Hey everyone I just wanted to post a note on here of a hymn that was a real blessing to me today. You see I've been going through a frustraighting time with this new job still being up in the air but today the Lord just really blessed me during church.
He moved among the cogregation as person after person was touched with the Spirit and gave testamony today and it just touched my soul. I really needed that today because I've been feeling a little discouraged and without the closeness of the Lord. I've really been trying to stay faithful and trusting in Him and His perfict will... Then as I listened to the others and felt the Lord tugging at my heart this morning and then again tonight, I took hold of the hymnal in front of me and started to flip through its pages.
Music has always been a passion and love of mine and the Lord has used it more than once to get my attention or to bless me or remind me of some simple truth or one of God's promises. Well... its no surprise that the Lord would use this once again to impart peace in my heart and that was when I came across this hymn:
My heart can sing when I pause to remember
A heartache here is but a stepping stone
Along a trail that's winding always upward,
This troubled world is not my final home.
But until then my heart will go on singing,
Until then with joy I'll carry on
Until the day my eyes behold the city,
Until the day God calls me home.
The Things of earth will dim and lose their value
If we recall they're borrowed for a while;
And things of earth that cause the heart to tremble,
Remembered there will only bring a smile.
This weary world with all its toil and struggle
May take its toll of misery and strife;
The soul of man is like a waiting falcon;
When it's released, it's destined for the skies.
" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer