Thank You Jesus · Helen Baylor

Thank You Jesus · Helen Baylor Highly Recommended ℗ Word Entertainment LLC, a Curb Company Released on: 1990-06-05 Artist: Helen Baylor

 

Thank You Jesus Lyrics
Father, there are time’s when it’s hard to pray
When the darkness comes
And I feel my faith start slip away
When my strength is gone
And I’m so afraid

I reach out and call your name
When the shadow of the past
Block the vision that you give
Your perfect love dissolves my fears
No matter what I’ve said or done
You find it easy to forgive
I can feel your presence near

Thank you Jesus you’re the power and the glory
Thank you Jesus you’re the never-ending story
Thank you Jesus you’re my savior and my Lord
Thank you Jesus you’re the father of creation
Thank you Jesus you are mercy and salvation
Thank you, Jesus
With your love, my broken heart has been restored

Deep within my soul, there’s a shining light
Where your spirit lives
And it guides me on thru the dark nights
You are always there to deliver me
With your everlasting love
Living in a modern world is not an easy thing to do
Imagination rules the heart
When I think of giving up
I raise my hands and pray to you
Let your loving and kindness start

Thank you Jesus you’re the power and the glory
Thank you Jesus you’re the never-ending story
Thank you Jesus you’re my savior and my Lord
I Thank you Jesus you’re the father of creation
Thank you Jesus you are mercy and salvation
Thank you, Jesus
With your love, my broken heart has been restored

Your all inspiring me shell be on every tone
I will proclaim your greatness Jesus only one
My mouth shall speak the praises of the Lord
And bless his holy name
Forevermore

I Thank you Jesus you’re the power and the glory
Thank you Jesus you’re the never-ending story
Thank you Jesus you’re my savior and my Lord
I Thank you Jesus you’re the father of creation
Thank you Jesus you’re mercy and salvation
Thank you, Jesus
With your love, my broken heart has been restored

Thank you Jesus you’re the power and the glory
Thank you Jesus you’re the never-ending story
Thank you Jesus you’re my savor and
I’m better than I been before
Better than I been before

Doing Things God’s Way

God's Ways are Always Better | The Daily Choice Devotional

Colossians 3:1-3 – If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Moses failed when he tried to do it his way.

Who delivered the children of Israel from Egypt? Moses or God? God did. God chose to bring Moses into a relationship with Himself so that He–God–could deliver Israel. Did Moses ever try to take matters about the children of Israel into his own hands? Yes.

Understanding what God is about to do where I am is more important than telling God what I want to do for Him. We see this in the example of Moses when he first got the idea to deliver Israel from their bondage to slavery under the Egyptians.

Exodus 2:11-15 – One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting.

He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?” The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.” When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.

Moses began to assert himself on behalf of his own people. What might have happened if Moses had actually tried to deliver the children of Israel through a human approach? Thousand’s and thousand’s would have been slain. It cost Moses 40 years of exile in Midian working as a Shepherd (and reorienting his life to God-centered living).

Moses succeeded when he allowed God to do it His way.

When God delivered the children of Israel there was not one person lost nor any feeble persona among them.

Psalm 105:37 – He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.

God’s ways are indisputably better than our ways, so why do we persist in doing things our own ways rather than God’s way.

God’s Ways.

Isaiah 55:8 9 – “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

These verses are intended to motivate repentance by explaining that the Lord’s plans and methods are better than those a man may devise on his own.

The Problem of Resisting God’s Ways.

We see in Scripture that the Nation of Israel got in trouble time and time again because they would not listen to God and His ways. This is precisely the reason we get in trouble as well. We are stubborn and refuse to submit to God’s ways.

Psalm 81:10 12 – I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

Jeremiah 7:23 24 – but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you. But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.

What had God already done for Israel? He had delivered them from the Egyptian bondage of slavery and brought them forth with mighty signs and wonders.

What did God promise to His people? He promised to bring them into the Promised Land, a land flowing with milk and honey, which represented prosperity.

How did the people respond? They continually responded with hearts of unbelief and stubbornness. They continually hardened their hearts through murmuring and complaining.

What did God do? He kept them out of the Promised Land. They all died in the wilderness.

The Blessing in Adapting To God’s Ways.

Psalm 81:13 14 – “If my people would but listen to me if Israel would follow my ways, {14} how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!

Israel would have quickly subdued their enemies and entered the Promised Land if they would have heeded to God’s ways rather than stubbornly walking in their own ways.

God has given to us so many wonderful promises in His Word. He desires for us to walk in the abundance of life receiving all things that pertain unto life and godliness, but it is only as we choose to walk in His ways and not in our own plans and devices that we inherit the blessings.

You must decide whether you would rather follow your own plans and wander around in a spiritual wilderness or follow God’s ways and quickly enter the Promised Land. This is your choice, a choice only you can make for yourself. You can’t live off the faith of others.

Conclusion: Understanding what God is about to do where you are is more important than telling God what you want to do for Him. We should all be seeking God for His agenda for our church, community, and nation at this crucial time in history.

Do you know what God’s ways and His guidelines are for the following areas of your life:

In your personal life
In your family
In your church
In your work
In your community
In our nation

GREAT QUOTES on the “TITHING” ISSUE

“Malachi 3: 8-9 is probably the most misrepresented scripture
tithing advocates quote in the Bible. They contend that anyone
that does not pay tithe is robbing God and will be cursed. However,
Malachi was not speaking to the Jewish nation he was speaking
to the priests. The priests were the ones criticized for robbing God
and received the curse for failing to follow God´s ordinances. They
were withholding the best meats for themselves and offering God
“blemished” sacrifices.” – Terrence Jameson

“Tithing was about food and never about money. There is not one
passage of Scripture telling any Jew or Christian to give 10% of
their money to a religious institution.”
-Dale Partridge

“This was strictly a practice for the nation of Israel under the Old
The covenant which has been fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the New
Covenant. Furthermore, we do not see any instruction or example
of a New Testament Christian tithing. Like temples, sacrifices,
dietary laws, and priests – tithing has been nailed to the cross
and no longer has an active role under the New Covenant. So if
tithing isn´t Christian, what do the New Testament Scriptures
instruct us to do in regards to giving? The short answer is: be generous. “
-Dale Partridge

“This certainly isn´t a matter over which believers should break
fellowship. Love is far more important than our view on tithing
(1 Cor. 13). Still, I would argue tithing isn´t required or even
encouraged for believers in Jesus Christ.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Nowhere is tithing mentioned when commands to give generously
are found in the New Testament. When Christians are instructed
to give to the poor, they aren´t commanded to give “the poor tithe.”
Instead, they are instructed to be generous in helping those in
need (Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37; 11:27-30; Gal. 2:10; 1 Cor. 16:1-4;
2 Cor. 8:1-9:15). For example, 1 Corinthians 16:1-4-a passage
often cited in popular circles in support-doesn´t mention tithing;
it relates to a one-time gift for poor saints in Jerusalem.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Give Generously. Even though tithing isn´t required today, it does
not follow that believers should hoard their possessions. We are
commanded to support those who preach the gospel (Matt. 10:10;
Luke 10:7; 1 Cor. 9:6-14; 1 Tim. 5:17-18). And while we should
enjoy the good things God gives us, we are also called to be
generous to those in need (1 Tim. 6:17-19; 2 Cor. 8-9). Wealth
can so easily become an idol, leading us to abandon the Lord.
Since God is to be our treasure, believers are to give generously
and freely. For many in the West, this will mean giving more than
10 percent. Still, Scripture doesn´t command Christians to give a
tenth-and Scripture, not tradition is our rule and authority.”
-Thomas Schreiner

“Some people think that simply being nice and not harming others
is morality; others think that following rules and tithing are morality.
But without Christ, all moral beliefs ultimately boil down to the one
in which perpetually rails against the concept of grace: man’s
lawful, religious, and futile attempt at establishing his own
righteousness.” – Criss Jami.

I FEEL LIKE I JUST GOT PUNCHED IN THE FAITH…..

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I’m still not sure if I heard this correctly or just imagined a little twist. What do you do when you need a new plan – and a boost to your faith? In this episode, I start off with a simple process for creating new options to consider when your “game” seems to have dried up.

Episode #788 July 30, 2021

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

Why should I keep trying when God keeps closing the door on my calling?

If God calls us to something, wouldn’t he open the doors to make that happen?

You may need to take a fresh look at your calling.

I break this down very specifically in 48 Days To the Work and Life You Love.

Your calling/vocation is the big picture – what you want to be remembered for.

Your career is a subset of that. There are a lot of careers that will allow you to fully embrace your calling.

If God is calling you to something, you will likely already have talents in that area.

I do believe it requires work and struggle to be effective even if we are operating in our calling. But I don’t think God will call us to something that does not align with our passions, talents, personality traits, and dreams.

I was given a raise because of my sales volume and then fired a week later. What do I tell a new employer about my reason for leaving my last job?

If you have the sales ability you were rewarded for, the next company will not be as concerned about why you left. You are in the driver’s seat in finding your next opportunity.

Please tell me if I’m crazy!  I want to be the Jack LaLane of the baby boomer generation.

It’s a wonderful idea. It’s great to attach your name to something well-known.

There’s a sequence I’ve been working on to develop your idea:

  • Start with your curiosity
  • Move to proficiency
  • Then develop your passion
  • Identify purpose
  • Develop your promise
  • Then you’ll see profit

Am I lazy, scared, lacking self-discipline, or all of the above?  

You can’t just superimpose a plan of action like I recommend. You first need to start with your curiosity. Then take action on the things that you are excited about.

Don’t focus on the process. Focus on the end result. What is the transformation that you want then you can find the method for getting there?

 

Resources:

I feel like I just got punched in the faith…..