Devotions

over the past few years, i have been more diligent about devotions, spending time each morning studying scripture and praying. with my worship team, we spent the past year doing a short devotional each Sunday from a book of devotions i bought called “Grace Notes”, which relates themes to hymns (like Grace, or Faithfulnessl”

in previous years, i have selected a “word” of the year; however i am struggling with selecting one for this year.

instead, my goal this year is to write a devotion of my own each week, based on one of the worship songs our team does.

you’ll see these published in the category Devotion. my goal in this is more deep thought about the songs we’re singing and how they tie to spiritual life. who know, maybe someday i’ll publish. small book of devotions!

Be blessed my friends!

Happy New Year!

Gods Great Faithfulness

lamentations 3:19-22

New Years signifies a new beginning, a renewed opportunity to start anew. many commemorate this occasion with a new resolution… or a promise to themselves to change something… for some, it’s a promise to change physical habits… to return to the gym and start eating healthy again. For others, it’s organization and staying on top of things that need to be done. for others, it’s a spiritual renewal. it’s an opportunity to put the baggage from the past year behind us…and look toward the future with hope.

For some of us, this past year has been great, with many new and exciting things… for others, this past year has been filled with struggle and you’re more than ready to move on to a new one.

Lamentations is the lament of the prophet Jeremiah… lamenting the destruction of Israel because of their sin. yet he had hope because scripture (lamentations 3:22) tells us that Gods Compassions are new EVERY morning… not just on January 1.

This scripture reassures us that we have hope! so we will wait for Gods blessing because He is Faithful!

All i have need Your hand has provided. great is His faithfulness.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with 10, 000 beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Thomas Chisholm / W.m. Runyan

Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyrics © Tcf Music Publishing Inc, Hill And Range Songs,inc., Every Nation Songcasting, Works By Stone Angel Music