He Has Made Me Glad
Tuesday Gathering: 12th October 2021
SONG: I JUST WANT TO PRAISE YOU
Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
[Isaiah 55:7-11 NKJV]
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
[Proverbs 3:5 NKJV]
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
[1 Corinthians 12:31 NKJV]
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
[Proverbs 25:3 NKJV]
Our understanding of one another is imperfect. We see only through the lens of our own understanding, our own partial experience. Only The Lord has the untainted truth of the matter; seeing us as we are.
SONG: ONLY BY GRACE CAN WE ENTER
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Let Israel now say, "His mercy endures forever."
Let the house of Aaron now say, "His mercy endures forever."
Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy endures forever."
I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
[Psalm 118:1-8 NKJV]
SONG: 10000 REASONS
SONG: HOLY HOLY HOLY ARE YOU LORD
SONG: I WILL ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING IN MY HEART
SONG: THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE
But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."
[Genesis 15:16 NKJV]
This was an unusual turn in our deliberations, but just the right word — things need to get worse before they will get better. The scripture says that there is more to come — the depths of the Amorite spirit has yet to reach its fullness.
Amorite means to be boastful of self, to act pridefully and suggests that The Lord will not do part of a work and finish it at later. No, He will wait until we are ‘at the end of ourselves’ before He does His healing and restoring work. There has to be a full uncompromising commitment from us to put aside our selfishness and arrogance and throw ourselves at His feet. We must always remember that The Lord always works ‘in His time’, not in ours.
There has to be our complete trust in Him for this to work. When that trust is there, the bond of love is complete and we can wholeheartedly sing “He has made me glad”!
SONG: WE ARE BLESSED
SONG: WALK IT OUT (THAT’S WHAT EVERYTHING’S ABOUT)
A HOLY OCCUPATION: Oswald Chambers on Prayer
In regard to prayer, we are apt to be apologetic and apathetic, complex and confused; yet what a splendid audacity a child has, and that is what our Lord taught us to have
[from ‘Christian Discipline Volume 2’]
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SONG: I WILL ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING IN MY HEART (HE HAS MADE ME GLAD)
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
[Ephesians 2:19-20 NKJV]
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GEORGE and GILL STEWART