Thursday, March 20, 2008

Then Sings My Soul (a little earlier than)Saturday

Okay, I know this is supposed to be on Saturday, but...
1. I'm sick...AGAIN. Worse than last time. Apparently, Chad has shared his germs.
2. We are supposed to be headed out of town for me to sing on Sunday.

I am going ahead and posting this tonight believing God to heal me so that I can sing during my dad's Easter sermon on Sunday.

I just had to share this song with you. It has been a long time favorite of mine, and Chad loves it too.

To understand why this song this week, you need to understand where God has had me in my quiet times. In my study of God's names and attributes, I am currently in the "C's". You probably got that in my "Cover" post.

I shared earlier this week that I felt like I was in a battle. How I was blindsided by the enemy. Honestly, I was shocked that my armor was so easily penetrated. This time, that little twirp was so sly. It was a HUGE wake up call that we are to be on guard at ALL times.

So, I'm kind of in this war/battle mentality all week. I thought about Fran's posts on our spiritual armor often. Then yesterday morning as I was reading through my list of "C's", these two names became heavy on the heart.



Somebody say Hallelujah one time. Now, say it again.

Our Jesus is in charge of this battle and He knows exactly how I feel about this week.

I'm so thankful that my strong Commander and Captain, the one without sin, the pure perfect Jesus, knows how I struggle. He gets just how crafty and sly the enemy is. Hebrews 4:15 tells us that "We don't have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet He was without sin." Sometimes it's easy to feel isolated in our struggles, our personal battles, but oh sweet one He knows! He has been there and completely understands!

On over in Hebrews 12 and I read this "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

This week God showed me that He is in this battle with me and better yet, He is in this til the end. That was comfort enough but then He went and showed me this.....

We, those of us believers on this earth, have a great cloud of witnesses already in the heavenlies waiting on us. We have a holy army just cheering us on! They are in the presence of our Commander and Captain and He is just waiting on the "go" from the Holy Throne....

I don't know about you, but it excites me to think that I am in this battle with David, Abraham, Moses, John, Peter, Paul, Mary, Ruth, Sarah, my Grandfather, my parents dear friend Steve, Mamaw Wolfe, my sweet friend Haley's mom Kathy...all those who are seated in the presence of Almighty God. One day, we will ride into battle together...the last know, the one where we watch the enemy be defeated.

So for today, in this life, this battle, I will choose to ride with my Commander. My Captain. Who will you ride with?


Carol said...

Good stuff Stephanie. I am praying you will be better soon. I love the stuff on battles. I JUST finished a devotion called Battles (but the name may change - not sure) last night. Look for it soon - probably on Faith Lifts next Monday. I love it. Happy Easter!

Cheri said...

ooo girl, that songs got some soul now!! Love it!

Pray you are feeling good for Sunday!

Have an awesome Easter!

Fran said...

Hey sweet friend...
And, you know what I thought of??
He is a WARRIOR!!! Oh, how I love that! He is a mighty warrior and He IS fighting right there with each of us.

I love ya. I pray that you are healing quickly. I want you to sing in your daddy's church. May you be full of our Lord and Savior this weekend and always.

He is risen! Hallelujah!

Anonymous said...

Love the post Steph. Thank you for that. I love it when people mention my mom with Jesus. That's usually what gets me choked up the most in church is just picturing when we all get to Heaven singing praises to Him. The Revelation Song the you had on here a few posts ago is one I know we'll be singing!! I'll be praying for you this week! Happy Easter! -Haley

Shari said...

That was great. I hadn't heard that song before. Yes. I want to ride with Him and serve with Him.

(Maybe it's just on my computer, but I had a hard time finding "post a comment". I had to highlight the page and found out that it was the same color as the background.)

Vaughanville said...

Get well soon!


Darla said...

The enemy is a liar! Our Jesus has already won the battle, and the enemy is under your feet...he makes me so mad...and when we get to heaven and he is thrown in his pit...thats when you will find me...I will be the one loudest yelling WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!! Praying for you to feel better, and we really do have to be intentional putting on our armor. Loveyou Princess, Happy Easter!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Yeah I like this Steph! I have been meaning to leave comments for a while now but my browser will not allow it to look okay. I decided to view it in IE(Internet Explorer) and it finally gave me an option to leave them!

Have a happy Easter. Love ya!

Earthmommy said...

This was so enjoyable! Happy Easter and prayers coming your way for speedy healing!

Leah said...

I hope you are feeling better!! :) Don't you just love that the captain of the Lord's army didn't come to take sides--He came to take OVER!!! Praise God!!

Have a blessed Resurrection Day!!


Ceci said...

Doesn't this song apply to all of us??? I am claiming victory for several things that I experienced in pregnancy/childbirth previously, and the theme of victory keeps coming up. Thanks for sharing. I have heard a different version of this song, but can't for the life of me figure out who the recording was by......

Praying health for you, sis!

Anonymous said...

way cool...thanks for sharing :o)

BethAnne said...

I pray that you got to sing for your dad's church this morning!

Abby said...

you are so beautiful :)
i think i'm finally back!!! i have missed your jesus wisdom like woah :)

you bless me every time i 'come over'...and this post is speaking directly to me today. thanks friend

praying for complete healing for you!! lots of people sick these days!!