Saturday, 21 May 2016

Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

Each ordinary day
God has ordained
With faithful mercies new
The sun rises in the east
God brings the light in view

Out of chaos, there is order
A regular routine 
In our daily habits we can praise
The One who inhabits 
Our ordinary days

As we determine
To serve Him,
To invest the time He grants 
We reap an inordinate amount
Of reasons to give thanks

As we dedicate each day,
Consecrate our customs
He prepares us as priests
To take our daily bread,
Savour every bite as feast
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May 21, 2016
Inspired by:
http://blog.stevebell.com/2016/05/introduction-to-ordinarytide/

Friday, 13 May 2016

You Are My Song

You sing over me and You inhabit
Your people's praise
I sing of Your mercies
For they are new every day

You are my Deliverer,
My tower strong
You are my strength,
You are my song

Triumphant One
You are my salvation
Your glorious Son,
My firm foundation

You put a new song in my mouth, 
Your law within my heart
A hymn of praise arises
For how wonderful You are

I declare Your faithfulness
Your righteousness proclaim
I rejoice and am glad
For You, oh God, are great
---
May 13, 2016
Inspired by:
http://www.gwensmith.net/my-song/
and Psalm 40

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Psalm 23 v. 2016

The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need
He causes me to rest
And delighted be
The tumult of my heart
He quiets, as He leads me
He disciples me in trusted paths
For He is Faithful and True
Though the vale be dark
With Him, I walk through
Your perfect love casts fear aside
I will trust completely in You
You rescued me when I wandered off
You carried me back to Your fold
To Your mighty outstretched hand
I will lean on and take hold
You invite me to dine
Great honour You bestow
You heal my wounds
My heart overflows
With praise for Your goodness,
Mercy and pursuing love
I will ever sing Your praises
In Your dwelling above
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May 10, 2016