Happy Saturday!

Good morning everyone,

Hope you’re all off to a good start today!  I just wanted to thank all of you who prayed for me and sent well wishes.  It really meant the world to me and helped me remain more positive through everything.  I still don’t have any results or know the outcome of my situation, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason.  I am trying to remain hopeful and it’s been much easier to do that because of all of you.  So thank you for that!  I feel so blessed to have this community of bloggers who I can really connect with.  You have no idea what you all mean to me.  Hope your weekend goes well!  Much love to all of you!  ~M  ❤  xo

Good morning!

Good morning everyone….

Just wanted to give you all an update.  Some of you may already know this, but for those of you who don’t… I’m having a 4 hour medical procedure today starting at 11:45.  If you could please pray for a good outcome, I would sure appreciate it.  I believe prayer can change things and so I’m sincerely hoping it does.  I feel good about everything and I’m not too nervous.  Still, I’ll be glad when today is over….  Anyway, hope everyone else out there in blog land is doing well.  Love all of you so much!  ~M  ❤

In Over My Head – Jenn Johnson

Beautiful words….  Enjoy! ❤

“In Over My Head”

I have come to this place in my life
I’m full but I’ve not satisfied
This longing to have more of You
And I can feel it my heart is convinced
I’m thirsty my soul can’t be quenched
You already know this but still
Come and do whatever You want to

I’m standing knee deep but I’m out where I’ve never been
And I feel You coming and I hear Your voice on the wind

Would you come and tear down the boxes that I have tried to put You in
Let love come teach me who You are again
Would you take me back to the place where my heart was only about You
And all I wanted was just to be with You
Come and do whatever You want to

And further and further my heart moves away from the shore
Whatever it looks like, whatever may come I am Yours
And further and further my heart moves away from the shore
Whatever it looks like, whatever may come I am Yours

Then You crash over me and I’ve lost control but I’m free
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
Then you crash over me, and that’s where You want me to be
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head
I’m Beautifully in over my head
I’m Beautifully in over my head

Third Day – Revelation

I was fortunate enough to see Third Day in concert before they became a well-known band.  They were opening for Michael W. Smith on the night I saw them and I haven’t stopped listening to them since.  Today has been a bit frustrating; I had a vague idea of what I wanted to write about and yet the words just aren’t flowing.  This song started playing tonight as I was getting ready to attempt to write for the hundredth time today.  So I’ll leave you with this amazing song, which contains the kind of words which I wish I had been able to write myself.  May all of you have a very blessed day!  ~M

My life has led me down the road that’s so uncertain
And now, I am left alone and I am broken
Trying to find my way
Trying to find the faith that’s gone

This time I know that You are holding all the answers
And I’m tired of losing hope and taking chances
On roads that never seem
To be the ones that bring me home

Give me a revelation
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying
To find my way
I haven’t got a clue

Tell me should I stay here
Or do I need to move?
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without You

My life has led me down this path that’s ever winding
Through every twist and turn, I’m always finding
That I am lost again
Tell me when this road will ever end

Give me a revelation
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying
To find my way
I haven’t got a clue

Tell me should I stay here
Or do I need to move?
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without

I don’t know where I can turn
Tell me, when will I learn?
Wont You show me where I need to go?
Let me follow Your lead
I know that it’s the only way that I can get back home

Give me a revelation
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying
To find my way
I haven’t got a clue

Tell me should I stay here
Or do I need to move?
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without You

No, oh no, oh no
Oh, give me a revelation
Oh Lord, oh no
I’ve got nothing, now, without You
I’ve got nothing, now, without You

Keep Making Me – Sidewalk Prophets

I love how music can really uplift and encourage us, especially when we are going through tough times.  This song has been on my mind all week and the words seem to be exactly what I need to hear right now.  I hope this song will speak to your heart and be a source of healing and inspiration as it has been for me.  Love you guys!  ~M  ❤

 

Make me broken
So I can be healed
‘Cause I’m so calloused
And now I can’t feel
I want to run to You
With heart wide open
Make me broken

Make me empty
So I can be filled
‘Cause I’m still holding
Onto my will
And I’m completed
When you are with me
Make me empty

[Chorus:]

‘Til You are my one desire
‘Til You are my one true love
‘Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me

Make me lonely
So I can be Yours
‘Til I want no one
More than You, Lord
‘Cause in the darkness
I know You will hold me
Make me lonely

[Chorus]

Hawk Nelson – Words

This is my hope, that more times than not, the words spoken on my blog will point you to Him…  The One who guides my heart and hopefully guides yours as well.  😉  Love you guys! 

 

They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king

They’ve lifted my heart
To places I’d never been
And they’ve dragged me down
Back to where I began

Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

You can heal the heartache
Speak over the fear
(Speak over the fear)
God, Your voice is the only thing
We need to hear
(We need to hear)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

I wanna speak Your love
Not just another noise
Oh, I wanna be Your light
I wanna be Your voice

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts
Or put it out

I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

Couldn’t stay away…

Well I’m back blogging again, quicker than I expected.  After the news I received today, I feel like I can’t just waste my time feeling sorry for myself.  I am facing a physical battle right now, which has caused me to think seriously about my life and what I should be doing at the moment.

Whenever we’re faced with something that could possibly take us from this world, I think most of us generally start taking life a little more serious.  We often straighten up and start acting the way we should, because we realize that we may not have much time left to leave a lasting impression on this world.  And don’t we always hope that when we finally do go, that we will leave a good impression?  Well, I certainly do… and I feel like I need to live out my God given purpose in this life, because I know it’s what I’ve been called to do.

Taking yesterday off from blogging just about killed me.  I still wrote a poem, I still journaled, and I also wrote a trillion other things that just needed to escape my brain.  Now that I think about it, I probably wrote more yesterday than I normally do.  Most of it isn’t anything I would ever share with anyone, but it was good to have a day to write about how I was feeling and just kind of let it all go.

Writing for me has become very therapeutic and I’ve realized that without sharing it with all of you, it sort of takes away some of the fun of writing in the first place.  I don’t have a crowd of people at home that I can talk to, and so you guys have really become like family to me.  It’s normally very quiet here, but after yesterday…  I realized how quiet it really is, and how truly lost I would be if I didn’t have all of you to talk to here on WP.

So with that said… this regularly scheduled program of “putting my feet in the dirt” is back.  I just want to say one more thing before I end this post; please don’t be too concerned about my health.  I know I’m in good hands.  Jesus has saved me from so many terrible situations in my life already, and I know this is just another one of those times which I will get through.  Have a very Happy 4th of July weekend and don’t stop living the life that God has called you to live.  He has a plan and a purpose for every single one of us.  Find your purpose and live it!

Love, ~M  xo