Thursday, March 31, 2011

"The Blessing Song"

(originally by Dennis Jernigan) The Blessing Song - Songs of Freedom for Men



{The following lyrics don't quite match up to the video. I couldn't find an actual video by DJ, but this guy is pretty good. The lyrics I've posted are DJ's. I could have just typed up what's on the video, but you'd miss half the song. And it's good!}

"May the Lord answer you in the day of your trouble
May the name of the Lord be your strong mighty tower
May He grant you your heart's deepest dreams and desires
May He answer each time you call

May He pour out the blessing of heaven
May you cast your cares on Him and daily fall
May you live to see your children's children
May Lord Jesus be your All in All

May the Lord Jesus Christ satisfy beyond all measure
May His Word light your path
May His Peace guard your heart
May your days be filled with gladness, joy and peace through any sadness
Filled with love that will not depart

May your strength be renewed like the eagle
As you run the race may joy flood every part
May your memories all be sweet in each parting
May the peace of Christ rule in your heart

May His word be to you health and life, joy and treasure
May your home be a light
May the Lord guard your ways
May the Lord be your shepherd
May His goodness and mercy follow after you all your days!

May His mercies be new every morning
May His grace and Holy Spirit help you stand
May you live your life to die for the gospel
May you hold to His unchanging hand

May the Lord answer you in the day of your trouble
May the name of the Lord be your strong mighty tower
May He grant you your heart's deepest dreams and desires
May He answer each time you call
May He answer each time you call"

I am honored to tell y'all that my bloggy friend Becky posted an email that I sent her a few weeks ago.

It's about a boy.

And a crisis of faith.

And God showing up!


[edited to add the text from Becky's post ~ just in case she ever deletes her blog or something!]:

If Your Older Child Has A Crisis of Faith...

I thought this might be of encouragement to some of you....

As soon as Grant asked me the, "Mom, is God really real?" question, I remembered an email that I received the week PRIOR from a friend/reader, Amy.

Talk about God's perfect timing.

She was sharing about her son, Cody, and a sweet night of growth he had in the Lord. Here is her story:

Monday night my 10-year-old was having a bit of a "crisis of faith". He made a decision for the Lord when he was very young, so I knew that conversations like this were bound to come up. Like me, he doesn't remember the decision, but he knows he made it. He loves the Lord and considers Him a huge part of his life. But the other night, he was struggling with really feeling like He was real. He said that he knows He's real, because that's what he has always known, but it's so hard to really feel it when he can't see Him.

We had a lengthy conversation. I was honest with him and said that I've had moments (of doubt), too. I told him of a time when I was in college (Bible school, even!) and was going through that. I encouraged Cody to seek God ~ to pray and read the Bible, asking God to speak to Him. I told Him of scriptures that say that when we seek Him we will find Him. I also told him that the Psalms are great during times like that.

About 30 minutes later, he came into my room and plopped his Bible down on my desk, with it opened to Psalm 34. Of course it has all those marvelous verses like, "I sought the LORD, and he answered me, Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD" and others that have to do with calling to the Lord and Him hearing. It was really cool! Then I showed him my favorite (Psalm 27), and then he skipped over to Psalm 20. That's when I sorta freaked him out, because I starting singing "The Blessing Song" unexpectedly! Anyways, I thought you'd enjoy that story of how God worked in my boy's life! He is so good! :)


Isn't that amazing? The Holy Spirit moved in Amy's house that night. He confirmed in Cody's spirit that His Word is truth, that God is real and when you seek God he may be found.

I thought this to be so insightful for those of you who have older kiddos with questions. The Word is living and active to them as they knock, seek and find.

Amy

5 comments:

Brooke said...

Heading over to check it out now :)

Laura said...

The song and your e-mail were really encouraging! Thanks so much for sharing - it made my day and it's only 11:30. :)

RR Mama said...

Going to check it out now. Song is amazing!

Messy Mom said...

I don't have a date or memory of when I became a Christian either. I think that is a tricky thing, like the other day when I was at an event and they asked everyone to close their eyes and go back to that moment when God called you out of the darkness. I tried hard to think of something ANYTHING, but like you and Cody even if I don't know when it happened I know it happened.

Just Praise International said...

https://youtu.be/3x81nj-N38Q

That's the full version.