“So let go my soul and trust in Him”

i am a worshiper. a hymn lover.  one of my all time favorites is “It is Well with My Soul”

Kristene DiMarco & Bethel Music released  “It is Well” that incorporates it, (listen here )  and tonight it’s on repeat:

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me


have you ever felt like you were on the cusp of something big? that GOD HIMSELF was about to blow your socks off?! you were desperately desiring to be changed…to no longer be content with the “normalcy” of your existence yet, in the midst of that excited expectation your were SCARED TO DEATH?! then this song comes on that you NEED to hear…that one line hits you like a ton of bricks:

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

because that’s what every changes that Abba wants to bring boils down to: TRUST and fear.

if we are honest  we fear  HIS POWER. we may want it, we may believe in it, but it terrifies us.

my fear looks like this:

“how will i ever be content with anything else once I’ve experienced HOLY SPIRIT’S POWER?”

and I HAVE NO CLUE!!

i know that HOLY SPIRIT will never hurt me. He will change and shape and recreate this mess of a woman who has been PLAIN BOUND UP for way too many years!

 

will you pray for me as i sing with a shaky, terrified whisper:

it is well with my soul. it is well with my soul. IT IS WELL with my soul. IT IS WELL, IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL!

 SO LET GO MY SOUL AND TRUST IN HIM…

 

i’m praying for all of us! that we would surrender to what He wants so desperately to do in us. however, whenever, whatever that is.

~s

 

 

(my current favorite version of It is Well by Joel and Amy Davis)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 
When sorrows like sea billows roll; 
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, 
“It is well, it is well with my soul.” 

My sin, o, the bliss of this glorious thought! 
My sin, not in part but the whole 
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! 

It is well (It is well) 
With my soul (With my soul) 
It is well, it is well, with my soul. 

And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, 
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; 
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, 
Even so, it is well with my soul.

 

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my heart in my hands

In The Four Loves C.S. Lewis writes:

There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.

closing yourself off is MUCH easier than loving people. Continue reading

“Some People’s Lives”

this song has been playing on repeat in my head for days.

it’s such a sad song…but these lines are such a great answer to that sadness:

“Doesn’t anybody tell them?
Doesn’t anybody see?
Doesn’t anybody love them
like you love me?
‘Cause that’s all they need.”

LOVE is a great answer, isn’t it?!

saying how much we LOVE.

showing how much we LOVE.

being genuine in LOVE.

being consistent in LOVE.

LOVING like He loves us…”… love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jhn. 13:34-35

LOVING our mates.

LOVING our children.

LOVING those He has given into our care.

LOVING the friends who sometimes endure us because they need us too.

LOVING “‘Cause that’s all they need.”

 

“Going Home” by Sara Groves

i have always loved this song…tonight it’s on repeat.

“I’ve been feeling kind of restless
I’ve been feeling out of place
I can hear a distant singing
A song that I can’t write
But it echoes of what I’m always trying to say

There’s a feeling I can’t capture
It’s always just a prayer away
I want to know the ending
Things hoped for but not seen
But I guess that’s the point of hoping anyway

Of going home, I’ll meet you at the table
Going home, I’ll meet you in the air
And you are never too young to think about it
Oh, I cannot wait to be home

I’m confined by my senses
To really know what you are like
You are more than I can fathom
And more than I can guess
And more than I can see with human sight

But I have felt you with my spirit
I have felt you fill this room
And this is just an invitation
Just a sample of the whole
And I cannot wait to be going home

Going home, I’ll meet you at the table
Going home, I’ll meet you in the air
And you are never too young to think about it
Oh, I cannot wait to be going, to be going home

Face to face, how can it be
Face to face, how can it be
Face to face, how can it be

Cuz this is just an invitation
Just a sample of the whole
And I cannot wait to be going home”