Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Secret...

So...apparently it's been a poetic month for me. Here's another:

It's like You know a secret about me that You won't share
And it has to be something good
It has to be something amazing
Because I look at me and
I can't for the life of me understand why
Your love has carried me above the
Muck and Mire
Its like You know a secret about me that You won't share
Maybe I'm a princess from a far away land
Maybe I'm a warrior queen from an exotic coast
But I look at me and I'm still me
No riches or fame or power to claim
But Your love has rescued me
Its like You know a secret about me that You won't share
Why do You love me?
It seems so unfair
But then I look up and You are still there
Perfect in all Your beauty and splendor
I get it now
Its not because of me, I see
You are Who You are
That's why You even see me.
Thank You.


The shame is removed in Your presence
I look at You and I know that I am beautiful
This love, Your love
Has broken the chains
I lift my arms high
I shout aloud
You have saved me
Its amazing
I am free

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Heart Yearns...

My heart yearns, Oh dear Saviour
Fill me up with You
Do not let the cares of this world
Distract me from what is true

Cleanse my heart and make it pure
My mind, daily renew
So that when all is said and done
I'll look just like You do

Wash me, purge me, do what You must
For You are my reward
And if I cannot be with You
I want nothing, my dear Lord

My heart's desire is to see Your face
And to dance with you indeed
For all else could fade away
But You are all I need

You are so holy, Lord, so pure
And I look to You for peace
Let my heart always be right with You
My praises will never cease

If Ever...

If ever I forget that You are my everything
Remind me, so gently, why You are the song that I sing.

If ever my heart and mind wander from the path of Truth
Guide me, dear Saviour, to the scars that are Your proof.

If ever I give less than my all, or try to walk away
Renew our love and make it clear that this is the place to stay.

You are my Life, my Hope, my Breath
Without You I have no thing.
So if ever I make a single mistake,
Forgive me, for to Your cross I cling.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

When I Consider Your Heavens...

He is God. The Creator of all things beautiful and magnificent. The Ruler of the heavens and the earth. The only One who is complete in and of Himself. He is God and no other being in heaven, on earth, or below the earth can begin to compare to the intensity of His greatness. This is known by all. I believe that somewhere deep inside, those who deny the matter know it as well. This truth is astounding, but the part of it that boggles my mind is the fact that in all His glory and majesty, in all His power and strength, He thinks of me. Psalm 4:3-4 says:

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?

When I consider all that You've done...when I think about the amazing things that You've brought to pass without the help of any other being, I wonder why You think of me. I wonder why You consider me a friend. I wonder why You take time out to spend moments of intimacy with me.

I can relate to David in this. I stand in awe of a God who can create a perishable being, know and understand it's flaws, but dwell with it still. This wonderful phenomenon speaks of the humility of my God. He knows that He is all-powerful, all-knowing, pure and perfect, and still thinks of me. The bible doesn't say that He is thinking of His own beauty and greatness...but that He is thinking of me. This is humility of the purest kind. This is my God.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Today -like many days- I am overwhelmed. I remember what life was like before real and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and I am in awe of how He could take someone like me and make such an indelible and undeniable change. I'm thinking, today, of how He has given me all that I need. I'm pondering His grace and His mercy and His love and His promises and my heart is bursting with the lyrics and melody of a brand new song. I can relate to King David, the psalmist. In Psalm 34:10, he says:

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

This reality that I have found in my Redeemer is irreplaceable and priceless. I haven't a clue what anyone could offer me to turn away from Him. If I was given the chance to choose between one day in the Presence of my King and a thousand days in the lap of luxury, my choice would be simple. I would choose Jesus. I would choose Him every time.

I'm not well-versed in very many things, but of this one thing I am sure: I am desperate to know Jesus. I am desperate to see Him face to face and to know His heart. I have been redeemed. If I lost everything else, of this I can be sure. I am His. He is mine. The very thought of this brings words of uncommon praise to my heart and from my lips.

It is true that in a mathematical equation, the gift of one day with Jehovah is greater than the offer of a thousand days in any other place. This God, this King, is more immense than the sound or formation of any word, but I will not relent until I know Him fully, as I am fully known. I will not stop the songs, I will not cease to praise until it is made known to all who care to hear that there is a God who is greater, more perfect, more immeasurable than any other thing that could ever exist.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Filled With Purpose...

Each one of us has been created for a very amazing and specific reason that is larger than ourselves. Once will plug into kingdom agenda and match our plans with the cause of Jesus, the reason we were created will come to light.

Living life with God and being propelled by purpose is exhilarating and exciting. I love reading Isaiah 61, because this chapter is a very strong reminder that every gift and talent that God has given is for a purpose. That purpose has to line up with God's love-plan for humanity.

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

These three verses of Isaiah 61 serve as a guide to me. This is why I was born. This is why I am anointed. This is why God called me to intimate relationship. So that as I fellowship with Him and bask in His loving kindness, I can tell other people about Him. I can carry good news, proclaim freedom and comfort those who mourn. This divine purpose is bigger than even we that carry it, but it is ours nonetheless.

Ephesians 2:10 says this:

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

As children of God, we are born to live lives filled with purpose. What are the good works that God prepared for me to do? What am I created for? These are questions that I ask myself over and over again as seasons change in my life. I pray that our lives will be given fully to be used by Jesus to do the work that He so masterfully prepared us for before we were even a thought in the minds of our parents. I pray that our lives will be filled and consumed with divine purpose.