Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Love Thee...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), whenever it is SONday, I focus on worship.

Today, is no different.  I will be heading to worship with my church family, once again.

After all, I love God.  And, want to worship Him, in spirit and in truth.

Just like normal, music resonates in my mind.  One song I adore is by William R. Featherston and J. Gordon Adoniram.  It's entitled, My Jesus I Love Thee.  Here's a link to listen and/or sing along:  The lyrics are below; please note that the third (3rd) verse is not sung on the link.

  1. My Jesus I Love Thee

  2. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
    For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
    My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
    If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
  3. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
    And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
    I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
    If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
  4. I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
    And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
    And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
  5. In mansions of glory and endless delight,
    I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
    I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
    If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now

How fitting a song that is, for today.  For a day when I will go worship my Lord.

May I ask if you go worship Him?

God told us in Hebrews 10:23-25, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Friend, if you're not worshipping with your brothers and sisters in the Lord, you may want to do so.  If you don't have a church group to worship with, you may want to decide to go worship with a different group each Sunday, until you find the one you feel most comfortable with.

After all, God didn't just make a plan of salvation for us, so we could love Him.  He also wants us to honour, glorify Him, and be obedient.

By gathering with fellow believers, we are not just being obedient, as God desires.  We are also able to exhort or encourage others.  And, be encouraged, ourselves.

I believe that especially in this day and age, we all need encouragement.  Even if we are God's children.

Don't worry about finding a church family.  God will provide.  He loves us.  Just pray... and He will answer.

Until next time...

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