Monday, March 30, 2009

Word of God Speak

  • I have a lot to say today, and I don't know how well I can say what I want to say. So, bear with me.
  • I have been really anxious this past week, nervous, excited, confused all of the above. We have some big decisions and things may or may not happen as we hope/plan. So, that leaves me feeling a little shaky and emotional. -- did I mention that Maicy - my baby- started school full time last week?! That doesn't help with logical thinking, really. I cried a lot. And Steve is working out of town. I am dealing with that, it just adds to it. So, anyway. My point. Yesterday at church, morning service had a baptism, of triplets-- so awesome! God provided for them! But of course if you know me at all, you know I cried. Mostly during the singing of Children of the Heavenly Father afterwards. But it was for the most part, happy tears for the family. A little bit though in all honesty was an ache for another child or a few children to hold. Knowing the situations that are presented to us, makes it real and yet makes it feel so far out of our grasp. More anxiouxness.
  • So, at night, I was back at church alone-- my hour alone while my awesome hubby stays home with the kids and gets them ready for bed, I love Sunday nights!-- the first three songs we sang moved me so much and spoke to me right there. (I was able to hold back my tears, but barely) The first song was Thy Word -always good, God's word is a lamp to our feet, we need to follow it. It was the next two that really did it. Word of God Speak by Mercy Me. Here are the lyrics in case you don't know them:
  • I'm finding myself at a loss for words And the funny thing is it's okay The last thing I need is to be heard But to hear what You would say [CHORUS] Word of God speak Would You pour down like rain Washing my eyes to see Your majesty To be still and know That You're in this place Please let me stay and rest In Your holiness Word of God speak I'm finding myself in the midst of You Beyond the music, beyond the noise All that I need is to be with You And in the quiet hear Your voice [REPEAT CHORUS 2x] I'm finding myself at a loss for words And the funny thing is it's okay
  • The chorus is just what I needed. Word of God, speak to me, that I may be still and hear your quiet voice. Let me rest, knowing that you are in control, you know what will happen and I will trust in you. To finish it off, the next song was 'Tis so Sweet I won't put all the words here, but will give a link to them. But it goes "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus and to take him at his word" You can here the tune and see all the words on that link. It is so sweet that we are able to trust in Jesus, its in his word. And not to forget to give proper acknowlegement to Pastor Bob, the sermon title was "the Gift of God's Word" Also spoke deeply to me. And brings me to my last point, at the risk of making this my longest post ever! sorry, just bear with me, I told you I have a lot to say and really no one can stop me, you can just stop reading, all 3 of you! =)
  • Anyway, I am going to be honest here, I am horrible at memorizing scripture. I can't really memorize anything and I rarely know where things are found. I usually go "oh I remember something about that sort of, that goes a little like this, that I read somewhere in this part oh wait nope wrong thing" I know, not a good steward of Christian Education and years of Sunday School and bible studies. But its the truth. So I need HELP! I want to know God's words, and yes, I read it, I just don't always find what I am looking for. So, if you have a moment and you have encouraging words found in scripture, would you please share them with me? Go ahead and put them in the comments or email me. I want to write them down and paste them around my house. Thank you so much for your help! I apologize for taking up so much time! Happy Monday!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Alicia - I can relate to how you are feeling. I remember when we were trying to make the decision whether or not to adopt Josie I was an emotional wreck! It seemed every song I heard, every time a heard a sermon or read Scripture, God was speaking to me - straight to my heart - I just didn't know what He was saying. It was a good place to be but exhausting! I read a lot of Scripture during that time and for me the book Isaiah really hit home. I was reading Isaiah 40 today and after I read your last post thought I would pass that along to you. I am especially encouraged by the last couple of verses of Isaiah 40.

"The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

It was while reading Scripture that God spoke to me and revealed Himself to me. In fact after reading and praying over Isaiah 58 (an altogether chunk of Scripture) I felt confident in the direction we needed to go with adopting Josie. I think you know the outcome!

I truly feel God is speaking to you and you are listening. He will reveal Himself to you. Thanks for posting!

Shelly N.