Wednesday, January 12, 2011

may your power rest on me

A new song that i heard on Casey's blog..go there to listen..

"Let me hear my Savior say

“Your strength shall return.”

Then I’ll rejoice in my weakness

As I lean on your grace.

As I lean on your grace.

Chorus:

May your power rest on me.

You are strong when I am weak.

I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days.

Let me know my Savior’s face.

Let my hope be secure.

Then I’ll rejoice in my weakness

As I lean on your grace.

As I lean on your grace.

Once from the Lord withdrawn

I thought that I could live my life alone

Leaving the solid ground

I sank beneath his wisdom

The harder I tried to climb

The closer I was to find

How great is my weakness

Chorus:

Though the trial still goes on

Your grace will be my song

For I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days.

May your power rest on me.

May your power rest on me."

–Written by Joel Gerdis and Neil Robins

New Years #1

1. Whats the one thing that you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

Umm whew..probably trust. I have always liked control. Mainly to be in control, to trust God means that i recognize HE is in control, not just mentally know that fact, but live it..in it..breathing in and out BELIEVING it..I think i would enjoy Him more...i would see His worthiness of control and my lack of worthiness, i would see how GOOD He and His plans are and how much BETTER they are for me than my plans. To totally TRUST Him with daily things like naps, potty training, sleep schedules, trips to the grocery, germs/sickness, house cleaning..and if you are a control freaker like me then you know what i mean..
I can get stressed out if i do not feel i am in control of our boys schedules..where is my trust in God? I asked a friend about this once about a particular situation that Ben was thinking was best, but i knew would mess up the sleep world of our boys and she said 'does the bible say to trust God?' yes... 'does the bible say that you should do what Ben thinks is best for the family' yes..." do you trust God?' do you trust Ben? if you think Ben loves you and your children and will ultimately (like God) make every effort to do what is best for everyone then why are you stressing?!!!!! ha! That is what i am talking about..
I know that not everyone has a great husband who thinks through what is best for everyone and i am not saying women should mindlessly step aside to whatever their husbands want . I am saying that if i trust God to work for my good and that Ben is looking out for my good then all i am lacking is control or getting my way..which is a four year old mentality!
SOOOOO
This year, i want to live out TRUSTING GOD as a way to experience and enjoy Him more fully.
(BTW i did what Ben suggested and we WERE all better for the break and the kids went back to sleeping just fine..i was amazed at how well things went and how much fun i had!)