Thursday, April 17, 2008

Suddenly

It's been one of those mornings...again. Amidst the craziness, my mind is constantly trying to find something "bloggable" about it all. Nothing. Nothing very original anyways.

So I sat down with my Cheerios, Bible, Sansa, and ginormous mug of coffee, and handed it over to God. Finally. And He took me to two things simultaneously. Both are things I've read/heard countless times...but today, I heard them differently.

The first was in John 17. It's the passage where Jesus is praying and pouring out his heart to his heavenly father. There's something about it that is so intimate...and amazing. Today, I was plugging along and then got to verse 10. It so struck my heart that I sobbed. Immediately! Now...I'm a crier...I cry easily, but not usually like this. God hit me with this.

V10 (The Living Bible) " And all of them, since they are mine, belong to you; and you have given them back to me with everything else of yours, and so they are my glory!"

...we are His glory...I am His GLORY!?!? What? I thought this version must have it wrong, so I pulled out my NIV, and it pretty much said the same idea. Wow. Today, He hit me with just what I needed...that awesome reminder of how HUGE His love is for me. He knows me inside and out...all the ugly stuff, and still...because I'm covered in Him....I bring Him glory. Something to think about...

The second thing that made my heart stop, was the song Suddenly by Toby Mac. I've heard it a million times...I love it, but today it's as if I heard it differently. It's a fun song...and then suddenly, in the middle, it changes a little and there's this huge block of amazing truth...and it hit me today!

Here it is...

"Sometimes it’s in an instant, Sometimes we wait for years

But it comes down to the moment when faith eclipses fear

Your wandering is over The other side is real

You’ve broken through Your mountain moved

And mercy is revealed His mercy is revealed, yeah "

This hits on so many areas in my life right now. Faith eclipsing fear. His mercy revealed.

In case you want to hear the song, here it is. Fair warning: video and sound quality are not the greatest, but you'll get the idea :) I wish I could have you all over, to my mini-van...then we could ride around my tiny town listening to Toby Mac, while my children cover their ears and beg me to turn it down. Good times.



12 comments:

  1. Great Post!! Here's the song that comes to my mind.....
    "Did you ever know that you're my HERO? You're everything I wish I could be!" (corney, I know, but oh so true:)
    "You're my inspiration!" Hee! Hee! just thought I'd throw another one in there. Gotta love the 80's

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  2. I love--and long for--those moments when God's Truth breaks into my heart in ways that are so REAL and intimate and I just UNDERSTAND. Thank you for sharing yours.
    Because we are to the praise of His glory--eternally (Ephesians 1),
    -J

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  3. Thanks Sarah, you have no idea how much I needed to read this today! It is so hard for me to fathom the postition we have in Christ. I can't wrap my mind around it, but I'm so thankful!
    Faith eclipsing fear seems like a long way off in my life, but I excitedly await the day...

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  4. i listen to things a little compulsively... and this cd has been the last week, everyday pretty much. great post, makes me think of the song glorious by d crowder. do we really believe that, we are His glory! that everything He makes is glorious? "Faith eclipsing fear." Good stuff to pretty much transform my thinking, and well life and all...

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  5. that's awesome! :) I want to ride around with you with loud music!

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  6. whew, you and J! yall are really blowing me away with these deep concepts! I just love this post! Usually it is J's posts I need to read and re-read...but today it is yours!!! Who'd thought!!!! huh?!?! You are so awesome! I love you!

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  7. I think the only thing that could make it better is if we all rode around town on lawn mowers.

    I love those moments in the Word when God just pierces your heart and moves you to tears. Precious.

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  8. Good stuff, girl! This post brought tears to my eyes. I read this morning in psalms 103 about all God's benefits, one of them being "abounding love". It really struck me, abounding love is some pretty big love and it's all for me and you. I'm always amazed by Him! I'm going to re-read your post now, it is what I needed today.

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  9. His Glory...what an amazing thought.

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  10. That is an awesome post. I love when God speaks so clearly to our hearts.

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  11. This is very "bloggable", Sarah. I love this post. We are His glory. Hard to wrap our little brains around, isn't it? Don't you just love Toby Mac?

    Kelli

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  12. I LOVE Toby Mac! My kids and I jam uo an down the road to his music! But what I love more is the TRUTH he shares.....not empty music lyrics! Praise Him! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie

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