Year: 2018

The Lord will perfect all things concerning me. Your steadfast love, O Lord will endure forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. Ps 138:8

The Lord will perfect all things concerning me. Your steadfast love, O Lord will endure forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. Ps 138:8

The Lord will perfect all things concerning me. Your steadfast love, O Lord will endure forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. Ps 138:8

Dear friends,

  • Kim and I have been listening to an favorite Christian music artist, Chris Rice. I am especially moved today by his song “Wind and Spirit.” Go find it on Google or You Tube and enjoy. I suspect, like us, you will be stirred to holiness.
  • The Lord has been pouring it on me recently through dreams( four straight nights recently). I have been waking refreshed and grateful for His grace with a deep sense of the words “FRESH START.” I am aware He is changing me, growing me more like Him. I don’t deserve this and have not earned it. None of us do. Grace remains grace. He is relentlessly patient and persistent in perfecting what He has begun in us. We can’t defeat Him. We can delay Him. Ask the Lord for good dreams at night to show you His love. Ask Him for a fresh start. He will give it and insight with whatever adjustments He wants you to make as He continues perfecting all things concerning you. The verse above is my focus verse of intercession lately for myself and anyonefor whom I pray. Try it. Stop resisting and start resting in the Relentless One.
  • Local friends, we are having a special I-58 house worship meeting at our home this Sunday from 4-520 pm. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we believe it’s important to not miss out on the Spirit-led worship that continues to heat up in our gatherings. So we are moving the I-58 meeting ahead to 4pm. Come worship and then feel free to go off to other parties or stay and enjoy fellowship with us as we turn on the game at 530. Bring your favorite snacks and soft drinks to share.

Blessings,

Dick and Kim

Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who by night stand in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. Ps. 134:1-2

Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who by night stand in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. Ps. 134:1-2

Friends,

The Lord has my attention as to how He wants me spending my time after the sun goes down. He wants us to love Him back intimately with lifted hands, hearts, and eyes. Oh how He enjoys you enjoying your evenings with Him—by doing the stuff of your life in awareness, acknowledgement, and adoration of Him.  He wants to help us each finish our day soft, surrendered, & peaceful–our eyes fixed on Him in thanks, praise, and prayer–even as we close them in sleep.

He wants us to stop “vegging out” in worldliness at night and start branching out in holiness in the Light. He wants our pursuits to be truly recreative—good clean fun that builds us up, not wears us down. Godly changes in behavior are awkward to our flesh, but oh how He loves to help us rest, rejoice, and renew in Him.

Ask Him to help you finish each day simpler in trust, purer in praise, and deeper in love with Him. He deserves it and you will be better off for it..

Let Him prune and shape your evening activity toward more love, peace, & joy. He’s waiting.

Where do you start? Ask Him to bring to your mind how He wants you to spend your last 30 minutes before bed for Him, yourself, and others in your household. Experiment with Him. You don’t have to make changes, you get to. He loves you as you are. You can’t make Him love you more. But He can make you more loving.

Lift up your hands and bless Him. Watch how He lifts and blesses you.

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight