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We wait for You

Original Oil Painting commissioned by New Song Church

Original Oil Painting commissioned by New Song Church

Eternal One, we are here because we need You. We need Your strength and we need Your wisdom to rush into our lives right now. Don’t hold back, because we need You to reignite our faith so that we can get out of our head and get back into living in the here and now.

Etch Your truth into our hearts today so that we can boldly speak the Word of God and not miss out on this life. Give us patience, Lord. Give us the patience to wait for You because “those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall soar on wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and never faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 TVB)

The gospel truth is that Jesus, the cross, and the resurrection all liberate us from a decaying world. And even though we can’t see or hear You, Lord, our faith tells us that You are here. You have always been right here. And even when our own hearts abandon us, You take away our burdens so that we can just lean on You and depend on You. So we wait…we wait through our joys and our sorrows.  We wait through the darkness for the sun to rise.  We wait and we pray for Your miracles to move the mountains and obstacles in our way.  We wait for You.

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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Conversations with God


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Amazing Grace

Why is grace so amazing?  It is amazing because it is a gift.  A gift that is given in sacrifice and mercy.  A gift that allows us to simply let go of any condemnation or judgement for any mistakes that we have made in the past because Jesus bore all of our sins at the cross. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)   

So many questions circle our minds as we walk through life’s valleys.  We wonder why do we have to face these obstacles,  we question God’s purpose and we limit God’s love.  But in those times, we should remember that  “the will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us” (Billy Graham) for we are never alone.  The love of God is the same love that lives within all of us.  It dwells in our hearts and it sustains us, throughout all of the good and bad times, so that we can trust in the truth of the Gospel that there are no limits to this divine love that even death could not hold back.

We often attempt to tackle life’s mountains on our own shoulders, but the reality is that we cannot rely solely on our own strength as we face these giants.  We foolishly pull away from God as He reaches evermore for us, but He is there for us, to lean and depend on, as He guides us through all of the joys and sorrows.  Yes, we must walk through the valleys, but we do not stay there.

This song, “Amazing Grace” is a prayer that has touched the hearts of generations and nations because it gives voice to exactly what God’s love is: a gift.  A gift so unimaginable that it cannot be contained by the limitations of this mortal world.  We are given this gift so that we can live, and the gift of life goes beyond our first or final breath because our chains are gone and we have been set free by our God, Savior and Friend.  So let’s join in one voice and sing His praises.


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