It’s only when you get to a certain point in life that these words can truly resonate with your soul in all their beauty.
I Asked The Lord
I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith and love and every grace
Might more of His salvation know
And seek more earnestly His face
Twas He who taught me thus to pray
And He I trust has answered prayer
But it has been in such a way
As almost drove me to despair
I hoped that in some favored hour
At once He’d answer my request
And by His love’s constraining power
Subdue my sins and give me rest
Instead of this He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart
And let the angry powers of Hell
Assault my soul in every part
Yea more with His own hand He seemed
Intent to aggravate my woe
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed,
Cast out my feelings, laid me low
Lord why is this, I trembling cried
Wilt Thou pursue thy worm to death?
“Tis in this way” The Lord replied
“I answer prayer for grace and faith”
“These inward trials I employ
From self and pride to set thee free
And break thy schemes of earthly joy
That thou mayest seek thy all in me,
That thou mayest seek thy all in me.”
For everyone who calls yourself a Christian; The word Christian is only in the bible (3) three times, Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16. Our call is to be disciples of Christ. In fact, when the word Christian is first used, it’s used to refer to disciples. In being disciples we are called to make disciples. How can we make disciples if we’re not being one our self. Christianity is too easy here, it’s no wonder we’re not being or making disciples.
We’re told from jump that all we have to do believe a set of facts about Jesus in order to be a “Christian”, in other words, to be saved. Well by that definition, even Satan himself could be saved, because he knows beyond the shadow of a doubt that Jesus is God’s son. So there you go, even the devil believes in God, and shudders. But the bible calls for so much more than this. So much more.
We are so easily satisfied, yet so discontent. Our money, our cars, our houses; all vanity. We hustle and work and strive for what? Dirt… A pile of dirt. When all we have to do is ask, and full joy would be ours for the taking. The bible says, “Delight yourselves in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) Yet, we continue on in misery, content with bumper-sticker christianity. What a shame it is!
If you want to know how to truly be saved please visit either one of the links at the top of this page, entitled “Salvation” and “Salvation2”. Now watch the video.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” These words come natural to the lips of most people, because they remember the song. Sometimes though, I wonder if most people even realize the beauty of the truth that they are proclaiming. Recently, I was at the funeral of a friend of mine. As we were asked to rise and sing this song I looked around the room and saw that most of the people in attendance were following along. It was almost as though their mouths were moving, but the truth of the words wasn’t connecting. I say this because for me, every time I sing that song, I can’t help but smile. My heart cries out for joy when I hear those lyrics.
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“There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;
And the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:10 – 18
“I don’t really ______, yeah I got my ways you know, but I try to do right. Hopefully when my time comes, I did enough and he’ll let me in.”
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