• An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow

2020-05-23 Speak to My Heart-Breathe On Me

I love James’ admonition to “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8).

I love that it is such a strong exhortation. You might ask, “What do I need to do to be closer to God?” James’ answer is to follow the Old Testament idea of “Seeking God with all your heart.” I simply need to tell God that I want to know Him and want to be close to Him. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

I also love the hope of this promise. God is not going to withhold Himself from us. He wants us to know Him.

Last weekend, I preached about what God wants from us. While the question may seem daunting considering all God could expect of us, the answer is not complicated or judgmental at all. God simply wants you. Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you.

Maybe you’ve been away from God or possibly you have never really given yourself to God. What should you do? 

Simply seek Him by drawing near to God.

http://waylonbailey.com/2018/11/07/speak-to-my-heart-lord-jesus/

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT)

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not turn your back on me.
    Do not reject your servant in anger.
    You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
    O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.

11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
    with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
    while I am here in the land of the living.

14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Psalm 27:8-14 (NLT)

Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus, 

Speak that my soul may hear;
Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus, 

Calm ev’ry doubt and fear.

Speak to my heart, oh, speak to my heart,

Speak to my heart, I pray;
Yielded and still, seeking Thy will,
Oh, speak to my heart today.

Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus,

Purge me from every sin;

Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus,

Help me the lost to win.

 

Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus,

It is no longer mine;

Speak to my heart, Lord Jesus,

I would be wholly Thine.

Breathe on me

Breathe on me

Holy Spirit, breathe on me;

Take Thou my heart, cleanse every part,

Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

 
*Devotion and music provided by Jane Cockrell

Online Giving

Join Us

on Sundays for...

Online Worship 

9:00 a.m. Service live on First United Methodist Church Long Beach facebook page and Youtube youtube.com/channel/UCLsZywuTbpyvAucvdZOndhQ

11:00 a.m. service live on The Well facebook page and Youtube youtube.com/user/TheWellLongBeach 

 

In-Person Worship

8:30 a.m. Traditional Sanctuary Service

11:00 a.m. The Well in the Christian Life Center

Online Church Directory

 

 

 

Youth Website

We have 40 guests and no members online