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Thursday, February 24, 2011


  When all else fails in today's sinful world, people turn to the Lord.  Many do not know Him but we as Christians are called to spread the Word, the Good News of God's saving grace!!  What a blessing we are awarded for our faithfulness and when we are filled with God's Love, we cannot help but share him with others!
  We all feel at some time in our lives that we have no place to turn.  Cares of the world, illness, loss, grief, money and/or work problems, family troubles may all weigh us down to the point when we feel we cannot function any longer.  What do we do?  Where can we go for help?

    Where Could I Go?
Living below in this old sinful world,
Hardly a comfort can afford
Striving alone to face temptations sore,
Where could I go but to the Lord?

Where Could I go, oh where could I go,
Seeking a refuge for my soul?
Needing a friend to save me in the end,
Where could I go but to the Lord?
Neighbors are kind, I love them every one.
We get along in sweet accord;
But when my soul needs manna from above,
Where would I go but to the Lord?
Life here is grand with friends I love so dear,
Comfort I get from God's own word;
Yet when I face the chilling hand of death,
Where could I go but to the Lord?
I really like this rendition in the side bar by Elvis Presley.  Although Elvis was a lost soul, he really believed in the Lord and God is the final Judge so it is not for us to say if he is with the Savior.  I do know that his Gospel hymns were heart felt and true and evoked great Love of the Lord in many.  Growing up, he worshiped and sang in black churches as well as white which gave him his own unique style.  Whether you cared for this man or not, you cannot deny his spreading the Gospel as God can use ANYONE as his instrument, his witness.  Enjoy the video and sing along.

Looking for answers to Life's temptations?  Read the Bible.  Start with Matthew for God's instructions are there while his Son is speaking to the world....  The more you read of God and His Son, the more you thirst for living in God's way.  There is a peace you will receive like no other.  Find the standardized versions too stuffy or hard to read?  Start with a child's version of the Bible for example, Precious Moments Bible or "The Book" published by Tyndale House Publishers.  It is a very comprehensive version and you will understand it readily.  My copy is dog-eared and worn.  I like it as a cross reference tool that helps me to understand the NIV and other standard versions and I always go back to the original with a deeper understanding.  God will give you the power of discernment (insight; penetrating; make out; distinguish.)

1 Corinthians 2:14-16  "The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.  The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.  For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?  But we have the mind of Christ."

   Thank you so much for visiting today and may God bless you this beautiful day!  If you have prayer concerns for any reason, please request them and I will add you to our prayer list.  Each person is prayed for by us and by everyone who reads this blog.  Become so excited for the Lord that when you wake each moring, you can't wait to see what He is going to do today!!

My Christian heart to yours....


Floss said...

How lovely that you came and visited me - I am really grateful for your comments! I also enjoyed reading this hymn - I had not heard it before and I really like the words and the sentiment behind them. There is much good in the world and we are blessed by neighbours, family, friends and so much more, but it all comes from Jesus, and reflects the salvation we have in him. I also really like what you said about Elvis - he's not my cup of tea but how wonderful to read a different side of him and to see how you can have your own opinions without judging him.

Ginny said...

I've never heard this hymn sung by Elvis!! Yes, he was a Christian, although toward the end, his life was not showing it. And we have wondered about his salvation. I guess one thing is if you believe in eternal salvation or not. If one does, then you would believe Elvis is in heaven.

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and chekc it out. God bless, Lloyd

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful post, Kerrie! I haven't heard that hymn in a long time, and it is a good one.