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Sunday, February 14, 2016

We'll One Day Split the Sky

To slip the surly bonds of earth
Is what the poet seeks
In words of one who's flown the skies
In yet a craft that's weak

But those who truly trust in God
Will one day split the sky
As they ascend in victory
To where they'll never die

As they will with the wings of God
Ordained at their new birth
Behold the precious face of Christ
And rise from off this earth

To regions man has never stepped
Beyond this realm in space
And there abide in love alone
By God's amazing Grace

The grace that saw me in my sin
And would not let me be
Until I saw the love of Him
Who died to set me free

And made a choice to walk or run
To Him or far away
To grasp the bonds of sinful earth
Or in God's presence stay

For God is not a god to force
His will upon the man
But oh the joy that comes to him
Who's faithful to God's plan

And carefully each day with God
Draws close on bended knee
To touch the face of God through faith
Who longs to set him free

Free from the bonds of earth and pain
And sorrow that we find
While we refuse to give to God
Our heart and soul and mind

And place us where the angels sing
In chorus to our King
Each time a sinner's saved by grace
And gives his everything

To be a servant of our Lord
A son by birth and choice
That will reflect the love of God
With hands and feet and voice

A channel through which God might flow
To touch the hearts of men
And by His nail pierced hands of love
Release the souls of them

From every heavy burden
That would cause their own demise
That soon they may rejoice with Him
At home beyond the skies

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

With reference given to "High Flight" by J G Magee Jr

Lee Forbes
February 6/16

Today’s Bible verse: 2 Chron. 15:7 "Be strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded."

Today’s quote: Max Lucado - "Call it what you wish. A talent…a skill set…a gift. The terms are different, but the truth is the same. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:7, “The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others.”

You aren’t the only person with your skill. But you are the only person with your version of your skill. You entered the world uniquely equipped. Psalm 139:13-15 describes it as “knit together, woven together in the dark of the womb, intricately and curiously wrought.”

Each of us! Not some of us, a few of us, or the elite among us. Each of us has a beauty that longs to be revealed and released. It is you at your best! When you stand at the intersection of your skill and God’s call, you are standing at the corner of Promised Land Avenue and Glory Days Boulevard.

From Glory Days

Listen to UpWords with Max Lucado at

I invite you to listen to Pastor Rick Sinclair's first message in the series: The Holy Spirit in You. A Father, a Son, a Servant, and a Bride.  (Excellent message using Genesis 24)

Our question today: As you think about the Holy Spirit, what emotions do you have? Excitement? Apprehension?

Only With God's Help  Debbie McEwen's fine post, with a tribute to her husband on this Valentine's day.

Father, when we look into Your Word, 
may see the truth about how Your
Spirit is with and in us today.
Bring to mind what our privileges are
in Jesus' sending His Spirit to be with us.
John 14:26 assures us of this.
He can be with us, and yet Jesus can
be seated on the throne with His Father.
{see 1 Peter 3:22}
I thank You, Jesus, for the Holy Spirit.

Our thought today: God wants to teach us His ways on our trip through life so we'll complete His individual plan for us. He has shown us that He is greater than any other god in the world, and therefore deserves our allegiance.

   #17 A Sin of Disobedience
      16th- Tuesday's post by Wesley L. Duewel

    #18 A Sin Against Your Own Spiritual Life
18th- Thursday’s post by Wesley L. Duewel

Hang In There 
20th- Saturday's post by Max Lucado

Benefits of Reading the Bible 
21st-- Sunday evening's post by Jean Oathout

A popular post: Don't Forget 
You're Leaving James H.
 Cagle shares with us:

"When our Lord, for Heaven was leaving
On a silver cloud ascending
He gave word He’d be returning
To take us Home with Him attending.

So amid your trials alarming
And worldly pleasures so disarming..."

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