“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
I wasn’t paying much attention to the new year. On the 31st December, I was in bed by 9.40pm and asleep by 10.30pm. :)
But in the Lord’s day meeting on 1st January, one brother’s shared something that was a little related to the new year. Actually he had mentioned this to us in the WST office during the previous week, but I am glad he respoke it!
He pointed out that at this time every year, three revolutions take place:
Right now I’m at one of my busiest points in the year, and I am learning that I need to learn to depend… on the Lord, and on the Body!
Last Saturday was the second young adults fellowship in London. I really appreciated the time. One of the questions that came up in the Q&A was:
As young adults, how can we help to prepare ourselves to take responsibility in the church, so that we will be the most useful to the Lord in the future?
The more I consider this question, the more I am treasuring it. And I am also treasuring the answer given by one of the brothers.
I enjoyed this one sentence from today’s Holy Word for Morning Revival, and thought I would quickly share it with you :)
The best way for us to swim in the river is to put our trust in the flow of the river, forget our own efforts, and let the flow carry us along.
And I just was reminded that the flow is the Spirit, and we can trust in this wonderful, all-inclusive, all-sufficient, all-fitting, life-giving and bountifully-supplying Spirit, Who is waiting just to fill us and meet our every need!
1. We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
(Brothers) Able to fit
(Sisters) All situations,
(Brothers) Able to endure
(Sisters) Any kind of treatment,
(All) To accept any kind of environment;
(Brothers) All-fitting life!
2. Able to work
In any condition,
To take any kind
For the carrying out of our ministry;
We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
Today was such an awesome day! It certainly wasn’t a waste of time at all! I actually went to two Lord’s table meetings today. The first was in district 9 of the church in London. We had our regular meeting this morning, and it was so full of life, life, life, and we were all being encouraged to just eat, eat, eat!
Then the second meeting was in Greenwich, for the first Lord’s table in district 11 of the church in London! Praaaaise the Lord! Many saints came together for this new beginning from all across London and nearby cities. It was glorious! Maybe you can tell I am a little excited :) But it was just awesome!
I forgot to add this to my post yesterday about the University Conference. Which is probably a good thing, because it was so long as it was!
Anyway, after the group times in the evening I enjoyed singing with the sisters, and one evening we sung “Jesus Lover of My Soul” according to the new tune. I thought I’d post it for you, but hymnal.net, my go-to place for hymns and melodies, only had the original tune.
So I did a search on YouTube and eventually found this :)
1. Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.
2. Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.
3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.
4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.