Faith, Life, Music

Mercy Me – Even If

 

As I find myself in a dark place and struggling with physical pain this songs brings me to a place of surrender and peace that It is well.

Take a listen, and read the lyrics.
They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I’m losing bad
I’ve stood on this stage night after night
Reminding the broken it’ll be alright
But right now, oh right now I just can’t
It’s easy to sing
When there’s nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame
Like I am right now
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You’d just say the word
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
You’ve been faithful, You’ve been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You
Come what may
‘Cause I know You’re able
I know You can
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, I know the hurt
Would all go away if You’d just say the word
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul
Faith, Life, Scripture

Psalm 139:1

A prayer:

Lord you search me and you know me. You know all about me. There is nothing that I do or don’t do that you don’t know about. You know the thoughts I think and the words that I’m going to speak before I even say it. I am truly amazed at this.

Lord, I ask for you help. For years I wanted to know just your power, so that I could see the miracles. Please forgive me. Lord I now want to know the person of the Holy Spirit. Lord, please help me to know your spirit as a person so that you can envelop all of me.

Lord, help my unbelief in the area of being physically and spiritually whole. May my heart be turned so that it comes after you. Soften the places of my heart that have been hardened. Wash away fear, doubt, or anything that is unhealthy and let the Holy Spirit come and reside in my heart today and forever.

Let your ways be my ways. May I truly follow you. Graft me into the branch so that I may stay joined to you and that your teaching will become apart of me. Lord, thank you for hearing my prayers.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Faith, Life, Missions, Music

I Will Trust In You

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I  love the time I get in my car while driving to work. Listening to Music is theraputic for me, especially to worship music as I am driving in my car. It is just me, the music and the Lord. He calms my fears. This morning as I was driving I was thinking about my upcoming missions trip, actually worried about whether or not I would meet my fundraising goal.

The song I was listening to was I Will Trust In You by Alynthia Lewis  when I was reminded that “Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.”  Just because I don’t see God moving, it doesn’t mean that He is not working. He is always at work behind the scene.  All you need right now is have faith like a mustard seed. Trust Him, Believe Him for He does not lie. When He says He will do something He will. When He ask you to do something, you must be obedient and do it. Let doubt have no place in your heart and mind. If you begin to doubt stop and remember just who God is.

He is changing your heart. You no longer are the selfish person you once use to be. Your thinking is no longer I, but us and we. You were created to move with me. Now that the scales are falling off you are starting to see the plan for what it is. Your heart is being formed like mine. I’m breaking up the shallow ground and replacing your heart of stone. I’ve put my heart in you, so you feel as I feel, you move as I move.

Your trust in me will run deep, from you shall flow rivers of living water. I will give you the words to speak when you are speechless. I am your God in whom you trust.

Here is another song in regards to trust.

Faith, Life, Missions, Music

Mission Trip to Haiti

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This November I will be headed to Haiti on a missions trip. I have always wanted to go on a missions trip and serve, but just never did. I believe that the Lord is saying now is the time. I had plans of going to the Dominican Republic or even Africa. Haiti was not my first choice, had it not been for the prompting from the Lord I would not be going. It was a hard pill to swallow, it lead me to pray in hopes that the prompting was a mistake or misunderstanding. Boy was I wrong. In all honesty I was scared for I had heard so many unpleasant stories about this country. But God worked things out by allowing me to speak with those that had previously been on this mission trip and had stories to share. I am grateful for those stories because they put my mind and heart at ease. This made it clear enough for me to hear that God had already given me the answer to what I had been praying about. After that is was about speaking to those in charge, getting the application and filling it out, sending it off and attend the meetings. I meet some of those that will be traveling with me and on October 23 I will be meeting the rest of the team.
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From November 14 to 26 I will be in a village in Cabaret serving the people in Haiti. In this area that I will be staying in there is a church, school and orphanage. Our team will be running the medical clinic and a pharmacy. We will also be giving out food supplies. Our time will also be spent with the children in the orphanage on the compound. God has been preparing me and I am looking forward to the life changing experience that I will get from being in a different culture and environment and the relationships I will be building while I am there.
I realize that I will not be able to pay for this trip on my own so I am asking for your help. I need your help to reach my goal of raising $1600 by October 19. Any amount that you are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated. I am also asking for your prayers for team that will be traveling with me.  I have started a GoFundMe page you can check it out at Https://www.gofundme.com/2pqdfrw and please share this with others. You can also go to Mission to Haiti Canada for more information and to read previous blog post.
Faith, Life

If Only for a Word of Prayer

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“Relying on God has to begin all over and over again every day as if nothing had yet been done” -C.S. Lewis

“Prayer is not a monologue, it is a conversation”. – Andrew Murray

“Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.” – Edwin Keith

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Prayer is the link between God’s inexhaustible resources and people’s needs… God is the source of power, but we are the instrument He uses to link the two together.” -Charles Stanley

“Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.” – Oswald Chambers

“Praying puts us at risk of getting involved in God’s conditions. Be slow to pray. Praying most often doesn’t get us what we want but what God wants, something quite at variance with what we conceive to be in our best interests.” – Eugene Peterson

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom

“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” – Mother Teresa