She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” - Genesis 16:13
I was up this morning around 4:00am listening to a sermon by Jill Briscoe and she highlighted a verse in Genesis, spoken by Hagar when she found…
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
God’s presence is not the same as the feeling of God’s presence and He may be doing most for us when we think He is doing least.
I’m in love with the possibility of changing the world.
They tell me I’m crazy.
They don’t know my God.
Even when the rain falls, even when the flood starts rising, even when the storm comes - I am washed by the Water. Even when the Earth crumbles under my feet, even when the ones I love turn around and crucify me, I won’t never ever let You down. I won’t fall as long as You’re around me.
A Daily Prayer
"The moon and stars they wept .The morning sun was dead. The saviour of the world was fallen. His Body on the Cross. His Blood poured out for us the weight of every curse upon him. One Final breath he gave as heaven looked away the son of God was laid in darkness. A battle in the grave.The war on death was waged and the power of hell forever broken." → video
If there are words for Him then I don’t have them. You see my brain has not yet reached a point where it can form a thought where it can adequately describe the greatness of my God and my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His love and my voice, you see my voice is so inhibited. Restrained by human limits that it’s hard to even sing the praise up. You see, if there are words for Him, then I don’t have them, but my God, His grace is remarkable, His mercies are innumerable. Strength impenetrable. He is honorable, accountable, favorable. He’s unsearchable, yet knowable, undefinable, yet approachable, indescribable, yet personable. He’s beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, King of every nation. But if there are words for Him then I don’t have them. You see, my words are few. And to try and capture the One True God using my vocabulary would never do, but I use words as an expression, an expression of worship to a Saviour. A Saviour who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words. My heart extols the Lord, blesses His Name forever. He has won my heart, captured my mind, and has bound them both together. He has defeated me in my rebellion. Conquered me in my sin. He has welcomed me into His Presence. Completely invited me in. He has made Himself the object of my sight, filling me with mercies in the morning, drowning me with grace in the night. But if there are words for Him then I don’t have them.
My flesh hates prayer more than Bible study because Bible study can actually be used for my glory. I can know more than others. I can speak better than others. If I study well, i can speak in conferences. But no one will know about my life of prayer. I will gain nothing from men but I will gain much from God.
I’ll make it because He carries me.
starsfastfalling asked: I saw your blog and I saw your Jesus and I liked what I saw. Felt happy enough to hit the follow button. I'm Cecilia and I extend a warm hand of friendship from across the world in seattle!
That makes me so happy Cecilia :) I hope you’re having a great day where you are x