Saturday, July 2, 2011

Then Sings My Soul Saturday





So, life has been really crazy for me these last few weeks, and that explains my absence of participating in Then Sings My Soul Saturdays. This wonderful blog hop is hosted by Amy over at Signs, Miracles and Wonders and I highly recommend you head over there to be encouraged and inspired by some beautiful music.


Lately I have been reminded repeatedly that it does not matter what I do, or how far I have drifted from God, He loves me, forgives me and teaches me. I (and we) are not deserving at all of His forgiveness, yet He gives it willingly. That is the beauty of grace given by a Father who loves us unconditionally, despite our actions, attitudes and words. It is only because of His Grace that I am where I am today. And it is only because of His Grace that I am going in the direction I am to be a better mom, wife and woman after His Heart. It does not matter what I do, it's not me that is accomplishing anything, if He is not the center of my life. 


I first heard Laura Story a couple years ago when she released her version of Mighty To Save (recorded by many, but best known from Hillsong Australia). Recently, I discovered her wonderful song Blessings, and Grace. Both a stunning, and have powerful messages. I have decided to share both with you today.


His Grace is truly sufficent for us daily! We just have to give ALL of our lives to Him!





my heart is so proud
my mind is so unfocused
I see the things you do through me as great things I have done
and now you gently break me
then lovingly you take me
and hold me as my father
and mold me as my maker

I ask you how many times will you pick me up when I keep on letting you down
and each time I will fall short of your glory
how far will forgiveness abound
and you answer my child I love you
and as long as your seeking my face
you'll walk in the power of my daily sufficient grace.

At times I may grow weak
and feel a bit discouraged
knowing that someone somewhere could do a better job
for who am I to serve you
I know I don't deserve you
and thats the part that burns in my heart and keeps me hanging on

I ask you how many times will you pick me up when I keep on letting you down
and each time I will fall short of your glory
how far will forgiveness abound
and you answer my child I love you
and as long as your seeking my face
you'll walk in the power of my daily sufficient grace.

You are so patient with me Lord

As I walk with you I'm learning
what your grace really means
the price that I could never pay was paid at Calvary
so instead of trying to repay you
I'm learning to simply Obey you
by giving up my life to you
for all that you've given to me

I ask you how many times will you pick me up when I keep on letting you down
and each time I will fall short of your glory
how far will forgiveness abound
and you answer my child I love you
and as long as your seeking my face
you'll walk in the power of my daily sufficient grace.






We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the achings of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise



Be Blessed,


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your song selections today! Hopw you have a blessed weekend.

    Misty

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