Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Can I just tell you what HE did today?

My heart is so full right now. Full of awe and wonder at our God. He has just knocked my socks off this weekend and the first part of this week! I love Him so.

This comes during a time where I feel that I'm in a minute by minute battle for my mind. The enemy has been throwing some stuff my way and while I would love to be able to tell you that I've taken each thought captive, I haven't.

"Be anxious for nothing", Jesus says to me. For today, the anxiousness was settled in the uncertainty of a particular situation. Questions flooded my human brain. I wanted to address the issue, find a resolution and move on with life! For whatever reason, that neat little timetable wasn't God's.

"Be anxious for nothing."

So I agreed. I gave up. Surrendered. I quit obsessing about this situation. I will continue to pray for resolution, and believe that God will bring this about. Until then, I will not be anxious.

God showed Himself in a totally different area of my life this afternoon. He offered such encouragement and in one phone call, BLEW MY SOCKS OFF. It was as if He wanted to say, "Let me give you some joy, something to smile about, something to look forward to.." THAT was grace! He didn't HAVE to give me a surprise today, but He did! Even when I had been stressing out AFTER HE told me to be anxious for nothing. Just like Him isn't it.

Sunday morning, we sang a song called "When all is said and done". The first night we listened to this in choir, I wept. This is MY story. My heart's deepest cry. So to be playing on the Sunday we sing this was nothing short of a kiss from my King.

The hook of the song says, "When all is said and done, Lord you're all I want..."

Lord, forgive me for being so distracted by "stuff". You really are all I want, all I need.


NYC said...

This is such an awesome post; thanks for taking the time to write it.

Julie said...

What a beautiful post you have written. I found you through someone's blog, but I can't remember whose.

I clicked on one that led me to another and then another and here you are.

It was a blessing,

I am new to blogging. I enjoy meeting new people. It's nice to see you.


Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Rejoicing with you! I love those lyrics!
Love ya!

Jess said...

That is awesome. I love that song, too.

Fran said...

I'm right there with ya Stephanie!

We get all wrapped in so much of the stuff and things that take up way too much of our time and mind....we know what we should do...but still stew in things for awhile....and then BAM! He gives us a surprise gift.

Don't you just love His character and His heart?

Thanks for sharing. I'll be praying for you to literally throw Him your concerns....He cares for you so.

I say this to myself too. :)
Hugs my friend~

Carol said...

Amen! I love that song too. I had a little break-down of my own on Sunday night and the words to that song just kept echoing through my mind. Just one touch from His loving hand...

Leigh Gray said...

He is moving among the sisters!! the defeated one is moving amongst us and the Holy One too. Listen to Him - I am so thankful for the Holy hug He sent your way. Love, Leigh

Anonymous said...

I just love it when He speaks! He's such a personal God!
How about posting the words to that song?


jenmom said...

Love Kellie's suggestion. Please post the lyrics to the song! God has been teaching these same lessons lately to me. I've been in a battle of my own to do away with the distractions that would love to take up residence in my mind. I'm not sure who even sings this contemporary christian song but a line in it talks about letting "Him" - Jesus - be the "voice above all the noise". It's a daily battle or better like you said minute by minute. I'm right there with you Steph!

Amy Wyatt said...

Your love for Christ shows through in every post you write. I love to read them because they inspire me. Doubt, discouragement and distraction do tend to be the primary weapons of our enemy but God is so faithful to come in and reaffirm us and refocus us through things like phone calls and blog posts. Your post often do that for me. Thanks for letting God speak through you.

Anonymous said...

That was really beautiful. It was a blessing to me, I am waiting for that moment in my life. I have things taking my mind off what really matters.


Patty said...

I love how God delights us in ways we would never expect!! Praising God with you!!