In that Moment

Posted on 11/19/2017 by Rev. Jennifer L. Faust

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A REASON TO REJOICE
by Benjamin R. Faust

I have a reason to rejoice
I have a reason to clap my hands
I have a reason to lift my voice
and sing praises to the great I Am

I have a reason to move my feet
and take the Gospel into the street
I have a reason to lose my will
and let Jesus take full control

For you have set my feet to dancin'
You have filled my heart with joy
You have freed me from my passions
and filled me with the Holy Ghost

You have set my heart on fire
Fill my soul with your desire
and Melt me Lord 'til
only you remain!


LORD YOU'VE BEEN SO GOOD
by Benjamin R. Faust

VERSE ONE
Lord, You've been so good to me
You gave me sight when I was blind
You showed me light I could not see
You brought me truth I could not find

Lord, You've been so good to me
You paid a debt I could not pay
You turned my darkest night to day
Lord You've been so good to me!

CHORUS
And so I praise You in the morning
and I praise You in the night
For You are my Salvation
You are my Guiding Light
So I give You my everything
I just can't give You less
When You sent Your Son to love me
You gave me Your best!

VERSE TWO
Lord, You've been so good to me
You set my feet on solid ground
You rescued my life from the grave
when no other help could be found
Lord, You've been so good to me
and I could never repay
All the love You gave so freely
Lord, You've been so good to me!

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BRIDGE
Lord You've been so good to me
Lord You've been so good to me (better than I deserve)
Lord You've been so good to me
You paid a debt I could not pay
You turned my darkest night to day
Lord You've been so good to me

Lord You've been so good to me
Lord You've been so good to me (you're good all the time)
Lord You've been so good to me
and I could never repay
All the love You gave so freely
Lord You've been so good to me

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You gave me Your best!
You gave me Your best!

Lord, You've been so good to me.


FAIREST LORD JESUS
lyrics by Munster Gesangbuch
music by Schlesische Volkslieder

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.


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Father God, I thank You for being our help, for being our hope. For being us life and for just being with us. I thank You for those moments where we connect with You and others. I ask that we would be ever mindful of what is around us. I pray these things in Jesus' name, Amen.

Please be seated.

Today's fireside chat is title In That Moment. There are many moments in our lives that we could label “God moment” where God put us in contact with people that needed us or we needed them. In those moments where we can say that our only hope, our only help was from Him...the Maker of heaven and earth...and He showed up for us or someone else.

I know I have had many times where it was like I really and truly connected with someone and we both just knew. We knew that in that moment...the space in time...whether it was five minutes or 600 minutes...we knew...God was in the midst of us, guiding us to each other for whatever reason.

Have you had these kinds of moments? Moments where you can't explain the connection or why you were where you were except that it was a “God moment”?

When I think of these moments, I think of the song I sang earlier. It is inspired by Psalm 121 which starts out with the words I lift my eyes up to the mountains. Where does my help come from? My help comes from You who made heaven and earth.

It is so true that our help comes from God. He made heaven and earth and is so powerful, and yet notices us. He sees us and loves us. He wants us to have connections with other people. He knows how important it is for us to help each other and to lead others to Him. We CAN help people. We CAN lead them to Him. Let's be more diligent than we have been. Let's pour ourselves into connecting with people and showing them the love of God...the One who helps us find hope and peace. The One who showers us with His grace, mercy, and love.

Before we do the altar call, I want to sing that song again. Just listen to it. Let is minister to you. Not because I am singing it, but because the words are true. Our helps comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and Creator of the earth.

Let's spend some time with God. Let's allow Him to bring us into contact with others in God moments and let's allow Him to use others in our lives. Let's be open to what He wants to do for us and with us.

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After our time here at the altar, we will have a time of fellowship up the stairs to your left. All are invited to join us.

If you need to leave, you may do so at any time.

May God bless you this week.
May He who made heaven and earth bring you God moments that connect you with others. May He use you and use others for His glory.

Go in His peace.