A holy fire
will bring me higher
O how this does excite
The Lord will in me ignite
A lasting light
burning bright
Your hand does not relent
bringing a higher ascent
No longer uncouth
I’m walking in Your truth
I will drink from Your cup
and be lifted higher up.

Family First *1 Tim. 5:1-8

Plain and simple – family first. Take care of family first. This pleases God. God is concerned about widows and wants to make sure they are provided for. This also is pleasing to God. God is serious when He states in both Old and New Testaments to take care of immediate family, widows, orphans, and the poor.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 7 Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. 8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.


Where is my focus
On me or the Lord
Who do I put first
Is it the Lord or myself
The Lord first and I follow
It is the Lord first
It is His kindness
He bestows grace and mercy
To all who seek Him
It is God whom we should praise
Our prospective needs to be set
And not on what we can get
Do words of thanks come from your lips
Does praise and worship guide your hips
A thankful heart is due to the Lord
Guarantee your life won’t be board.
Thanking Him morning, noon, and night
To Him is a delightful sight
He is to be adored
Come now and praise the Lord
You don’t even have to use your wit
Just come out and say it
Thank you Lord for….
Then thank Him for more

Your Gifts *1 Tim. 4:14-16

14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.