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“Lead Me throughout This Coming Year”

We have been reading the opening words of Psalm 90 – a prayer of Moses, the man of God. Do you wish to be a man of God – a woman of God?

What are your hopes and prayers and longings for this New Year? Might that be one of them? I learned recently how ‘God’s man’ and a ‘Man of God’ are not necessarily the same thing.

As we come before our Creator God, and our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ, what is uppermost in our hearts and minds?

When God created man He made us perfect and placed us in a perfect garden – or parkland. I have put you in there to enjoy it - do not spoil it - do not ruin the world I created. Have you ever seen someone's garden which has been ruined by mindless vandals?

That happened to God's perfect garden.

There are no secrets hidden from God – all you do - all you say - the way we treat people - all that is seen by God, and known to God.

Our sins are seen by God - even when we think HE may not be looking.

You can decide you are going to give yourself to seeking wisdom - the Bible will enable you to become wise. Let God’s wisdom consume you – and saturate you – and be bathed in the wisdom of God - and people will be amazed when you are called upon to make some vital decision.

Perhaps, when they are in some difficulty they may approach you for help - because they know you to be someone who is wise - and you are wise with the wisdom of God. That does not just appear overnight. We have to work at it - and God does not share His secrets with lazy people.

Study the Word of God - and become WISE. That can be one goal for these coming weeks and months.

Do make sure you are in the Word of God every day – read part of the Bible every day. I keep hearing of some Christians who do not do this.

Remember that old poster – that old ‘Wayside Pulpit - “Seven days without the Word makes one weak”.

How do you handle time? Many people find they have problems handling money - but even more people find it hard to handle time. Use your time - do not waste it.

Verse 10 – This decision was made following Creation when man had fallen and sinned. This is not an aspect of truth which is readily accepted and acceptable – how strange. Some may be totally unaware of it – and will be, if it is not taught in places of worship.

I will give them 70 - or 80 years - if they have the strength?

The cause of death is SIN. Moses, the man of God has faced up to that. What would you say would fulfil and satisfy you when you reached the end of your life? A happy and useful life! Moses could have said that – but Moses realised that he could have neither without God.

Verse 11 – Moses asks the question. Who considers the anger of God? Moses mentions various vital areas in the opening words of Psalm 90 – do check them out.

Verse 12 – Teach us – to value our days – we need wisdom. We need YOU to put us in your school in Your classroom. The final section of the Psalm is how to live a happy and useful life.

Man wants to be free to live as he chooses! People think God is going to limit us and restrict us - No.

Teach us to number or value our days. We need to be taught that. Moses prays for wisdom from GOD.

People are talking about making medical advances - and living longer and longer - as if there was no SIN. God has said – God has spoken – God has set the limits - and these cannot be changed.

Moses knew there were pleasures and enjoyments away from God. We so need God - and Moses prays that. Have compassion. Be merciful.

In verses 13 to 17 – We read of God’s Mercy – RELENT - come back and show us your mercy – remove from us Your Hand of Judgment.

Verse 14 – Satisfy us in the morning - and we can be glad all our days. What an offer - our God can satisfy us as no-one else can.

Moses would recall how the manna fell in the morning - and nourished the people during that day.

Teach us to number our days.

Verse 14 – Moses prays for - satisfaction in God. God, bring a new day – let this chapter in our lives come to an end and start a new fresh chapter!

As a people – Help us to sing again.

Verse 16 – Work in us O God – let the people experience Your favour and Your mercy and Your grace.

Verse 17 – Moses prays for transformation by God – put Your hand upon our hand.

The wisdom of God is so different from worldly wisdom, and pleasures and riches.

The Psalms are not only rich for meditation - but so relevant for our every day living, as disciples of Jesus.

In these closing words there is this sense of usefulness – of lasting usefulness – of leading a positive and practical life.

We all want to do something worthwhile. We want to do something that will last. People scratch their name on a tree or a piece of stone somewhere - they want their name to last.

Before you can do anything useful - you have to be usable.

Grace first - His favour first - then He can make what we do useful and valuable.

Moses prays for grace – for the favour of God - and he prays that God would show us what He wants us to do.

We do not have all the answers – this is where we need humility.

God has so much to give us - and when HE gives, HE is so generous.

Jesus comes offering us abundant life - life to the full. The Christian Life is NOT something dull and dreary and restricting and limiting - No, it is the very opposite.

Ask Jesus to show you what HE wants you to do - with your life - with your talents and abilities and gifts.

Yes - make your life count for God - and remember people are watching how you live - and listening to the things you say. Your testimony can be at stake, when you may not realise it.

This Psalm, like life, is solemn and serious - though saturated and laced with encouragement and joy and love, and the grace of Jesus Christ.

“Loving gracious heavenly Father – I pray about these days and weeks that lie ahead – as I read Your Holy Word, guide me and lead me – help me to find anew, light and direction and wisdom, as I read the Scriptures – put Your Hand upon mine – put Your hand in mine – and take me onward, step by step – in Jesus name I pray. Amen.”

(This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - warmest greetings for 2020, in Christ Jesus.)
My name is Evangelist Ifeanyichukwu Ota. I distribute gospel tracts in hospitals, markets, schools, orphanage Homes, as well as on the streets. There are many lost souls and people eager to read the gospel tracts that they receive.
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One of the last designs of Pritzker prize-winning architect Philip Johnson, the Interfaith Peace Chapel will be a sacred space where people of all faiths, or no faith, can come together to seek understanding and pursue peace.

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04/13/2017

The Interfaith Peace Chapel dressed and ready for tonight's Maundy Thursday Footwashing service.

03/15/2017

The Interfaith Peace Chapel's new chairs!

02/09/2017

Some of the many faces of events that have taken place in the Interfaith Peace Chapel!

[11/11/13]   Be here on Mondays and Thursdays at 12: 15PM for "Centering Prayer with Rev. Dr. Katherine Godby".

"For you alone my soul in silence waits." - Psalm 62: 1

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Cathedral of Hope Interfaith Peace Chapel: 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Awards

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Timeline Photos

10/12/2013

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[09/30/13]   This is a great opportunity, brought to us by Hope for Peace and Justice, to meet a man who has played a major role in our history.

Don't miss it!

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[08/17/13]   Warm welcome to the DFW Federal Club Governing Board Retreat attendees!! #HRC #equality

06/17/2013

AbsolutelyBlooming! by Marion Marshall

June 16, 2013 Interfaith Peace Chapel and Cathedral of Hope

[06/15/13]   Congratulations Johnnie and Sherita - happy life together!!!

No Tie Dinner 2013 04/22/2013

No Tie Dinner 2013

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Today in Dallas photo history – 1969: Religious leaders unite to endorse Thanks-Giving Square develo

What does the Peace Chapel have in common with Thanks-Giving Square...?

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photographyblog.dallasnews.com From The Dallas Morning News, April 2, 1969 THANKS-GIVING SQUARE STATEMENT SIGNED - RELIGIOUS LEADERS JOIN IN RECOGNIZING

01/24/2013

Matt Alber

This just in! Matt Alber In Concert coming this Spring as part of the Music for Hope Concert Series - watch for detail! Meanwhile check out "End of the World" on YouTube!

https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithPeaceChapel?ref=hl#!/mattalber?fref=ts

Just a guy with a piano, guitar and some wild ideas about making a living at this.

[01/23/13]   Fill in the blank. "If the Interfaith Peace Chapel were to host monthly Movie Nights, I would like to see _______."

[01/22/13]   Fill in the blank. "Today, I wish the whole world ______."

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Photography By: Justin D. Yoder

Photography By: Justin D. Yoder

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Don't miss "COH Music for Hope Series" guest Rachel Dupard this Friday evening!

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Hope you can join us!!!

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10/05/2012

Peace Pilot Event, 9-21-12, Artist Trayc Claybrook, International Peace Day Celebration, Dallas, TX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXGNvc4I5Kc&feature=share

http://peacepilot.org 1 artist, 4 films, 14 projectors, 40 crew members. An architectural gem enveloped in light and movement. Filmmaker and artist Trayc Cla...

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09/29/2012

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Here's a time-lapse video of the Peace Pilot installation. See you for Peace Pilot 2013!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7RuNFIHV6sM

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[09/21/12]   Lighting The Texas Night For International Peace Day!! You don't want to miss this - tonight 7p.

09/19/2012

Join us Friday, September 21, at 7pm for a celebration of International Peace Day. Peace Pilot, a monumental video installation by artist Trayc Claybrook will light up the Texas night, as stunning images about peace are projected on the exterior walls of the Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas, Texas. The four five minute films will screen inside the chapel at 7:30pm, where the community will be invited to sit, breathe, experience the moment and be transformed.
The event is free and open to the public.
Tea will be served before the films with musical entertainment, and a wine reception with the filmmaker will follow. The event runs from 7pm to 10 pm at the Interfaith Peace Chapel, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75235.
The Interfaith Peace Chapel is an architectural gem designed by acclaimed architect Philip Johnson, and will, for one night only, become a canvas for Claybrook's moving paintings of light.
Artist Trayc Claybrook is a filmmaker, educator, and peace builder. Claybrook uses painting and video to explore ideas about personal transformation, spirituality and the unfolding of consciousness through universal human experiences. Using the language of dreams and memories, she opens a door to each individual viewer to find themselves and their own experiences within her work, and invites each to see the work in a unique, personal way.
Come out and experience this one of a kind experience of art, film and peace.

09/18/2012

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

09/18/2012

What a smile! Artist, Film Maker and Producer of Peace Pilot - Trayc Claybrook on site during a jaw dropping rehearsal for the art installation for the film's premier at the Interfaith Peace Chapel. Experience your own journey to find inner peace and bring light into the world this Friday at 7pm. This is a FREE event open to everyone register at www.peacepilot.org

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5910 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX
75235

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Regardless of what one believes about God, can any of us doubt that the world will be better when religion is a source of peace rather than conflict? As the old song says: Let there be peace on earth... and let it begin with me! The warping walls of the Interfaith Peace Chapel do what walls are not supposed to do. Without right angles or parallel lines, the space will slightly disorient visitors and prepare them for the reorientation of their souls. Regardless of faith, our goal is to orient the hearts and minds of people away from conflict and division and toward cooperation and community. People of faith have been a part of many great movements for human progress. Churches, synagogues, temples and mosques have built schools, hospitals and orphanages. They have fed the poor and advocated for those at the margins of society. They led the Civil Rights Movement just a few decades ago and stand ready to lead a new movement toward human peace.
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