"Blessed is she, who has believed, that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Where We Belong

My thoughts haven't been in a praise-worthy place the last few weeks. Satan knows I am weakest on the battlefield of my mind, and he gains small victories in my life every day with his stratagies; playing on the fact that I don't fully trust God with ALL of my life.

I have been consumed with resentment, disappointment, anger, intolerance, narrow vision, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, ignored, disrespected and belittled.

In such a place as I have been, there is little room to glorify God. There is no room to be grateful. No room to be thankful. No room to breathe. No room to see.

Coming out of such a place is a decision. It is a choice to put away the darkness and re-embrace the light that Jesus offers. It is a battle of wills, to tell Satan his attacks are lost and I choose to glorify God in my struggles and then to ask for forgiveness for my stubbornness and self-centeredness.

The first thing I have to do is go back to the cross, get face down and beg God to fill me with His fire again. I am choosing to start with glorifying him with this song.

If you can not view this video, please go here.

For more wonderful songs, follow the link in my right-hand column.


Brook said...

Thank you so much for your transparency and willingness to seek Him again. You are definitely in my prayers.

Could you please post the link to the video since for some reason I am unable to view it? Thanks!

Karen said...

Dear sister...we have all been in that place...praying for you and knowing that fire will ignite in the midst of glorifying His Name...we claim independence from any chains that bind or oppression that tries to overwhelm...may that consuming Fire fill us till there is NO room for anything but praise!!!

Cathy said...

That is a pretty song. I awoke this morning to a man talking about grace. He said God gives us grace to sing during these time when we don't feel like it.

Greater is He who is in us, that he who is in the world. Praying for you ~

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Thank you for your vulnerability and this song.

April said...

This is a great post Shannon. I think most of us are in this place or have been in this place over the last few weeks. It has caused alot of stress. His grace will lead us through it, I don't know what is on the other side, but I do know He will be there. Everything has changed and I don't think it will ever be the same, but His grace is what I am clinging to.