Wednesday, June 4, 2008

His Love . . . Amazing!!

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" I John 3:1

Sometimes a good way to describe how I feel in this life is overwhelmed. And yes there are lots of connotations that come with this word: overwhelmed with all the stuff of life; overwhelmed with the pain that is in this world; overwhelmed with the trials we face; overwhelming stress.

There is also another overwhelm that I hope always overwhelms me and that is I John 3:1: The overwhelming love of Abba Father.

I am currently suppose to be writing and posting my CYC study for today on Elijah. Every M, W and F, I do that first thing in the morning and that is what I sat down for this morning. I sit and open God's word and pray and read and let Him speak to my heart and then I write. But as I sat down to do that this morning something truly amazing happened I'll get to that in a minute, but first:

Let me back up to Monday. I had a busy day of housework and stuff. You know the stuff that busy days are filled with. I was on my legs most of the day and at first it was fine, but as the day wore on, yeah not so much, and by the end of the day my knee was so bad that I was barely able to put any weight on it ~~ stinky ~~ So yesterday, I just sat around and caught up on some sewing and blog reading and did very little in the way of stressing my knee ~~ you know walking around and carrying laundry ~~ that kind of stuff, and it was better. It still hurt, but was better. But I found as the day wore on my mood kept getting worse and worse. I was upset that I couldn't do the things I wanted to do ~~ of course the prowling lion was telling me that it would always be this way and that I'd never get better, I'll only get worse and on and on . . . so by the end of the day my mood was sufficiently bad, bad, bad!!

But in the midst of this ever-increasing bad mood I started reading blogs to lift my spirits. I read Faith's blog and she started yesterday's post by quoting Isaiah 55:8-9 ~~ God's ways are not my ways!! Listen I thought and thought about this and wondered why aren't they? Well we all know the answer to that, if God's thoughts were lined up with ours what would happen? Yep TRAIN WRECK!! That is not what I want ~~ I definitely do not need God lining up with me, but what do I need? Yep to line up with Him. His ways are different; they're not my ways; His thoughts are not my thoughts; HALL-LE-LU-JAH!!!

So I know your wondering where I'm going with all of this: well, there was a song that we sang in church on Sunday that I could not get out of my head. I kept singing it all day yesterday, and so I decided I needed to go to all things Google and look it up. Keep in mind I didn't even know the name of the song, and after several failed attempts decided I'd just type in some of the lyrics I knew and voila ~~ there it was 'Till I See You. So I read the lyrics and downloaded the song and hooked up the speakers to my laptop and let it go!! I sang and praised and loved on God!! And felt better, if only for a moment, it was so worth that moment!!

So this morning I got up and went about my normal routine, and was thinking about God's ways not being mine and all that entailed. So as I sat to write my CYC post, decided I'd surf over there and read the post from Monday to refresh and as I did the music came up and I love it because I always wonder what song will pop up next, because I have it on random selection and there it was: Till I see You. Keep in mind that as of yesterday I didn't even know the name of that song and I have no recollection of even putting it on my playlist for that site, I didn't even add anything to the site or playlist yesterday. I just went to the site this morning to read and refresh my memory, and that song came on, you can imagine my surprise! God loves me so much He knew I needed that song in this season so He put it on my playlist ~~ Is that possible? Totally!! He is God and He is AWESOME!! I sang and praised God with tears and rejoicing: Lavish Love Indeed!!

I know this post has gone on and on, but wanted to post the lyrics to this song and then Hillsong United singing it. Fantastic!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this randomness today. I've been really struggling the last little bit with what to do about this knee situation. When you're in pain a lot sometimes it just kind of gets you down. I go see doc today and find out if he thinks the shots have done any good. And to see what the next step is ~~ if there is one in his estimation!! So if you'd like to say a pray today for me as I continue this journey to healing, I would be very grateful.

In Christ Alone,

Till I See You

The greatest love that anyone could ever know
That overcame the cross and grave to find my soul
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in You

With all I am I'll live to see Your kingdom come
And in my heart I pray You'd let Your will be done
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in You

I will live to love You
I will live to bring You praise
I will live a child in awe of You

You are the voice that calls the universe to be
You are the whisper in my heart that speaks to me
And 'til I see You face to face and grace amazing takes me home
I'll trust in you

You alone are God of all
You alone are worthy Lord
And with all I am my soul will bless Your name

1 comment:

  1. Father, I pray Healing on Dawn's knee in THE NAME OF JESUS!