Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Yearning

"holy design
this place in time
that i might seek and find my God
my God

Lord i want to yearn for You
i want to burn with passion
over You and only You
Lord i want to yearn

Your joy is mine
yet why am i fine
with all my singing and bringing grain
in light of Him

Lord i want to yearn for You
i want to burn with passion
over You and only You
Lord i want to yearn

oh You give life and breath
through Him You give all things
in Him we live and move
that's why i sing"

The Plea

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, 
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Fear

"where You go we will follow"

That's quite a statement. 

Yes Lord, where You go I will follow, but how do I know where that is when I can't tangibly see You?
What if I think that I'm following You and then it turns out that I'm not?
What if I mess up?
What if I do the wrong thing?
What if I don't do enough?

And that's where the promise is whispered to my heart
If God can clothe the lillies of the field and feed the birds of the air, 
How much more He will take care of me, 
His child

He knows my heart 
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak
Oh, but I want so badly for my flesh to be strong
 And that's just it-
My flesh isn't ever going to be strong and that's the whole point of the gospel

Christ took my burden because I couldn't bear it
Because i CAN'T do it
It's not going to happen 

"for I came not to call the righteous, but the sinner"

It's not all on my shoulders, it never will be
The Lord will lead me
I will stumble plenty a time,
He will pick me back up, 
I will see the arms that pick me up,
I will be reminded that it is His love for me that put those scars on His wrists
Those scars are not there because of what I do for Christ, 
They're because of what He did for me

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Conference

breathe in|breathe out
city lights and busy streets
mmm its the urban oasis

No, not Passion, but God.
We tend to forget the moving power behind these conferences we go to,
giving all of the glory to a conference instead of the Lord.

Anywho, I can't believe I haven't written about it yet. 
It wasn't near as emotional as I had expected it to be, instead very substantial. I can confidently say that the Lord used every single aspect of those 3 days to change my life. 
Doubt eradicated. Identity and purpose established. Friendships made stronger. 
so thankful that I was blessed with the oppurtunity to start the semester in that way.
While there however, I felt that the Lord was putting it on my heart to pursue participating in Youth With a Mission during my spring semester of 2013. Still praying and in the application process. The Lord still has alot of doors to open; I will have to get accepted into the porgram and approved by Auburn to have my scholarship put on hold so I won't lose any scholarships by taking the semester to do this. I'd be doing 3 months of training and 2 months of missions work overseas. Again, if this is where the Lord wants me, He will open those doors and if not He will shut them. Just the experience of saying yes to what I feel Him calling me to do has been fruitful in and of itself. 
Into my first semester, the Lord is teaching me how to glorify Him in the everyday environment- showing me that where I am right now is exactly where I am supposed to be. I can glorify Him just as much as I could halfway around the world. He has already blessed me with some amazing encounters with others and I know He will continue to do so.

He's on the move, no doubt and I'm so excited to see what He is going to do this semester.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Power

I believe in the LORD
maker of Heaven and earth


my God spoke creation into existence
He destroys cities by Heavenly fire
He makes walls crumble and seas divide
He brings dead to life
even the touch of His cloak brings healing
so do not doubt
my God is more than able to do anything i could possibly imagine
He is doing something in me far greater than i could ever imagine
He is doing something in you far greater than you could ever imagine

| let this doubt in my heart be dead |

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