Your Love Oh Lord


I had been thinking about Paul's prayer when I wrote about being rooted in God's love today. Lord, I just want to thank You for loving us first.


I had originally wrote this song [no title yet at that time] back in November 25, 2004, during Thanksgiving Day and wanted to thank the Lord that day. I could never grasp or fathom the amount of love He has given us and continue to give us. Lord, I feel that everyday since surrending my life to You.


Then, almost 3 years later, on June 20, 2007, the Lord had inspired me to rewrite the song and this time He gave me the title, "Your Love, Oh Lord".


I wanted to share this with all of you, never forget that when we feel that we are unloved, it's not true! There is always Someone Who had loved us first! And Whose love remains faithful and that's for eternity. Glory to God! May God bless you all and may you all discover this love awaiting to be accepted. Christian friends, I pray that we will keep growing more and more in His likeness. Thank you all for your kind comments and visits and prayers! I love you all in Christ's Holy Name.


Your Love, Oh Lord


I can never understand the way You love every man

On the cross You died and You called us friends

I can never comprehend the sacrifice and all the pains

But even on the cross, You welcome us with open arms


Chorus:


And Your love is wide........wider than what my eyes can see

And Your love is long.........it endures for all eternity

And Your love is high.........higher than the skies and the heavens

Your love is deep................deeper than the rivers and the seas

[Your love, Oh Lord...]


Help me be like You in all of my ways

Dwell into my heart, only in You I have faith

I wanna' be rooted only in Your love

So I can begin to understand....


That Your love is wide.........wider than what my eyes can see

And Your love is long............it endures for all eternity

And Your love is high............higher than the skies and the heavens

Your love is deep...................deeper than the rivers and the seas


Your love, Oh Lord....[Your love is wide...]

Your love, Oh Lord.....[Your love is long...]

Your love, Oh Lord....[Your love is high...]

Your love, Oh Lord....[Your love is deep....]


May Our Roots Go Down Deep in God's Love

Good Tuesday morning from sunny California everyone!!!! Good morning to you, Christian friends! It's amazing that when we have a personal relationship with the Lord, He helps us appreciate everything, even the littlest blessings...





So, I opened the side door, and saw all these beautiful flowers that came out from our dwarf "cherry tree." Last year, though it gave us a few fruits because it just started to grow, the fruits were sweet. I didn't think my hubby and I did anything extra-special to make the fruits sweet. So, the quality of the soil must be suitable for the cherry tree's roots.





Last year, when the tiny red fruits came out, we discovered that some of them had some kind of little bites, not sure if it was a squirrel or the birds who loved the taste [wahhhhh...before I got to taste!]. I won't let them do that to me, I thought to myself. So, I researched online and saw that if we put some kind of reflective ribbons that would move a lot when winds blew, it might sort of scare them. So, that's what my hubby did. And the other remaining fruits seemed to be spared from whatever was eating them [hurrahhhhh!]. You can still see one reflective ribbon remaining:



Spiritually speaking, we are like that "cherry tree". We will only yield "sweet fruits" if our roots are rooted deeply in God's love. Sometimes, some of us are being eaten or snatched away by our spiritual enemies [John 10:10- Jesus said, "The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness"]. We need that reflective light [God is light] to help us prevent the enemies from pulling us away from our good Lord [Ephesians 5:1 -"Follow God's example in everything you do, because you are His dear children." ; Ephesians 6:10,11 - "Be strong with the Lord's mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil."].

Let me end this post with Paul's prayers from Ephesians 3:16-19:

"I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through His Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God." -Life Application Bible.

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends