My friend LaDonna Jones sent me this video this week and thought it would really minister to me. She was right. I have always loved the song, "I Need Thee Every Hour" and have sung it many times in church as a solo or led it in worship. But I've never heard it with this other song, "Part the Waters Lord." It's beautiful. I'm going to learn it and sing it soon at Northside.
If anybody needs the waters to part in your life, just listen to this...repeatedly if necessary.
By the way, I normally read Oswald Chambers each day in addition to my Bible, and Come Away My Beloved, by Frances J. Roberts. That's my regular custom but right now I've changed things up a bit and I'm reading Streams in the Desert...and OH MY.
Listen to just a portion of the devo from yesterday...
"With patience wait" (Rom. 8:25). Patience takes away worry. He said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence. Patience takes away your weeping. Why feel sad and despondent? He knows your need better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to bring more glory out of it all.
Patience takes away self-works. The work He desires is that you "believe" (John 6:29), and when you believe, you may then know that all is well. Patience takes away all want. Your desire for the thing you wish is perhaps stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled in its arrival.
Patience takes away all weakening. Instead of having the delaying time, a time of letting go, know that God is getting a larger supply ready and must get you ready too.
Patience takes away all wobbling. "Make me stand upon my standing" (Daniel 8:18, margin). God's foundations are steady; and when His patience is within, we are steady while we wait.
Patience gives worship. A praiseful patience sometimes "long-suffering with joyfulness" (Col. 1:11) is the best part of it all. "Let (all these phases of) patience have her perfect work" (James 1:4), while you wait, and you will find great enrichment.