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Oh Lord, You're beautiful
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Your face is all I seek
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And when Your eyes are on this child
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Your grace abounds to me


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Oh Lord, please light the fire
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That once burned bright and clear
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Replace the lamp of my first love
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That burns with holy fear


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I want to take Your word and shine it all around
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But help me first just to live it Lord
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And when I'm doing fine
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Help me to never seek the crown
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For my reward is giving praise to You

Words and Music by Keith Green (no relation) :)

Tumors I can pray against.

I can curse them, rebuke them, bind them in the name of Jesus.  I can ask God to heal completely, have compassion, reveal His glory, make known His goodness.  I can quote every scripture to cast out the demonic, remind God of His works when Jesus and His disciples walked the earth.  Take the authority that He gave us here on earth by sending His Spirit so that we would to greater things than He in His name.  That.  I can do.

This cough, however, is getting on my nerves.  And well, this cough isn’t cancer.  And God has greater things to heal than my cough.  He probably wouldn’t want me bothering Him with such triviality anyway, right?  right.

I mean if I’m going to pray, I think it should probably be for the big stuff.  Like not really things for me but for other people.   I should make sure to thank Him of course, for providence, for a house, my family, food and such.  I probably have too much stuff.  I shouldn’t have purchased that mocha today.  I probably should have given the money to somebody that needed it.  I mean.  I don’t really NEED anything.  I can get through on so much less.

I have too much stuff, I should probably volunteer and give most of my stuff away.  That’s what the rich man in the bible had to do right?   Ok, I’ll give some stuff away;  God thank you for meeting my basic needs and I’m sorry I have too much stuff.

God, please help the poor and needy, I’m not really needy per se, cause I’m American…  So don’t give me anything else, I don’t really need it.  Oh and don’t worry about this cold, I’ll make due.  I probably shouldn’t have eaten so much junk food lately, I know better, I had it coming.   Man I wish I had more self control.  So God I don’t really want to ask for much cause you give me so much already, but could you please give me more self-control so I don’t eat too much, and so I don’t sin or have impure thoughts, or lie, or sleep too much.

Help me work harder God.  I really really want to please you.  I don’t really want to be a distraction cause I know there are a bunch of other people who need you now.  So please help them.  In Jesus name, amen.

I just read this prayer of David from psalms tonight.  I think I’d rather pray like Him.

Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you.
You are my God; save your servant
who trusts in you.

3 Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I call to you all day long.

4 Bring joy to your servant,
for to you, O Lord,
I lift up my soul.

5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord,
abounding in love to all who call to you.

6 Hear my prayer, O LORD;
listen to my cry for mercy.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you,
for you will answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
no deeds can compare with yours.

9 All the nations you have made
will come and worship before you, O Lord;
they will bring glory to your name.

10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD,
and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.

12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.

13 For great is your love toward me;
you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. [a]

14 The arrogant are attacking me, O God;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life—
men without regard for you.

15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

16 Turn to me and have mercy on me;
grant your strength to your servant
and save the son of your maidservant. [b]

17 Give me a sign of your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

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faithofmustardseed

The light of man

January 22, 2010 | Comments | Daddy Update

I made the mistake today of asking a surgeon if there was anything else in nature that acted like cancer. He replied reluctantly that some people may disagree with him but humans can’t seem to figure out how to stop reproducing.

The “humanity is a cancer argument” seems to have its merits when you have no belief that mankind is created in the image of God. Sure man reproduces. Man wars and commits genocide. Man strip mines and clears forests. Man is a fallen creature.

However, man was commanded to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth to take dominion over creation. So Man is supposed to reproduce. Is it possible for man to choke out life on its host planet? Sure. But unlike cancer, man is created in the image of God and man has will and when humanity turns to God, their will aligns with His will and that is a will that creates life and life abundantly.

John 1:3 states that “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood[a] it”

Cancer shows us what life without God leads to. It is selfish, it can give nothing, it sustains nothing, it kills and chokes out whatever it lives in. Cancer is like sin. The seed of sin, once rooted and watered and given time, grows exponentially and chokes out life, except unlike cancer, sin doesn’t stop at the host. It has the uncanny ability of extending past its host and choking out pieces of the larger body.

10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent,[c] nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Lord thank you that we are called children of God. Thank you that you allow us to understand the light through your Spirit. We are no longer under cancer; under the curse; in darkness but that your light that dwelt among us is the light of men. That the expansion of your kingdom is not a cancer on your creation but life and light giving, it is not subject to death. it is not subject to sickness, it defeats it and leaves it in the grave.

Amen.