Monday, September 14, 2009

Speak O Lord

a Biblical thought...
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

a Book thought...
Whether we've yielded our lives to God or not, this much is true: our schedules really are not our own. (p135)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday Kylie and myself were asked to conduct the morning meeting down at Carrum Downs. Unlike the other meetings we have done this year we decided Kylie would preach and I would lead. As I was responsible for choosing the songs I decided it would be good to teach a new hymn I have come to love 'Speak O Lord'. I heard this Stuart Townend & Keith Getty song for the first time about 18 months ago at the Men's Bible Conference in Belgrave. Occasionally you come across a song which God just inspires, that just grabs your attention & this is one of them for me so I thought I would share it with you.

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You,
To receive the food of Your holy word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today,
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all your purposes,
For Your glory.

Teach us Lord full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes,
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise,
Cause our eyes to see,
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail;
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us.
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time,
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises;
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built,
And the earth is filled with Your glory.

Just a thought.

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