Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beauty for Ashes

My prayer is for those that need this, myself included...that God will bless them richly with the grace and mercy that can only come from Him. That forgiveness will be not only a thought in their minds, but a reality in their hearts...a heart that is held by Him even when they don't know it or feel it. That His love will wash over them and through them until they see only with the eyes of the Father what they truly are in Him. Beautiful. Wonderfully made. Forgiven. Redeemed. Safe. Alive with love. Adored by the maker of not only the world... but the maker of them.




Isaiah 61
The Year of the LORD's Favor
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.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Before the Day Slips Away

Last night when I was sleepin
You were watchin over me.
While I dreamt about tomorrow
You knew my every need.

Now another day is waitin
for me to make it thru
and there's no way that I can face it
without you.

Before the day slips away
I want to stop and say
I love you...I love you.
Before the world rushes in again
I want to stop and say
there's none above you.
There's none above you.

I'll just be still and know that you are God.
Be still and know that you are God.

There's somethin about the mornin,
the stillness of it all,
that cause' my heart to hear you
when you gently call.

Now another day is waitin
for me to make it thru
and there's no way that I can face it
without you.

Before the day slips away
I want to stop and say
I love you...I love you.
Before the world rushes in again
I want to stop and say
there's none above you.
There's none above you

I'll just be still and know that you are God.
Be still and know that you are God.

Here I am in your presence
where I long to be.
Alone with you in the silence.
Rain down your love
and your mercy.
Whisper softly
to me.

...


Before the day slips away
I want to stop and say
I love you...I love you.
Before the world rushes in again
I want to stop and say
there's none above you.
There's none above you.

I'll just be still and know that you are God.
Be still and know that you are God.


New Song