Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Power of HIS Love

I was sitting in church Sunday and before the music began, I was praying to God, praising Him, thanking Him for my many opportunities to serve Him...grateful His Word has been pressed into my heart...assured His providence overrules that of man....

I prayed for each one of the PALS...thanking Him for each email that comes to me asking for encouragement and prayer, hearts heavy and burdened by finances, stress, disharmony in relationships, hearts weary, waiting for answered prayer, seeking holy perspective of things in your lives...my opportunity to serve the Lord...

thanking Him for each one of you that reaches out, embracing one another with love, accepting each flaw, each sin, each poor decision, each hurting soul, willing to reach into another's life, stand in the gap and minister without condemnation, guilt or shame...

amazed that He has placed a group of strangers together to pray for each other, refresh and encourage each other in the things of the Lord, to live life for His purpose and plan..fit for the Master's use...

and I realized all of this is possible because of His unmerited favor, His Grace...

and then we stood to sing....and tears began to fall,

as I wanted to be standing with each of YOU, lifting hands to the Father in love and worship, in thanksgiving....and praise.....and so the best way I knew to share this with you....was by placing the song here...and if you get a chance today....turn your speakers up, let the music fill your souls, your home, sing it out loud...raise your voice, your hands to a mighty God...for we are bonded together, not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, not ashamed of each other, brothers and sisters in Christ, friends, rejoicing and marveling in The Power of His Love...






Amen
and God Bless
Donna

7 comments:

Vicki said...

Oh, the power of His love! Thank you, Donna...this was exactly what I needed today. The music & lyrics really moved me. And what you shared was so good. The Pals have become dear and precious to me.

Julie (Little Missionary) said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks Donna.

Julie

passing-thru said...

"GOOD STUFF" DONNA !!

Excellent -- as Vicki said , it's exactly what WE ALL NEEDED --

Well said post -- so true on God's Grace melting us all together --
having said that -- let all the pals remember Vicki's sister and Donna and Terry , Lil M - David -Lpp and family - Cole and Taylor , the Lauras' -Amrita's body and her witness in India , Felisol's Serina and Gunnar - brother Ron amazing grace man - Shirkie Van to keep it running - Lpp family Van to sell it -- just a "breath" toward Heaven in Jesus Name and we "know" HE hears us --
press on pals and THANKYOU DONNA for such a good post

donna said...

thank you Vicki, Julie and passing-thru..

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hey, Mrs. Butler, You are VERY special and precious to me and such a blessing! Don't ever forget that ;)

Love you lots,
LPP

donna said...

awww LPP, I shall never forget it..and I love you too!!

you made me cry :)

Terry said...

Dearest Donna...I, too am so amazed at the way that God has placed us all together, all with different personalities, all with different gifts and all that love the Lord the same! And on both sides of the world where there is alway one of us up and about!
How amazing can THAT be?
I have never in my life, except of course for my Christian friends at the church had a circle of friends. I was always an outsider and this just makes me so happy that now I am an insider in a whole circle or other insiders!! No outsiders!
Not that I am a snob but it surely does do a weary body good to know that at any time, I can reach out for help from any of the Pals!
Ha!! Remember Passing-thru when you didn't have a job and therefore you were always at the side and that is why when I took that bad tumble in the "strawberry patch" that I called a cyber post "Help"!!!to you right away, even as the blood was gushing .. Ha!!

Thanks Donna for expressing such sweet thoughts!...Love Terry