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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Savior of My Soul~A Prayer Song

Original Illustration by Suzanne Davis Harden © All Rights Reserved.


Savior of My Soul
 Prayer Song © 2011 S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved


O, I will trust the living God,
The Savior of my soul-
I may not understand His ways
But He is in control.

My path may be obscure

And in the darkness lie,
But I will hope in Jesus

Who holds me in His eye.

He will not forget me

For I have been engraved
Upon His holy hands;
For Him my soul is saved.

For Him I am redeemed,
For Him I am reserved;

For Him I am a trophy
Of His grace to be preserved.

And though I sit in darkness
With trees that will not bud,
I have a promise from the Lord
That spring will surely come.

Though winter struts along

Like it will never end;
It’s just a giant’s shadow~
The spring He soon will send.

God’s promises are sure

Though I must walk by faith;
Such wonder in believing;
Such hope it generates!

Oh I will trust the living God,

The Savior of my soul;
O Lord, you know the paths I take,
For You are in control.

Yes, You are in control;

You know what’s best for me;
You’ve set apart unto Your heart
Those who will but believe.

And you will keep your promises

To those who trust in You
Though they may not understand 

The mysteries of Truth.
 

Though I sit in darkness
On a path I had not planned
I will trust I am engraved 
Upon Your holy hand.
 

And You will keep Your promises,
For You are in control,
O You will not forget me,
O Savior of my soul.

 
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Prayer


Heavenly Father, thank You for the assurance that You are always in control of all things. Thy word says in Psalm 103:19, "The Lord has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all," and in Hebrews 1:3 that You "uphold all things by the word of Your power."

Romans 8:8 assures me that every detail of my life is being orchestrated by You into something grand and beautiful and for my ultimate good because You care very much about each one of us. 
Psalm 138:8 promises that You will "fulfill Your plans for my life." So I don't need to worry about whether or not I am going to accomplish Your will for me. You will get me on the path I need to be on. And all I need to do is Trust You.

Lord, though it is so difficult sometimes, please help each of us to trust You when we cannot see past the bend in the road, when we cannot fathom Your purposes for us in the path we are on. Help us to trust You when nothing makes sense. Help us to keep our eyes on You anyway; to know that You are in control and that You cherish each of us beyond what we could ever imagine or believe.

May the sense of Your abiding presence sustain every person praying this prayer. May they feel You with them as they never have before. May You renew their faith, fill them with new hope, and give them joy.

Thank You, dear Lord, I love You, In Jesus' name. Amen.




*To listen to the Instrumental Music that the Lord gave me for the Prayer Song "Savior of My Soul," please follow the link to visit my Music website: http://www.peacefulprayersongs.com 
The music player is at the bottom of the page and the song will be the first one in the playlist. 
"Savior of my Soul" is one of my first piano solos and I have written a message about my recording of it. I hope you will enjoy the music and be inspired by my message. God bless you richly! ~Love and Blessings~Suzanne :)


Unto The Least of These "Savior of My Soul" ~A Prayer Song about Trusting God, © 2011 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. All Illustrations © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To Everything A Season


Watercolor Painting by S.D. Harden © All Rights Reserved.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 
"To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven."

"(God) has made everything beautiful in its time. 
Also He has put eternity in their hearts, 
except that no one can find out the work 
that God does from beginning to end." (Verse 11)


TO EVERYTHING A SEASON
© 2014 S.D.Harden All Rights Reserved.

To everything a season
To everything a time
A time to keep, a time to lose,
You're in control, oh Christ.

A time for every season
A time for life, for death,
God gives a time for everything
Each moment is His gift.

Our life on earth is precious
A gift from God above
A gift of worship to Him,
A gift of grace and love.

To everything a season
In God's perfect plan
For the life He gave to us,
We're all in Jesus' hand.

He wove all our beginnings,
He knows just how we'll end,
Nothing can escape His eyes,
Our souls from Him are lent.

To everything a season,
To everything a time,
And over all our Lord above, 
Creator Jesus Christ.


Watercolor Flowers © S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved.



Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of our lives. Thank You that You are in control of all things and know what is good for us at all times, in every season of our lives. Thank You for the promise in Thy word that all things, no matter how they might appear at the moment, are working together for the good of those who love You. 
Thank You for Thy love, so deep, so high, and so wide that no one can ever fathom it or come to the end of it. This love You have for each one of us is so great that, Lord Jesus, You said it was worth suffering the cruelest agony on the cross that we might become Your own. 
Thank You for these precious gifts from Thy heart to us. We love You, Father God! We love You, precious Lord Jesus! In Thy name we pray, Amen.

Unto The Least of These, "To Everything A Season" (Prayer Song Lyrics) © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Flower Paintings © Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Child, Trust Me



My Child, Trust Me

My child, will you not trust Me 
When Heaven won't make sense, 
And let your heart come near Me 
When you'd rather build a fence? 

My child, will you not hear Me
In the stillness of your soul?
Do not misunderstand the pain;
I long to make you whole.

My heart is broken for you;
Yes, I can feel your pain;
Oh, I know all about you,
For I bore your sin and shame.

I am your forgiveness
And your eternal life;
I knock upon your inner door
To bring you hope and life.

I knock upon your inner door
To bring you faith and truth,
Know your soul is knit to Mine
And I will always love you. 

Heavenly Father, please give us the grace to trust You with every challenge that comes to try our faith on our path in this life. May You fill our hearts with Thy holy peace that passes all understanding through every storm. May we trust in You, who knows the beginning and the ending of all things, that You are weaving every detail of our lives into something beautiful though it may not be readily apparent right now. Thank You, dear Lord, for Your immeasurable love towards each of us. Help each soul reading these words to feel Thy love in their hearts. In Jesus' holy name. Amen.

"My Child, Trust Me" © 2010 S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved. Unto The Least Of These Photo Illustration/Via Pinterest

Sunday, August 10, 2014

May He Restore Your Soul



"The truth told with evil intent is worse than all the lies."~ William Blake

My prayer today is for all God's precious children who have been hurt by those who have misused the truth to harm innocent souls through no fault of their own.

These precious individuals have suffered intensely at the hands of those who were agents of evil masquerading as angels of light.
Jesus called them "wolves in sheep's clothing." He also said, "You shall know them by their fruits."
Because of their unspeakable acts, their victims suffer lifelong emotional and often physical damage.

Luke wrote in His Gospel, "Jesus said to His followers, 'things will surely happen that will make people sin. But it will be very bad for anyone who makes this happen. 
It will be very bad for anyone who makes one of these little children sin. It would be better for them to have a millstone tied around their neck and be drowned in the sea. So be careful.'" Luke 17:1-3 (ERV)

St. Mark wrote in his gospel that Jesus once said, "If someone causes one of the little ones who believe in me to lose faith, it would be better for that man if a huge millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the sea." Mark 9:42 (TLB)

One day, the Bible promises that Jesus will wipe away every tear from every eye.
I pray for all the precious souls that have been hurt by those who have misused the truth with evil intentions. 
May the Lord Jesus restore your soul. May He wrap you in His measureless love for you and cover your scars with the blood He shed for you on the cross. May you know that He shares your pain and suffering. May He wash it away, along with all your tears in the Mercy River, as you trust your heart to Him. In Jesus' Name. 

Jesus Cherishes you and so do I. ~Suzanne ❤️

Unto The Least of These "May God Restore Your Soul" © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved.  Photo Credit/via Pinterest; Scripture Quotations:  (ERV) © 2006 World Bible Tranlation Center All Rights Reserved. (TLB © 1971 Tyndale  House, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

God Wants a Relationship Not Religion



Jesus prayed to His Heavenly Father on the Eve of His Crucifixion, 
"Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent." ~John 17:3 

Lord, fill me with Your Love today, Oh draw me close to You,

I long to know You more and more, Oh Holy God of Truth.

I long to walk close by Your side, like Enoch must have walked, 

Walking with You every day~ no other god he sought.  

Walking, ever walking, keeping stride with You,

Lord, let me walk like Enoch walked, in Spirit and in Truth.

Lord, fill me with Your light today, and let me know Thy voice,

Lord, let my heart not be deceived by those who are not Yours. 

Lord, let me know Thy voice that I might not be led astray:

Lord, let me not be blind or deaf: oh help me watch and pray.

Lord, let me walk as Enoch walked in humble trust and faith;

Lord, draw me closer to Thy heart, and let me sing Thy praise.

Lord, let me ever sing to You for all You've given me,

For sacrificing all You were that I could be redeemed.

Lord, let me live to honor You, my life a song of praise,

A gift to You, Lord Jesus Christ, like Enoch all my days.

In Jesus' Name. Amen.

A Prayer Poem: "Lord, Let Me Walk As Enoch Walked"
© 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. 

Unto The Least Of These, © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Scripture Quotation: NIV © 2011 Biblica, Inc / Photo Illustration via Pinterest