Showing posts from September, 2013

Trust is Worship

My favourite thing in the world is praising and worshipping. I always feel so content and at peace when I'm standing with my head turned up and my arms extended high above. There in that sacred moment I am suddenly filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit. I feel Him all around me, He fills the air. Every breath enveloped in glorification for our Father.

   But the more I learn about the Lord, the more I've come to understand that there is much more to worshipping than just singing songs. There are endless ways to worship our God. Many singers worship through singing, but worship is certainly not exclusive to music. I've come to the realization that the highest form of worship is to live our lives completely dedicated to Christ.

   "and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again." (2 Corinthians 5:15)

   We are each given different gifts and dreams. But when we use those gifts and dre…

Sing Songs of Praise

The warm kiss of light from the early morning sun. The delightful chirping of the birds that fly about in joyfulness. The river that flows down the stream splashing and slopping upon the cold, wet rocks. Everything around us sings songs of praise. All that surrounds us is proof of His pure divinity.

   You are the air that I breathe. You are the light that shines within me. You are everything to me, God. All that is pure and good is found in You. Though pain and sorrows come my way, I know that it is You that comforts me every day.
   I will always sing of Your goodness and Your love, my Lord. You are dearest to my heart, and You are my strong Shepherd. You lead me out into places that I do not know, but all that I've seen gives me assurance to jump out and go.
   Your grace has never left me, and now I live to proclaim Your glory. What wondrous things You have done! What honor You deserve, Savior God. I will throw off pride and worship You with passion and adoration. You are crow…

Flooded With Peace

I want to be so focused on my God that I'm flooded with His peace. I want to be so certain of who I am in Christ that nothing the devil says could disrupt me. My desire is to be completely overflowing with His gracious love.

   Fear. Fear is one of my greatest weaknesses. "What if" constantly floats around in my head, taunting me with things to which I could devote hours of fretfulness. But why should I allow attacks like these to rob my joy? Why should I let one little thought derail everything I've worked to achieve in my faith journey? Moments of pure, undeniably heaven-sent peace and gratitude shan't be shoved away by fear-filled worries. Not today. Today I'm trading my fear for His peace.

   "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)

   What comes down is far better than what you are holding up. Your surrendering of anxiety por…

Forever and Ever

The moment I was broken, You came and rescued me. The darkest day I can remember, but there was hope because You were always with me. There wasn't a second when I was alone or abandoned. I remember feeling Your presence and knowing that I am safe.
   Now that I have come so close to You, I never want to move from here. I never want my light to burn out. I always wish to be intimately close with You. My life is lived for You. My heart, Lord, I give to You. You are my everything, and I ask that this would always be my reality.

   You have been so good to me, God. You are more than enough for me. I pour out my gratitude, for it is You that deserves all praise and glory. May I be a living vessel of Your love, so that all might see that it's You who is within me.
   Forever and ever shall I be Yours. Forever and ever I will praise Your glorious name. Forever and ever I will dwell in Your courts. I love You, my Lord. Never let it be lost, my passion for You.

   -The Introverted Evang…

My Hard Eucharisteo

In a time and place where everything seems to be hostile, where do we find refuge? In the midst of chaos and tragedy, to whom do we run? Our God is a solid rock on which we stand. When everybody seems to disappoint or betray you, come to the Well of all that is pure and bright. Come to Father, the One with all the might.

   "Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." (Psalms 62:8)

   Troubling events are happening all around. A quiet moment in His arms is all we need. A gentle whisper from Him does wonders to soothe the aching heart. Listen close. Be still. Believe that He cares about those burdens. Receive the gift of His peace.
   "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)

   I'm reminded of the days when I would sit on that hospital bed. With my legs folded and my hands lifted up, I'd c…

His Lovingkindness

Chaos is the atmosphere, and I am drowning in noise. I feel overwhelmed by the moment. The only thing I can do is close my eyes, take a deep breath, and focus on God. When I allow the Prince of peace to replace the pandemonium, my whole world changes.

   When I fix my gaze upon my Lord, I feel secured. Because I am certain of my final destination, no amount of stressful situations can defeat me. I am invigorated in Christ.

   "But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

   Though it is natural for me to fall into panic and worry, my God is stronger. I know that He is greater than what troubles me. When I feel too weak to go on, I will turn to the Lord for strength. He will give me the rest I need when my load is too difficult for me. "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)