Sunday Worship Music: As The Deer Panteth For the Water by Maranatha Singers

I’ve said many times that the only time I sing out loud is in my car…alone – no one anywhere near, for the sake of others. This is one of the songs I love, and one that I needn’t try to belt out.

Christian Cross

When They Knew
by Carl Middleton, GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus

I want to open with this statement … “A believers faith will never operate beyond their knowledge of God’s will.”

After reading this statement the other day, I had to stop and think about it for a while. I’ll try to share my thoughts on how it spoke to me.

Notice this statement doesn’t say, “beyond their knowledge of God’s Word.” You can read the Word of God, study the many subjects in it, memorize your favorite verses and become familiar with what it says … and still not have a knowledge of God’s will. All some people have, is a knowledge of what is printed.

Knowing God’s will is totally different from knowing the words in the book. But I do recommend reading and studying the Word of God. Get to know what it says … that’s where we start.

A very wise fellow named Solomon said this about knowledge in Proverbs 18:15 … “The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.”

Being prudent is a good thing.  It’s acting with or showing care and thought for the future.  Being wiseis a little more difficult to put into words.  Part of wisdom would be, having or showing good judgment through experience and knowledge.

So what is this thing called knowledge we are seeking?  I would say, facts and information, and the practical understanding of something.  It can also be an awareness, a true belief as opposed to opinion.  By definition, knowledge … applies to any body offacts gathered by study, observation or experience.

I found two scriptures where Solomon speaks of his personal quest for wisdom …- read the remainder at GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus

Maranantha Singers: As The Deer Panteth for the Water, So My Soul Longeth After Thee (video)
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  • What a nice surprise Maggie. Bless you. Oh, and thank you for posting this song. We used to sing it at church, but it’s been years. Maggie … do you know that since you placed my little blog on your side bar, my readership has increased by about 100 times. I don’t know if anyone else will ever respond back to you with a thank you … but I will. THANK YOU dear friend and partner in the ministry of Jesus.

    • Carl, thank you so much for telling me that the sidebar works. I didn’t know, and I am grateful for it. You are one spot on the InterWebs that needs to be read. Thank you for doing what you do so faithfully and so sincerely and with so much wisdom.

      About the song, to me it is contemporary, and there is so much beautiful contemporary music to choose from, but instead what we get is noise. Maybe the song is more traditional than I thought. It didn’t show up in my hymnals or the choir director ignored it. 🙂

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