Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Need A Good Laugh??

Deliverance from the Black Hole

I read this devotion below, and know so many who are going through this...

from the Black Hole
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua 1:5b).

A black hole is a place of total nothingness. It's a time in our life when God removes the resources and supports that we normally rely on to feel secure - our careers, finances, friends, family, health and so forth. It is a preparation time.

When you find yourself in a black hole experience, don't just sit and brood. Take stock of your life. Take a look at your relationship with God.

First, ask God if there are any sins, habits, or attitudes that He might be judging in your life. It's important to discern whether the trial we face is the result of God's discipline for our sin?or if it is preparing us for a future leadership role.

Second, when you enter a black hole, don't trust your feelings. Trust God. Your feelings will tell you, "God has rejected you. Abandon hope. He has left you utterly alone." Feelings change; God never changes. Feelings come and go; God is always with us.

Third, remember that your black hole experience is not only intended to refine and define you; it's also intended to influence and change the lives of hundreds or even thousands of other people. Our adversity is not just for us, but others in our sphere of influence.

Fourth, don't try to hurry the black hole process along. Remember, when Joseph was in the depths of the pit, there was nothing he could do about it. He couldn't climb out, jump out, levitate out, or talk his way out. All he could do was pray and wait upon the Lord.

Fifth, lean on God. Even when you don't feel like praying, pray. Even when you don't feel like reading His Word, read. Even when you don't feel like singing songs of faith, sing. When you pray, don't just talk; listen. Be silent before Him and listen for His still, quiet voice.

Sixth, be alert to new truths and new perspectives. During a black hole experience, God often leads us to amazing new discoveries. A black hole can be a storehouse of unexpected riches for the soul.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Quotes For The Day

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Danish Proverb

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Take off the mask!!!

I guess I have a lot to share today....

Does anyone else get confused in their "Walk".... I just want to be me and be who God created me to be... But I am still trying to figure out who that is...

I hate "playing house" and "playing church".... But sometimes I still feel like I do... Like I have to have it all together!! Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

There is a song that I absolutely LOVE by Casting Crowns:

Stained Glass Masquerade

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small

Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

THIS IS GOOD STUFF: Enjoy this article by J. Lee Grady

Don't Let the Devil Eat Your Lunch!

In this season of spiritual shaking and financial uncertainty, we must press into the secret place of praise in order to overcome discouragement.

I’m a big fan of newspapers, but I haven’t enjoyed reading mine lately. The news has been intensely negative for the last few months. Plus, the number of advertising pages is shrinking because of the economic crisis. So when I picked up my very thin copy of the Orlando Sentinel today, I had to search hard to find anything positive. (I am happy, of course, that the Florida Gators crushed the Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend!)

On today’s front page, one article explained how the economic downturn is affecting kids. Psychologists are warning parents not to talk about job loss, foreclosures or high gas prices in front of their children because they may internalize fears, causing them to lose sleep or fail classes. Experts call this phenomenon “trickle down anxiety.
“I believe the book of Psalms is in the middle of the Bible because praise must be at the core of the Christian life.”

When discouragement hits me, I know I must fight back immediately. If I wallow in my sorrow or entertain my fears, the devil steals my joy and robs me of the strength I need to serve God faithfully. I’ve made a list of the seven most common things that tend to drag us down:

1. Difficulties. When circumstances don’t go our way, our emotional reaction to the pressure can cause severe stress and even sickness. Whether it’s a devastating hurricane, a family conflict, a wayward teenager or a bankruptcy, a trial can break us if we allow it to.

2. Disappointment. Many Christians become discouraged when they struggle unsuccessfully to overcome sinful habits. The enemy of our souls whispers, “You’ll never stop doing that.” Then he throws more temptation our way and lures us into defeat.

3. Dismay. The dictionary defines this as “a sudden and complete loss of courage because of danger or trouble.” Fear is the greatest enemy of faith. It has the power to paralyze.

4. Death. I have two friends, both ministers, who lost their sons recently in car accidents. Both young men were strong Christians, so their parents at least have the assurance that their boys are with the Lord. But this does not take away the grief. Often, the death of a loved one can trap us in depression.

5. Delays. God gave me some promises a long time ago that have not been fulfilled. As birthdays tick by, I’m tempted to think He’s playing tricks on me. When promises elude us or expectations dry up, we question if God really promised anything or if He changed His mind.

6. Daggers. I get lots of angry letters from people who don’t like something I wrote. Last we
ek, in fact, a person who identified himself as a Christian said he hoped I would “roast in hell” and then described my spiritual condition in profane terms. Normally those kinds of off-the-wall comments don’t affect me, since I know hate mail is part of my job. But if I’m fighting discouragement on some other level and my guard is down, toxic criticism feels like a kick in the groin.

7. Darkness. Demonic opposition is invisible, but it is real. In August I preached in a city in Bolivia where the people practice witchcraft and worship frogs. When my friends and I arrived we were greeted by a row of 10 huge sculptures of the devil, all on proud display along the main avenue. The images didn’t scare me, but there was a heavy blanket of oppression over the entire place that made me feel like catching the next plane home. Thankfully I ignored the feelings and preached anyway—and several people became Christians that night.

So how do we resist discouragement?

I believe we must learn King David’s strategy. We must run to the secret place.
When David returned to Ziklag and discovered that the Amalekites had raided his camp and kidnapped all the women and children, he was probably tempted to give up. He had lost everything—and his own men were threatening to stone him. Yet the Bible says: “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” (1 Sam. 30:6, NASB).

How did he do that? We only need to turn to the middle of our Bibles—the book of Psalms—to read what David did when he spent time with God.

I believe the book of Psalms is in the middle of the Bible because praise is at the core of the Christian life. Praise was certainly at the heart of who David was. God’s presence was the “one thing” he sought above all else (see Ps. 27:4).

David wrote: “For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock” (Ps. 27:5). To effectively encourage yourself in God, you must find the secret place, shut the door to all distractions and speak to God until the heaviness has lifted.

David was not reserved when He shut himself away with God. He prayed, sang, shouted, clapped his hands and danced. And he talked to himself. He said with confidence: “Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I will be confident” (27:3).

We normally think it strange when someone talks to himself. But the Bible actually encourages us to do so when we are praising the Lord. If you are fighting discouragement, one of the best things you can do is hide yourself in a room and begin to tell God how awesome He is. If you can’t sing well, put on some lively praise music and follow along. The important thing is that you open your mouth and speak—because by doing so you are canceling the enemy’s lies.

Many Christians only praise God in church once a week. No wonder so many of us are spiritually frail. We’ve also lost the art of true biblical confession. When our souls have been overwhelmed by bad news, we must counteract by declaring our faith out loud.

After David spent time in the secret place, he said confidently: “And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy” (27:6). Praise, when it is uninhibited, has incredible power. It paves the way for breakthrough. It cuts the cords of fear and anxiety. It unleashes holy joy and pulls us out of the pit of depression. It scatters demonic darkness.

Don’t give the devil an advantage in this day of adversity. If you are facing difficulties, disappointments, delays or any other discouraging circumstances, remember the priority of praise.

J. Lee Grady is the editor of Charisma.

Speak The Truth in Love

Ezekiel 2

1 It said, "Son of man, stand up. I have something to say to you." 2 The moment I heard the voice, the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet. As he spoke to me, I listened. 3 -7 He said, "Son of man, I'm sending you to the family of Israel, a rebellious nation if there ever was one. They and their ancestors have fomented rebellion right up to the present. They're a hard case, these people to whom I'm sending you—hardened in their sin. Tell them, 'This is the Message of God, the Master.' They are a defiant bunch. Whether or not they listen, at least they'll know that a prophet's been here. But don't be afraid of them, son of man, and don't be afraid of anything they say. Don't be afraid when living among them is like stepping on thorns or finding scorpions in your bed. Don't be afraid of their mean words or their hard looks. They're a bunch of rebels. Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern. They're hardened rebels.

8 "Only take care, son of man, that you don't rebel like these rebels. Open your mouth and eat what I give you."

Notes in my Bible:

Ezekiel 2:5 God wants genuine and faithful servants to proclaim His Word to the people. They must speak all that God wants them to speak without fear or compromise; their message must not be determined by the people's response, but rather be spoken out of an absolute loyalty to God and His revelation. Even if some of the people are determined to resist God and His Word, God's prophetic spokesman must continue to speak God's Words, rebuke sin and rebellion, and call the people to faithfulness to the Lord..

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Do You Want To Get Well?

I read the devotion below this morning and it was so good.... I also have been struggling with fear for a decade... I do not want to be comfortable with fear... I have just been in this place so long...

I do have to praise God because it is NOTHING like it used to be... Before, I couldn't leave the house or do anything without a drink and/or a pill... Now when I do something I just have to pray... Little by little and from glory to glory, FOR HIS GLORY!

Thank You Lord! !

Do You Want to Get Well?

Wendy Blight

“Pick up your mat and walk.”

John 5:11 (NIV)


Are you familiar with the story of the man on the mat found in the Gospel of John? As the story opens, we find Jesus entering Jerusalem after a tiring journey. His Father led Him to a dirty, smelly pool of water. Every day the lame, weak, and sick gathered at this pool, believing an angel would come down, touch the water, and fill it with healing powers. Whoever entered the pool first received instant healing. As Jesus wandered through the crowd, God drew his eyes to an invalid lying on a mat.

Jesus looked deep into his soul and asked, “Do you want to get well?”

“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

Have you ever felt like this invalid? Are you paralyzed by fear, despair, isolation, or self-pity? Do you believe you are the victim of unfortunate circumstances?

I lived like that invalid for over a decade. In 1986 at age 21, I was raped by a masked stranger hiding in my apartment. Before that day, I loved my life. I had just completed four years of college and graduated with honors. I had dated and become engaged to a wonderful man. I had even been voted a homecoming princess and had an amazing job waiting for me. After that day, worldly praise and blessings meant nothing. My attacker’s vile and cruel act shattered my hopes and my dreams.

After that I lived in a prison of fear and despair. Then I encountered Christ in this gospel story. The words Jesus spoke to the crippled man pierced my soul. I realized that I was the man on the mat. I enjoyed being the victim. I had become accustomed to my place of sorrow. Worse, I was comfortable there.

I came to know the truth of Hebrews 4:12: “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” God’s Word spoke personally to me. I knew I needed to take a first step.

I surrendered my fear, my pity, and my grief, and opened my heart to God’s Word. I learned He had a plan for my life and a purpose for my pain. I knew I would never see it until I had the courage to get up and walk.

If you find yourself on a mat, will you trust me and open God’s Word? God will speak into your heart promises of hope and healing. However, before you can take that step off your mat, you must surrender your fear, self-pity, and despair. Sweet friend, God is waiting. Will you take the first step?

Dear Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You, My Creator and my Savior. I love You and thank You that You love me with an everlasting and unconditional love. Since You created me and chose me as Your own, Father, I give myself to You now, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I give you permission to come in and wash me clean. Heal me of my hurts. Take away my pain. Remove anything in my life that hinders my relationship with You. Fill me with the fullness of Your Spirit and enable me to take the first step off my mat. Show me the great plans You have for me. I ask this in the powerful name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Awesome Service

Yesterday was AWESOME at church!!! It was not your typical church service.. (Sing songs, sermon, offering, song, go home...) I am so thankful that we are there!!! It is nice to know that our Pastor will follow the Holy Spirit's leading... It makes me feel like I can trust him and that he is looking out for our best interest as his flock...

Our pastor felt like the Lord was leading us to: worship, pray and share how the Lord is moving in our lives... That was the whole service! WOW!!! I am so glad that we are not going to be "PLAYING" church... It was so refreshing... I love to be taught, but it is encouraging to know that he (Pastor Brad) is not just teaching us the Word, he is actually inviting the Lord in and letting Him lead... THANK YOU LORD!!!

Ok, the whole fear thing came up AGAIN!! The pastor asked if anyone wanted to share what the Lord has been doing in their lives... My heart was beating so fast.. I knew I was suppose to share... But, then one friend of mine got up and shared and it was wonderful... Then my heart was still going, but I was too scared to get up, and another person got up to share... They were very transparent, and honest and the Lord got the glory... So, then she sat down, and I even groaned because I knew I needed to get up and share.... But, I did not... I told the Lord if he (Pastor Brad) asked again, that I would get up, but he did not ask...

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

Sorry Lord.... He is SO faithful and has been so merciful to me, how could I not get up and share? I am just going to have to do it afraid, if need be!!!

To any Pastor that may read this... Please do not be discouraged if the Lord places something on your heart like this, and not many people get up... I bet there are a lot of people that would like to share, but they are scared... I wonder how many more were sitting out there that also felt the same thing that I did... I was literally wrestling with the Lord about it...

I read this, this morning: Matthew 10:27 - What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.

I hear you Lord, and I will!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Ok, my family and friends know that I have become a Goodwill freak...!! I can't help it! I love finding, what I think is, treasure!!

I have not put all my finds on here, but these are some... I put them on here mainly because I tried to send the pictures to my mom through email and it didn't work, so I told her that I would post them on my blog...

I am proud of my finds! I love it!

Tapestry $2.99

Napkin Holders .49 cents each

I needed some pretty water glasses for decorating a table at church and found these glasses... I went on half-price day and got them for .99 cents each!


Bottle, Plate, and Box (I don't remember what I paid for each... But, not
more than $2.00...)

My mother-n-law bought the shelves $20

This bottle still had the price tag on... It was $14.99... Goodwill had it for
$6.00, but I went on Half-price day... $3.00!

My pretty rooster... No more than $2.00

This is a planter... It is extremely heavy... I got it for $3.99

Chenille curtains. They were still in their package w/ the price tag for:
$34.99 each... I got them for $1.99 each!

I love this wallet... It is brand new, and I found it still in the box with
the price tag.. The original price tag says $40.00... Goodwill was asking
$20.00 and I went to the half-price day today... $10.00!!

Pretty beaded lamp... $3.99

Gold charger: $1.99 each... Went to Half-price day and got
them for .99 cents each!

Blue bottles... The biggest one still had price tag on it for $9.99.
I paid $1.99 and the rest were less than that...

Chest: I think I paid $4.99

Red Bottles: Large: $1.99 Small: .99cents

Ok: I wanted to change out our bedding, and found the bedding that I
wanted at Target... It had all this stuff that you needed to buy
separate.. So, I left and prayed about it... The pillow in the middle was
$24.99 and the others were $19.00... Anyway, on the way home I decided
to stop by Goodwill... The targets around here send their damaged stuff, or
stuff that is out of season to the Goodwills... I found the middle pillow and one
on the right for $4.99 each (new!) So, I went back and got the rest of the
stuff! I saved $35.00!

Oh and I got the gold pillow shams from there for $1.99 each!

I can't help myself! I love to save money! It is almost like a challenge to me! I would still do this even if money was no object!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I AM A Christian...

By Maya Angelou
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean living."
I'm whispering "I was lost.
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak.
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed.
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches.
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou.
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Ok, I said that I was going to be transparent in this whole process of writing a blog, so that is what I am going to do...

The other morning my neighbor and I were having our usual counseling session... :) We get together most mornings and share our lives and what is going on... Anyway, I was telling her about how I have been struggling with fear soooo bad lately... I have struggled with fear the better part of the last 10 years, but it has just been really bad lately... She acted surprised... She said that I carry myself like I am confident! Now I was shocked!!! Because I am pretty much afraid of everything... I just do it afraid...

It is funny... I shared my testimony in front of 60 women, and had the same amount of fear when we had a couple over for dinner the next night.. I know... It is weird... I wish I could explain it.... Their is always this initial fear before doing something...

There are some positive things that have come out of this "struggle with fear." (Because, what the enemy meant for bad, God has used for good...)
- I definatly have more compassion for others who struggle in this way...
- I have to humble myself and ask for help, when I would rather not...
- I have to be transparent, when I would rather not...

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I was sitting here fretting over having to speak in front of a group of people... I do not like to speak in front of people... I was asked one time to do an announcement at church and I asked the lady if they had ever had anyone throw up or have diarrhea, because I might be the first... I do not know if I could be any plainer(?) about how I feel about it... :)
Anyway - I had radio coming in through my TV and these two songs came on while I was sending out a prayer request through email...
I am so thankful for music and how the Lord speaks to me through it... The words to these songs are awesome... I pray for strength and may it be my Lord and Savior that shines through...

Living Dangerously in the Hands of God

How easy Jesus is forgotten amid the comfort of our lives;
Our flames become a flicker and faith a brilliant disguise;
Our Sundays become a holiday they're an empty exercise,
And the cost of real devotion seems so foreign to our lives.
Oh, Oh to gladly risk it all;
Oh, Oh to be faithful to His call;
Abandoned to grace and anchored in His love,
Living dangerously in the hands of God.
Our Lord He is a hiding place His Word is strong and sure;
Though the storms may reach around me in His love I stand secure;
So let me live like I believe it, and though my faith is prone to fail,
Though I cower under trials by His grace I shall prevail.
Oh, Oh to gladly risk it all;
Oh, Oh to be faithful to His call;
Abandoned to grace and anchored in His love,
Living dangerously in the hands of God.
There's safety in complacency;
But God is calling us out of our comfort zone
Into a life of complete surrender to the cross.
To live dangerously is not to live recklessly,
But to live righteously.
And it is because of His radical grace for us
That we can risk living a life of radical obedience to Him
You've got to walk on,
For the Lord He walks with us;
You've got to walk on,
Though it costs you everything.
You've got to pray on,

"For the eyes of the Lord moved to and froThrough out the earth that He may strongly support those Whose hearts are completely His." (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Oh, Oh to gladly risk it all;
Oh, Oh to be faithful to His call;
Abandoned to grace and anchored in His love,
Living dangerously,
Are you living dangerously,
Yes, we ought to be
Living dangerously in the hands of God.

(By Steve Camp)

You Are Not Alone

I search for love
When the night came and it closed in
I was alone but you found me where I was hiding and now
I'll never ever be the same
It was the sweetest voice that called my name saying
You're not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every fear
My love I've never left your side
I have seen you through the darkest night and
I'm the one who's loved you all your life
All of your life
You cry yourself to sleep cause the hurt is real and the pain cuts deep
All hope seems lost
With heartache your closest friend and everyone else long gone
You've had to face the music on your own but there is a sweeter song that calls you home saying You're not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every tear
My love I've never left your side
I have seen you through the darkest nights
And I'm the one who's loved you all your life
All your life Faithful and true...
Forever For my love will carry you....
You're not alone for I... I am here let me wipe away every fear...
Oh yeah My love I've never left your side
I have seen you through your darkest night
Your darkest night
And I'm the one who's loved you all your life All of your life

(By Meredith Andrews)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I am so excited! A friend and I were talking after breakfast yesterday, and started talking about running... I told her that I love to run! She told me that she has run in a marathon! (WOW!) I told her that I have always wanted to... But I do not know where to begin... (When I run, I run/walk..) I walk for a little while then run and repeat..

Anyway - she suggested the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run... So.... I am scared, but I am going to do it! Lord willing and by HIS GRACE!

I know it probably does not sound scary to most, but I have never run 3miles!

I told Steve yesterday that I really did not know if I could even run a mile...

So, I got up this morning, prayed before I went out the door and took off... I JOGGED A MILE OR MORE! I could not believe it! I know it sounds funny, but I did not know that I could!

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me - Philippians 4:13

It makes me wonder what else I can do... I had a friend tell me in an e-mail this morning to: "DREAM BIG"... And I think that is how I am going to start living!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.

I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.

Dream Big!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Forgiven And Loved: By Jimmy Needham

Tell me I’m forgiven and free

O I tried and tried to rectify my hopeless situation

But I bought the lie I still have work to do

Now I’m working nine to five like I can earn my own salvation
But there is no condemnation in You

O whisper to me now that it’s for real

‘Cause in the silence of these walls righteousness lost its appeal

Dirty deeds have done me in

O but that can’t stop the faithful friend

Giving mercy once again as You heal

Here it is I’m feeling it

O I tried and tried to rectify my hopeless situation

But I bought the lie I still have work to do

Now I’m working nine to five like I can earn my own salvation
But there is no condemnation in You

O He died, He died to rectify my hopeless situation

And His blood commands my guilt to leave

Now on Calvary I stand

Empty pockets, open hands

O there is no condemnation for me

O I tried and tried to rectify my hopeless situation

But I bought the lie I still have work to do

Now I’m working nine to five like I can earn my own salvation
But there is no condemnation in You

Child, you’re forgiven and loved

Child, you’re forgiven and loved

Child, you’re forgiven

And child, you are loved

Child, you’re forgiven and loved

A Breath or Two

A Breath Or Two By Jimmy Needham
I think it’s terminal, this terminal I’m waiting in

Could use a change of scene, it seems

I’ve been repeating it

Another day, another plane, another same thing

Yesterday became tomorrow that’s the strange thing

Another string, another strum, another rhyme, another hum

I want to breathe in

I want to breathe in and out again

I’m tired of putting one foot in front of the other

I’m weary of where it leads me to

I’m tired of moving on from my Father

Make me rest my head, take a breath or two

Simply stated simple minded love for You

Has simply been completely complicated

And I’m finding this daily drudgery is finally catching up to me
It’s time for this abandon to make much of You and less of me
I want to breathe in

I want to breathe in and out again

I’m tired of putting one foot in front of the other

I’m weary of where it leads me to

I’m tired of moving on from my Father

Make me rest my head, take a breath or two

O for a slower pace

Moving at the speed of sound sounds like a race to me

O to be at ease

Moving at the speed of sound gets hard on the knees

I’m tired of putting one foot in front of the other

I’m weary of where it leads me to

I’m tired of moving on from my Father

Make me rest my head, take a breath or two