Holy Spirit Holy Flow

The Holy Spirit, Holy Flow

Is flowing down from head to toe

Like moving waters, rushing wind

From heart to heart, the change within

So fresh like dew in early morn

The Spirit breathes, new life is born

Upsprings the green, it’s everywhere

The flowers form, in beauty rare

And fire a gasp, it’s solemn glow

Is Holy Light, now sent below

And set apart, in firing flame

Our hearts will never be the same

Our lifting heads, and weary eyes

Are seeing hope, new joy arise

Our hands they reach up, to the sky

Receive the rains, from God Most High

Our thirsty hearts, are quenched and filled

Our songs they sound, in joy we’re thrilled

The Spirit comes upon dry land

And rivers flow at God’s command

And flowing here, and flowing there

God’s river’s flow is everywhere

From you to me, and me to you

The Spirit flows in love that’s true

Our hearts they bloom, our hearts are freed

As God the Spirit intercedes

He opens eyes, we start to see

What God had always planned to be.

So Spirit come! Pull up the stops

So in will come the harvest crops

For God the Maker of it all

Will have His harvest in His store.


Poetry & Art by Lisa Lawlor

In his Name

Christian Devotions

Colossians 3New International Version

15Let the peace of Christrule in your hearts, since as members of one bodyyou were called to peace.And be thankful.16Let the message of Christdwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdomthrough psalms,hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.17And whatever you do,whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanksto God the Father through him.

God has given to us a new, forgiven life in him. We have no need, therefore to be anxious if we Turn our eyes upon Jesus as it says in the song. The past cannot make us afraid, for we know that that our sins are forgiven.

The present need not trouble us, for we know that the whole world is in God’s hands.

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Herbert Booth

Christian Devotions


Herbert Howard Booth was the fifth ofWilliamandCatherine Booth‘s eight children. Born in1862, he was in his mid-teens when the Christian Mission started by his parents in the East End ofLondonwas transformed into theSalvation Army. Herbert, like his siblings, was thrown into the thick of the battles which raged around the new movement. At the age of 22, after two turbulent years helping his older sisterKateset up operations inFrance, he was put in charge of cadet officer training inEngland.

Song Writing

Herbert wrote many songs that are sung by Salvationists around the world. He was a gifted musician, a key skill in an organisation so immersed in music. He also organised large spectaculars, such as the annual anniversary celebration at the Crystal Palace in London, where attendances at times reached 70,000 and Salvation Army…

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Yield not to Temptation

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James 1 New International Version

Trials and Temptations

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

  1. Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
    Each vict’ry will help you some other to win;
    Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.
    • Refrain:
      Ask the Saviour to help you,
      Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
      He is willing to aid you,
      He will carry you through.
  2. Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
    God’s name hold in rev’rence, nor take it in vain;
    Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.
  3. To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown,
    Through faith we will conquer, though often cast down;
    He who is our Savior, our strength will renew;
    Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

Our friend Jesus

Christian Devotions

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John 15:15

15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Jesus, tender lover of my soul,
Pardoner of my sins, and friend indeed,
Keeper of the garden of my heart,
Jesus, thou art everything to me.
Jesus, thou art everything to me,
Jesus, thou art everything to me,
All my lasting joys are found in thee;
Jesus, thou art everything to me.

What to me are all the joys of earth?
What to me is every sight I see,
Save the sight of thee, O Friend of mine?
Jesus, thou art everything to me.

Here I lay me at thy bleeding feet,
Deepest homage now I give to thee;
Hear thy whispered love within my soul;
Jesus, thou…

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In His Presence

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Acts 3 17 – 26

17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ 26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”


Christian Devotions

1 Corinthians 13 New International Version 

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the…

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Jesus Wept

Christian Devotions

John 11New International Version

Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus

17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.18Now Bethanywas less than two miles[b]from Jerusalem,19and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

21“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.22But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

23Jesus said to her,“Your brother will rise again.”

24Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrectionat the last day.”

25Jesus said to her,“I amthe resurrection and the life.The one who believesin me will live, even though…

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Perfect Love

Christian Devotions

1 John 4New International Version

God’s Love and Ours

7Dear friends, let us love one another,for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of Godand knows God.8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Soninto the world that we might live through him.10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.11Dear friends,since God so loved us,we also ought to love one another.12No one has ever seen God;but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13This is how we knowthat we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his…

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