Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So How Do You See Things?!! ..........

So here we are, practically the middle of November and quickly approaching the end of 2009. This year has been, in many ways, difficult for our family, but also in MANY WAYS simply lovely. We have seen God show up, and I do mean SHOW UP, and we are looking forward to see all the ways He will continue to work in the coming days, weeks, months and years, should He tarry. He is God and He is good ALL THE TIME!!!!!

With the year quickly coming to an end, it brings my mind to the question of how do I see things? I try to be a very positive person. When you live with chronic pain and physical issues it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, because if you don't then no one else can live with you, and that my friends would just stink.stink. So I try to be very positive. If I don't feel good or if I'm in more pain in a day I try to turn it into a positive by thinking things like, "yeah I may hurt, but I am walking." or "I may feel down, but GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!! AND HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!!!!!" And so it goes with me.....

But it is not always easy. There are those moments when I am frustrated; those moments when I cry out to God that I don't understand!!!; those moments when I just am a stinker, and then....

This song starts going through my head, like this morning for instance. And I'm not in a bad mood or cranky or a hundred other things. I do have a cough this morning...what's up with that? anyway......I digress......

This song is on my heart today, listen to these words:

Give me Your eyes for just one second,
Give me Your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I've been missing,
Give me Your love for humanity,
Give me Your arms for the broken hearted,
Ones that are far beyond my reach,
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten,
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

This song is very convicting to me. I cannot not hear it without wanting this. God give me Your eyes.... Because seriously, most of the time, unless we ask and seek God in this, we are going to see things our own way, through our own eyes and they are clouded, shaded by this world. But we must remember that we are in this world but we ARE NOT OF IT!! We.are.not.of.it.period... PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

In I John 5:1-5 the Word says this:
"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves His child as well.
2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out His commands.
3 This is love for God; to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome,
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only He who believes that Jesus is the Son of God."

You see dear one, if you are a believer, you have overcome the world, we are overcomers!!! Isn't that good news?!?!! Some days you and I may not feel like overcomers but we are in Him!! Hallelujah!!!!!

I was talking to Dak last night and I was telling him that he is NEVER out of God's sight. I think someone out there may need to hear that today. God sees you child. And He not only sees you, but He knows you. Read Psalm 139 today if you doubt this, or if you need encouragement. He sees you. He knows you. He knit you. HE KNOWS YOU.YOU!! He loves you so!!!!!

God has a plan and purpose and I want whatever that is for my life to be fulfilled. I want to live in such a way when it is time for me to go home, that I have lived a life of love and glorified my Father in heaven with the life that He gave to me and have done ALL that He asked and purposed me to do. I mess up ALL.THE.TIME. But I want my heart in the right place so that when I do mess up, it is recognized early and the damage is minimal, ya know?!! And I can keep moving on in God with new and profound lessons learned. (I hope that makes sense, because it so does in my head =)

So I'll leave you today with Brandon singing this amazing song. Please take special note of how the people are frozen as he walks around them, and take special note of what's happening in the beginning of this video and what is happening at the end. I wonder sometimes, how much do I miss in the busyness?!!




I John 4:7 "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

Father,
Help me to love the way that You love, without condition or pretense. Give me Your eyes Father to see the people who need You LORD; the ones running; the ones in pain; the ones who are desperate. Don't let me just pass by; let me stop and offer a drink of cold water in Your Name, Living Water, Father. Give me Your eyes that I can see everything that I keep missing, give me Your love for humanity. Praise You LORD!!! You are so AWESOME!!!!! May You get all the glory from my life, the life that You have Blessed me with.

Thank You for answered prayers. You are simply AMAZING!!! Praise You for the work you've done in Stellan's life and heart and continue to strengthen him through the recovery process. Thank You for showing Yourself mighty and increasing my faith. How I Praise You!!!!! In Jesus Name, Amen.

Have a Blessed and Beautiful Day,

5 comments:

  1. Amen friend...

    I love that song says "Give me your eyes for just one second"... my heart feels we couldnt handle it more then a second of what God sees... all the pain & hurt - more then we could take in...

    thanking God he is Mighty enough to see it all... & always love!

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  2. What a great thing to share with Dak!

    I am still reeling over Stellan's home run... but I know he still needs our prayers today. I have spent time asking God for it to be Jesus that is the One touching and working on and ministering to Stellan. I'm so so thankful for the amazing way that HE was in the operating room yesterday! I don't know how I could be more attached to a baby that I've never even met!!

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  3. As always when I read your posts and just sit back and reflect on it. This was no different. Thanks.

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  4. Thank you so much for the encouragement and the "push" for me to strive to live better! I really feel that what you wrote here was for me, cause I too live in sickness a lot of the time, and I know that I sometimes annoy those around me by complaining - and I also know that I need to be more positive. Anyway, thank you.

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