Sunday, September 9, 2007
This Lord's Day ...
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Phil. 1:21 NKJV
"7) For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8) For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. 9) For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living." -- Rom. 14:7-9 NKJV
Christ, Of All My Hopes ...
Trinity Hymnal # 518
Christ, of all my hopes the ground,
Christ, the spring of all my joy,
Still in thee may I be found,
Still for thee my pow'rs employ.
Let thy love my heart inflame;
Keep thy fear before my sight;
Be thy praise my highest aim;
Be thy smile my chief delight.
Fountain of o'erflowing grace,
Freely from thy fullness give;
Till I close my earthly race,
May I prove it "Christ to live."
Firmly trusting in thy blood,
Nothing shall my heart confound;
Safely I shall pass the flood,
Safely reach Immanuel's ground.
Thus, O thus, an entrance give
To the land of cloudless sky;
Having known it "Christ to live,"
Let me know it "gain to die."
As you ponder this ask yourself -- "What is my bent?"
Have a blessed day in the Lord!