Thursday, February 26, 2009

You Are God

Yesterday in staff meeting, one of our senior pastors brought up Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them". And, this past weekend, we sang a song called, "Your Love Never Fails" by Chris Quilala. In that song, the bridge repeats over and over "You make all things work together for my good". HOW POWERFUL!

So, our pastor asked if there were some things in our lives, painful/emotional things that have happened, or our bad decisions we've made, that God has ultimately made it into something beautiful or we see some good in it. So, my husband (he's the youth minister) and I shared several things:

1 - His car accident in 2005 (this happened the day after our one year wedding anniversary) where they didn't think he was going to make it - you can read what we blogged - . But, now God has given us a great testimony of His faithfulness, His power and ultimately HIS GLORY has been seen through it all!
2 - My 2 miscarriages - they were SO difficult at the time and I would be lying if I said I was happy about it, or even happy with God, but, now I have the chance to minister to women in the same situation. Or just those longing for a child. That goes back to the verse in 1 Corinthians that says, "God comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we've been given" - and, now I have a beautiful little girl, Hadley, that I would not have had :)

I could go on and on of the things that God has redeemed in my life, the beautiful art He's made of my messes, and just the hard things that have given me eyes to see others in the same situations, or even just to see the character of God. I thank God, that HE remains the same!

One of my songs from my album (being released May 31st) is called, "You Are God" and the lyrics describe His character despite our humanness, and that HE is ultimately God and I'm so thankful I'm not:

I am so unfaithful, but, Your faithfulness remains
I am double-minded, but, Your perspective doesn't change
I've been known to hold a grudge, but, Your grace is always there
And, I have often falsely judged, but, You're just and always fair

You are God, You are God
And, I am not
You are God, You are God
And, I am not
You are holy, holy, holy

I clutch at things too tightly, but, You give me room to go
I say that I'm unworthy, but, You always tell me no
At times my fears have ruled me, but, You say to trust in You
At times I've been dishonest, but Your words are always true


I'm thankful You're not like me and that You remain the same
And, I will look to You, Lord and the power of Your Name

Blessings today and hope in the midst of hard times, You can remember the love, mercy, faithfulness, compassion, and character of God! I'm doing that today!

No comments:

Post a Comment