Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Beautiful song by Kerrie Roberts

Here's another awesome song by Kerrie Roberts.
I dedicate this to all who have been knocked down and experienced the loving hands of God gently lifting you back on your feet :) Be blessed :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQyXltkrzn8&feature=related

Monday, May 7, 2012

Forgiveness

If you haven't figured it out...God is doing something in me... I felt like I'd lost my 'spark'... I only shared this with one person....and then something happened! God has been reminding me over the last 2 days of all the wonderful things He has done in my life....the many times I have been protected when I could have been hurt or even killed....and just knowing I am meant to be here.

I never doubted I have a purpose...I just felt a bit flat. I knew it would pass...I have been blessed in so many ways.
No, I haven't been spared from pain and spiritual anguish, but I have never been alone. God has led me through it. I've been down some rocky paths, felt deep hurts....know the feeling of betrayal and broken trust... but I have come through it. Betrayal is something I would never wish upon anybody. It requires learning to forgive 70 times 7... (Matthew 18: 21-22) and more... learning to have a forgiving mindset, even if your heart takes longer to catch up.

Forgiveness can be a tough thing to deal with....but dealing with it and choosing to forgive, is much better than living in bitterness and regret. I can't say it's easy. It's not. But it is possible. If you are ever in a position to make the choice....I pray you choose forgiveness. It does not mean you have to like the other person. It simply means you choose to let them go, and forgive them. You release their grip on you. You move on.

Hurting people hurt people....don't be a hurter. Be a forgiver. 

"Painting Pictures of Egypt" by Sara Groves

Here's one of my all time favourite songs by Sara Groves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC9cKaELnG8&noredirect=1

I love the verse,

But the places that used to fit me, cannot hold the things I've learned...and those roads were closed off to me, while my back was turned...

We just need to keep pressing on, and looking forwards... the past is the past. We don't want to go back, despite it being familiar...and we have an Awesome Father who gently closes the roads while we're not looking - because if he didn't, we would want to keep returning to the past....and that's not where the blessings are :)



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I don’t want to leave here
I don’t want to stay
It feels like pinching to me either way
The places I long for the most
Are the places where I’ve been
They are calling after me like a long lost friend

It’s not about losing faith
It’s not about trust
It’s all about comfortable
When you move so much
The place I was wasn’t perfect
But I had found a way to live
It wasn’t milk or honey
But then neither is this

CHORUS:
I’ve been painting pictures of Egypt
Leaving out what it lacked
The future seems so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I"ve learned
And those roads closed off to me
While my back was turned

The past is so tangible
I know it by heart
Familiar things are never easy to discard
I was dying for some freedom
But now I hesitate to go
Caught between the promise
And the things I know

BRIDGE:
If it comes too quick
I may not recognize it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?
If it comes too quick
I may not appreciate it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?

http://www.christianlyricsonline.com/artists/sara-groves/painting-pictures-of.html


And this one... "Less Like Scars", Sara Groves
Just love her lyrics!

"Scars" by Jonny Diaz

I heard this on the radio this morning....just loved the words... such a simple, yet powerful message. Hope you enjoy it :) Never forget that scars do not define you - "They remind us of of where we have been, not where we are".

Scars: Jonny Diaz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbqs4vCXiOc