HOW ABOUT NOW?

Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.
    If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. 

 

Chant

I was eleven. Uncle Tim and I stood in the church hall as the last of the Sunday school kids sat down. “Say nephew”, he said. “When will you sing that song for us?” “Someday”, I replied. He smiled. “You know, someday never comes. How about now?” I sang the song. Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here”. There really is no better time than the present … How about now?

ONE LITTLE OPINION

2 Chronicles 15:7

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

 

Chant

Fred had never done a screen test. Before he knew it, the shoot was over and an unimpressed director was speaking. “I’m sorry”, he said, “but you can’t act, you can’t sing and you can barely dance”. Those words, while disappointing, didn’t stop Mr. Astaire from becoming one of the most famous dancer/singers in history. People mean well, but don’t allow one little opinion to rob the world of your brilliance. Follow your heart.

ON YOUR MARK – RUN!

Psalm 2:8

“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”

 

Chant

The famous actor, Anthony Hopkins, once explained, “If we have the vision to do something and can see it in our mind’s eye, then the moving parts to make it reality have already been set in motion. We simply have to catch up.” Our dreams and ambitions are much more than electrical impulses jumping between synapses. They are the foundation of everything outside of us, tangible and intangible. Converse with God. On your mark – run!

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DON’T GIVE UP! GET UP!

Ephesians 3:20

“Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”

 

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You have a dream. Scared, apprehensive, even doubtful, you go for it. You stretch yourself beyond what you thought you were ever capable of. You run faster. You lift more than you’ve ever lifted. And then you fall short, stopped dead in your tracks; dream unfulfilled. Remember; The greatest good meets with the greatest adversity. Get back up. Step out in faith. Trust God for the details and reach for the goal. Ready, set, go!

 

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BY HIS STRIPES

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;

 

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Unbearable – not the beatings He took; or the climb to Golgotha; or a nail piercing through His hands; or a spike driven through his ankles; or hanging on a cross in excruciating pain; or mockers taunting and laughing at Him for not calling on all of heaven for a rescue – none of this was unbearable. But my sin that put Him there – this is what broke Him. And now … by His stripes .. I am healed.

POWER OF WORDS

Proverbs 18:21

The tongue has the power of life and death


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Bob sat across the dinner table from me; newspaper covering all but the top of his forehead. He read aloud … “Worship leader wanted. Scottsdale Bible Church, Arizona.” Lowering the paper he said something that I will NEVER EVER forget. “You can do that”. Just one simple phrase launched my worship ministry career of, now, more than 30 years. What we say really DOES have the power to change lives. Affirm someone close to you today. 

HE IS FAITHFUL

Isaiah 55:12
“For you will go out with joy

And be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.


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It’s rare that we understand what God’s tomorrow for us looks like. Even when we catch only the fringes of His ways, hear only His small whispers and can’t understand Him, He is the best! And when He seems to have withdrawn from us, He promises that “we will go out with joy and be led forth with peace” Be encouraged today. God is for you and all of creation is shouting: “He is faithful!”

REST EASY

Del Segno

 

Psalm 127:1-2

Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

 

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Charles Spurgeon, a well-known speaker who lived during the mid to late 19th century, had this to say; “Faith brings calm with it, and banishes the disturbers who both by day and by night murder peace.” Living life requires that we do our part. We’re responsible to harvest the fruits of our labor – but the above scripture reminds us that we needn’t worry because, even in our sleep, God provides. Rest easy in Him.

TUNE YOUR HEART

Del Segno

 

Psalm 30:4

Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones,
and give thanks to His holy name

 

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My Grandfather would sing a hymn every morning. He wasn’t a musician, yet this re-awakened his heart to God’s before each sunrise. Music plays an enormous part in our lives. Even in our sleep, research shows that we often have musical hallucinations (we dream it). Music transports us. It isn’t surprising that humming through a favorite worship song could direct our hearts heavenward. Have you sung your worship song today? Tune your heart to His.

YOU

Del Segno

YOU are amazing. YOU are incredibly gifted. YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made. YOU have something unique to offer the people God has placed around you. It isn’t about you, but it IS about YOU giving yourself away so that others are inspired to give themselves away. Hold on to this! Believe in it! Lights up and curtain! The world is your audience. Step out and take a bow. Now … go and make a difference.

 

 

Chant