Monday, November 24, 2008

It is no secret

What a beautiful worship service we had yesterday...our Pastor delivered such a powerful message as we continue on in (and near the end of) the Book of Acts.

If you'd like to hear yesterday's sermon, you may do so by clicking the link: Click on "Podcasts" on the left hand side, scroll down and select November 23rd to listen. (Remember to scroll down and pause my player first!)

Sermon, November 23, 2008

I loved the story that Pastor Tommy pulled into the sermon about Stuart Hamblen. I had never heard the story before, although I've certainly heard the song! (If you want to know the story, I guess you'll just have to listen to the sermon!)

So, it's only fitting that I've chosen this song for Music Monday. The words are especially meaningful to me as I struggle to get used to life without my Sweet Hubby. I will not lie. It is hard and many, many times I do not think that I can do this. "This" being learn to live without him. I don't want to. But I've been given no choice. For reasons only the Lord knows, my Sweet Hubby has been called Home and I am left here. So I just pray to get through another day...and then another.

**Remember to scroll down and pause my player before watching the video** The lyrics are posted below...

It Is No Secret ~ Stuart Hamblen/Billy Graham Crusade circa 1963

The chimes of time ring out the news,
Another day is through.
Someone slipped and fell.
Was that someone you?

You may have longed for added strength,
Your courage to renew.
Do not be disheartened,
For I have news for you.

It is no secret what God can do.
What He's done for others, He'll do for you.
With arms wide open, He'll pardon you.
It is no secret what God can do.

There is no night for in His light
You never walk alone.
Always feel at home,
Wherever you may go.

There is no power can conquer you
While God is on your side.
Take Him at His promise,
Don't run away and hide.

It is no secret what God can do.
What He's done for others, He'll do for you.
With arms wide open, He'll pardon you.
It is no secret what God can do.

"That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people, and to the Gentiles." Acts 26:23


Lori said...

Praying for you. I will bookmark this and come back and listen to the sermon. Sometimes life is living hour by hour. Praise God he promises to never leave us...

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Vicki said...

I remember hearing "IT is No Secret What God Can Do" since I was a child.
It is in God's strength that we have our best strength, even when we are too weak to do anything.
Blessings, Gigi.

Jody said...

Some days it will be minute by minute. A favorite quote of mine is from Elizabeth Elliot-"Do the next thing". Praying for you tonight.

jeleasure said...

Vicki and I pray for your ability to move forward. I do not want to see the day when I may be the one left and my wife has moved on. But, I know it will happen. It happens to all of us.
And so, I see you as having a quality of strength I will want for myself. There is no doubt that you are hurting. But, you have shown all of us how to put one foot in front of the other. And you are doing it.
Blessings, Gigi

Putz said...

i thought of you and steve last night in our family praayers. i love you and steve

Marlene said...

G....nobody can truly understand your journey right now except those who have lost their beloved and even then, each step is different from person to person....will continue to hold you up in our prayers....all of our love.....