Archive | August, 2012

He is strong He is mighty Our helper amid the flood…

20 Aug

I just want to encourage you this morning!  Yesterday morning in church we sang a new arrangement of A Mighty Fortress is Our God that I created recently with a new chorus that I wrote.  I have been reminded recently how great and mighty our God truly is.  When Martin Luther originally wrote the hymn he was reading Psalm 46 as his inspiration.  They are such beautiful words of strength and encouragement for the children of God.  I read through Proverbs 18 this morning.  I love verse 10 where it reads, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”  Just another reminder that God is constant in an ever changing world.  Be encouraged today that God is still in control, and He is still on his throne.  What is God showing you recently?  I would love to know so that we can encourage each other.  Leave a comment.

Hey now this is my desire: consume like a fire cause I just want something beautiful to touch me…

7 Aug

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel like you can’t do anything?  I’m not talking about being sick and not wanting to move kind of thing, but rather when you just feel “blah” like you can’t get motivated and you are just in a funk.  Yeah well that is me today.  I had to have an extended time with the Lord and I began to feel encouraged, and then I listened to the song that todays’ blog comes from.  That is so where I am right now.  I need “something beautiful to touch me.”  Actually, I need Someone beautiful to touch me.  I need the hand of God today.  I want to be so caught up in Him that the troubles of this life will fade away into the background of focusing on Him.  I know that He loves me and I know that He desires for me to have joy, but sometimes it is so hard to feel that and not get lost in the circumstances around me.  There are simply times when I need to be reminded that God is truly sovereign over me and that He loves me.  I know that the Christian life is not about my feelings.  It is not about how much I feel loved or anything like that.  God’s unfailing love and grace are not conditional upon my emotions.  However, you know as well as I do that there are days when it is hard to continue.  There are giants of the faith throughout Scripture that struggled with knowing if God was there or not.  I am not questioning God’s presence in my life.  I am simply asking for an extra measure of grace today as I am feeling bogged down in the brokenness of this fractured world I am traveling through.

Can you relate?  Do you have days where in your heart of hearts you have no doubt of God’s presence, but emotionally you are struggling?  I am being encouraged this morning that God wants to hold me tight as His flood of grace and mercy crash over me, and I pray that you will be also.