AMP ll Refiner’s Fire
This comfort captures me
Blinds my eyes to greater glory
No wonder why my heart’s grown cold
Your cross, it beckons me
Telling me of true history
of glory I have never known
help me to see…
**Bring me through the fire
Lord I want what You desire
Help me overcome my unbelief
Oh Christ, You bled for me!
Brother, it’s time to strap-up our boots; gather the troops.
The enemy’s in hot pursuit, and isn’t planning to lose.
(It’s) tryna terminate, discontinue your preaching of the good news.
If we’re killed in the field, we die with valor; SALUTE. (yup!)
Keep on fighting with the iron - sharper than any katana.
Man, your fire’s burning violet even amidst the violence.
You got an advocate in heaven, forget the scoffers.
Stand steady for the gospel; call me Bonhoeffer.
1 Peter 1, homie, that’s your bullet
no weapon formed against you shall prosper; battle’s won
by the son who was given a mission - a life of submission,
humiliation, perfection, then died upon a cross.
That ain’t all; The savior has risen, forgiven me of sin,
but He also relates to me when I am suffering.
Jesus, my counselor and awesome defense.
He calms the storm and gives us power in our weakness.
My vision lacks the view to see beyond in front of me
Nearsighted generation unable to see eternally (2 Peter 1:5-9)
Entangled in worldly affairs, shapes me internally
Reaps an anxious heart where trusting God becomes absurdity
When did I fall so far from clinging to the grace that saved me
Safely placed me in a place that cased me from the sins erased
Hasty is the pace of my heart to be embraced by the cards
Playing the hand of distraction that pulls me further from God
How can I depend on this wretched heart that lies within me
With a selfish voice that constantly lies within me
How can I walk this path of righteousness I’m called to walk in
Persevering, staying faithful enduring till the end?
It’s impossible for man, but anything’s possible with God
By His grace alone I’m able to stand firmly on the Rock
The King equips His soldiers to stand on the front lines of war
My strength comes from the Reigning One who can’t be overthrown
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
"The areas that the enemy attacks are probably the places God wants to bless you in."
still with a numb lip from getting a cavity filled at the dentist and getting elbowed in the face while getting this drink from #philz but still so much to thank and praise the Lord for today!! such a faithful and loving Father who answers all His children who pray in His name, so just coming to adore and spend time with Him over coffee hehe (Taken with Instagram at Philz Coffee)
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
SO encouraging especially going back to a school and area filled with light, yes, but also much darkness. need to remember to sit back and enjoy the feast He has prepared instead of trying to busily prepare the meal myself. to worship the One who calls not the calling.
soulfull kollaboration sf 2012
“i had no hope but Hope came first and found me”
"You’ve never looked into the eyes of another human being who doesn’t matter to God."
my heart melts and breaks
for literally everything right now. when i see brothers and sisters growing, or when i see siblings truly caring for each other. when see dear friends loving Jesus and and even when i receive small actions of love from others my heart seriously melts and i want to tear up in joy. and the next moment i see injustice, or myself and others not hungering for God and my heart is torn and ripped apart. i wonder if this is the heart of our Father, but His is even greater, that i can’t even compare. if my heart melts for siblings caring and sacrificing for each other, i wonder how much His heart is melting with a huge smile on His face. if my heart melts when i receive even a small amount of love and care, how much would His heart melt when we love Him with a passion. if my heart breaks for LA, CCM, UCLA how much would His heart break and hurt for them. if my heart breaks for those who aren’t hungry.. how much would it break His heart.. how much would He want to bring us back to Him. and i see these things and get discouraged… God why do you let things stay like this.. but then He reminds me over and over again that He is a loving God, that He WANTS to draw near to us, that He WANTS to heal the broken, that He WANTS to give us that hunger and thirst and passon for Him… and that He’s already making arrangements because He loves us so much. in the moment when i start to feel the burden on my own shoulder that i need to take care of it myself He says that though i may not see it right now, He’s already working and i need to trust Him and His timing. that only HE will give the growth and that only through Him hearts are opened. i mean, how in the world would i take care of everyone? i can’t, only God can… how dare i think that i can! so i lay it all down to YOU, GOD! ohman God is so ridiculous right now, so ridiculously good.
"This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.’"
Isaiah 48:17 NIV
wow, this is so timely. thank You!
woah, i haven’t seen this on my dashboard for ages, but this has been my phone background for like two years now hahahhaa. but ohman again He is bringing back the importance of prayer, of praying in faith, and never stop trusting in Him.
"They realized, “God has not abandoned me to dryness. He has put me in a place where I must press past what is obvious to find what he has hidden for me.” God has hidden refreshing within reach. It’s just a step beyond convenience. It’s not religious calisthenics it’s the change of the heart that says, “He would not abandon me to dryness. He is the God of extravagance and abundance."
Bill Johnson (Psalm 84)