Category Archives: Morning Sips

Priorities.

This morning I am reminded of a saying I’ve had posted in my office for the last two years.  The more I meditate on it, the deeper and richer it becomes.

“The WORD produces FAITH – FAITH produces GRACE – GRACE produces POWER.”  ~Creflo Dollar

I’ve got a lot to do today with some pretty high expectations for what will be the outcome of today’s actions.  But is it in my To Do List that I will find success?    Actions are important, of course.  But I am reminded that true success comes from reliance upon the Word of God.

“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings and will not be put to shame.  For I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love.”  (Psalm 119:46-47 Amplified Bible)

“Remember (fervently) the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.”  (Psalm 119:49 Amplified Bible)

I love that image of God “fervently remembering” His word to me.  For when trouble comes (pressure to perform, too many demands and not enough time, inconvenient disruptions, failures and set backs) I surely do need to be reminded of His word and His plans for me.

When I delight myself in His word and promises (by thinking of them, speaking them over myself and my circumstances, holding tightly onto them), hope for their fulfillment rises up in me and know that regardless of the experience of the moment, He will bring me into the prosperous life promised for His children.

 

Morning Sips

 

Only You!

I can’t stand it – I have to get this out!  Not all of it, because the story isn’t quite yet ready to tell … but I’m about to explode, so I’m going to share the next best thing!

This song came to me (approx. 2003) after a similar OMG experience!  OMG as in “Sweet Lord Jesus, why do you love me so much as to do that for me?” kind of thing!  And from the outpouring of gratitude from that OMG experience, this song came out of my heart and I’ve been singing it since to Him for years.

Only You
Written by Jenny Hopewell

Only You would do something like this Lord
Only You would do something like this Lord
For You are faithful, and you are good
And You look after Your children, like a good Daddy should
Only You, Only You would do something like this Lord
For me