Friday, September 19, 2014

your breath in our lungs

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise

Wow--take a moment to enjoy the breath that is in your lungs! That was given to you by the Lord. This simple and moving lyric from the song 'Great are You Lord' by All Sons and Daughters has made a huge impression on my life. I'm unsure of the direct impression, as it could be because, prayerfully, the awe of what those lyrics truly mean.

God made something out of nothing! He made us out of the dust of the earth and the air from His lungs. He breathed His own life into us. Why would such a Creator do this? Because of His great love for us. Because He longs for a relationship with us.

In this truth, we find what praise and worship looks like--it should be every expelled breath from our lungs. Every moment of the day should be praise to Him.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

momma always said

One thing I can forever count on is the following statement from my mother...
'Have you prayed about it? If you haven't, don't call me back until you do.'

This truth coming from my mom's mouth is such a wake-up call. So quickly do I want to jump to worry, fear, and control above what I should be doing--taking it to the feet of my Savior. I love talking to my mom because I know she will always bring this truth into the conversation.

When life brings difficult situations, I would rather gab about it to someone before taking it to God. I look to chat with someone whom I believe is listening and has my best interest at heart; however, in reality, God has both my best interest at heart and truly listened before I have even uttered a word. Prayer is something that should be so natural to us--we LOVE to talk, even if you are an introvert.

Corrie Ten Boom says this, 'What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.' Prayer gives us the ability to converse with the Lord, in an uninhibited and truly beautiful way. I love knowing that I get to bring the daily dealings of my life to my God--who is gladly listening to every woe and joy. He relishes in that and so should I! If nothing else, it should encourage you to take even the smallest of things to His feet, because who wants to worry & stress over it anyway?!

Philippians 4:6 says, 'do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.'