Happy Valentine's Day 2012

Posted on 02/12/2012 by Rev. Jennifer L. Faust

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Please turn around and click one of the offering plates by the doors, and give as the Lord leads.

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RIVER OF LIFE

I've got a river of life flowing out of me!
Makes the lame to walk, and the blind to see.
Opens prison doors, sets the captives free!
I've got a river of life flowing out of me!

Spring up, O well, within my soul!
Spring up, O well, and make me whole!
Spring up, O well, and give to me
That life abundantly.


EVEN THE MOUNTAINS

We praise you Lord because you're worthy
You are Lord and King of the earth and sky
Let us lift you up and declare your glory
Let us lift our hands and our voices high

Even the mountains praise your name
the rocks and the stones cry Holy!
Whoever seeks for your face
will never be the same
Let your kingdom come
in Jesus' name

I'm an instrument, I am only a vessel
Help me open up to receive your love
Let us put to death thoughts of opposition
Let me step aside and point the world to above


TAKE ME IN TO THE HOLY OF HOLIES

Take me into the Holy of Holies
take me in by the Blood of the Lamb
Take me into the Holy of Holies
take the coal, touch my lips, here I am

Take me past the outer courts
into the Holy Place
Past the brazen altar
Lord, I want to see your face
Pass me by the crowds of people
and the priests who sing your praise
I hunger and thirst for your righteousness
and it's only found one place


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Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for this time and for coming to join us here. I ask that as I share for a few minutes, that You would come and dwell here with us. Pull up a chair, Daddy God, and we'll have a cup of tea or coffee together. Thank You again for bringing us all here. In Jesus' name, Amen.

In two days here in the USA and other countries, it will be Valentine's Day. I know some of you despise Valentine's Day for whatever reason. I want to share some things with you in this fire side chat called Happy Valentine's Day that will hopefully help you enjoy the day or enjoy it more depending on how you feel about it.

I'm going to read from a website called History.com about the history of Valentine's Day. It says...

(read pages)

The Bible is our own love letter from God. From "in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" which is the first verse in the Bible to "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." which is the last verse in the Bible.

I believe the most romantic book of the Bible is Song of Solomon. Some of it might even make you blush. :)

I love Valentine's Day, but most of all I love my God and my husband. I'm going to read a letter to you that some of you may have already read.

(Read Father's Love Letter)

I kept this fire side chat short because I believe we need some extra time with God today.

Come join me at the altar. If you need prayer or anything, please instant message Ben or myself and we will help you the best we can. Come and pray and seek God's face. Come and speak to Daddy God and tell Him how much You love Him.

Sit at His feet or on His lap and tell Him about your day. He's seen it, but He still wants you to speak to Him.

Once you are finished at the altar, join us in the fellowship room to your right, my left for a time of hanging out and getting to know each other more.

God Bless you all and go in His abundant love, grace, and mercy.