way wherein you are to walk, you will understand your error so that you can correct it, you will behold grievance so that you see the need and turn from this world, and you will escape the wicked, amen.

 

 

God really meant it when He said, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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Take My Life (Holiness) Micah Stampley

Take My Life (Live) · Micah Stampley – The Songbook Of Micah – Released on 2005-03-29

 

Take My Life

[Verse 1:]
Holiness, Holiness is what I long for
Holiness is what I need
Holiness, Holiness is what you want for me

(Everybody)
Holiness, Holiness is what I long for
Holiness is what I need (oh oh)
Holiness, Holiness is what you want for me

[Verse 2:]
Righteousness, Righteousness is what I long for
Righteousness is what I need. (that’s what I need)
Righteousness, that’s what you want, that’s what you want, that’s what you want for me
So take my…

[Chorus:]
Take my heart and mold it,
Take my mind transform it, (take)
Take my will conform it, (to yours)
To yours, to yours, own

[Verse 3:]
Brokenness, Brokeness, is what I long for
Brokeness is what I need (gotta be broken)
Brokeness, Brokenness that’s what you want for me

[Chorus:]
Take my heart and mold it, (take… my mind)
Take my mind transform it, (take my will)
Take my will conform it, (conform my will)
To yours, to yours, oh Lord.

[repeat modulate, lead adlibs]

To yours, to yours, oh Lord [x3]

Lead
Holiness, Holiness is what I long for
Holiness is what I need (gotta be holy)
Holiness, Holiness is what you want for me

(Everybody)
Is what you want for me [x3]

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GREAT QUOTES on HOLINESS

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“There will be no great Revival until the people of God are deeply

convicted of their need for holiness.”   

-MAJOR ALLISTAIRE SMITH (Salvation Army).



“A God-sent Revival must ever be related to holiness” 

– Duncan Campbell.



“Holiness has been the message of saints of God down the

centuries, and was the foundation of the glorious Revivals of

Christianity under the original Quakers, Methodists and the

Salvation Army and wherever it is truly known and experienced,

it is the bringer-in of Revival today.” – PAGET WILKES.



“That such widespread misunderstanding should exist about the

word (sanctification) and its meaning, is a spiritual disaster. If 

there is one New Testament term more than another which calls

for rescue it is that precious, expressive word, Sanctification.”

-Sidlow Baxter. 



 “Believers must be brought into the conviction of the shame and evil

of the carnal state. God brings believers  into, what may be called,

a second conviction – conviction of a need of deliverance from

the power of sin.”  – ANDREW MURRAY.



“True holiness is a Revival of Holiness. Personal holiness is more

desirable than happiness, he (Duncan Campbell) taught, and it is

not in heaven alone that God wants our saintliness – it is here and

now; holiness is not just a doctrine to be taught, it is a way of life –

it is the life of Jesus.” – DUNCAN CAMPBELL.



“God Who delivers us from the guilt of sin through faith in Jesus

Christ is able to deliver the believer from the power of sin as

well.” – J. EDWIN ORR.



-From the Book, “Holiness The Key To Revival” by Patricia Knowles.

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If It Saves Just One Life, It’s Worth Reopening the Economy

RUSH: By the way, folks, the Jacksonville mayor is saying that his decision to reopen the beaches has paid off really, really well. The numbers in Florida compared to say, New York, you go to Duval County, which is where Jacksonville is — let me just give you some numbers. This are hospitalizations. You know, Ron DeSantis is being attacked these days because he’s thought to be all over the ballpark in making his suggestions and so forth. DeSantis is doing a great job.

 

COVID-19 hospitalizations, New York — this is per 100,000 — 87 hospitalizations per 100,000 people hospitalized in New York. That’s through April 19th. This through two days ago. That’s certainly not even crisis proportions, 87 per 100,000. The Duval County number where Jacksonville is, is 6.9 COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000.

But it gets even better. COVID-19 hospitalizations currently hospitalized per 100,000, New York 87.2. Florida statewide, 9.8%. We’ll round it up to 10. Ten people hospitalized in Florida per 100,000 hospitalizations, 87 in New York. It’s 86 in New Jersey. And 54 in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Fatalities. Fatalities, COVID-19 fatalities per 100,000, New York 96.5. Florida, 3.7. So for every 100,000 deaths, Florida has had 3.7 attributed to COVID-19, 96 and a half in New York, 47 New Jersey, 31 Connecticut. Here are COVID-19 fatalities per 100,000 and in Duval County. It’s the same stats, it’s just county instead of state. Duval County, where Jacksonville opened the beach, 1.6 fatalities per 100,000 where they opened the beaches versus 96 and a half fatalities per 100,000 in New York.

And everybody’s, “Don’t open the beaches! It’s horrible, it’s terrible, it’s gonna spread.” No, it’s not. The very idea that people want it to, the very idea — does it not alarm any of you that there’s a political apparatus out there that wants the news to continue to be bad, that wants the country’s economy to continue to be closed and shut down?

I know it alarms you. I know those of you in this audience. But this has got to be occurring to people who are maybe not as politically attuned on a daily basis as you are. It doesn’t make sense to want the economy shut down with no end in sight. It doesn’t make sense to want to continue to have businesses closed, for people not to have jobs, unemployment rising. This doesn’t make sense. And yet there are people advocating it, usually hiding behind, “Well, we’ve gotta do this, Rush, to make sure we keep — if it saves just one life.”

 

Right. If it saves just one life, I’m for reopening the U.S. economy.

Jerome

Waiting Here For You – Christy Nockels

From the album Passion: Here For You (Deluxe Edition)[Live] (2011)

 

 

Waiting Here For You

If faith can move the mountains
Let the mountains move
We come with expectation
Waiting here for you, waiting here for you

You’re the Lord of all creation
And still, you know my heart
The author of salvation
You’ve loved us from the start

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore
Singing Alleluia

You are everything you’ve promised
Your faithfulness is true
And we’re desperate for your presence
All we need is you

Waiting here for you, Lord
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you, Lord, we adore
Singing Alleluia

We will wait for you, Lord, he’ll stand with you
We will sing alleluia
Singing Alleluia, alleluia
Singing Alleluia, alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore, we adore
Singing Alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore
Singing Alleluia, singing Alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore, with our lives
Singing Alleluia, singing Alleluia