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2 Ministerial Association Week of Prayer The Little Whiles of Life

3 IN A LITTLE WHILE WE’RE GOING HOME

4 Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way In a little while we’re going home; For the night will end in the everlasting day In a little while we’re going home. Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way In a little while we’re going home; For the night will end in the everlasting day In a little while we’re going home.

5 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

6 We will do the work that our hands may find to do In a little while we’re going home And the grace of God will our daily strength renew In a little while we’re going home. We will do the work that our hands may find to do In a little while we’re going home And the grace of God will our daily strength renew In a little while we’re going home.

7 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

8 We will smooth the path for some weary, way worn feet, In a little while we’re going home And may loving hearts spread around an influence sweet! In a little while we’re going home. We will smooth the path for some weary, way worn feet, In a little while we’re going home And may loving hearts spread around an influence sweet! In a little while we’re going home.

9 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

10 There’s a rest beyond, there’s relief from every care, In a little while we’re going home; And no tears shall fall in that city bright and fair In a little while we’re going home. There’s a rest beyond, there’s relief from every care, In a little while we’re going home; And no tears shall fall in that city bright and fair In a little while we’re going home.

11 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

12 Ministerial Association Week of Prayer The Little Whiles of Life

13 Journey To The Heart Of God Journey To The Heart Of God

14 Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, Where pools of blessing collect after the rains! They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem. - Psalm 84:5-7- Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, Where pools of blessing collect after the rains! They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem. - Psalm 84:5-7-

15 The highest privilege and greatest joy a Christian can ever have in his or her life is the journey toward the heart of our Father. The Father and the Child The Father spoke: Come, child, let us journey together. Where shall we go, Father? Come, child, let us journey together. Where shall we go, Father?

16 To a distant land, another kingdom. So the journey will be long? Yes, we must travel every day. When will we reach our destination? At the end of your days. And who will accompany us? Joy and Sorrow. Must Sorrow travel with us? Yes, she is necessary to keep you close to Me. But I want only Joy. To a distant land, another kingdom. So the journey will be long? Yes, we must travel every day. When will we reach our destination? At the end of your days. And who will accompany us? Joy and Sorrow. Must Sorrow travel with us? Yes, she is necessary to keep you close to Me. But I want only Joy.

17 It is only with Sorrow that you will know true Joy. What must I bring? A willing heart to follow Me. What shall I do on the journey? There is only one thing that you must do – Stay close to Me. Let nothing distract you. And what will I see? You will see my glory. And what will I know? You will know My heart. It is only with Sorrow that you will know true Joy. What must I bring? A willing heart to follow Me. What shall I do on the journey? There is only one thing that you must do – Stay close to Me. Let nothing distract you. And what will I see? You will see my glory. And what will I know? You will know My heart.

18 The Father stretched out His hand. The child knowing the great love his Father had for him, placed his hand in His and began his journey. The Father spoke: Are you ready, My child? Yes, but I have nothing to bring except myself. You are all I need. Surely I must bring something; I do not feel prepared to travel. Are you ready, My child? Yes, but I have nothing to bring except myself. You are all I need. Surely I must bring something; I do not feel prepared to travel.

19 Do not concern yourself with preparations. Your journey has already begun. But I am fearful. There is no need to fear; I will be with you. Will you give me what I need? I will provide for you. What will you provide? Do not concern yourself with preparations. Your journey has already begun. But I am fearful. There is no need to fear; I will be with you. Will you give me what I need? I will provide for you. What will you provide?

20 All that is essential for your journey. And what is essential? I will show you along the way. For now, you have what is necessary: the desire to draw close to My heart. All that is essential for your journey. And what is essential? I will show you along the way. For now, you have what is necessary: the desire to draw close to My heart. The child spoke: Father, the journey is harder than I thought it would be. I am weary. When My Son traveled here, He became weary also. Father, the journey is harder than I thought it would be. I am weary. When My Son traveled here, He became weary also.

21 Why is it so? Because My Kingdom is not yet established. Am I nearing my destination? You have come far, but there are still many roads to travel. Will these roads be any easier? The close you come to My heart, the more intensely you will experience My love and understand My ways. You will become more concerned about what is eternal and less concerned about the difficulty of the journey. Why is it so? Because My Kingdom is not yet established. Am I nearing my destination? You have come far, but there are still many roads to travel. Will these roads be any easier? The close you come to My heart, the more intensely you will experience My love and understand My ways. You will become more concerned about what is eternal and less concerned about the difficulty of the journey.

22 Sorrow still walks with me. She travels with you by My design. She is a carefully chosen tool in My hand to accomplish My will for you. Sorrow has become more of a friend. I no longer fear her presence. But Joy never leaves me! She has settled deep within me. Will she always accompany me? Sorrow still walks with me. She travels with you by My design. She is a carefully chosen tool in My hand to accomplish My will for you. Sorrow has become more of a friend. I no longer fear her presence. But Joy never leaves me! She has settled deep within me. Will she always accompany me?

23 She will never leave you as long as you keep your hand in Mine and let Me lead you to My heart. Then she will be with me forever – for I have no other desire than to know Your heart. She will never leave you as long as you keep your hand in Mine and let Me lead you to My heart. Then she will be with me forever – for I have no other desire than to know Your heart. The Father spoke: And what do you know of My heart? I know that Your heart is the only worthy destination. And what do you know of My heart? I know that Your heart is the only worthy destination.

24 How have you learned this truth? By walking daily with You. How are your companions, Joy and Sorrow? Now that I have a better understanding of Your heart, I realize that Sorrow keeps me dependent upon You and Joy enables me to stay on the journey. How have you learned this truth? By walking daily with You. How are your companions, Joy and Sorrow? Now that I have a better understanding of Your heart, I realize that Sorrow keeps me dependent upon You and Joy enables me to stay on the journey.

25 You have learned well, My child. So you wish to continue the journey? O Father, I only pray that I remain faithful and obedient. I want no other journey – I seek no other Joy. You will find Joy in loving and serving others. It is hard for me to love and serve. How can I do it with Joy? You have learned well, My child. So you wish to continue the journey? O Father, I only pray that I remain faithful and obedient. I want no other journey – I seek no other Joy. You will find Joy in loving and serving others. It is hard for me to love and serve. How can I do it with Joy?

26 By taking My Yoke and learning of Me. As long I am yoked to You, Father, I know I can do anything. Hold My hand tightly, My child. For this part of the journey, you must receive My rest and learn to live for all that is eternal. Why must I hold Your hand tightly? By taking My Yoke and learning of Me. As long I am yoked to You, Father, I know I can do anything. Hold My hand tightly, My child. For this part of the journey, you must receive My rest and learn to live for all that is eternal. Why must I hold Your hand tightly?

27 Because I am ready to place you as a laborer in My harvest, and I do not want you to be so busy in your service that you loosen your grip or let go. And how do I labor in Your harvest? By bringing Me glory. Because I am ready to place you as a laborer in My harvest, and I do not want you to be so busy in your service that you loosen your grip or let go. And how do I labor in Your harvest? By bringing Me glory.

28 The child spoke: I’m nearing the end of my journey, aren’t I, Father? Yes, My child, but there are still a few more roads to travel. It has been a good journey. Thank you for holding my hand. Have you lacked anything? I’m nearing the end of my journey, aren’t I, Father? Yes, My child, but there are still a few more roads to travel. It has been a good journey. Thank you for holding my hand. Have you lacked anything?

29 No, nothing. I must confess I was skeptical that all I needed to take on the journey was a willing heart. I didn’t realize then that when You have my heart, You are all I ever need or want. What have you learned from your travels? I’ve learned that being a child who pleases You has everything to do with how much I love You and how deeply I abide in You. No, nothing. I must confess I was skeptical that all I needed to take on the journey was a willing heart. I didn’t realize then that when You have my heart, You are all I ever need or want. What have you learned from your travels? I’ve learned that being a child who pleases You has everything to do with how much I love You and how deeply I abide in You.

30 How would you describe your journey? As a journey that frees me to become all You created me to be – as a journey of great inner Joy. What have you learned about Joy? Joy has always been deep in my heart, but she is quiet. I’ve learned that I must be still to hear her; otherwise, I listen to louder voices that silence hers. How would you describe your journey? As a journey that frees me to become all You created me to be – as a journey of great inner Joy. What have you learned about Joy? Joy has always been deep in my heart, but she is quiet. I’ve learned that I must be still to hear her; otherwise, I listen to louder voices that silence hers.

31 How has Joy served you? She has faithfully been with me in all of my journey – My trials, my suffering, my obedience, and my serving. I understand now that she always accompanies Sorrow – but her most precious gift to me is her tears as I experience your presence. How has Sorrow helped you? How has Joy served you? She has faithfully been with me in all of my journey – My trials, my suffering, my obedience, and my serving. I understand now that she always accompanies Sorrow – but her most precious gift to me is her tears as I experience your presence. How has Sorrow helped you?

32 Father, I know I said in the beginning that I didn’t want Sorrow to go with me, but she has taught me much. Without her, I would have never wept over my sin. Whenever I was deeply hurt or grieving, she took me straight to Your heart. Without her, I would not have known how others felt. I would not have known how to love or serve them. Father, I know I said in the beginning that I didn’t want Sorrow to go with me, but she has taught me much. Without her, I would have never wept over my sin. Whenever I was deeply hurt or grieving, she took me straight to Your heart. Without her, I would not have known how others felt. I would not have known how to love or serve them.

33 And as You said, it has been Sorrow that taught me the meaning of true Joy. And what is true Joy? True Joy is knowing and experiencing Your heart. Is there anything you want for the rest of your journey? In the past, I know I would have had a list, Father. But now, I want only one thing – and that is to bring You glory. And as You said, it has been Sorrow that taught me the meaning of true Joy. And what is true Joy? True Joy is knowing and experiencing Your heart. Is there anything you want for the rest of your journey? In the past, I know I would have had a list, Father. But now, I want only one thing – and that is to bring You glory.

34 Once more, the child stretched out his hand. The Father, knowing the great love His child had for Him, took his hand, and they continued on their journey. How do we bring glory to God? My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father. John 15:8.

35 A branch connected to a grapevine produces grapes. A branch that abides in Christ produces Christlikeness. We love, forgive, serve humbly, exercise patience, show kindness, share our lives with others – all because we continually walk with our Lord. A branch connected to a grapevine produces grapes. A branch that abides in Christ produces Christlikeness. We love, forgive, serve humbly, exercise patience, show kindness, share our lives with others – all because we continually walk with our Lord.

36 We bear fruit that brings “great glory” to God: So your light is to shine before men, that they may see the good you do and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16. We bear fruit that brings “great glory” to God: So your light is to shine before men, that they may see the good you do and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16.

37 How do you know if you are bringing glory to God? How do you know if you are bringing glory to God?  Whenever you do something selflessly, God receives glory.  Whenever you do something selflessly, God receives glory.  You please Him when you give in secret.  You bless Him when you continually thank Him for His love, grace, goodness, sovereignty, and comfort.  You bless Him when you continually thank Him for His love, grace, goodness, sovereignty, and comfort.

38  You glorify Him when you walk by faith and trust Him with all your heart.  You glorify Him when you walk by faith and trust Him with all your heart.  You show Him that you love Him when you choose to obey and abide.  You show Him that you love Him when you choose to obey and abide.  Doing everything God asks you to do brings Him great glory.  Doing everything God asks you to do brings Him great glory.

39 Surrendering all in order to journey to the heart of God brings great blessing, for only in Him will you experience fullness of joy, and only in His right hand will you find everlasting pleasure.

40 To God be all the glory To God be all the glory

41 IN A LITTLE WHILE WE’RE GOING HOME

42 Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way In a little while we’re going home; For the night will end in the everlasting day In a little while we’re going home. Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way In a little while we’re going home; For the night will end in the everlasting day In a little while we’re going home.

43 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

44 We will do the work that our hands may find to do In a little while we’re going home And the grace of God will our daily strength renew In a little while we’re going home. We will do the work that our hands may find to do In a little while we’re going home And the grace of God will our daily strength renew In a little while we’re going home.

45 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

46 We will smooth the path for some weary, way worn feet, In a little while we’re going home And may loving hearts spread around an influence sweet! In a little while we’re going home. We will smooth the path for some weary, way worn feet, In a little while we’re going home And may loving hearts spread around an influence sweet! In a little while we’re going home.

47 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

48 There’s a rest beyond, there’s relief from every care, In a little while we’re going home; Ad no tears shall fall in that city bright and fair In a little while we’re going home. There’s a rest beyond, there’s relief from every care, In a little while we’re going home; Ad no tears shall fall in that city bright and fair In a little while we’re going home.

49 In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home. In a little while, In a little while We shall cross the billow’s foam We shall meet at last, When the stormy winds are past In a little while we’re going home.

50 Meet Jesus In Heaven Meet Jesus In Heaven

51 To God be all the glory To God be all the glory

52 To God be all the glory To God be all the glory


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