See me; Feel me; Touch me; Heal me…

 

Jeremiah 23:24 “Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the LORD “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD.

I can’t begin to say how much I enjoy Taize, Thanks for hosting it Ken & Kathryn.

I want to apologize for last night if I messed it up for anyone, it’s apparent that I cannot attend one of these services without crying…

(excerpt from Phillips Craig and Dean- Great I am)
I want to be close, close to Your side
So Heaven is real and death is a lie
I want to hear voices of angels above
Singing as one

CHORUS
Hallelujah, Holy, Holy
God Almighty, the Great I Am
who is worthy, none beside Thee
God Almighty, the Great I Am

I’m not very good at praying, most of the time I fumble with my words and it just comes out a hot mess, last night was no different (or so I thought).

Isolated…

That’s as good a way as any to describe how I’ve felt the past couple of months; I didn’t feel the nearness of God as I had before and I was afraid.

What had I done? How could I fix this? Am I not worth His time?

All of these questions went unanswered until last night.

As I sat there during the period of contemplation praying and apologizing for not being able to pray very well something happened, the words with which I was struggling in my mind were replaced by the most beautifuly indescribable prayer I have ever “not heard” and it flowed into every nook and niche of my being until my eyes couldn’t contain it anymore…

I wish I could repeat it but it’s unutterable for me.

The only thing I can repeat was the answer.

He said “I see you”

I share this only because I feel someone else needed to hear those three words too.

He never left me, He never left you

Hallelujah, Holy, Holy
God Almighty, the Great I Am

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Unexpected…

Prayer is not to be taken lightly, because God just may give you what you ask.

Acts 3: 4-6 Peter looked directly at him, as did John. “Look at us!” said Peter. So the man gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!”

I don’t think the rules of “pray for one” were explained to me correctly. The way I saw it I was to ask for God to show me someone I could share the love of Jesus with and help THEM right?
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You know, save the world n stuff..
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I did not expect my “one” to heal me…
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Quite frankly I didn’t know that I was broken(but I was).
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I won’t name names but this individual and I had a severe falling out several years ago and that is putting it mildly, it was bad enough that the police were called in. Well this person turned back up recently and sought to work for me again but not after one of the most honest and sincere heartfelt apologies, we talked of poor choices made, becoming lost and the slow path to recovery,
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You know, if you ask God to show you someone don’t think He won’t take you up on your offer if He finds the spirit willing.
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What was I to do?
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The only thing I COULD do, I showed this person the love of Christ and forgave, after all it was what I ASKED for.
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Long story short This person now works for me again but you know what really blows my mind?
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I was witness to two people getting up and walking that day…
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He by being released from the chains of regret,
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And I from the chains of anger and resentment.
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If you’ve got chains He’s a chain breaker..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGYjKR69M6U

Stick and stones…

 

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

No one has the right to make you feel worthless, not even you…

I’ll admit it; I got hooked on antique road show, it was fun to watch and guess what each artifact was worth but the big surprise was when the appraiser would turn the item over and say “see this mark here?, it was created by so and so which makes it highly sought after” and all at once what was considered a dusty old relic takes on a whole new meaning, It was just an ugly pot or so I thought, but in the hands of an artisan a simple piece of clay can become something of great value.
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Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…
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Oh but they do, some downright sting, others you’re lucky you don’t bleed out…
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I have been labeled many things over the years; some were lies and some truth
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And if I’m to be honest I have to say I’ve had the labeler out myself and made some labels.
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When you begin to believe in the labels you lose sight of your true worth.
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Let me say this again, no one has the right- strike that- no one has the AUTHORITY to make you feel worthless, you included.
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When the Lord created you he proudly placed his mark on you forever declaring to the world that you ARE of great value.
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And I can see it.

1 Timothy 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,