Monday, June 28, 2010

Make Room...

Make room for the King.
Pave the way for His coming.
Silence the other voices.
Tear down these idols.
Do what you have to do.
Have the courage to stand.
Make the bold declaration,
For He alone reigns.
No other voice shall be heard,
For He roars like a lion through the land.
He is fully God and fully man.
Who can compare to His greatness?
There will be none to defeat Him.
Not one will take His place.
He shall last through the ages never to depart.
He will remain when all have faded away.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I long for the more of You God and I will go the way You desire. I will take the simple way of life to find You. Just show me the way and give me the courage to go. I love You Lord and I long to hear Your voice.

My Salvation...

I am trying to cross these hills. I am trying to reach the top. Sometimes, I wonder if there will ever be a reprieve. Yet, I look to the hills because someone once told me that it is where my Salvation comes from. Someone once said that my Salvation would come riding upon those hills and in an instant would reveal Himself.

I once heard that He would come back for what belongs to Him. He would not relent for His love was a jealous flame that could not be quenched. I heard that His eyes of fire would consume me with His love and I would be rescued. They said I would be found in Him and I would be perfected in His love. Now, as I climb these hills, His joy is becoming my strength. My vision is His Presence.

At times, I have needed to rest. I have needed to breathe and sit down awhile. I have, at times, tried to give up because my strength was no more. I even tried to turn around and go back to where I came from. Yet, now on this journey with You God, what other options have I but to be where You are? I have looked back, but You have turned my head towards the goal. You see the end in sight. You see this greater picture and I see a glimpse.

Therefore, I choose to believe You. I choose to trust in Your hand that is holding onto me and not letting me go. This journey with You is for eternity but these momentary trials are only temporary. History is being made of this love You have for me and my faith in You. These tears are filling up your bottle and will overflow as a beautiful river washing away all the pain.

I will choose to draw near to You. I will choose to stay here with You. I will dance again. I will sing again and I will sit at Your feet and find the rest I've been waiting for my whole life. You are the One I want. You are the One I need. You are my Salvation.

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Strength

"You are the strength of my heart. You are the strength of my heart and my Portion forever and ever."

These Beautiful Ashes...

"For today will bring tomorrow and the once familiar sorrow will turn and testify to yesterday." -Andrew Ehrenzeller from "Your Beauty Is What Remains."

I cannot begin to tell you how much these words penetrate straight to my heart in this season.  I so long to leave the past behind and move on. I long to forget about the hurts and the wounds and put them aside as if they never happened.

Yes, the Lord restores. Yes, He redeems, but there is somehow beauty in my struggle and there is somehow beauty in that pain I suffered. Jesus finds it captivating in His sight. This is a marvelous mystery. He can turn them into beauty and He receives glory to the utmost because of how He turns it all around.

Why is it that we get healed of wounds only to find ourselves in the same place again? I have been thinking about this lately. Perhaps, He is going even deeper still.  He is reaching further into the levels that we couldn't go in another season.

He knows how much we can handle and if He dealt with all of our pain, we would die. In His mercy, He takes His time with us. He is patient with our hearts. I am amazed at His goodness and gentleness to do this with the ones He loves.

Holy Spirit come and touch every place of my heart. Come and make the wrong things right. Come and turn these tears of brokenness into tears of joy. For You make all things beautiful.

New Mercies...

His mercies are new every morning. Though yesterday seemed to crumble right before you, it is now said and done. Today, He pours His new mercies over you and your heart like a beautiful water fall. It refreshes your soul and gives you hope to continue on with this new day. Behold, He makes it all new.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

True Love...

What is this love?
Who is this Lover of my soul?
Who is this One who seeks after my heart?
Why do You long for me?

Increase my capacity to receive Your love.
Show me how to have courage.
Show me how to see as You see.
For Your ways are good.
Your ways are pure.

Only You satisfy.
You will woo me until I can rest.
You will guide me into truth.
You will lead me into Your peace.
You will not let me go.

Your love stays constant.
You never change.
You relentlessly pursue.
You are unashamed of my doubt and unbelief.
You stay the course until I can finally see.