“Almighty God, Be Praised”

“Almighty God, Be Praised”

These mountains You have made, God,
These trees You have given life,
This lake You have filled with water,
This sky You have stretched east, west, north, south.

You have given life to all these living things,
Your Word has created all these things I now see,
All that is in the air, on the ground, in the water,
All for Your glory, to praise Your name, Almighty God!

There is beauty in the things You have created,
Creation proclaims Your majesty, it glorifies You.
You are Sovereign God from everlasting to everlasting,
Yesterday, today and forever You are the same.

Here I am in this place for only a little time
But even in so little time I feel renewed,
A sense of wonder, a glimpse of the vastness of Earth,
My eyes have seen Your creation in a new light.

In the darkest darkness
And in the brightest light
You will still see me, God,
I am never out of Your sight.

In this body You have given me,
In this fragile vessel of flesh
Prone to sickness, death, and decay,
In it I will praise You until my very last day.

May all that is within me, Lord, praise You,
With words sincere, be they simple or grand,
In spirit and truth may I worship You;
You have saved me, I will glorify You now and forever!

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“Hark! Progressivism’s heralds sing!” (SATIRE) written by me.

“Hark! Progressivism’s heralds sing!”
(SATIRE) written by me.

Hark! Progressivism’s Heralds Sing!

Hark! Progressivism’s heralds sing:
Hail Progress, Lord of Time,
Retrograding is a wrong that can’t be excused!
Clear the path, make way for Progress,
Cease procrastinating, embrace change,
Discard antiquated beliefs, they’re strange.

Get in line, the Progress train is boarding,
Don’t fall behind, don’t slack, don’t miss it,
Get on, get in, come on, you’ll win,
Progress is the way the world moves,
Good intentions pave the road,
We’ll make wide the path and broad the road,
We’ll see the coming of a new age!

Dance to the sound of postmodernism,
March to the beat of Progressivism,
Sleep in the beds of conformity,
Die in the arms of Progress,
Sacrifice all that you are for it!

‘New Day 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

‘New Day 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)
Simple short instrumental LMMS track.

‘Wander 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

‘Wander 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)
Simple short instrumental LMMS track.

‘Surroundings 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

‘Surroundings 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

Simple short instrumental LMMS track

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; posted here for readers’ benefit and for God’s glory.–

We struggle with trusting God because, well, it’s natural, we’re still in our present bodies and all the imperfections and deficiencies that come with it.

Apostle Paul was very aware of the struggle taking place in each of us, the struggle of flesh against spirit, trust against doubt, pride against humility, hate against love; struggles against temptations, enemy attacks, and other things that we will encounter and experience and fight until the day we die.

We must daily die to ourselves,and daily be made alive to Christ; He’s our Sustainer, Healer, Master, Lord, Friend, Great Physician, sole source of strength, our very life and breath, our all in all, the one we must daily fix our eyes on, the one who can help us in our infirmities, He can help us obey, trust, grow, love, help, and do all we can’t without Him and His grace and love.

God’s the unchanging one when our circumstances change, when doubts come and feeling change, when friends leave and we may feel all alone, He’s the one who’ll never leave of forsake us.

God’s the one we need to turn to for all things, we have not the strength to get through everything that comes our way. To God be all the glory!