Jesus Is Driving

Jesus Is Driving

My Jesus is driving; I know not how

My Jesus is driving; He’s driving me now…

My Jesus is in control of my car;

He’s in control and He is God.

My Jesus is driving and He upholds

My car and me by His powerful Word.

He upholds me and all the world

Oh He’s driving me and the Universe.

My Jesus is driving the world and me

Though He is God and works unseen.

He loves me and all the world

It says so in His Holy Word.

He died to save the world from sin

From death He rose back up again…

He suffered, bled, and died that we

Might live for Him eternally…

All those who believe in Him

Jesus comes To live within…

So that He their Car can drive

And be the Pilot of their Life.

He holds tomorrow and today;

With Him I am always safe.

My Jesus is driving; I know not how

My Jesus is driving; He’s driving me now…

My Jesus is in control of my car;

He’s in control and He is God.

(Prayer Poem) All Glory To God

© 2019 SD Harden All Rights Reserved.

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Scriptures For Meditation

“…for through (Christ) God created

everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.

He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—

such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.

Everything was created through Him and for Him.

He existed before anything else,

and He holds all creation together.”

Colossians 1:16-17 *NLT

“For God wanted them to know

that the riches and glory of Christ

are for you …

And this is the secret:

Christ lives in you.

This gives you assurance

of sharing His glory.”

~ Colossians 1:,27 *NLT

“For God in all His fullness

was pleased to live in Christ,

and through Him

God reconciled everything to Himself.

He made peace

with everything in heaven and on earth

by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

This includes you

who were once far away from God.

You were His enemies,

separated from Him

by your evil thoughts and actions.

Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself

through the death of Christ

in His physical body.

As a result, He has brought you

into His own presence,

and you are holy and blameless

as you stand before Him

without a single fault.

But you must continue to believe this truth

and stand firmly in it.

Don’t drift away

from the assurance you received

when you heard the Good News.”

Colossians 1:19-23 – *NLT

“The Son is the radiance

and only expression of the glory

of [our awesome] God

[reflecting God’s Shekinah glory,

the Light-being, the brilliant light of the divine],

and the exact representation

and perfect imprint

of His [Father’s] essence,

and upholding and maintaining

and propelling all things

[the entire physical and spiritual universe]

by His powerful word

[carrying the universe

along to its predetermined goal].

When He [Himself and no other]

had [by offering Himself on the cross

as a sacrifice for sin]

accomplished purification from sins

and established our freedom from guilt,

He sat down [revealing His completed work]

at the right hand of the Majesty on high

[revealing His Divine authority]…” Hebrews 1:3 *Amplified Bible

Angelsong “Jesus Is Driving ” (Prayer Poem) All Glory To God; Copyright © 2019 by SD Harden All rights reserved. Scripture Quotations are from The Holy Bible, New Living Translation Copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carole Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

The Amplified Bible, Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631 All rights reserved.

The Choice

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Mark 10:21-22
Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him,
“One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up thy cross, and follow Me.”
But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Good Teacher, What Must I Do?
© 2012 Suzanne Davis Harden

“Good Teacher,” said the young man,
“What must I do to be saved?”
And Jesus looked in His eyes
He loved the young man He’d made.

And Jesus looked in His eyes,
Though rich, the man was a slave;
Now seeking the things of God;
Jesus loved the man He had made.

And Jesus looked into His eyes
“And so you seek to be saved…”
Keep the commandments of God—
All of the ones He gave…”
The young man stood up tall
And He looked at the Lord with pride,
“I’ve kept them all from my youth,
Yes, since I was a little child.”

And Jesus peered in His eyes,
Looked deep in His very soul,
“One thing, My son, you lack,
And then you’ll be made whole.”

The man looked up at Jesus,
His eyes a puzzled stare,
“Give all you have to the poor, My son,
Then follow Me everywhere.”
Trade your earthly riches
For those you cannot see…
Let go of all you have, My son,

And come and follow Me.
My son, come follow Me,
And give to Me your life,
And I will meet your every need;
I’ll never leave your side.
Don’t trust in what you see,
Don’t trust in what you have;
Trust in One who gives good things
To those with faith to ask.

My love will carry you
Down every path you take;
I’ll carry you to heaven,
Your heart I won’t forsake.”

The young man looked at Jesus,
Then sadly walked away.
He would not trade His riches
For the Savior’s path of faith.
He would not trade His riches
For the heart of Jesus’ love,
And He walked away from Jesus
Choosing wealth over God above.

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“Good Teacher, What Must I Do?” Poem © 2012 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. ANGELSONG © 2014

Illustrations
“Christ and the Rich Young Ruler”~ Painting by German Painter Heinrich Hofman (1824-1911)
“For He Had Great Possessions” Painting of Rich Young Ruler by George Frederick Watts (British Portrait Painter 1817-1904)

The Importance of God’s Word

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“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.” ~Psalm 103:1

Bless The Lord

Oh my soul, thank the Lord
For all He gives to me;
He forgives all of my sins
And heals all my disease.
Thank you Lord,
I’ll praise you Lord,
For all eternity!

Thank you, Lord, you crown my soul
With love and You redeemed
My life with Jesus’ precious blood;
You saved and set me free.

Oh thank You, Lord, for loving me
Oh bless the Lord, my soul!
You gave to me eternal life,
I’ll praise You evermore!

Bless The Lord
© 2014 Prayer Song S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD’S WORD

The prayer song “Bless The Lord” was inspired by Psalm 103, a psalm that King David wrote.
It’s one of my favorite Psalms. Some of my favorite verses from this psalm are beautiful promises from God that have been etched in the minds of believers for thousands of years~ ever since David first penned the words:

Psalm 103:11-12, 17 (ERV)
“God’s love for His followers is as high above us as heaven is above the earth.
And He has taken our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west.”
“But the Lord has always loved His followers, and He will continue to love them forever and ever! He will be good to all their descendants…”

These words comfort and encourage me at all times. God asks us to learn the promises in His word and then to hide them in our heart like precious jewels that we would want to protect from thieves. Because there is a thief, Jesus told His followers, whose sole mission is to “steal, kill, and destroy…” (John 10:10) And his target is God’s precious children.

Jesus said that the devil is “a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44) Deceit is the main weapon he uses for stealing God’s precious promises from His people. He was successful with our first parents in the Garden of Eden by directly challenging God’s word to Adam and Eve. The serpent said to them, “Yea, hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1) Then he lied about God by twisting His word. ( Genesis 3:4-6) He succeeded in stealing Paradise from them through his power of deceit.

God’s word says: “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” ~ Hosea 4:6

Jesus told a parable about a sower who sowed some seed. He said the seed was the word of God. He said the seed will only produce fruit depending upon where it lands.
In Matthew 13:19 Jesus said, “The seed that fell by the path…is like the people who hear the teaching about God’s kingdom but do not understand it. The Evil One comes and takes away what was planted in their hearts.”

It is very important that we regularly study and meditate on God’s word. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
If we don’t hide God’s word in our hearts, when trouble comes our way, or any time of suffering or trial, it will be very difficult to maintain our faith or gain any understanding or insight into our experience. We will also become easy targets for false teachings. (Deceptions)

We can never know God’s truth unless we study it for ourselves. Jesus gave us this beautiful promise: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” (John 16:13)
As we hide God’s word in our hearts our faith will grow. We will grow closer to our Lord Jesus. We will become stronger spiritually. Then, no matter how dark the night, no matter how fierce the storm, we will be able to sing with David who suffered many severe trials, “Bless The Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name…”

Thank You Heavenly Father, for Your measureless love towards us. We would not know You apart from Your word or apart from Your Holy Son Jesus Christ, the living Word of God. Thank You for filling us with Your Holy Spirit who teaches us how to understand Your word and helps us obey You. We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Importance of God’s Word” © 2014 S.D. Harden “Bless The Lord” Prayer
Song © 2014 S.D. Harden All Rights Reserved. Angelsong © 2014
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Hide God’s Word In Your Heart

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Bible Study Prayer

Dearest Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit,
help me to diligently hide Your Holy Word in my heart every day.
Please “let the word of Christ dwell in me richly.”
Please give me Wisdom, Insight & Understanding as I meditate on Thy Word.

•BEGIN WITH PRAYER

•READ THE BIBLE

•MEDITATE ON THE BIBLE

•READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN ON THE BIBLE

•PASS THE BIBLE ALONG TO OTHERS

•Holy Spirit, please guide me into all Thy Truth.

•Lord, open my eyes to behold wonderful things out of Thy Law. (Psalm 119:18)

•Lord, “…may the eyes of my understanding be enlightened, that I may know what is the hope of His Calling, & what are the riches of the Glory of His Inheritance in the Saints…” (Ephesians 1:17:18)

Heavenly Father, I ask all these things in Jesus’ holy name. Thank you Lord. I love You. Amen.

Angelsong, “Bible Study Prayer,” © 2013 SD Harden, Bible Study Plan © J. Vernon McGhee (Bible Teacher & Author) Photo Illustration Source: Pinterest