Thank You

Thank you God
all glory, honor, and laud
for all You do
for all You went through
to get me to this place
resting in Your saving grace.

In God’s Hands

To be in God’s hand
is ultimately grand!
My life He firmly holds
As He shapes, fashions, and molds
His love, compassion, and care
Are radiant everywhere
He watches over me
Sets me completely free
From all fear and alarm
With His outstretched arm
I walk in His grace
Each and every place
I will not hesitate
To say, “God is great!”
When I am feeling sad
Or just plain feel bad
Or when I am mad
He makes me feel glad
He removes all the muck
That makes my feet stuck
He removes all the mire
Taking me one step higher
He releases such peace
It feels like a fleece
It feels so good inside
For in Him I abide
He gives me what I need each day
And guides my feet along the way
I find a lot of the time
My mind is full of rhyme
When I am struggling
Or just plain snuggling
God is the One I go to
And that’s all I need to do
He loves me dearly
I see this so clearly
He’s so good to me my whole life
Only He can save me from strife
When I need help He is there
Because of His love and care
I could go on and on and on
All thru the night and way past dawn
My God I always find
Is so awesomely kind
Through thick and thin
I know I will win
The Father’s hand I am in
For Jesus saved me from my sin
His power and strength He gave
It’s my life that He did save
Again, I always find
That God is ever so kind
He holds me tight
In the darkest night
He shines His light
Ever so bright
He keeps me from falling
When on Him I’m calling
He fills my heart with praise
His glory He displays
It is only God
To whom I applaud
Everything comes from Him
He sheds light on the dim
Removes the grim
Then He does trim
I am His and He is mine
It is God who is divine
When I am feeling down and blue
Help comes from you know Who
God has heard my cries
He then dries my eyes
My Lord sets me on my feet
By giving me something good to eat
He nourishes my soul
Making me feel whole
He gently speaks to my spirit
Opening my ears to hear it
Yes, God is so very good to me
This is very plain to see
I feel so safe and secure
Trusting in Him I can rest assure
Yes, I am in the wonderful hand
of the Mighty One who is grand!


How do you fly
For Adonai
Evaluation for you and I
Soar like an eagle
Or like a seagull
Are you aware and alert
Or useless energy exert
Are you flying high
Or grounded saying, “Oh my!”
Where is your focus
Is it on hocus-pocus
Or is it on the Lord
With life are you bored
Put your hope in the One
Who always gets the job done
God’s One and only Son
Jesus is the One
The victory He’s won
It’s finished; all done

Instruct the Idle *2 Thes. 3:6-15

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.