In His love we are. Outside His love we are dead.
discouragement, deep sadness, strife, anxiety and frustration are today’s armies. we face many things. sometimes our afflictions are outside our walls ready to attack us. other times they sit in the corners of our hearts and slowly erode us over time. we do not restore and sustain ourselves, God does. let us hand over these fears to our one true God.
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.
1 Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”[b]
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people
one of my part time jobs is to music hunt. its a gift and a curse. its a love and a hate.
that said, I have found a bunch of guys called “The revivalists”, who are a New orleans based band. gripping lyrics, soul-fueled thinking and some blogging humour on their website make them an interesting listen.
they also made me think of an idea on moving from ectothermic to endothermic. in that, before jesus we are incapable of being endotherms. we’re cold blooded critters grabbing at anything that can give us the love we so desperately are designed for.
soul fight – track from an older album
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.