Monthly Archives: August 2013

Off The Playlist – With Everything


With Everything ~ Hillsong

Open our eyes
To see the things that make Your heart cry
To be the church that You would desire
Your light to be seen

Break down our pride
And all the walls we’ve built up inside
Our earthly crowns and all our desires
We lay at Your feet

So let hope rise and darkness tremble
In Your holy light
That every eye will see Jesus our God
Great and mighty to be praised

God of all days
Glorious in all of Your ways
The majesty the wonder and grace
In the light of Your Name

Let hope rise and darkness tremble
In Your holy light
That every eye will see Jesus our God
Great and mighty to be praised

With everything, with everything
We will shout for Your glory
With everything, with everything
We will shout forth Your praise

With everything, with everything
We will shout for Your glory
With everything, with everything
We will shout forth Your praise

Our hearts they cry, be glorified
Be lifted high above all names
For You our King with everything
We will shout forth Your praise

With everything, with everything
We will shout for Your glory
With everything, with everything
We will shout forth Your praise….

Oh……..

I don’t have too many words to express why I love this song, but if you desire a song that makes you lay aside every weight and worship with total abandon; with everything, then this is it. Everything we have, everything we are, is consumed as we worship before our King… Our pain, our confusion, our grief, our sorrow, our joys, our highs, everything! Worship takes the focus off you and all that surrounds you, it puts things in the right perspective. We view our world from His perspective, as it should be.

There are several versions of this song online, I’d recommend the 2012 Miami Live version. It’s awesome!

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These Things Happen


“Brennan, how could you relapse into alcoholism after your Abba encounters?”
“It is possible because I got battered and bruised by loneliness and failure; because I got discouraged, uncertain, guilt-ridden, and took my eyes off Jesus. Because the Christ-encounter did not transfigure me into an angel. Because justification by grace through faith means I have been set in a right relationship with God, not made the equivalent of a patient etherized on a table.”
All Is Grace – Brennan Manning.

These things happen.Things that rock our faith and push us, nay, shove us off the path in which Abba has set us. Things that we have no control over, or that we allow to overwhelm us and cast doubt on our faith in Abba’s ability and willingness to help us. Things that remind us that we are human, that we are broken, and then suggest to us that we are beyond repair, beyond fixing. Yes, these things do happen.
And by grace, we choose to take our focus off these things that do happen and allow Abba find us in the place of prodigality where “these things” have pushed us to.
Grateful for Abba’s grace that supersedes and far outweighs the effects of these things that crush us as we fall to our knees, choosing instead to crawl to His feet in our fallen state. Thankful for Abba’s tenderness. Undeserving of His love.
May I never tire of speaking of His grace.
It’s not me, it’s Him- My Abba, my redeemer, my everything!

#NP – How He Loves Us ~ Kim Walker/Jesus Culture.

06.08.13


Yesterday, there was a renewal of my hope and trust in God’s ability and willingness to act on my behalf and show up in the midst of my desperation.
Yesterday, lost hope was restored somewhere in the pages of Scripture. Hope in God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. Trusting Him to remain true to His word even in spite of my unfaithfulness.
Last night, I slept engulfed in God’s peace and relying on His hand to drive away every doubt and to overwhelm me with His goodness and love.
Today, I woke up with a hint of desperation, my humanity already calculating and devising means to work my way out of this situation.
Today, I felt doubt beginning to rise again, trying desperately to erode my peace and tugging at my heart eager and determined to pull me away from the nail-scarred Hands holding mine.
Yet, I do not despair or lose hope. I hold unto the mustard seed faith, trusting Him in spite of my doubts, holding on regardless of fear, against all odds. He is able and WILLING.
Consider the lilies…
Faithful is He that promised. Faithful.
He will not change His mind. He will not abandon. He will do what He wants to, sovereign God! He will show up because He cares.
And He will take all the glory, no one else. No one compares…
He is kind and merciful, full of love and power, an ever-present help in time of need. A constant source.
I hold on. I cannot lose this. You’re all I need. All I’ve got.

The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!” The LORD is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him.
So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.
– Lamentations 3:22-26 (NLT)

*For Tomi Akibo, thank you. (You know why) :*