Friday, September 26, 2008

Continuing this talk about living in truth....

Ok...I can't let this first week in our "Behind those Eyes" Bible study by Lisa Whittle go by without more comments. Can you believe the conflict we are personally experiencing...the unrest...the chaos? Yet in my quiet time this morning, my scripture reading and devotional had me asking myself "what is living in truth for me? Is my past the truth of me today?" Really? Or is it just the few steps that help me to get to this point. It's not coincidence two separate readings (not from within this bible study) took me to these thoughts. It's not coincidence that one of you commented on my blog this very message this morning which I read later in the day.

I'm listening God.

The reality that was laid on my heart this morning is the truth I am to live in is the truth of how God sees me. My past doesn't make me who I am, it only help me to reach this point. When I am rejected or scorned, I can look on Jesus and know I am redeemed and loved. When other say my past prevents me from being used by God, I look on Jesus and how He is using me despite human opinions. What I am, in and though God, is my truth.

When you look in the mirror, do you see what God see's? Because that's the truth.

I commented on Lisa Whittles blog that I think the following song says it well for all of us in this study and it should be our theme song. At least for the beginning ride! Lelia had this on her blog a few weeks ago. Since I am at work and I am restricted from yahoo and all those wonderful places you go to download videos, I leave you the word to this song.

"Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly)"~Sanctus Real Lyrics


It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender
[Chorus]
Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly
Time for a milestone Time to begin again
Reevaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...To...
[Chorus]
Time to face up Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out'
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears
Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly
It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out


It feels like chaos but God is up to something big in each and every one of our lives. I'm scared of the unknown but incredibly excited!!!

Emptying my past, filling it with Him~Pamela (MrsJoeB)

8 comments:

Amy said...

I have always been told that when we experience so much chaos and difficulties in our walks with Christ, that it is usually the work of the devil.
He knows all the good things God has in store for you to do in His Name, and the devil is in a panic to keep you off course.
So now, when I am facing so many challenges, instead of asking, "What am I doing wrong, Lord?" I try to stop and realize, "I must be doing something right!" Amen?:)

You must be doing something very right, Pamela!

God Bless,
Amy:)

Regina said...

I just had to go to Lelia's and find this song to listen to it. That is exactly how I am feeling at this moment. Thank you for sharing those words and your own words.

I'm gonna have to post that song on my own blog.

I do believe He is up to something big!

Laura said...

I love that song. My husband heard it a few months ago on his way home from work and it really moved him. Music is such a powerful means of worship! This journey God is taking you on is going someplace wonderful, I just know it, Pamela. I can't wait to see what happens!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I heard it once said the God ruins us, and this is really true. He ruins all the "me" and my plans about me and my life. And then He replaces it with something so phenomenal that it is beyond words.

Thanks for these thoughts today.

God Chaser said...

I have tagged you at my site

Carol said...

I've been feeling the same way. Excited, terrified, did I really open myself up like that.

Now every where I look I'm thinking about Truth and Authenticity, and how that's playing out.

My head is spinning. Glad I'm not the only one.

By the way I love that song.

Carol

LynnSC said...

Pamela,
This is the second time this week that God has brought the words to that song before me. I would say that he is up to something.

I am so glad that we can live in the truth of who God says we are... not what the world says we are.

Thanks so much for sharing,
Lynn

By the way... I tagged you over on my blog. Check it out and let me know if you post.

Leebird said...

Pamela,

I'm so glad you had those song lyrics on your blog. I heard this song the other night on the radio and it just slayed me.

Peaceful chaos...that's what I need. Right now, it's more just chaos...but I'm open to the Lord's work in me.