You dwell in the songs that we are singing
Rising to the Heavens
Rising to Your heart
Our praises filling up the spaces
In between and frailty and everything You are
You are the keeper of my heart
And I’m restless
‘Til I rest in You
(Oh God I wanna rest in You)
Oh speak now for my soul is listening
Say that You have saved me
Whisper in the dark
‘Cause I know You’re more than my salvation
Without You I am hopeless
Tell me who You are
You are the keeper of my heart
Still my heart
Hold me close
Let me hear a still small voice
Let it grow
Let it rise
Into a shout
Into a cry
I am restless until I rest in You
It’s when you’re so happy with your life, you’re in a state of bliss that’s when that certain song comes on the radio, or that certain someone says something that totally undermines all that you think. Something that pops that fragile little bubble you’ve built around yourself to keep the real world out; suddenly you’re not laughing anymore, you’re crying. People ask you what’s wrong and you can’t reply because honestly, you just don’t know. It feels like you’re caving in on yourself, it’s hard to breathe, your heart beats painfully against your chest. You see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t find a release, however hard you try you can’t reach that light, every step you take takes you further and further away.
Like wading into the sea; once you go so far, it would be just as hard to go back as it would be to carry on. That’s when you have to decide what you’re going to do, standing there on the line, your breaking point. Carry on to see where you end up, washed up and wasted? Or will you turn back? Rebuild the bubble that you’ve built so many times before. This is the point when you start wishing, praying for that boat to come, to come and save you, to make it all go away, to take you to safety; but you know, deep down in the depths of your heart that there’ll never be a boat. So you start wading back, back to what you know, back to normality, to build that fragile bubble; hoping that it will last just a little bit longer this time.
God, I want what you want for me.
The heavens declare
The glory of God
And all of the world
Will join the praise
His wonders proclaim
The oceans and skies
Lift up their voice
And all all He has made
Will rise to bless
The King of all kings.
Let us adore Him
Let us adore Him
Jeus Christ is the Lord
Come and behold Him
Bow down before Him
Jesus Christ is the Lord
Is coming again
Though all of the earth
Will fade away
His truth will remain
You are worthy of all praise
“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you only have one life to live and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”
He has promised to supply every need we have. The Bible says: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. That’s Phillipians 4:19. Now notice, God has obligated Himself only to the extent of our needs. That would include food, clothing, shelter, companionship, love, and salvation thru Jesus Christ. It would not include the multiplicity of luxuries that we have come to think of as needs.
God has promised that His grace is sufficient for us. (II Corinthians 12:9). in fact, He has made provision for our salvation by His grace through faith. Read Ephesians 2:8. It is through an obedient faith that we have access into the grace of God according to Romans 5:2.
God has promised that His children will not be overtaken with temptation. Instead, He assures us that a way of escape will be provided. This promise is recorded in I Corinthians 10:13. Jude wrote: “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present your faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude v 24). Darius, King of the Medes, said to Daniel, “Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee” (Daniel 6:16). He did deliver Daniel from the den of lions.
God has promised us victory over death. He first resurrected Jesus by way of assuring our resurrection. Peter said: “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses” (Acts 2:32). Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3,4). Later on he adds: “but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 15:57).
God has promised that all things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully (Romans 8:28). It may be difficult for us to see and understand how this is accomplished at times, but God has promised it, and He will deliver.
God has promised that those who believe in Jesus and are baptized for the forgiveness of sins will be saved. (Read Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38).
God has promised His people eternal life (John 10:27,28). In closing, let me appeal to you to live so that the promises of God will be yours.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
– Matthew 6:5-6
I’ve learned that we don’t have to change friends, if we understand that friends change.
I’ve learned that something that you do in an instant, can give you heartache for life.
I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words, it may be that last time you see them.
I’ve learned that we are responsiable for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I’ve learned that either you control your attitude, or it controls you.
I’ve learned that my best friend and I , can do anything or nothing and still have a good time.
I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you are down, will be the one who helps you get up.
I’ve learned that sometimes when I am angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them too, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of expirences you’ve had and what you learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived.
I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others, but sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I’ve learned that just because two people argue, doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do love each other.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secrect, it may change you life forever.
I’ve learned that sometimes the people that you love most in lfe, are taken from you too soon.
I’ve learned that you can’t make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to them.
I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just dont care back.
I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and just seconds to destroy it.
I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in life, but who you have that counts.
I’ve learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can’t.
I’ve learned that their are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
I’ve learned that even when you feel you have no more to give, a friend cries out and you find the srenght to help.
I’ve learned that our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced our lives, but we are responsiable for who we become.