There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood

As I sat in church one Sunday morning, under the teaching of  Charles Carrin, he shared aloud these touching words, and I will never, ever, ever forget the surge of emotions that ran deeply through my soul.  His eyes welled up with tears (as did mine) while he recited aloud with such deep, sincere conviction, the words to William Cowper’s poem/hymn, “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood”.

He described  with passionate detail of our wonderful Saviour’s selfless act and gift of love, mercy, and grace.  It was for our redemption that He went to die on that cross; and, it was for our crimson-stained sins.  ~ Forgiveness was the name of the game.

I’ve since been fascinated with the life of William Cowper.  He was a godly man who, like so many of us, suffered with deep bouts of depression, but like us, never gave up, nor lost sight of who God was to him, and who God is–the great I AM! ~ AMEN.

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.
Washed all my sins away, washed all my sins away;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.
Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.

E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I’ll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.
Lies silent in the grave, lies silent in the grave;
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.

Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, unworthy though I be,
For me a blood bought free reward, a golden harp for me!
’Tis strung and tuned for endless years, and formed by power divine,
To sound in God the Father’s ears no other name but Thine.

~ William Cowper

In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

~Zechariah 13:1~

 ~♥~

~God’s Gracie~

; )

~♥~

~ Grace, Grace, and MORE Grace! ~

It is God Who Girdeth Me with Strength and Maketh My Way Perfect!

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:

for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and

Sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

~Matthew 5:45~

Some on a daily basis, others on a not-so-daily basis.

Pain . . .

Emotional, Mental, Physical ~ we all go through it, experiencing it in spurts sprinkled throughout our lifetime.

What is it that brings you pain in your life?  Is it an illness? The doctors tell you they can do no more for you, not one thing to bring you an ounce of comfort for your pain.

Is it being misunderstood? Is it that you’ve made a grave mistake or an error in judgment in the heat of the moment, something that you can’t take back nor erase?

Is it rejection? Is your spouse addicted to pornography, or illicit attachments to members of the opposite gender?

Could it be financial? You have done all you can with what you have, and sadly, it’s still never, ever, ever enough.

Do you feel as if somehow you are all alone in your world and pain is your constant companion because somehow YOU are flawed, and every one else is not?

The tears flow . . . the heart aches–deeply.  To no avail.  Life is filled with too much pain, and it seems as if it is here to last for a lifetime. When? how? will it, or can it all go away?

Do you trust the Lord as you say you do, or is it just lip service, plain ol’ christianese to ease your pain and soothe your mind.

Do you take everything to heart and condemn yourself while others stand idly by watching you struggle with a life issue that they know nothing about and have no comprehension whatsoever of what it’s like to be YOU?

They look down their noses in grandiose arrogance judging YOU when they can’t see what the mirror reflects so brightly back at them.

Sadly, they stand afar in judgment of you and your pain as if you are cracked, and useless, while they ROCK and RULE the world with their self-perceived perfect lives . . .

Your individual life experiences are as unique as snowflakes on a winter day.  No two are an exact match.  Although, some can relate to your experience, they are not you and therefore, are unable to process your pain away in the same manner in which they would whittle away at their own.  It’s a “pain-full” process, but healing is your own ~ with the Lord, of course.  It’s between you and the Lover of Your Soul! . . . JESUS!

Let those tears flow like a river of love for the Lord ~ Let HIM be your ENTIRE FOCUS ~ leave the cares of this world behind–after all, in time they won’t matter–not one bit.

Fill your heart with His peace, like streams in the desert gently strolling along.  You can–and will–find love, peace, joy, comfort, and happiness if you would but leave the junk of this fallen world where it belongs . . .

We are like the sun, ever rising unto the darkness of the dawn.  We are never ever everrrr so locked in darkness that we can not see His Light ~ for HE IS THE LIGHT. He brightens our path of dark, dungy hurt with His Truth, His Light.  For HE WILL LIGHT OUR CANDLE AND ENLIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS! ROCK ON!  FOR HE IS THE ROCK! HE WILL SAVE THE AFFLICTED AND BRING DOWN HIGH LOOKS! ~ Let the demonic be gone in the name of Jesus ~ celebrate your life and His love for YOU!

Praise the Lord!

WHO GIRDETH YOU WITH STRENGTH AND MAKETH YOUR WAY PERFECT!

Grab your Bible ~ HIS INFALLIBLE WORD . . . SOAK IN HIS PROMISES, HIS WORD, HIS LOVE . . . Let His SON shine down upon your teary face, and broken heart . . .

LET HIS LOVE MAKE A HOME IN YOUR LONELY, SAD, HURT, MISUNDERSTOOD, BROKEN  HEART. ~♥~

LET HIM RULE AND REIGN IN RIGHTEOUSNESS OVER YOUR LIFE.

HE WINS!

HE RULES!

HE LOVES!

~♥~

We have also a more sure word of prophecy;

whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,

as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,

until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts

~ 2 Peter 1:19 ~

~♥~

~Gracie and Jesus, the Lover of Her Soul!~

The Perfect Combo! ; )

THERE’S NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!

~♥~

AS FOR GOD, HIS WAY IS PERFECT:

THE WORD OF THE LORD IS TRIED

. . . HE IS A BUCKLER TO ALL

THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM!

~PSALM 18:30~

♥  LAY EVERY BURDEN DOWN AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS  ♥

The Hand of God . . .

On my drive in to work yesterday, I witnessed someone tragically lose their life. Today, as I drove OVER the spot on the street where he lay to take his last breath, I felt a sadness come over me. Who was he? What was he like? I can only begin to imagine the sadness his family was feeling for his loss of life.

As I continued on my daily morning drive, I felt the overwhelming presence of my MIGHTY, MARVELOUS, WONDERFUL, POWERFUL, LOVING LORD AND SAVIOUR reach HIS HAND down from the heavenly blue skies, which He knows I love so much, expressing His wanting me to take His Hand in mine.

I reached up, my tiny hand in His, and all was beautiful.

It was only after I opened up facebook this morning that I found this picture on my news feed . . .

Take heed . . . He LONGS for your hand ~ LONGS for YOU . . . to seek Him, to Love Him, to ACCEPT Him as Your Saviour!

~♥~

Take good heed therefore unto yourselves,

that ye LOVE the LORD your God.

~Joshua 23:11~

~♥~

~ Grace-Gracie-Grace ~

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