Sunday, September 30, 2007

The last day of September

The last day of September and it's quiet here at home...
The children have packed their things and have gone.
It nice that they visit and we had a great time,
But now I need a nap, how's that for a rhyme!

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy! Psalm 92: 1-4

What a wonderful Sunday scripture! We did sing praises to Him today and several of them were straight out of scripture. One of the songs was based on Colossians 3: 2...."Set Your Mind On Things Above"

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth;
For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
And when Christ who is our life appears,
You'll appear with Him in Glory,
So set your mind on things above, let go of this world.

If you then were raised with Christ, you have a new life in Him.
So seek the things which are above, for that is where Christ is.
Put to death your earthly nature, the old desires of your heart.
Rid yourself of all your anger and filthy language from your lips.
Cast off the old and be renewed in the image of your Maker.
Put to death your earthly nature strive to be more like Him.

You used to walk in these ways in the life that once you lived.
But now you are a new creation in Christ the all in all.

A wonderful young woman who grew up in our church wrote this and she used the music from another song with permission. It was so beautiful and fun to sing. Her dad, mother and another member of our praise team helped us to sing this. Below is a picture of her from last summer when she led our Bible study. She's a beautiful Christian!

Hope you all have a wonderful Lord's day!


dcrmom said...

That's just beautiful!

Tonja said...

beautiful words! It makes it even more special when you know who wrote it, doesn;t it?

StaceyStace said...

It is a good reminder that we ONCE walked in bondage to sin, but when we do it now, it is consensual. It is empowering to stop when tempted to go that same old way and say, "Hey, wait a minute! He died for this and I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY ANYMORE!!"

emily said...

well that will teach me to make sure i read your blog everyday!!! i have had the tune and a few words to jill's song in my head since sunday morning, but i didn't know exactly how the words went... so thank you for posting the words!!! i can now sing more than "set your mind on things above... hmmm, hmmmm, hmmm, let go of this world!" haha. :) have a great week!