Matt Redman: Let there be wonder

This is the title track of Matt Redman’s new album, Let There Be Wonder.

Let this place
Be an upper room
Where Your people learn to wait
Let this house
Become holy ground
Where Your children watch and pray
O remind us today
We are people of Your presence

Let there be wonder
Let there be wonder in this place
Let there be worship
Let there be worship for Your name
Come Holy Spirit
How we need Your fire again
Let there be wonder
Let there be wonder

Romans 12: Don’t burn out

Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.

Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.

Take a constant interest in the needs of God’s beloved people and respond by helping them. And eagerly welcome people as guests into your home.

Romans 12:11-13 The Passion Translation

Rashawn Copeland: Start!

Just START

START by serving one person

START by reading one Bible verse

START by worshipping to one song

START by praying one sentence

START by making one change

START by deleting one old contact

START by walking one mile meditating

START by attending one bible study

START by writing one letter

Author Rashawn Copeland, Twitter, Dec 20, 2019.

Pete Grieg: P.R.A.Y.

“Remember to P.R.A.Y.! More than anything else, this simple acronym is the thing that will help you grow in prayer. ‘Pause’. Try to ‘be still and know’ God (Ps. 46:10). ‘Rejoice … always’ (Phil. 4:4). Your Father in heaven loves you, knows you, and interprets your heart perfectly. Give him thanks! ‘ Ask and it will be given to you’ (Matt. 7:7). Ask the Father for everything from peace in the Middle East to parking spaces. ‘Yield’. Offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness’ (Rom. 6:13). Wait and trust for the light and hope to come.”

― Pete Greig, How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

Citizen Way: Be Still

In anxiety, it’s hard to be still and let God be God.  This song helps; a moving worship song performed with lots of heartfelt emotion, “Be Still” encourages us to rest in the Lord in times when “the world around us is crumbling and the chaos grows.”