Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering


Blessed Be Your Name

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Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

The Power of God

Pastor prays over deposit slip, gets $1.5M gift

LONGVIEW, Texas – A $1 million bank deposit slip wish by a Longview minister to pay for a new church came true — and then some. The Rev. Thomas McDaniels of LifeBridge Christian Center said a businessman, who chooses to remain anonymous, wrote him a $1.5 million check.

Members of LifeBridge, which formed in 2005, had met at a Longview hotel. Their new church opens in a few weeks.

McDaniels described on Monday how in January 2007 he took a bank deposit slip and wrote $1 million, “meaning that one day someone would give us a million dollar gift.”

The minister, who prayed over the deposit slip, said a business owner Dec. 2 asked how much was needed to pay for the church.

McDaniels said $1.4 million. The benefactor’s check included an extra $100,000.

McDaniels says, in these economic times, that “the Lord wanted to show his power.”

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On the Net:

http://www.lifebridge.tv

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Information from KLTV-TV & Longview News Journal:

http://www.kltv.com & http://www.news-journal.com

Source : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_church_payoff

Your Darkest Hour….His brightest moment?

Scripture Reading
“..but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

Do you ever feel like you have been left out or lonely? Have you ever felt far away from God? Many people feel this way, and many say that it’s natural.  Feeling lonely and separated from God is not what God has in mind for his children. God desires for you to be happy and close to his side. He loves you!

Never underestimate the potential of one encounter with God’s presence!

God moves in our lives but we may not be able to see why or when this is occurring. Perhaps your path will follow that of the almond rod. It may be that God will not restore your life piece by piece. He may decide do everything in just one night. He may choose to resurrect your dead dreams in one powerful movement of intimacy!  But whether He moves instantaneously or over a period of years, we must be content with the knowledge that He does what is best for us.

You might be saying to yourself, “But you don’t know how striped I feel.”  God can do anything!  He says to come as you are.  We don’t have to put on false identities.  It’s not about getting the right job. It’s not spotlighting yourself in front of the most important people. The one thing you have to keep in mind is that you always need to be in God’s presence. Learn what the almond tree learned, the soil is not your true source.

You may say, I have nothing, but you’re not alone. The little almond tree had nothing-once it was stripped of root, leaf, limb, and bark; it had no sunlight, no soil, and no access to the nutrients essential to life. It had to feel abandoned and alone. Once the tree realized that the missing factor in its life came from God it was sustained. Perhaps you and the tree have something in common.  Perhaps you overlook the provision of God as the almond tree did? Never neglect the power of God’s Presence, because that may be the very moment that will accelerate your destiny!

Prayer:
Lord, I’m stripped and naked, and I feel hopeless. I don’t even have a branch to produce or hold any fruit. I have nothing. Lord, help me find your heart. Guide me in your ways that I will be restored. AMEN

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