Sunday, August 23, 2009

Am I a soldier of the cross?

We sang this hymn a few Sundays ago, and the words are both powerful and convicting. It is so often easy to miss opportunities to speak of and boldly stand up for Christ and His Truth with those that we come in contact with. One of the last lines of the song stood out to me particularly . . . "Increase my courage, Lord. I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, supported by Thy Word." What a stirring prayer that is! And God will give us all the strength necessary to stand firmly when we place our trust in Him.

Am I a soldier of the cross? 
A follower of the Lamb? 
And shall I fear to own His cause, 
Or blush to speak His Name? 

Must I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of ease, 
While others fought to win the prize, 
And sailed through bloody seas? 

Are there no foes for me to face? 
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God? 

Sure I must fight if I would reign; 
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by Thy Word.
-Isaac Watts

-Posted by Leah 

Photo by : Bruno Monginoux

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Precious Promise

"If I take up the wings of the dawn,
if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me."

"If I say, 'Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,'
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day . . . "

Psalm 139:9-12

-Posted by Leah

Photos by : Bruno Monginoux