sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Mark Rasmussen - I Love the Lord ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


He heard my cries,
He bowed his ear
And chased my griefs away
O let my heart
No more despair
while I have breath, 
breath to pray

I love The Lord
He chased my griefs away
Despair no more
And use this breath to pray [x2]
To pray
To pray

My flesh declined
My spirits fell
And I drew near the dead
Return my soul
To God thy rest
For Thou hast known, known His love

I love The Lord
He chased my griefs away
Despair no more
And use this breath to pray [x2]
To pray
To pray

My God I cried
Thy servant save
Thy power can
Rescue me from the grave [x2]

My God hath saved
My soul from death
And dried my falling tears
Now to His praise
I'll spend my breath
And my remain, remaining years

I love The Lord
He chased my griefs away
Despair no more
And use this breath to pray [x2]
To pray
To pray

Pergunta # Question


Qual foi a acção pequena de bondade que fez uma grande diferença para ti?

Baixar o volume da vida permite que ouças atentamente a Deus.

Turning down the volume of life allows you to listen carefully to God.



Amor é...


Deus dá-nos coisas para partilhar; Deus não nos dá coisas para segurar.

God gives us things to share; God doesn't give us things to hold.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Estudantes Indianos da Escola Pública de Delhi realizam ioga em Hyderabad. Quase 5000 estudantes, incluindo professores, realizam sete posturas de ioga, com orações religiosas para a harmonia mundial e a paz.
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Indian students of Delhi Public School perform yoga in Hyderabad. Nearly 5000 students including teachers perform seven yogic postures, with religious prayers for world harmony and peace.

És Ganancioso? # Are You Greedy?


Com todas as coisas negativas enfrentadas pelas famílias de hoje, uma das piores é o materialismo, o que, simplesmente, é uma forma de pensar que dá muita importância às posses materiais e não às coisas espirituais ou intelectuais. É basicamente a simples ganância! As crianças mantêm a pressão sobre os pais para ter o que os seus amigos têm. Os maridos pressionam as suas esposas a irem trabalhar, embora ela preferisse estar em casa. As esposas muitas vezes deixam claro aos maridos quão insatisfeitas estão com o que têm, fazendo com que o marido se sinta como um fracassado pouco apreciado. Para superar tudo, os publicitários juntam combustível ao fogo, convencendo-nos de que cada produto é a porta de entrada para a felicidade.

O materialismo, muitas vezes racionalizado como uma preocupação para a família, tem uma maneira infeliz de criar enorme insatisfação dentro da família. Já vimos provas disso através da nossa crise económica, quando as famílias, uma vez capazes de comprar o que queriam, já não conseguem comprar o que consideravam "felicidade".

Jesus tem uma ideia melhor. Parece pouco ocidental na nossa cultura do consumismo: "Procura primeiro o Seu reino e a Sua justiça [como descrito na Bíblia] e todas estas coisas vos serão adicionadas." Isto significa que não precisamos de trabalhar muito? Absolutamente não! Somos chamados a trabalhar, mas tem a ver com as prioridades que ajudam a família a permanecer juntos.

Deus une a família. O materialismo separa-a.

~ Mateus 6:33

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With all the negative things facing today’s families, one of the worst is materialism, which, quite simply, is a way of thinking that gives too much importance to material possessions rather than to spiritual or intellectual things. It’s basically just plain greed! Kids keep the pressure on parents to have what their friends have. Husbands put pressure on their wives to go to work, though she may prefer to be at home. Wives often make it clear to husbands how dissatisfied they are with what they have, causing the husband to feel like an unappreciated failure. To top it all off, advertisers add fuel to the fire by convincing us that every product is the gateway to happiness.

Materialism, often rationalized as a concern for the family, has an unfortunate way of creating enormous dissatisfaction within the family. We’ve seen evidence of that through our economic downturn, when families, once able to buy whatever they wanted, are no longer able to buy their way into what they considered "happiness".

Jesus has a better idea. It almost seems un-Ocidental in our culture of consumerism: "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness [as described in the Bible] and all these things shall be added unto you." Does that mean we don’t work hard? Absolutely not! We are called to work, but it does have to do with priorities that help the family stay together.

God unites the family. Materialism pulls it apart.

~ Matthew 6:33

sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

Casting Crowns - Just Another Birthday ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


Sixteen finds me
Blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me
Is everyone but the one I'm wishing for
And he sent me flowers
And gift-wrapped excuses
From a daddy whose daughter
Wants to see him again

And I know, I know
It's just another birthday
But I guess I thought
This would be the one
When he would call me, see me
Hold me and free me
But it's just another birthday

And I'll be fine
I'll be fine

Nineteen finds me
And I'm wild-eyed and wide open
I gave myself away to love
But backseat promises fade like a mist
I'm screaming at the midnight air
Everyone hears me but I don't care
My heart's clenched just like a fist
'Cause, people, I didn't ask for any of this

And I know, I know
It's just another birthday
But I guess I thought
This would be the one
When he would call me, see me
Hold me and free me
But it's just another birthday

And I'm not fine
I'm not fine

In the company of strangers
In a cold and sterile room
All alone with a child inside me
And I don't know what to do
Jesus, can You hear me
Come and heal my brokenness
Put the pieces back together
And be a Father to the fatherless

A Father to the fatherless

Twenty-one finds me
Blowing out candles and making wishes
And all around me
My barefoot princess twirls and sings
It's so amazing
Looking back at all God's brought us through
You are my happy birthday
And you were born to break the chains

Now I know, I know
It's not just another birthday
'Cause I'm here, she's here
And look how far we've come
Since you've called me, saw me
Held me and freed me
Thank you, Lord, for another birthday
And we'll be fine
We'll be fine

Pergunta # Question


O que te faz sentir necessário?

E se acordasses hoje com apenas as coisas que agradeceste a Deus ontem?

What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?