God of Earth and Outer Space

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Had a childhood flashback this week. I was thinking back to the days of growing up in a Baptist church. Sunday Nights we would get the chance to pick our favorite hymn and if the Choir Director knew the song you and the rest of the church sang it to the top of your lungs.

My favorite hymn never got picked and it’s obvious why. So I thought I would share Hymn # 20 (God of Earth and Outer Spaceout of the Baptist hymn book.

God of earth and outer space, God of love and God of grace
Bless the astronauts who fly, As they soar beyond the sky
God who flung the stars in space, God who set the sun ablaze,
Fling the spacecraft thro the air, Let man know your presence there.

God of atmosphere and air, God of life and planets bare,
Use man’s courage and his skill As he seeks your holy will.
God of depth and God of height, God of darkness, God of light,
As man walks in outer space, Teach him how to walk in grace.

God of man’s exploring mind, God of wisdom, God of time,
Launch us from complacency To a world in need of thee.
God of power, God of might, God of rockets firing bright.
Hearts ignite and thrust within, Love for Christ to share with men.

God of earth and outerspace, God who guides the human race,
Guide the lives of seeking youth In their search for heavnly truth.
God who reigns below, above, God of universal love,
Love that gave Nativity, Love that gave us Calvary.

What was your favorite hymn growing up? 

 

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.”  Psalm 19:1

 

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On a journey to greatness: pt.1

Hw2fwPutaSdg1jJG23goCxu1Bbnd0RCoUY5fmrog0aEHave you ever had the chance to teach or preach something that convicted you before you ever got up to speak it? This past Summer I had the opportunity to speak at a summer camp on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hands down one of the coolest things I have ever done. The theme for the summer was “Summer Knights” and I was challenged to help bring the theme to life using God’s Word. After prayer and thinking through what I was going to speak on. I realized becoming a KNIGHT and being a CHRISTIAN have similarities. Let me explain:

KNIGHTS and CHRISTIANS both take a lot of work.

  • To become a knight you must start out as a Page, where you learn what a knight is and why they live their life to protect the king and the kingdom. Then at age 14 you become a Squire where you learn the art of serving or being a armor bearer for the King. Once you spend time discovering who you are to be and learning to serve then you can become a Knight at age 21.
  • As a christian you spend your life discovering who God is and what He has done. We begin to realize to become like Christ we must act like Christ so we start to serve and act like a follower of Christ should act. All the while we are representing Christ and trying to live a life that would please Him.

KNIGHTS and CHRISTIANS both have a code of conduct.

  • Upon becoming a knight each person must commit to the Code of Chivalry. This is a code of conduct that all knights are to live by to represent the king. They must vow to live a life of: Honesty, Honor, Generosity, Excellence, Courage, Loyalty, Purity, wisdom, non judgmental  and vow to watch their language and stick up for what they believe in.
  • A christian is given a “guide-book to life” called the Bible. In Matthew 22:37 we are challenged to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says in all that we do, do all to the glory of God.

KNIGHTS and CHRISTIANS both live for a King.

  • A knight’s purpose is to protect the king and his kingdom. He does this through his actions.  He makes his King GREAT.
  • A christian’s purpose is to Love God and Love others. They are to tell others about their King  through their actions and their words. He lives his life to give Glory to the King.

A Knight and a Christian are two types of people on a journey to greatness. To become a great knight or even to become a great Christian we must live our life knowing that we live for someone who is GREAT and our life should represent that.