Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two things you've told me

Heavenly Father
You always amaze me
Let your kingdom come
In my world and in my life
You give me the food I need
To love through the day
And forgive me as I forgive 
The people that wronged me
Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

I look out the window 
The birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune
Or out of place
I look at the meadow
And stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl 
On her wedding day

So WHY do I worry?
WHY do I freak out?
God knows what I need
You know what I need

Your love is STRONG
Your love is STRONG
Your love is STRONG

The kingdom and the heavens
Is now advancing
Invade my heart
Invade this broken town
The kingdom of the heavens
Is buried treasure
Will you sell yourself
To buy the one you've found?

Two things you told me
That you are strong
And you love me
Yes, you love me

YOUR LOVE IS STRONG

Our God in heaven
Hallowed be 
Thy name above all names
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us wicked sinners
Lead us far away from our vices
And deliver us from these prisons
- Jon Foreman

I feel like God is waking something in me I didn't even know that was asleep. I'm so thankful for His Grace and goodness... because losing everything I ever held dear has brought me so much closer to him than I ever realized I could be. I always thought I was the "good Christian girl," but I'm realizing I'm not and never was. I'm His child and I will always need Him. I just hope that I will continue to die as He grows in me. There is nothing in me that is strong or right, but in Him I am alive. I'm finding my strength IS Him and in His love/presence.  I'm finding with ever devastating loss, something I wanted to keep dies, but something much more beautiful grows back. 

1 comment:

Laura. said...

i love that song. and that album in general. he speaks truth! :)