Just as I've discussed before, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), it's SONday! My Lord's Day!
My intention is to go to worship with my church family, at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church, here in Windsor.
Being the beginning of the year, Pastor Tom has decided to preach regarding the book of Genesis. The first book of the Old Testament portion of God's Word, the Bible.
I'm looking forward to it.
Hopefully, the weather will be okay. We are supposed to receive a severe snow storm, so I'm praying that it will be done, and over with, by the time I must leave for the worship service.
As I've said in the past, I love worshipping God. In spirit, truth and with music.
One hymn that I adore was written by someone who had the same last name as my mom's maiden name... Watts; his partner Mason, also contributed to the hymn.
It's entitled, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross. Here's a link, so you can listen and/or sing along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkx8WAycYAc. Here are the lyrics.
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross - Isaac Watts & Lowell Mason
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And, pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God.
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small,
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Ahh, what a beautiful ending to this hymn.
Love... so amazing, so divine... demands my soul, my life, my all.
Amen. It does.
And, there's only one place where we can find love like this. It's with God.
How grateful I am that He is first and foremost in my life. And, that He provides for me, always.
Just as God told us in Matthew 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Please understand, it didn't happen overnight. But, as I grew in my Christian love for my Lord, God became first and foremost in my life.
I am thankful, and praise Him for this!
Until next time...
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