Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Christ in me

Okay, so a lot going on again. My head is swimming and I am starting to FEEL overwhelmed. I know that there is joy in these circumstances today. To God be the Glory, great things He has done. In Christ the Solid Rock I stand....all other ground is sinking sand....all other ground is sinking sand. If you can't tell, I am trying to spur myself on. 'God is in the hard stuff'... 'Faith that does not Falter'....'Practice of the Presence of God'....so many books telling me what to do...so much information.....I am just turning to the One...the Only One....the One Who is in me...the One Who makes me strong in my weakness....I am trying so hard to hear His Voice in these things....yep I know .... I said trying....I am working on that. I need to give Him all of it...give Him all the keys....(you know what I mean, eh?). I FEEL overwhelmed....I will not be overwhelmed....He is right here.

IN ME.... by Casting Crowns

If you asked me to leap
Out of my boat on the crashing waves
If you ask me to go
Preach to a lost world of Jesus saves
I'll go, but I cannot go alone
'Cause I know I'm nothing on my own
But the power of Christ in me makes me strong Makes me strong
'Cause when I'm weak, You make me strong
When I'm blind you shine Your light on me
'Cause I'll never get by living on my own ability
How refreshing to know You don't need me
How amazing to find that you want me
So I'll stand on Your Truth, and I'll fight with Your Strength
Until You bring the victory, by the power of Christ in me
If you ask me to run
And carry your light into foreign land
If you ask me to fight
Deliver your people from satan's hand
I'll go, but I cannot go alone
'Cause I know I'm nothing on my own
But the power of Christ in me makes me strong Makes me strong
'Cause when I'm weak, You make me strong
When I'm blind you shine Your light on me
'Cause I'll never get by living on my own ability
How refreshing to know You don't need me
How amazing to find that You want me
So I'll stand on Your Truth, and I'll fight with Your Strength
Until You bring the victory, by the power of Christ in me
To reach out with Your hands
To learn through Your eyes
To love with the love of a savior
To feel with Your heart
and to think with Your mind
I'd give my last breath for Your glory
'Cause when I'm weak, You make me strong
When I'm blind you shine Your light on me
'Cause I'll never get by living on my own ability
When I'm weak, You make me strong
When I'm blind you shine Your light on me
'Cause I'll never get by living on my own ability
How refreshing to know You don't need me
How amazing to find that You want me
So I'll stand on Your Truth, and I'll fight with Your Strength
Until You bring the victory, by the power of Christ in me
The power of Christ in me
The power of Christ in me

2 comments:

Child of the King said...

Jesus always! Jesus only! Take the key Lord and leave my friend with only the joy of your presence. To know that He is enough...in all things He is our Great High Priest and the Shepherd of our souls.

Walking Church said...

I have this Tee Shirt too. I have asked why do I feel so alone? He promises never to leave or forsake us.

Well He doesn't. I think that He looks for a reaction - cause He is growing us in Him. I believe He is seeing whether or not our feelings are more than what He deems us to be (as expressed in the Bible). For instance, right now I do not FEEL like the son/daughter of God, but his scripture tells me I AM the son/daughter of God. Right now I FEEL like He has forsaken me, but His scripture tells me that He will never forsake me. Right now, I FEEL like I am not the righteousness of God but His scripture tells me I AM the righteousness of God...on and on it goes.

I believe He is also looking for our gratitude in the sense of fully having confidence in His character, His track record. In the past Abba has always been faithful and loving, what makes us doubt that today because we do not feel like He is near?

His 'absence' permits our real heart's desire to be expressed before Him...meaning where you are Abba is where I want to be...I miss you and long/pine for you. You are my best friend!