Tag Archives: hymn

An Old Song: A New Word

“O let Him have the things that hold you.” After singing that line hundreds of time, it never hit me until today. I loved the “Spirit Song.” It was one of those songs that we sang at the traditional service that felt contemporary. There was something about singing out to God, “Come and fill your lambs,” that resonated with me. What a great prayer this is! I adopted a model of this as my breath prayer, “Come Holy Spirit.” During a good day, I will say that prayer many times. Other days, I don’t pray it at all. But yet, I still didn’t catch the line in the song that hit me over the head today. Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Life Lessons, Thoughts on Life with God

Who is God, but the Lord?

Every once in a while, a particular scripture will continually be brought to my mind, probably so that it will take root in my heart.  I don’t really have control of these thoughts.  I’ll be laying down for bed, and all the sudden there is the Word of God.  I’ll be watching ESPN, and all the sudden there is the Word of God.  I’ll be walking my dog, and, yea you get it, all the sudden there is the Word of God.  Here recently I have been reading the Old Testament starting with 1 Samuel and now I am in 2 Kings, but for the past few weeks 2 Samuel 22:32a has been on mind, “For who is God, but the Lord?”  That’s it.  Not a big long passage or one that is often said, but simply “For who is God, but the Lord?”  Which is a question that I think we all have to answer. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Life Lessons, Thoughts on Life with God

Why would I raise an Ebenezer???

One of my favorite hymns-turned-contemporary worship songs is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”  In the second verse of this song comes this line,  “Here I raise my “Ebenezer.”  When most of us think of Ebenezer, we think of the Ebenezer Scrooge.  Of course, this is not the same Ebenezer that we are referring to in the hymn.  So what or who is this mysterious “Ebenezer?”   Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Thoughts on Life with God