(Applying God’s Word – In REAL LIFE!)
I love to see God working – IN REAL LIFE – IN MY LIFE – IN OTHERS’ LIVES!
Some songs just make me tear up every single time!
One of those is “Come thou fount”
The song just makes me think! Thinking is good…God wants His children to ponder about Him.
In fact, most of the time if more people would think and not talk – there would be less conflict.
(There I just solved all the world’s problems…just joking, sort of.)
Back to the song…
One of the verses in the song…is “Here I raise my Ebenezer”
I thought this would be a great homeschool moment.
After I explained to my kids that this does not mean “Ebenezer Scrooge” – they would have to tell me what is their Ebenezer. My focus for this month has been to focus on “What God is to me-in real life!”
So, as the teacher – my kids get to share “my” focus. I love those moments when we are sharing the same thoughts.
I found a great definition of “Ebenezer” –
Literally speaking, an Ebenezer is a “stone of help,” or a reminder of God’s Real, Holy Presence and Divine aid. Spiritually and theologically speaking, an Ebenezer can be nearly anything that reminds us of God’s presence and help: the Bible, the Sacramental Elements, a cross, a picture, a fellow believer, a hymn – those things which serve as reminders of God’s love, God’s Real Presence, and God’s assistance are “Ebenezers.”
(Resource: Dr. Gregory S. Neal – he explains in more detail what an Ebenezer is in scripture.)
Back to the song:
My favorite part….
“Let Thy goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee Prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above”