Friday, January 23, 2015

He sees you




I've been thinking a lot tonight about the power of the hidden place. For years, I dreamed of singing on big stages and doing big things for God as a worship leader. Things changed when I started having kids. I stepped off the stage and into a home with diapers and baby food and Legos and endless laundry and dirty dishes. So often, I would cry in my kitchen as I swept the floor. I would get on my knees on the hard linoleum. And I would ask God why I never got to do the things in my dreams. And He began to do a work in my heart. He began to show me the power of the hidden place; the beauty of invisibility. The multitudes may not know my name, but HE knows my name. I may not have a microphone, but I have the ear of the King. He bends down low to hear the songs in my mouth. Every melody, every cry, every prayer - He is captivated. And He is listening. And my songs and prayers are doing something in the spiritual realm. >> So I say to you out there who are reading this - there is POWER in your worship and intercession in the secret hidden place. Your Audience of One is listening. You have stirred His heart to move and act. Do not despise your invisibility. HE SEES YOU!





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It is Well





Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me


Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see

And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well


So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name


It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You Lord
Through it all, through it all
It is well with me.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Jumping in the leaf pile

It was a beautiful (but cold) autumn day yesterday. The kids had a blast taking the leaves and then jumping in the pile! Ruth kept exclaiming as she jumped, "this is the best day of my life!!" I am sure they will remember this day...














Thursday, November 13, 2014

release the sounds of heaven



Oh God, would You release the sounds of heaven? 

In our lives, in our homes, in our marriages, in our children;
in our churches, in our neighborhoods, in our cities? 

Would you use us, 
our worship; our prayers; 
our service to others; even the works of our hands; 

Would You use us to shift our atmospheres; 
to bring the healing power of the Holy Spirit
 to those who desperately need a touch from You? 

To release the sounds of heaven into wherever we are, 
to bring Your kingdom; 
to bring You glory!

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