Wednesday, May 26, 2010

comfort.


well, you may be asking yourself 'why is she blogging so much' and the answer is simple. i am home. and at home people go to bed WAY earlier than i am used to. so i journal, procrastinate, and blog till i am somewhat sleepy....
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oh PS: today i had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mrs. LisaAnn Muir-Taylor at Nations Outfitters. check out her site HERE and look for some SUPER cute clothes coming soon!
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....another reason is because i have just been really inspired lately. i am getting SO excited about my summer and all that i know the Lord is going to do. i seriously cannot wait for friday. it is going to be a hard, humbling, insane, beautiful, and transforming summer for so many people and i. am. pumped.

the Lord has been so faithful to really meet with me in my quiet times lately. i think that is due to the fact that i am somewhat freaking out. thinking back on my beach project experience last summer is..... well..... painful.

last summer God literally broke me in every single way possible. he took me out of every comfort zone, he took away everything familiar, he put me with people that were really, i mean really hard to love, and he showed me literally every sin imaginable. o my gosh it was so hard.

so when i think about this summer, and me leading a room.... abkajdflakdjbfa?!?!!

thats about how i feel.

(side note: God really used everything and every person that he did put in my life last summer to teach me some hard, but really neat and needed lessons. i could not be more thankful for last summer and how difficult it was...)

continuing... because of those feelings, i think God is 1. laughing hysterically at me and 2. preparing me for an incredible learning experience.

i feel like every time i have gotten in the Word, God has shown me passage after passage reminding me of his faithfulness and grace. in the verses he has also reminded me of what it means to be a faithful servant.

Matthwew 14:26-27
"...when the disciples saw him....
they were terrified....but IMMEDIATELY Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."

Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will GIVE YOU REST.
Take my yoke upon you, and LEARN from me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find REST for you souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Joel 3:16b
"...but the Lord is a REFUGE to his people,
A STRONGHOLD to the people of Israel"

Lamentations 3:21-25
"BUT, this i call to mind and therefore i have hope:
the steadfast love of the Lord NEVER ceases;
his mercies NEVER come to an end;
they are new every morning;
GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS....
the Lord is good to those who WAIT for him,
to the soul who SEEKS him."

Psalm 37:3-6
"TRUST in the Lord, and do good.
dwell in he land and cultivate faithfulness.
DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
commit your wait to the Lord;
TRUST in him, and HE WILL ACT.
he will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and you judgment as the noonday sun."

and there are so many more that the Lord has reminded me of. the Lord is so good.
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throughout the summer i will be posting pictures, giving updates, and sharing prayer request here. if you want to follow my journey through all that the Lord teaches me.... here is where its at!

please pray for the girls that God puts in my room. i am so excited to finally meet them and get to know them in a sweet, sweet way. pray that God works in all our hearts to give us a burning desire for the gospel to go out to the nations.

abc.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

love.


recently i feel like i have been bombarded with "love". everywhere i turn someone is falling in love, or meeting the love of their life, or "falling out of love" or some new movie is all about finding THE one... its everywhere! i dont know how i feel about this.

love is such a cool thing to me. i LOVE alot of things. and because of that i dont think i really have a great idea of what love really is.

i LOVE.... the Lord, my family, my friends, sports, being competitive, fashion, neon nail polish, pepper and bear, gossip girl, watches, the lake, chealsey, couture designers, wofford, long hair, swimming, tennis, concerts, auburn, anthropologie, being barefoot, driving by myself, tattoos, roller coasters, the ocean, sun, being outside, shoes!!, makeup, mudding, channel, people watching, dancing, pictures, my new camera, lightening bugs, my home, the smell of rain, braids, my past, tubing, rihanna, new york, bonfires, one tree hill, jimmy choo's, what not to wear, facebook, piercings, creativeness, storms, drive-in movie theaters, music, m.a.c., crazy imaginations, drive-by truckers, rap music, painting, star gazing, holding little babies, day dreaming..... and SO much more.

and if i was to list off the people that i LOVE.... i dont think this entire blog would allow a list so long.

but how can one word be used to describe how i feel about each of those things? and how can one word be used to describe how i feel about the Lord, to how i feel about each individual family member, to each individual friend, to how i feel about a tv show, to how i feel about facebook?! its just kind of confusing.

love is a complicated word... i love it.

one of my friends kinda hints at this in her BLOG. reading this was the tip of the iceberg for me. this was after seeing Letters To Juliet, listening to Paramores new song The Only Exception, and then watching The Bachelorette... i feel like every movie i see and every song i hear is about falling in or out of love. its almost exhausting. no wonder girls start planning their weddings at the age of 2. our culture bombards us with this idea of love.

for so many people my age i think they think of love as this:

i meet this DROP DEAD GORGEOUS man, hit it off instantly. go on like 2 dates, maybe 3 and then it hits me.... he is THE one. no doubt about it. i mean he is smart (so far), he is HANDSOME (utmost importance), he make me laugh, he says he loves his family. im sold. we are getting married. and good thing because i have had my wedding ready for the past 18 years. then a couple months later he gets down on one knee and opens that beautiful tiffany's blue box and BOOM. 2 karat diamond glistening in the candle lit room. then we get married and have a perfect family and live in this beautiful house and its just all smiles all the time. oh and when i wake up every morning, my hair is PERFECT, i have delicious smelling breath, and i am just so happy to be waking up.

seriously. that is what EVERY movie is like. forget reality. forget any normal-life happening. its so unrealistic. so whats my point? i want to know what real love is. i want to experience it. i want my life to be changed because of this "love" that is being thrown at me from every side.

i do get glimpses and tastes of what i think real love is. and i LOVE it when that happens....

the other day my mom, me and my little brother tanner were in the car at a red light. and tanner said the most typical, random, and hilarious thing. he said "sometimes i just wish everyone would die and i could be the only person left on earth to do whatever i want"

(disclaimer... you have to know tanner to understand why i say this is typical. it is NOT typical because he said he wishes everyone would die. its typical because when he said it, he was meaning and thinking something totally different)

he then goes on to clarify and say "if i had the whole world to my self i would just walk down 280 with a huge riffle in my hand and hunt all the time. it'd be so awesome."

i said "if i had the whole world to myself, i would have saks 5th avenue as my closet, and i would have as many christian louboutins as i wanted! gaaaah that would be so awesome."

we both looked at my mom and asked her what she would do if she had the WHOLE world to herself and she laughed and thought for a little while then said, "you know, if i had the whole world to myself i would just want your dad. for me, nothings fun without him"

thats love.

thats this feeling, emotion, life-changing thing that is all around me. except thats what it really is. none of that "oh everything is so perfect and i always look this good" love, but the unconditional, everlasting, true love. thats the kind of love that moves people to tears. and thats the kind of love i want to know.

and i want to know that love in many different ways. im not just talking about with my Issac although i desperately want to know love in that way, but in so many other areas of my life. i want to know that kind of love with my Father, Jesus Christ. i want my life to be changed because of my deep, deep, love for him. i want the relationships i have with each sibling and family member to be an overflow of this kind of love. and i want to love my friends in that way. i want the relationships that i have to have that kind of real love surrounding them. i want my life to be lived fulfilling the passions i have because i truly LOVE doing them.

i dont know all the ways that love can be explained. i am definitely no expert. i am still trying to figure out what love means to me. but i know for a fact that love is not what it is in the movies or in the lyrics of songs.

what my mom said in the car, thats love. after 30 years.... thats an unconditional, everlasting, life-changing love. what God did for me and for you on the cross, that is an unconditional, everlasting, life-changing love. that is the love that i want to define my life.

so. after 20 years, i have a fairly good understanding of what love is. i know of what Christ did for me on the cross, but i want to be moved to tears because of that display of love. and i have seen marriages that exemplify this love, and i know of the sincere love that my family and friends have for me and that i have for them.... i've seen and experienced love, but i cant wait till i REALLY experience it. i cant wait till i know what love, in every aspect of the word is. i cannot wait for the day to come when i can say "now this.... this is love."

abc.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2 decades?


i turned 20 this week. it is so weird to think i have been alive for 2 decades! crazy. i have had the best birthday week too.

i am a BIG fan of birthdays. i mean, its an entire day dedicated to the celebration of one specific person and all that they mean to certain people. its a whole day set aside to celebrate the life of an individual. so i love birthdays... especially when they're mine :)

my birthday week started off great- the end of that dreadful summer school class. then on my birthday i got to have a wonderful lunch with my mom and do some mother/daughter bonding over shopping! its something we love to do together :) i then got to visit Nana and Pop where i got a very desired present... 6 audrey hepburn / carry grant / grace kelly movies. i am a huge fan of the classics. then i was taken to doodles (best ice cream in birmingham) with my good friend Katie and celebrated with her. i then was treated to the most DELICIOUS meal by my mom with (almost) the whole family and my best friend Elizabeth. and then moved on to my personal favorites, cake and presents!

my mom makes a mean cake. seriously, i devoured my piece. maybe thats because presents were waiting, but im pretty sure its because it was that good.

i got some awesome presents complete with a characture picture of my dad skiing?

then came friday. i got to have a great lunch with my awesome Aunt Lisa and mom. i love getting to see my Aunt Lisa because i feel like i am alot like her! she has taken me to get my nails done since i was about 3, but now that our schedules are really different, she still takes the time to do something special for me even if we can't go see Anibell... i really love getting to see her. the rest of friday was my 'celebrate with friends' day. Katie, Elizabeth and i went to dinner at Surin West, an incredible thai restaurant, and had some awesome sushi and noodles. and theeen met up with a whole group of people and checked off items on the list of '20 things for turning 20'.

this list was no ordinary list. it contained tasks such as ask walk into a restaurant and announce your presence LOUDLY, jump in front of someone and act like an angry tiger, walk up to a stranger and pretend they are your best friend, walk into starbucks and sing "the fuuuuun has arriiiiiiived" LOUDLY..... you get the picture. it was great! then we went back to my house where we had some legit story time with my dad....

then today came. me and elizabeth got to spend some awesome time in the Word together and then... drumroll please........ we got to get my camera!!!!

i got a cannon rebel T1i and i am in love. i told my dad he may have created a monster. it is the coolest most awesome camera i have ever held. im obsessed.

all in all i had a phenomenal birthday and i am so thankful for the family and friends i have that love me enough to celebrate it with me.

whats even more fun is its not over! i get to go to 6 flags with a friend on monday, lunch with a friend tuesday, and dinner with a friend wednesday! love love love love love.
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my best friend elizabeth and i had some great talks and time in the word over this weekend. (we were together basically the whole time!)

i have told her numerous times that i am so anxious about this summer. i want the girls that God puts in my room to know that i genuinely care for them and that i passionately want them to know more of the Lord. i want to be able to serve them and help them in their walk. i blogged about this in my last entry, but i am just so anxious. elizabeth and i decided to read through matthew and she was able to really encourage me with this verse....

matthew 10:19
"...do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you"

it was so good to be reminded that the Lord wants me to depend on him. the Lord wants me to seek him for answers. elizabeth was able to encourage me and remind me that if i am in tune with the Lord, there is no need for anxiety because He will provide. thanks for that iz:)

it was also neat to be able to talk to her about what she is excited/nervous about for this summer. i only hope i was able to encourage her in the way she encouraged me.

i am so excited to see what God does in my life, her life, and the lives of so many others this summer. i am so excited to see the Lord provide for, comfort, break, humble, reveal himself to, and more to each student there. i am also so excited to get to live in that community of believers striving to know more of God. i am excited to see the Lord magnified in the way that he deserves.
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while i was trying to figure my camera out this afternoon i got to stop and just kind of marvel at creation. its something i really dont do too much, but i need to. i think thats one of the reasons i am SO excited to get into photography-- to see life through a whole new lens. (pun intended. for sure.)

i forget how pretty some bugs can be, and i forget how cool moss it, and i forget how intricate bark looks, and i forget how good it smells after it rains, and i forget how good grass on bare-feet feels, and i forget how much i LOVE the sunshine... i just forget.

with how technological my generation is, its easy to be inside almost all day and not realize the beauty that is allllll around me. it was so great to be able to go outside and enjoy every single thing just listed and more. i think photography is going to be a great form of worship for me.

good thing is i am pretty bad right now, so ill get to be 'worshiping' alot in the next year!
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thank you to all my friends and family that made my birthday celebration incredible! i love each of you so much.

most importantly though...

mom and dad, thank you for such an AWESOME birthday. there is no possible way to put into words how much i appreciate all you have given me. not just material things. all the love, guidance, care, structure, rules :), compassion, wisdom, laughs, experiences, vision.... and so much more. you have both provided for me in ways that i could never imagine. thank you. thank you for the past 20 years. thank you for giving me a home and family that i love So so much. thank you for working for all of us in the ways that both of you do. i love you both so incredibly much and i dont say that enough. so thank you. and i love you.

abc.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

exhausted.


(before i start, im super excited i finally figured out how to get music on here! i always hate reading when its quiet...)

lately i have not been very inspired to write. i think it is because i have gotten into my "Stacy" mood. trying to finish exams, im taking the WORST maymester summer school class known to man, and trying to prepare for this summer has left me stressed to the max and just plain exhausted. i also realized that with all i was trying to focus on academically, my time with the Lord had been rushed and honestly just not very sincere. i was just getting really frustrated with myself about alot of different things and could not figure out what was wrong with me.

this is when i am so thankful for the friends the Lord has placed in my life. friends that i can be open and honest with. friends that, regardless of how blah i am, they love me the same.

i was so encouraged after talking to my close friend stephanie the other night. she has a special way of making me laugh at myself and realize how dumb it is for me to try to micromanage my life. she is always so faithful to point out that God is sovereign and even though i may not see it or want to believe it--he has a perfect plan for me. she has a way of being so real with where she is at spiritually that it always challenges me to be real with where i am actually at and not pretend like i am where i want to be at. i dont know if that makes sense to anyone else but me ha but oh well.

anyways after talking to her i realized how much i just needed to be renewed by the Lord. i was physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. the Lord doesn't always do this, but i prayed that he would really meet with me and encourage me in the way i needed it and he totally answered my prayer. it was great.

after finishing luke, i decided to move on to matthew. so i opened up to matthew 5... and it jsut so happened to be the beatitudes.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied... Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God... Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven..."

this was SO exactly what i needed. so any times i forget that it is ok to be struggling spiritually. i sometimes get the mindset that if im not just super pumped to do my quiet time then something is just plain wrong! and, seriously? who are we kidding? thats just not true. its ok to be poor in spirit. thats when i am so blessed to have times like the other night when i am able to experience pure joy from none other than my Father.

in light of this summer, i have been stressing major because i want to be able to lead the girls in my room so well. when they have questions, i want to have answers and when they are struggling, i want to know exactly what to say. but that would make me God. and again, thats just not right haha. this verse was such a good reminder that the Lord truly is in control. and it reminds me that im only human. and thats good!

i need to depend on the Lord. thats how it was set up. man is imperfect with a perfect God so that through our imperfections we may see his perfection. what a perfect and comforting truth to know.

this brought me back to a verse that richard had talked on in ruf some time back... psalm 73:23-28 says,

"Nevertheless, i am continually with you; you hold my right hand. you guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. whom have i in heaven but you? and there is nothing on earth that i desire besides you. my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever... for me is it good to be near God; i have made the Lord God my refuge, that i may tell of all your works"

with how exhausted i have been lately, i am reminded how desperately i need the Lord for strength. my flesh fails me so many times. my heart fails me even more. holy cow there are so many times during the day where ill stop and be like, 'abby. really? are you serious right now?' really. sometimes i am shocked at the things i find my heart desiring haha...

the only time i am every truly, peacefully, and fully satisfied is when i am near to God.

that is my prayer for this week and for this summer. not that i would know everything or be perfect because that will NEVER happen haha. but that i would see my need for Christ. i want to be so near to the Lord. i want to be truly satisfied in him.

abc.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

i love you.

To my wonderful mom, for almost 20 years now, you have poured your heart and soul into my life. you have spent endless hours praying for me, guiding me, and loving me. there is no possible way for me to thank you... but ill try.

many people say that their mom is the best mom in the world.... sorry, but your incorrect because my mom really is, the best. She has loved me in my highs and in my lows and may i remind whoever is reading this of an old children's rhyme...

"there once was a little girl, who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. and when she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad... she was horrid!"

continuing. my mom put up with me when i was happy, sad, angry, frustrated, hyper, annoying, immature, heart-broken, excited, frustrated, confused, hurt, over-joyed, disappointed, furious, moody, and many more... this is a huge deal because, who are we kidding, im just kind of an extream person. so it takes someone extra special to love me through all that :)

there has never for a second been a time when i questions my moms love for me. she has shown me unconditional love in so many ways. through every practice she drove me to, every meal she cooked me, every word of wisdom she gave me, to every heart-break she comforted me through, to every piece of clothing she has helped me pick out, to every dream she as encouraged me to follow (and not to follow), to every last time she said, "Abby, I love you". there could never be words that could describe my apprecitation and admiration for all my mom has done for me.

from the day i was born, my mom has been a walking example to me of what a woman after Gods heart looks like....


she has nurtured me not only physically, but she has fed me with wisdom beyond words and taught me to be a fighter...


she has never missed anything. with 5 kids if she couldn't come and physically see me, then she would spend any second she could get helping me prepare. whether it be for ballet, soccer, piano, drama, violrn (haha), basketball, tennis, school dances, dates... you name it. my mom has always been there for me.


my mom is my biggest fan. i don't even know how many hours she has spent driving me to and from events. every time we went to state for tennis, she was there. every time i needed that special dress for a dance, she was there. every time i just needed someone to comfort me and tell me it was going to be ok,she was there. cheering me on through life every step of the way.


i know for a fact, that i would not be half the person i am today if it weren't for you, mom. because of you i know the Lord in a way that i love. and because of you i know how i want to love my children. and because of you i know what it looks like to pour your life out to everyone around you. in your marriage, your relationships with us 5, with your friends, and with the younger women that look up to you--you give everything you are to all of us.

every party we have ever had at our house, you make sure that everyone is fed with only the best food you can cook AND you make it look good. you have given up so much, almost all of, your time just so that we can enjoy growing up.

Philippians 1:27-28
"Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened by anything..."

that may seem like a random verse, but this is how i see you. mom your life has been such a picture of the gospel to me. when i am home, i see it first hand, when im not and i talk to Luke or Tanner or Daddy i know that you are through the words they say. you fight for each of us, all 6 of us, every day. you love us so much. and i know, we all know, that you are fighting for us to know more of the Lord. and mom, i can never thank you enough. happy mothers day. i love you.

...that leads me to the next mother in my family. my big sister.

i am so blessed to have the mom that i have, but i think sometimes i over look the fact that i have the best sister in the world too. honestly, i feel like Linds and i didn't really get that close until 5 or so years ago. but as i (finally) grow up, i gain more respect for her every single day.

Linds, i cannot thank God enough for giving you to me. you have raised the bar so high. i have gotten to see you walk consistently with the Lord since as long as i can remember...

i don't know if you know this (sorry in advance) but when you left and went to college, all your old journals were still in one of our closets. and i happened to stumble across them.... i distinctly remember this happening because i was blown away by what i read (again, sorry haha). i was thinking 'oh yes! im FINALLY gonna get some dirt on her!' but instead, all i got was journal, after journal of your prayers to the Lord. i closed them and thought 'who writes their prayers! i want to know about boys!' haha no just kidding. i don't remember my thoughts on what i read, i just remember sitting their blown away that you prayed that much!

what an example that set for me. after you and Colby had gotten married and moved forever away, i randomly called you one night balling my eyes out while you were at a party or something and instead of calling me back later, you went outside and talked to me, guiding me, until i was ok. and there are so many other times like this that i look back on and see how you were just waiting to take care of me. you always have. you have protected me in ways that i cant put into words.


from the time i was born, you helped raise me. you have spent so much time investing in me and a lot of that time was when you didn't even know i was watching.


you have given me such incredible words of wisdom over the years. but whats so cool is the things that i have learned the most from you have been through your actions. Linds, you are the most giving person i have ever met. i think you get that from mom. you are so selfless and compassionate. i really hope that i learn to be like that. to be like you.


you did my hair in this pictrure... actually your the one that taught me to french braid on your American Girl Doll, Samantha. so i guess your responsible for starting my ridiculous obsession with hair! you have been the perfect big sister to me. teaching me, loving me, and guiding me all the way through.


you are my role model.

Linds, my prayer is that when it comes time for me to be a mom that i would be just like you. watching you with Ellie Jane and Colby and now John, its beautiful. i have never seen someone look so joyful when giving so much of them self away. i love just sitting back and watching you interact with each person in your family. its so obvious that the Lord has blessed you with natural ability to mother. (that sounds weird, but you know what i mean... i just cant figure out the right word) everything a mom should be, patient, compassionate, loving, easy-going, composed... you are exactly that. and i love that about you.

James 1:2
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only..."

1 John 3:18
"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth"

Linds, that's you. you know the Word so well. and you know the Lord in a neat, deep way. but more than that you live out the Gospel. you are an example to me and so many other young girls of what it looks like to build your family on Christ as the foundation. you are an incredible mom, wife, friend, and sister. i love you so much.

For both mom and Lindsey... i cannot tell you both how much i love you and respect you. i know what it looks like to serve your family in a humble, strong, and graceful waybecause of you both. i know what it looks like to be a wife, a mother, and a friend all in one because of you both. i have learned and am still learning so much from you both. my prayer is that one day i will be able to love my family and devote myself to them in the way that you both have to me. i love you both so much and happy mothers day to the best two moms i know.

Christine, i didn't forget about you. even though your not technically a mom yet, its your first mothers day as a wife. i could not be more thankful that you are a Cunningham. i am so excited to see what all the Lord has in store for you and will. i cant wait for the family yall will build together and i cant wait to learn stuff from watching both of you raise your children. i love you so much.

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and Linds... i could resist. war eagle.


abc.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

procrastination at its finest.


well. its exam week. and i am doing everything in my power to put off studying.

i went to study at BAM today, but then took a "study break" to target. that was my first bad decision. i then went back to BAM to study and after about 30 min took another "study break"..... to TJ Maxx. bad decision #2. and facebook can just be bad decision #3-1,098,374,238,494. but seriously.

im pretty sure facebook is good for 2 things, and 2 things only: stalking and procrastinating.

anyways. with only 2 exams left, i honestly have zero motivation. i just want to get to beach project and have the best summer ever!

the moral of this blog post? there is absolutely none... i just wanted to procrastinate more!

abc.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

the fathers love.


i finally finished Luke today. i am so encouraged by the love that God has for me. Luke 22-24 is all about Christ and the crusifixtion and i am amazed at how unconditionally and how deeply my Father loves me. i know i posted a song yesterday, but as i was reading this, i couldn't help but go back to when i homeschooled and we would all sit around the piano while Will played. he usually play "Come Thou Fount" because thats the only one Luke could sing, but i remember singing this hymn and it fits so perfectly...

"How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross
My guilt upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powr's, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom"

Those words are so powerful. when i read this hymn, line by line, i am kind of awe struck by the act of love shown at the cross. this is the God that i want to serve my whole life. this is the God that i want people to know about and understand. this is the God that the lost need to hear. this is the God that i desperately want to know more of.

abc.

Monday, May 3, 2010

psalm 145.


happy monday! one of the things i love to do is listen to a really chill worship song and as i sing along to it, let it be my prayer to the Lord. every time i do this i feel so at peace and just really close to the Lord. i heard this song the other day and loved it. i think it is a great psalm to pray through.

great is the Lord, so worthy of praise
great is the Lord

one generation will
commend Your kingdom
to one another
they will speak of You
and i will meditate
on Your wonder
and they, they will speak
of Your glorious splendor
of Your majesty
everyday i'll praise thee
forever and ever

everyday i will praise
for You open Your hand
and satisfy desires of all things
my God the King

the Lord is gracious
and slow to anger
He is rich in love
He is good to all

all who call on Him
in truth He is near to
and He hears their cry
and saves them

listen to the song HERE
(when you get to this page, scroll down and type in "Psalm 145" in the search box)

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