Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh Lord, You're Beautiful

Grace.  God's wonderful grace.  Is there anything like it?  No.  Not even close.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,
Your face is all I seek,
For when your eyes are on this child,
Your grace abounds to me.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.
And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.
For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, please light the fire,

That once burned bright and clear.
Replace the lamp of my first love,
That burns with Holy fear.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.
And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.
For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I seek,
For when your eyes are on this child,
Your grace abounds to me.



I love the words to this Keith Green song.   They are such truth to my heart and soul. 

The things that God has been doing in my life since the beginning of this year are astronomical.... with my daily life, with my jobs, with my friendships, with my family... and most of all, in my relationship with Him.

The more I let go, the bigger he becomes. It's really quite funny how that works.  There is strength in submission.  A controlled, bendable, working spirit within.  Listening to his ways not mine....

Thank you Lord, for who you always are despite who I sometimes am.  Thank you for your mercy, grace and love that covers me from day to day.  Please allow me to be a light in someone's darkness today.  Lead my steps and give me words to speak... Amen


Oh Lord, You're Beautiful - by Shane



  Restore the fire of my first love.. that burns with holy fear...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blessings from God

Psalm 24:4-6

4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
   who does not trust in an idol
   or swear by a false god.  5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
   and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
   who seek your face, God of Jacob.


Blessings.  What are they and where do they come from?  Do they come by way of God's grace and mercy toward us?  Is it the things that we have done that brings them on us?

I know there are many times in my life that it seems that my prayers are not even hitting the ceiling and God is totally silent... and then there are times when He seems to abundantly throw open the blessings of the storehouse and "good" things just pour into my life hand over fist.

Is it something that I have done?  Is it my faith, my belief or my determination?

Or is it just simply God being God.  God, who is good all the time... even when I fail Him miserably.

There are times I believe He waits to reward us.  He waits patiently for us to make the right decisions, do the right things, say the right things ... and then pressed down, shaken together... our blessings start running over.

Luke 6: 38  Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Lord You're Beautiful

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Washing Feet


John 13:14-15  Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

Have you ever had your feet washed by someone?  Have you?  What a humbling experience it is.  The tears come and you really can't even place why~ there are too many thoughts that come at once... .  You feel so vulnerable.. so undeserving.. yet Jesus washed his disciples feet..

Amazing...