21 December 2013

More Than You Can Imagine

"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you LOVE one another."
John 13:35 

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

Trusting in God isn't always easy to do. Although God has not given us reason to doubt him, we still find ourselves holding on to the threads of whatever control we do have left. Ladies, it's time to let go. It's time to give up all of the things you have been holding onto. They are a weight heavy to bear, a weight God has offered to hold for you, so let Him hold onto them. 

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

God is faithful, he has never once been unfaithful to us. God is trustworthy. Putting our trust in God means that we walk in obedience to him, even when we don't understand the big picture, and especially then. Right now I am excited to share with you that my relationship with God is deepening. But it isn't happening because I sat around and hoped something would change. It takes willingness, and constant work. Through prayer, self-discipline, and the work of the Holy Spirit in me, I am able to walk in obedience to the Lord and in his freedom. This freedom is available to everyone, but trust in God is necessary before we can experience true freedom. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5&6 

This past weekend I had the honor to be apart of a 24 hour prayer meeting at a local church. That night I got to watch the Lord heal hearts and bodies. Including my own. The next day the Lord put this song in my heart. It is fitting here because it's a song of surrender. With this song we say "God, I don't know what is ahead, but I trust you." 

"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

[Chorus x2]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
Lord, I'll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
I'll worship Your holy name

Song

This past weekend I can testify to the fact that when we trust God, he does more than we can imagine. 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21

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