Archive | August 10, 2013

It is Well With My Soul

It is well with my soulYesterday evening I gave a comment to Sue Nash ’s Blog (one of my favorite and inspiration blog), I give a comment about one of my favorite hymns song called “It is Well With My Soul” composed by Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888) and Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876). I really like this song because I know the background of it very well. Here’s the short story behind it song.

Horatio Spafford (1828-1888) was a wealthy Chicago lawyer with a thriving legal practice, a beautiful home, a wife, four daughters and a son. He was also a devout Christian and faithful student of the Scriptures. His circle of friends included Dwight L. Moody, Ira Sankey and various other well-known Christians of the day.

At the very height of his financial and professional success, Horatio and his wife Anna suffered the tragic loss of their young son. Shortly thereafter on October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed almost every real estate investment that Spafford had.

In 1873, Spafford scheduled a boat trip to Europe in order to give his wife and daughters a much needed vacation and time to recover from the tragedy. He also went to join Moody and Sankey on an evangelistic campaign in England. Spafford sent his wife and daughters ahead of him while he remained in Chicago to take care of some unexpected last minute business. Several days later he received notice that his family’s ship had encountered a collision. All four of his daughters drowned; only his wife had survived.

With a heavy heart, Spafford boarded a boat that would take him to his grieving Anna in England. It was on this trip that he penned those now famous words, When sorrow like sea billows roll; it is well, it is well with my soul. Philip Bliss (1838-1876), composer of many songs including Hold the Fort, Let the Lower Lights be Burning, and Jesus Loves Even Me, was so impressed with Spafford’s life and the words of his hymn that he composed a beautiful piece of music to accompany the lyrics. The song was published by Bliss and Sankey, in 1876.

For more than a century, the tragic story of one man has given hope to countless thousands who have lifted their voices to sing; It Is Well With My Soul.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

It is Well with My Soul by “Together for the Gospel Live” from Sovereign Grace Music.

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The Power of Woman Prayer


God wants to have an intimate relationship with each one of His children.  A woman praying to God is a form of communication where amazing things can happen.  Prayer brings us closer to God when we openly come to Him, when we let our guard down, and allow Him into our hearts.  Through prayer God can bring healing to the emotionally and physically weak, this is one way He can bless us.  Experiencing the power of prayer with a group of Christian women is also something that God wants for us.  Prayer is so important because this is our way of communicating to God and with any relationship without communication the relationship will become weak.

The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer. Psalm 6:9

Praying to God doesn’t mean we will always get what we want, let’s face it God is not a vending machine.  There are times that we might feel like God doesn’t hear or answer our prayers because the answer isn’t always what we think is best, or sometimes we don’t get an answer right away.  This is where faith, patience, and trusting God comes in, by believing that He knows best and that He will answer us at the perfect time.

The more we get to know someone the more comfortable we become around them.  Whether you have never prayed before or have been for years I encourage you to get to know God in a new way so you can become more comfortable around Him.  Reading the Bible is a great way to find out who God is and praying is a great way for God to reveal to you who you are.  If you don’t know where to start or what to pray just spend some time thanking Him for the blessing in your life

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6

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I use this devotional this morning in Prayer ministry of Young Christian Career Women Fellowship where this fellowship just for the first time was held. YCCWF was formed from longings of few young Christian women who have run a business in any field. My business friend, Kimberly Gow was initiating this prayer fellowship. I am grateful could be involve in this fellowship. We can share everything that becomes our problem and burden. We realized that in Business world sometime or even often are very hard and cruel. Therefore we hope that through this the fellowship we can encourage one to another and together our spiritual growth will become more and more well.


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