Derive strength from your storm by faith in knowing that God has a plan.
“My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.”
Proverbs 3:1-8 NASB
My God, my Jesus
How excellent is Your name
All authorities and kings
Pale beneath Your fame
My soul brings you worship
For all that I have gained
But all of it is worthless
Without Your sweet name
Your sweet name
More powerful than the oceans
Your sweet name
Commands the wind and rain
Your sweet name
Can heal the blind and broken
No sweeter thing ever spoken
Than Your name
Copyright 2017, Author: Johnathan Sexton by inspiration during my morning walk around the third floor of my office building today.
I didn’t hold the nail or the hammer, nor did anyone else living today.
My sin did not force Jesus on the cross, truly I had no part to play.
It was the love of God the Father, who made the call.
To send His son to die for us all.
No, not one thing that I have done or said could force Jesus to his death.
Yet it was death He paid, that I might be saved.
His love extended to great and small.
Love held the nail
Love wielded the hammer
Love thrusted the spear
Love rolled the stone
Love rose the dead
Love saved us all
Copyright 2017, Johnathan Sexton
From failure to failure
his mercy remains
will you get back up
or hide in your chains
Who are you?
we will fall
we will cause shame
we will disappoint
we will have pain
But the Love of our God
will always contain
the mercy sufficient
and the restoring refrain
to raise us out of the punishment
which we have gained
Are you David? Lustful! Murderer! Adulterer! Repentant! A man after God’s own heart!
Are you Peter? Angry! Losing focus! A denier! Repentant! Upon which Christ built His church!
Are you Paul? Murderer! Persecutor! Repentant! Evangelist to the Gentiles!
Are you Judas? Betrayer! Greedy! Remained in His sin! Hanging from a tree!
Are you Saul? Disobedient! Jealous! Remained in His sin! Fell on His sword!
From failure to failure, who are you?
Today is Veterans Day.
Thank You Veterans, It is because of you we are free. Free to be whatever we choose to be. Free to see what we want to see. Free to sing what we want to sing. Free to work where we want to work. Free to vote if we want to vote. Free to learn what we want to learn. Free to say what we want to say. Free from tyranny home and from afar. Free from dictators wherever they are. We dare not forget why we are free. For the price of freedom was not free. Yet the price of freedom has been paid. By a Veteran, whether they live or whether they lay. Freedom is still not free even today. Even now so, the price has to be paid. Until all the tyrants have been slayed. To keep this country free as made. The Veterans’ courage must not fade. And we indebted must arise. And ensure the tyrants do not surprise. For if our memories dull or fade. Surely the price will again be paid. On American soil I am afraid.
Thank You, Veterans. Thank You, Dad. Thank you for your service to our country and for fighting for freedom around the world. Thank You for sharing the freedom of salvation through Christ Jesus with our soldiers and counseling them through tough situations through twenty years of service and even still today.