Thursday, March 29, 2007

Total Surrender

"Bring me anything that brings You glory," is what the song by Mercy Me says.  Amen to that!

There are few, if any, who would say without hesitation, "Lord, I surrender everything to You," but not only that, "Lord, I'm asking You to bring trials so that I may demonstrate my whole hearted surrender."  I know I wouldn't be that person!  But, what I can and will say is, "Thank You, Lord, for this trial that is teaching me to walk more closely with You."  The Lord has been faithful to walk with me throughout this, and all other trials which makes it so much easier to surrender with my whole heart.

"May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us, that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers. And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day may require, that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day." (1 Kings 8:57-61 NKJV)

The Lord calls us to surrender everything to Him.  What do you do to allow yourself to be ushered into the presence of the Lord so that a whole hearted surrender can take place?  For me, it is worship music.  Music is what speaks to my heart instantly and it is only a matter of seconds before I am in the presence of the Lord, praising Him with hands held high no matter my present circumstances.

Meditate on the words to this song:

Bring The Rain by Mercy Me

I can count a million times

People asking me how I

Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through

The question just amazes me

Can circumstances possibly

Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed

Long before these rainy days

It’s never really ever crossed my mind

To turn my back on You oh Lord

My only shelter from the storm

But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray

Bring me joy

Bring me peace

Bring the chance to be free

Bring me anything that brings You glory

And I know there’ll be days

When this life brings me pain

But if that’s what it takes to praise You

Jesus bring the rain

 

I am Yours regardless of

The dark clouds that may loom above

Because You are much greater than my pain

You who made a way for me

By suffering Your destiny

So tell me what’s a little rain

Bring me anything that brings You glory

And I know there’ll be days

When this life brings me pain

But if that’s what it takes to praise You

Jesus bring the rain

Holy, Holy, Holy

Is the Lord God Almighty

 

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So, it may seem or even feel sometimes as though there is a rain that won't stop pouring down on me or a darkness that will not give way to light, but through worship music I find a way to praise the Lord in this storm, and He is glorified and in turn, I am blessed beyond measure. 

Jesus, bring the rain...

1 comment:

susannorf said...

Honey your blog's are beautifully done and quite calming!  I love the March 25th comment about being aware of your surroundings and taking them all in. I love you!

mommyOFjamiekins

PS in your all about me section you better add:

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