Refuge of Our Souls


You are God, The Most Holy,
You are Self-Sufficient,
We are not, we’re unworthy,
We are all dependent.

You are God, You are God, alone,
You are God, You are God, Who sees,
You are God ev’rywhere,
The God Who knows our needs.

You are God, You are God, alone,
You are God, You are God, Who knows,
You are our Savior,
The Refuge of our souls.

You were mocked, and afflicted,
Died, and rose to save us,
All our guilt was acquitted,
And You are our Fortress.

All Powerful,
You are Different,
And Omniscient.

You are God, The Most Holy,
We are not, we’re unworthy.

Behind the lines

Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! From your presence let my vindication come! Let your eyes behold the right!

You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
I have avoided the ways of the violent. My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.

I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who do me violence, my deadly enemies who surround me.

They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly. They have now surrounded our steps; they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.  He is like a lion eager to tear, as a young lion lurking in ambush.

Arise, O LORD! Confront him, subdue him! Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, from men by your hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in this life.
You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants.

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. (Psalm 17 ESV)

Infinite Otherness


Before the first morning,
Before an angel could fly,
Further than the mind can go,
Further than the mind can go,
You were there, You were there,
In splendor and light.

Self-Existing, Otherness,
The Almighty, Infinite,
In Your glory, Infinite,
Infinite in holiness,
In holiness.

Long before creation,
You sang a melody unknown,
A timeless chorus of love,
A timeless chorus of love,
Filling the air, filling the air,
Around Your throne.

And when creation’s time had come,
A new song spilled from Your tongue,
Then You came, O Infinite.

Behind the lines

Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, 9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose (Isaiah 46:8–10 ESV).

This Holy God

milky-way-984050_1920Before the dark and light began,
A holy God drew master plans,
Before the waters and the earth,
There was a cross and virgin birth.

Before the moon and the first man,
The Son would come and come again,
His voice would speak and it was done,
In the beginning, three in One.

This holy God, this holy God,
Wonders exceed our deepest thought,
This holy God, this holy God,
Holy, Holy, how great Thou art.

Before the fruit formed on the tree,
There was redemptive history,
Before the fall and the great flood,
God clothed Adam by shedding blood.

Before the plagues and parted sea,
The Gift of Grace would set man free,
Before the Word in flesh came down,
He would return with trumpet sound.

You are our God, You are our God,
Holy, Holy, the Lord our God,
You are our God, You are our God.

Behind the lines

Consider the majesty, sovereignty and incomprehensibility of God. He is eternal and not constrained by time. His Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnipresence truly exceeds our deepest thoughts.

In thinking about time, my thoughts drifted to time travel as seen in the movie series “Back to Future.”  Another movie that comes to mind is “It’s a Wonderful Life” which depicts how the world would have been if George Bailey had never been born. How do the ideas in these movies impact how you think about life?

How does the truth of God’s sovereignty impact how you live and serve Him (and others)?

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