is the First and the Last The
Beginning and the End He’s
the Keeper of creation And
the Creator of all He’s
the Architect of the universe and
the Manager of all time He
always was, always
will be Unmoved, unchanged, undefeated and
never undone He
was bruised, but brought healing He
was pierced, but eased pain He
was persecuted, but brought freedom He
was dead and brings life He
has risen to bring power and
He reigns to bring peace The
world can’t understand Him Armies
can’t defeat Him Schools
can’t explain Him and
leaders they can’t ignore Him Herod
couldn’t kill Him Nero
couldn’t crush Him The
new age cannot replace Him and
Oprah cannot explain Him away He
is Light, He
is Love, He
is Longevity and
He is the Lord He
is goodness and
He is God He
is holy and
ways are right His
word eternal His
will unchanging and
His mind is on us He’s
our Savior Our
There is a peace that cometh after sorrow,
Of hope surrendered, not hope fulfilled.
A peace that looketh not upon tomorrow,
But calmly on a tempest that is stilled.
A peace that lives not now in joy’s excesses,
Nor in the happy life of love secure;
But in the unerring strength the heart possesses,
Of conflicts won while learning to endure.
A peace there is, in sacrifice secluded,
A life subdued from will and passion free
‘Tis not the peace that over Eden brooded,
But that which triumphed in Gethsemene.
Lord Jesus, I have this need to delve deep into Bible study again, more than just my daily reading.
I've sat in this chair too long, distracted by the amusements of the computer. I feel dessicated, dry, useless, and stiff.
I need the water of Your Word, Lord Jesus.
You know me, Lord. I like to define words, and discover other places in the Bible where You've placed them, to help me sort out what's really there.
I want to apply the Word to my everyday life, as I rediscover those beautiful details in Scripture.
No, I don't want the study to be all about me, but wisdom takes the truth to heart and lives it out, right?
At the end of the day I want to lay my head on the pillow and acknowledge without a doubt the ways You moved, "transformed by the renewing of [my] mind, so that [I] may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." (Romans12:2.)
What Christian doesn't want to know Your perfect will? It's always so good …