May 5, 2011

I'm captured by this love I see

I find myself wishing I blogged about something other than God, but I can't help it. I love God. My love for Him overflows and is ingrained in every part of my life.

Tonight, at my bible study with some very beautiful women who love God,  I got such encouragement and a touch of what heaven will look like. I was reminded that I am not alone. I was reminded that everyone around me is facing trails. I was reminded that God is bigger than anything I may be facing in the moment. I was reminded that it is good to be raw, to be real, to be vulnerable. I was so blessed by these women who sat around me, spilled out what was on their heart and had tears flow from their eyes. This is community. This is beauty. I love the beauty that I see in real and honest tears. I love to see the beauty in the brokenness. Brokenness means growth, desire for change. Surrender. As each woman shared, we then circled them and prayed over them. We did this for every woman there. 
I firmly believe in the power of prayer. When we simply ask and express the desires of our hearts, the burdens we carry, God rewards that. Also, God tells us that when we gather together in his name, he will be there. I cannot wait to see how God uses this vulnerability. I cannot wait to hear about the answers to prayer. I cannot wait to get to know these women better. I am excited for what God is doing. I am not burdened by the pain, but I am excited for the goodness of God. He is so good! 

Beautiful Lord by Leeland

When the storm is raging all around me
You are the peace that calms
My troubled sea
And when the cares of this world
Darken my day
You are the light that shines
And shows me the way

Oh, the beauty of Your majesty
On the cross You showed Your love for me!

Beautiful Lord

Awesome and mighty
I'm captured by this love I see
Beautiful Lord
Tender and holy
Your mercy brings me to my knees
It's Your mercy that has made me free
Beautiful Lord

When my sin is all that I can see
Your grace remains the shelter that I seek
And when my weakness is all I can give
Your gentle Spirit gives me strength again
And oh, the beauty of Your majesty
On the cross You showed Your love for me

And I am lifted by Your love to sing!
It's Your mercy that has made me free!

You're beautiful, my Lord
You're beautiful, my Lord

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