So Many Times

Oh, how I love the Word of the Lord! His word speaks to me all the time. Yet, there are those special times when I hear his voice speaking to my heart so powerfully through his word that my heart is greatly stirred. It is in those times that I feel especially close to him, as though he is physically right there with me. I love to sit at his feet and to hear him speak words of encouragement, hope, healing, comfort, instruction, warning, correction, and conviction to my heart.

Oh, how I long for revival of the church here in America. So many people, who profess Christ as Savior, live as though they are still walking in darkness. Though they claim Jesus is their Savior, he is truly not their Lord. The only way he can be Lord of our lives is if we submit to him and to his will and purposes for our lives, forsaking our former lives of sin, being transformed in heart and mind of the Spirit of God, and by walking in Christ’s righteousness and holiness in the power and working of the Spirit of God within us.

Jesus speaking:

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” ~ John 15:5-8

So Many Times
An Original Work / April 19, 2011

So many times
when I hear Your word
Your Spirit speaks
and my heart is stirred.
Send a revival my Lord, I pray.
Won’t You be Lord in our hearts
now and always.

Humbly and gently
I bow the knee.
Yours to be only is
now my plea.
I come to Jesus at Calvary.
His blood provided
the way we could be free.

Gracious Redeemer,
my Lord and friend,
I know You’ll be with me
to the end.
A crown awaits me
in victory.
Jesus, enthroned above
all humanity.

10 thoughts on “So Many Times

  1. Reading this hit home. If I am being honest with myself, I used to be that Christian you had mentioned. The one that claimed Christ was savior, but they were still living in the dark. Honestly? I’m ashamed. It wasn’t until I got picked up for drinking and driving when I TRULY acknowledged who God was, how awesome Jesus is and maintaining my faith by actively reading my bible daily. Since I’ve started this journey about 4 months ago, I feel like I’ve been awakened. I feel like I’m seeing things in a new and brighter light and I’m more conscious of my actions, and I’m really thankful for it.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your testimony with me. Sometimes it takes something like that to get our attention so we will humble ourselves before God and so we will want to follow him with our lives wholeheartedly. So grateful that God brought you to that place, for there is no better place to be than in sincere fellowship with him, walking in his ways and in his truth.

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      • I have no right to judge you or anyone else in that way, i.e. in a condemning way, in a superior way, for I have had much worse things that I have done in my past.

        If you were still walking in those ways, I could judge the wrongness of that and encourage you to get back on the right track, but we have all sinned.

        When I made my comments to you that I did, I was speaking from experience, which you can read about here: This is my testimony in the form of a book. The whole thing can be read in 2 to 3 hours, but it is my journey. So, I won’t look weird at you. You may look weird at me, though. 🙂 Hopefully not.

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      • The “About Us” and the first 3 chapters gives my history. Chapter 2 is where I describe my downfall. But, praise the Lord, he delivered me from it and I have been on the right road since then. All glory to God!

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