"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Leaning in close...


Sometimes I have no words to explain what God is speaking into me. 

Lately it seems I am in this state often.
He is speaking,
but often in what I perceive to be 
broken English
and
incomplete sentences
and
incoherent whispers.

I think He keeps me here because He likes the sight of my
leaning in close...
listening

But, quite honestly, I fight the desire to ask Him to 
speak louder 
and 
complete His thoughts...

Because some days it's just wearying, this silence..


While I
WAIT
and
 lean in to listen,
I count His goodness
and 
recall the ways He has spoken in the past
as a reminder 
that He still speaks
and 
will again.


"Lord of glory.
Make us worthy, to possess your name.


Give us a new name.
Call us your people, God.
Give us a new name.


[Ezekiel 36:26-28]  
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.

I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put My spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws. 
You will live in the land I gave to your forefathers.
You will be my people and I will be your God.


And through all of this, there is nothing, absolutely nothing.

No fear, no insecurity, no doubt, no hesitation that will ever, ever stop us. 
Because we are the sons of the living God.
Because we are the children of the Almighty.
Because we are the residents of the kingdom of Heaven. 
And we are soldiers in an army of the immortal.
And when we speak life, life happens.
And when we speak healing, healing happens.
And when we speak truth, truth happens.

And when we go and take what we have found to a dead world, we'll see it come to life again.
And when we take what we have found to a hopeless world, we'll see hope come back. 

We'll see the heart of our world start beating again. 
And we'll see the color come back into people's faces.
And absolutely nothing will ever stop that.
And mountains will move before us.
And oceans will part before us.
And the dead will raise before us.

And the world will know that our God is a God that heals.
That our God is a God that lives.
And our God is a God that loves unlike anything anyone has ever felt before.

Because we are fearless.
Because we are His hands.
And because we are His feet forever and ever."
Talmidim
by For Today

2 comments:

Jeane` said...

Terri,
I can understand what you are writing. I 'hear' you. ;)
And I absolutely reveled in the words that you shared in the last portion of the post (by Talmindim by For Today). Wow!!! I will need to print that powerful weaving of true words out! Thank you for sharing...and thank you for always being so real. I anticipate GREAT and WONDEROUS things from you, through Him!!!

consume me... said...

Thank you, Jeane for your sweet words. The song was originally shared by my 17 year old son...he was listening and thought I might like it. I like!

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