Listen to Renew Me by Martha Munizzi : http://www.napster.com/player/tracks/16499703
This has been an AWESOME morning for me. Last night I had the opportunity to sit down and fellowship with a man of God. In our conversation, I was reminded of my purpose and what God is doing in my life. I received confirmation that God’s plan is active and God’s agenda is being pushed. I went home with conviction and encouragement.
This morning I downloaded two songs in particular to listen to: “Renew Me” by Martha Munizzi and “Everything He Promised” by Dorinda Clark-Cole
The first song is a prayer song… “Renew me, remake me, create in me a clean heart oh God / Restore me, transform me, create in me a clean heart o God/ Restore me, transform me, create in me a clean heart o God/ Change my heart O Lord, I’m broken before you now, Take me as I am, receive this sacrifice.”
This captures what has been my prayer for years now. As I’ve faced my struggles, my cry has been “Lord Change My Heart… that my life may be renewed” and as I look back, I’m seeing God– step by step– doing just that!
Listen to Everything He Promised by Dorinda Clark-Cole : http://www.napster.com/player/tracks/15492550
This is the second song that blessed me overwhelmingly this morning. I literally cried as I sat on the train listening to this song. It’s a song of rejoicing in the fact that God is bringing to pass everything he promised. I’m overwhelmed with thanks and praise for God bringing be back to Chicago and sustaining me. It has been difficult, but the reality of the situation is that I’m STILL HERE! God is STILL WORKING! and THE PROMISE IS ON THE WAY!
One line of the song repeats “The tears you’ve sown… you’ll reap with Joy” and indeed I’m expecting my harvest! God’s love is amazing. His plan is sure. And I’m just happy about it!
I hope you’ll be able to listen to these songs and that they will in some way be as much an encouragement and a blessing to you as they have been to me today. I love each of you and appreciate God placing you in my life.
The last lines of the song say “Don’t give up! Go All The Way! You’re Almost There!” and that is my encouragement to each person reading this!
— Still Standing In His Grace
Tuesday June 20, 2006 – 10:01am (CDT)
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines God as the “Ultimate Reality” — so often, we hear about truth in relative terms: “what’s true to me” or “what I feel” and all these have to do more with perception than reality. However, if we shift our attention to God as the Ultimate Reality, then we realize that we can only find what is true or real in Him… the thoughts, ideas, perceptions, feelings, all that stuff that isn’t God’s way, is utter foolishness. I guess I said all that because so frequently you hear people looking for REAL love or a REAL man or woman… but often in that search we turn away from God. It’s time to GET REAL!
Thursday May 18, 2006 – 01:15pm (CDT)