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Victor.

Posted in First Movements., In a major key., Sonatinas. with tags , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Vivian K

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Oh Lord, indeed You are faithful by speaking truth into my life through Your Word. Indeed the Scriptures are a light unto my fumbling feet, and lamp unto my uncertain paths. How gratefully amazed I am, seeing Your mighty hand upon my life and glaring faithfulness in the midst of a hurricane.

Oh Lord indeed You will and have never forsaken me. You remained faithful even when I was not.

Oh Lord if You have persevered to the Cross for me, what should stop me from persevering to the ends for Your glory to be revealed on earth?

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Have my heart. Have it all.

Posted in Chord progressions., Scales., Sonatinas. with tags , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Vivian K

Humble King 
Holy One 
Friend of sinners 
God’s own Son 
God in flesh 
Among men 
You walked my road 
You understand 

Servant King 
Friend to me 
You saved my soul 
Washed my feet 
Here I’ll bow 
Give all to You 
Lord I want 
To be like You 

All I want 
All I need 
More of You 
Less of me 
Take this life 
Lord it’s Yours 
Have my heart 
Have it all 

I will walk 
In Your ways 
Love Your word 
Seek Your face 
My reward 
My sole pursuit 
To know You more 
To be like You 

Jesus Jesus 
All I want is to be like You

The Mission.

Posted in In a major key., Sonatinas. with tags , , , , on July 16, 2013 by Vivian K

The following are excerpts from John Piper’s Desiring God, Meditations of a Christian Hedonist:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose.” – Elizabeth Elliot, Shadow of the Almighty; The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot.

“Most men are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ’s purpose toward the world he came to redeem. Fame, pleasure and riches are but husks and ashes in contrast with the boundless and abiding joy of working with God for the fulfillment of his eternal plans. The men who are putting everything into Christ’s undertaking are getting out of life its sweetest and most priceless rewards.” – J. Campbell White, Secretary of the Laymen’s Missionary Movement.

On December 4, 1857, David Livingstone, the great pioneer missionary to Africa, made a stirring appeal to the students of Cambridge University, showing that he had learned through experience what Jesus tried to teach Peter:

“For my own part, I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office. People talk of the sacrifice I have made spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? Is that sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word in such  view, and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I have never made a sacrifice.” – cited in Samuel Zwemer, The Glory of the Impossible; Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

Carried for a thousand miles to show

Posted in In a major key., Sonatinas. with tags , , , , on November 29, 2012 by Vivian K

not for a moment did You forsake me.

And every step every breath You are there
Every tear every cry every prayer
In my heart at my worst
When my world falls down
Not for a moment will You forsake me
Even in the dark
Even when it’s hard
You will never leave me
After all.

After all, You are only good.

Let us not lose the wonder of the cross.

Posted in Sonatinas. with tags , , on April 6, 2012 by Vivian K

Let us remember the reason why He chose the cross. Because He could not bear the thought of us perishing. Because He could not help but love you and me.

You are the reason why I am running this race.

Posted in Sonatinas. with tags , , on January 19, 2012 by Vivian K

Planted by streams of river.

Posted in Sonatinas. with tags , on October 27, 2011 by Vivian K

 

 

Sketched by yours truly.