Monday, February 21, 2011

Turning a life around.....

I had the great blessing yesterday of listening to my son (12) sing a song in church that he wrote.  As I listened to the words, I does a 12 year old get this?

The chorus of the song goes like this:

There are so many lost that need to be found
So many lives that need turned around
They need a Savior, They need a King
Cause they may not look tired,
they may not look worn
But Really their hearts are all tattered and torn
They need a Savior They need a King,

The first time I heard him sing it, as he was writing it, sitting in my bedroom, his voice coming through the walls of the room next door with the piano...and I thought...Yes, that is me...I need a Savior, tattered and torn, I need my life turned around.

And God is doing that.   He who has begun a good work in me, and in my children, and in our family, is doing that...He is carrying it on.....until it will be complete (Phil 1:6)

Today, I listened to Ann talk about Chapter 5 of One Thousand Gifts and the hard eucharisteo....

I do not have much to say on it...yet...I am pondering it....mulling it over....But I highly suggest reading here: her post about grace...and here...her video on chapter 5. (Hoping someone reads my big fear and can show me God's answer that I cannot see.)

Still counting I am pondering hard eucharisteo and the questions/fears in my heart.

snoring puppy on the bed
the quiet, peace of a morning home alone
God never stopping loving me, even when I don't understand
the thoughts of each of my His hands
a peppermint mocha
sister's in Christ, loving God dearly, in hard eucharisteo
knowing this is the rim of what's real, and the real deal is yet to come
heat blowing curtains.

4 Things Others Said:

Heather said...

Beautiful list and I love your blog.
I'm enjoying the "Ann videos" as well. So much to digest!
Have a great day.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I can't explain it, but I just wanted to hug you as I read your post today. Your words were so tender, and your heart was right there. I loved your list, but I loved your son's song even more. I, too, am turning slowly as I read Ann's book. So much to take in, contemplate, and make a reality in life. I will pray for you, and I know you will find He is enough. . . always enough!

Melanie said...

I LOVE this book!!!!

So happy to "meet" you today!
Melanie :)

EricaG said...

Your son's song melted my heart. Thank you for sharing the words here. true! We don't always look broken, but the Lord knows the truth!