Hide In His Pavilion

February 25, 2011 at 6:12 am | Posted in Devotional | Leave a comment
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Hide in His Pavilion

Still Higher For His Highest by Oswald Chambers, February 25

(1)The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?……(5)For He will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will lift me high upon a rock. (Psalm 27 ESV)

God give us the energy of an impregnable position, viz: the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, and we have to make the effort to be strong from that position. We have not to work up to that position, but to work from it with the full energy of will. It is impossible to live according to Our Lord’s teaching without this secret of position. We do not get to the heavenly places by struggling, or aspiring, or consecration; God lifts us there, and if we will work from that position, He keeps us in His pavilion. No wonder the life of a saint appears such an unmitigated puzzle to rational human beings without the Spirit of God. It seems so ridiculous and so conceited to say that God Almighty is my Father and that He is looking after my affairs; but looked at from the position in which Jesus places us we find it is a marvelous revelation of truth.

This part of my devotional reading this morning was a big encouragement to me. My wife and I are facing some challenges and God is consistently reminding us that HE is in control and knows everything. We only need to trust HIM, praise HIM and rest in HIM. Tears may come to our eyes at times, but there is joy in our hearts and minds because we see the great sovereignty of God displayed all around us. Trust HIM because HE knows what HE is doing and allowing to show HIMSELF mighty in behalf of those who put their faith in HIM.

I hope you are encouraged this day,

Bill (a fellow-laborer)

(Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11-12)

Praise Him! Praise Him!

October 3, 2010 at 6:39 am | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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Sunday’s Hymn

(11)But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may rejoice in You. (12)For surely, O LORD, You surround them with Your favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)

What a way to wake up and begin your day. Pray and thank God for who He is, read a Psalm of praise and an old hymn of praise. It is good to know Jehovah God as Father God through being forgiven and purchased by the blood of the Lamb (God the Son) and to be baptized into the body of Christ and sealed for eternity by God the Holy Spirit. Not three gods, but One God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is better known as the Trinity. There is some mystery to this. No man can fully explain this. But I believe it and rest in it.

Here is a second short hymn of praise known as the Doxology. Some churches will sing this after the offering is taken and a prayer of thanks is given. It is in 4/4 time and can be sung at any time.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Stay faithful and hopeful,

Bill (a fellow-servant)

Romans 15:13

Praise Him! Praise Him!

By Fanny J. Crosby, sung in 6/8 time

1.      Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer! Sing, O earth, His wonderful love proclaim! Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest arch angels in glory; Strength and honor give to His holy name! Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children; In His arms He carries them all day long.

(Refrain) Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness; Praise Him! Praise Him! ever in joyful song!

2.      Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus our blessed Redeemer! For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died. He, our Rock, our Hope of eternal salvation – Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified. Sound His praises! Jesus, who bore our sorrows; Love unbounded, wonderful, deep, and strong!


3.      Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer! Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring! Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever. Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King! Christ is coming, over the world victorious; Pow’r and glory unto the Lord belong!


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