Songs We Sing @ FPC Vine 1-15-11

Stan, Kenny, HL, Bob Vine Band 1-15-12

Stan, Kenny, HL, Bob Vine Band 1-15-12

Currently listening to: David Crowder *Band “Give Us Rest”

1. “Awake O Sleeper” by: Ike Ndolo

Welcome

2. “God of all Glory”

3. Come Thou Fount”

Confession & Assurance in Unision

4. Come Thou Fount (reprise)

Message – Kenny Ellis

Prayer

5. “Before The Throne of God Above” (Sojourn Music version)

6. “Only The Blood” by: The Village Church

Offerings

7. “Alive in Us” by: Hillsongs Chapel

Benediction

I’ve been trying to write this blog for the last 4 days with no luck. I feel like I’ve been in a really fast car passing everything I should be writing about.  Life is going by at crazy speeds right now.  Sunday was another wonderful morning.  Honestly I feel I need to wrap myself around the huge anchor of Gods words and sink to the bottom of that ocean.  Does that make sense?   I feel slightly like a kite flying around on the beach going up and down carried by the wind and the clumsy hands of a little child trying to keep the kite afloat.  Life is good right now. It’s full of songs, prayers, loads of running, biking, &  swimming, family life, friends, work, eat, work, eat, work.   All the good stuff.  But here I find myself hungry for something those things won’t satisfy.

Confession & Petition in “The Valley of the Vision” page 77 about sums it up 🙂

Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure to find thy mind in thy Word, of neglect to seek thee in my daily life.

My transgressions and short-coming present me with a list of accusations, But I bless thee that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ; Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them.

Let not the passions of this flesh nor the lustings of the mind bring my spirit into subjection, but do thou rule over me in liberty and power.

I thank thee that many of my prayers have been refused – I have asked amiss and do not have, I have prayed from lusts and been rejected, I have longed for Egypt and been given a wilderness.

Go on with thy patient work, answering ‘no’ to my wrongful prayers and fitting me to accept it.

Purge me from every false desire, every base aspiration, everything contrary to thy rule.  I thank thee for thy wisdom and thy love, for all the acts of discipline to which I am subject, for sometimes putting me into the furnace to refine my gold and remove my dross.

No trail is so hard to bear as a sense of sin.  If thou shouldst give me choice to live in pleasure and keep my sins, or to have them burnt away with trial, give me sanctified affliction.  Deliver me from every evil habit, every accretion of former sins, everthying that dims the brightness of thy grace in me, everything that prevents me taking delight in thee.  Then I shall bless thee, God of Jeshurun, for helping me to be upright.

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