Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Saturday, August 12, 2017
It may be a surprise to some to learn that I have been a drummer since about age 12. I still own a small set of Blue Oyster Pearl Drums and have completed my set with a few titanium Zildjian cymbals in my office at home.
Occasionally, I put on my headphones and worship the Lord in solitude as I play for Him. Today, was one of those days. It's been a while since I worshipped this way, nevertheless, it was so inspiring to my soul.
My practice song is always "Ventura Highway" by the seventies band, America." It'not a worship song but it gets me ready for worship on my drums.
Today, the song that broke through the heavens and gave me access to The Throne Room from my drum room was the worship arrangement titled "No Longer Slaves!"
Here it is:
"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT
Friday, August 11, 2017
Over the past week or so, the Lord seems to be enlarging my understanding pertaining to the importance of speaking -- in all conversations -- gracefully.
Too often we mostly want people to hear what we are saying rather than sensing in every conversation with us how very much God cares for them.
Take the grace challenge with me. It's a thing of simplicity but can profoundly add eternal value to the lives of those we encounter in communication.
Here's a few ways to speak grace:
1. Listen carefully as others talk.
2. Ask questions to encourage them.
3. Speak the truth in love with grace.