Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's a journey, this falling in love with God. Ahhh that sounds so familiar, too familiar and yet.....falling in love with Jesus, it too is familiar.....but that's what it feels like.... It's a journey that begins when we admit we are NOT God, not in control...... It's a journey that begins and ends in dependence on Him and yet in the dependence we are stronger than when we began.....
It's a journey that is hard to start, because it starts in seeing something bigger than ourselves and not being too proud to accept that. ...too scared....too ....???
It's a journey that God waits for all of us to take....
He of the amazing capacity of LOVE.....waits on us.....
Strong or weak.....prideful or defeated...bold or meek.....abused and beaten or our self esteem intact and empowered......we the product of our environments and yet......
There is this time, this place in each of us when the niggling desire to be different....to be protected....to KNOW .....what was born, placed into each of us....the KNOWING.......it's there......it's what we decide to do with it that counts.....no that's not true.....He loves us but waits for us to CHOOSE to.....for us to choose to believe.....for us to acknowlege...for us to move towards Him in believing what He did for us in sending Christ....
I don't know....but you tell me....haven't you woken up scared .....haven't you even for a moment wanted to believe that there was more to life than this.....haven't you wanted to do or be or .....I don't know.......
And what an amazing God that You just wait and love us whether we believe in you or not......
But then when you think about that....how it must break your heart when we don't......

Psalm 37:4
Psalm 46:10
Matthew 6:33 -34
John Piper ....Desiring God
Erwin Raphael McManus .....Barbarian Way
J I Packer .....Knowing God
Larry Crabb .....Finding God / Inside out
Dallas Willard ...Renovation of the Heart
Brennan Manning....Ragamuffin Gospel/ Abba's Child

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God You are amazing God
Chris Tomlin INDESCRIBABLE

6 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

I've been having this running conversation lately within myself, with Him, about dependence vs independence...maybe I'll post about it when I have something to say. Yes, the KNOWING...its there inside...perhaps this is what John meant when he said "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things...1 John 2:27".
I love that Chris Tomlinson song!

Danielle said...

I LOVE IT! Indescribable, uncontainable...you placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name...you are amazing God! I'm singing with you tonight. Also, falling for God.

Bar Bar A said...

This is one of the best posts yet! This says it all, Becky. It explains the journey we are on and that he is there WAITING on us. This is where I feel I am.

Plus, perfect song at the end by Chris T.

Sarah said...

Who sees the depth of my heart and loves me the same. He is the AMAZING GOD.

Melissa said...

I've just caught up on your blog and all of this... this talk of risking everything...it will be great nourishment for my journey.

Kari said...

This is one of my favorite songs. Now I'm going to be humming it in my head all day.