So many things to pray for…only one of me…

Kindness by Chris Tomlin (from the album The Noise We Make, ©2001 Sparrow Records)
Open up the skies of mercy
And rain down the cleansing flood
Healing waters rise around us
And hear our cries, Lord
Let ’em rise

It’s Your kindness, Lord
That leads us to repentance
Your favor, Lord
Is our desire
And it’s Your beauty, Lord
That makes us stand in silence
Your love, Your love
Is better than life

So many things to do…only one of me…

Be Still and Know by Steven Curtis Chapman (from the album Speechless, ©1999 Sparrow Records)
Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is holy
Be still oh restless heart of mine
Bow before the Prince of Peace
Let the noise and clamor cease

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is faithful
Consider all that He has done
Stand in awe and be amazed
And know that He will never change
Be still

Be still and know that He is God (3x)
Be still
Be speechless

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is our Father
Come and rest your head upon His breast
Listen to the rhythm of
His unfailing heart of love
Beating for His little ones
Calling each of us to come
Be still
Be still

It’s February 14th!  Here are some verses that come to my mind:

1 John 4:7-21 (NASB)
God Is Love
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

19 We love, because He first loved us.

20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

1 Corinthians 13 (NASB)
The Excellence of (God’s) Love
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.

12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Congratulations to 2005 Uddeholm Swedish Rally winner Petter Solberg of the Subaru World Rally Team for winning the 2005 Swedish Rally held February 11-13, 2005!  It’s Petter’s 11th career win and the first of hopefully many in 2005.

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

2 responses to “”

  1. lakerfan4eva says :

    Good verses and songs… um.. u really like those cars…….. hahha

  2. its_meeh_shenz says :

    Kindness is such an awesome song (along with If I Stand); definitely two of the best contemporary/worship songs out there.
    “So many things to pray for…only one of me…So many things to do…only one of me…” Let me tell you a story that I heard over my JJP weekend.
    So a wave washed upon the shore thousands of starfishes….so the starfishes were suffocating and were about to die…But there’s this little boy, throwing the starfishes, one at a time, back into the ocean. Then this old man comes by and ask this boy “what are you doing? You can’t save all of them. There’s too many. They’re all gonna die anyway. It doesn’t matter.” [this is the part where i got the chills] The boy looked at the old man holding a starfish and he said ” It matters to this one.” And threw the starfish back to where it belong.
    So yeah…it MIGHT be that there’s only one of you that prays/does…but it matters to whoever/whatever you’re praying for. And of course, to GOD. PLUS if you took the time to look around, i bet there are other people praying and doing along with you. A lot of times we’re too self-centered to notice our brothers and sisters that are working with us. [no offense, i wasn’t specifically saying you’re self-centered…..and if you got offended, TRUTH HURTS. =P]
    Anyways, the world is big and the world is bad…and there are things that are gonna overwhelm you BUT remember:
                                                   God is bigger than the air I breathe                                               The world we’ll leave                                               God will save the day and all will say                                               My glorious!
    ><> ><> shenz <>< <><

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