Friday, July 26, 2013
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SO FAITHFULLY SUPPORTED MY WIFE, CHARLOTTE'S BLOG, SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS FOR THESE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS YOU HAVE SHARED HAVE BLESSED THE LIVES OF MANY.
DALLAS WILLARD in his splendid book, HEARING GOD― Developing a Conversational Relationship with God shared the following important thoughts: "The faith in a God who speaks personally to the soul is nowhere recorded more plainly than in the hymns of the church from all ages, sung week by week by the church as it congregates and day by day by Christians as they go about their lives at work, at home, at play: "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us," "All the Way My Savior Leads Me," "Lead On O King Eternal," "Where He leads Me," "Lead, Kindly Light," "He Leadeth Me," "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide," "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee," "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" and "Jesus, Still Lead On." This brief list hardly begins to mention all the hymns devoted to personal divine guidance and the conversational communion of the soul with God. The words of these hymns follows a pattern: