Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Singing in the rain .... Fierce style!!!

Yes it is raining here this morning and I have a song in my heart; albeit an unfamiliar song to my ears, a very familiar song to my heart. Do you ever have those? Ya know, that unfamiliar yet lovely song in your heart that let's you know that God is doing a work; that He is with you. That is the song in my heart this morning. It goes something like this:

I am your sustainer,
I am your healer,
I am your peace,
I am....

I am your joy,
I am your hope,
I am your strength,
I am....

Yes it goes something like that. God reminding me that He is the I am. The I am over every situation I face in my life and every storm that rages, like the one outside my window right now. He is there....my I am.

Yes I need to put that to music....I'll keep you posted.

Yesterday, I had a post all ready about being FIERCE...I hit "Publish Post" and got an html error, fixed the error hit "Publish Post" and blogger lost my post instead of posting my post. It was annoying.very.annoying.

But today is a new day, and blogger and I are close again........hopefully =) So I'm going to try again and talk about FIERCENESS.

FIERCE as defined by Merriam Webster:

1). Aggressive in temperament
2). Marked by unrestrained zeal
3). Determined
4). Intense
5). Wild or menacing in appearance

Sunday evening hubs and I went riding and this was no normal ride for us. You see, hubs for some time, has been riding Dak's old bike, like when he was in the 6th grade or so, and it is a small bike. But my hubs is the sweetest thing, and wouldn't even think about letting me even try that bike so he could ride my normal sized bike. Nope. So it has been hard for him to ride, but of course he has. Well last week, he bought a bike off of Craigs List and he is so happy; therefore, I am so happy!!!!!

Well, Sunday we went riding and can I just tell you, the man is FIERCE!!! I wish I had a video to show you. My heart was so happy to see him ride, like REALLY ride. What is it with men and speed, yes they just have the need. As a chic, I don't get it. I'm happy with a good steady pace, but my man, oh yeah the faster the better. So what's a girl to do but keep up. It was so much fun. Now don't worry, I didn't keep completely up, because ya know he is really FIERCE, but I did keep him in sight and when he slowed down, oh yeah I was right there. It was Fun, FUn, FUN!!

Well, so let's talk about fierceness in our Spiritual lives for a minute. Don't you just love that definition?!! Aggressive, unrestrained in zeal, determined, intense, wild in appearance (personal fav=) But am I? Am I FIERCE for my Jesus?!!! Do I live it out loud?!?!? If ya'll meet me sometime I want you to walk away from that meeting saying, "That girl is FIERCE for her Jesus!!" I don't want to live quietly, nope, I want to LIVE OUT LOUD FOR MY LORD!!!

Not only do I want to be aggressive in my love for Jesus, I also want to be unrestrained in my zeal for Him, in fact the Word says so. Yep no kidding!!! In Romans 12:11 Paul says, "NEVER be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord." WOW NEVER be lacking in zeal, sounds FIERCE to me!!

Now this definition also says to be intense and determined. I read our pastors blog this morning and he is talking about ILA ~~ I Love America event our church puts on every year. It is an amazing fireworks show that started out where we currently have our church and now 12 years later it is HUGE!! He talks about it here, He quotes out of The Message:

"God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Ephesians 3:20, The Message)

Yep FIERCE. God can do ANYTHING!! Some of you have experienced this, and I sure have as well. GOD IS AMAZING!!! I hope you take a moment to go over and read this post by our Pastor. He and Debbie are amazing people, and you talk about FIERCE for Jesus ~~ they definitely are!!!

I absolutely LOVE the prayer requests for this event on Friday that he posts about. I love it that he is so specific. He asks us to pray for the weather but specifically that it be sunny, 82 and low-humidity. Do you just love that or what?!! God wants us to be specific when we pray. That's awesome!!!

So go on and be FIERCE for Jesus today!!! Be aggresive, intense, determined, and unrestrained in your zeal, yep BE FIERCE!!! Live it OUT LOUD today!!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful Tuesday,


  1. Dawn,
    Working through "Me, Myself and Lies", the song on your heart struck a chord with mine. I am going to meditate on these words - words of the I am. I hope you'll put them to music and record it for us to hear.

    Blessings ~ Lisa

  2. What a pumped up message today from you!!!

    I keep thinking of Christian from Project Runway... the way he would say "FIERCE" :)

  3. wow, being fierce for Jesus, I've never thought of it that way...but love it! Totally unrestrained for Him! You have a way of putting a new spin on things that I love. Thanks for sharing your thoughts so vividly Dawn. And I like the song that was in your heart at the beginning of your post.
    Hope you have a GREAT day!

  4. This is good stuff Dawn! One of my memory verses is Romans 12:11 - I love it and I just love the message you had to go with it!

    Many blessings,

  5. love the song!!!! yes he is......!!!!
    being fierce love it!! what a great way to bring fierceness across!!! geat post!!!
    have a great week!
    thanks about the hair!! i'm still trying!!

  6. As I was reading your post I kept connecting the two ideas in my mind...God IS fierce. He is fierce in His love for us. He is fierce about wanting us to live for Him and through Him. Thanks for such a great post today my friend.

  7. Dawn,

    Great post! I love all the fierceness throughout it. Since you were posting via blogger and it auto saves as you are writing you probably didn't lose yesterdays post. If you go to any of blogs and click edit, it should take you to an edit list of all your blogs.

    More than likely you will find yours there from yesterday and you can simply just click on it and repost.

    Let me know if you need more help. I can provide detail step by steps if you need it. Just email me.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. Dawn,

    So nice to meet you! Thank you for your words of encouragement and your prayers while I was in the hospital and now recuperating.

    I loved your word pick here..FIERCE. It does so remind me of my husband. And there are a few others I can think of right off the bat that I would associate with that word.

    Hope your day has been blessed and if you don't mind I've signed on as a follower. Always a blessing to meet up with a sister in Christ and follow along after the Lord.

    Big hugs!

  9. Love it - Fierce. Although, that "wild or menacing in appearance" might throw some people off. Unless someone sees me when I get out of bed!

  10. You cracked me up talking about your bike ride with your husband! Ha!

    Your church always does an amazing Fourth of July event.

  11. Dearest Sister I loved this message! I am fierce for Jesus!

    Blessings to you your family and church family as you all continue to be fierce for the LORD.

    Love you.