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My wayward, straying heart was reminded today that fullness of joy is only attained through and from a creator that longs for my faithfulness and attention. But my wayward, straying heart is just that and when lies from the enemy begin to feel more like truth my first instinct is always to self-soothe with worldly medicine that can never, has never, will never heal the hurt. Fortunately, because regardless of my wayward, straying heart I am deeply and constantly loved by my creator, His goodness always brings me back home. It dusts me off and dresses my wounds and reminds me that my worth is found solely in Him and not in how many facebook friends I have or how many people like my status update. It reminds me who I am and why I am and all of a sudden my soul sings once more – a song of hope and peace and endless joy. The loneliness and the fear pale in comparison to the joy that occurs in the presence of the one who loves me.  In His presence perspectives change. The brokenness of this world becomes an arrow pointing directly to the one who can put the pieces back together, if only we’d ask. It reminds us that this world is temporary but we serve a god who is not. My prayer tonight is that I would live in these truths, that we would all live in these truths, and that the beauty of our creator and the greatness of his love for creation would swell in our hearts and overflow into our lives. There’s an old hymn that has been on my mind and in my journal for a while now and so I’d like to share it with you here. The words have written themselves on my heart and have more power and truth than anything I could ever write. I hope you find as much solace in them as I have.

Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Our wayward, straying hearts are beautiful to the one who made them and He longs for us to trust the plans He has. We can’t even begin to imagine the depths to which we are loved. Let that love be your driving force. Let it seep into every crevice of your soul. Let it compel you to love with the same ferocity and let it be your safety net when you fall. It won’t disappoint.

xoxo,

Mindy

P.S.
Life sans facebook is really incredible. Give it a shot.

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