Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Three R's (God Schools Me)

I asked God to increase my faith.

He is. Sometimes spiritual growth hurts.  But it's good.

I don't feel any need to go into great detail - simply this,  I'm "stretching."

God is faithful. Today he met me in 2 Chronicles 20:17-24 and took me to school. I don't often think in three point sermonese alliteration but it fell right into my journal and I thought I'd share the 3 R's from 2 Chronicles 20.  I need to corral my thoughts and have them at my fingertips.

Three R's from the passage.

1.  Resolve to stand and watch God at work.

2. Replace fear with courageous, joy-filled worship.

3. Recognize God's constant presence and unchanging character.

BTW those enemies become corpses....just a freebie thought - not an "R".

My "word" for the year is Resolve. I've not had time to blog much, but through a zillion circumstances I am reminded God has called me to be steadfast, to make a pre-decision to follow Him, to commit to tenacious obedience....to be resolved.

This song means much - and I want to save the lyrics for when it's no longer sung. LOL

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" by Hillsong
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

[6x]
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Oh, Jesus, you're my God!

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

2 comments:

Christina said...

That song transports me to worship at our church in Okinawa. To newness, loneliness, fearful typhoons, anxious days, stretching times. God's grace abounds when we need him most, when we are afraid, when we can barely keep our heads above water. We must keep our eyes on Him! I need that reminder every single day. Thanks.

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

So true - thanks for sharing.