Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'll Follow

"You lead, I'll follow, Your hands hold my tomorrow,
Your grip, Your grace, You know the way,
You guide me tenderly,
When you lead, I'll follow,
Just light the way and I'll go,
Cause I know what you got for me is more than I can see,
So lead me on, on, on and on,
Just lead me on, on, on and on."



For some reason, every time I hear these words, I get all choked up.  They are the chorus to one of my all-time favorite songs ... "You Lead" by Jamie Grace.  Seriously.  What is the deal?  Pretty much every single time I hear this song ... as soon as the chorus comes on, I can't sing it 'cause I'm too busy almost crying. ... These words are just so powerful to me.  They are such a precious promise to me and for me ... and you too.  When we give up control of our lives and our future and our everyday circumstances and let God do the leading, He holds us steady.  His grace is more than enough to get us through anything.  He KNOWS the way ... He MADE the way, for crying out loud!  So He WILL guide us in that way.  Isn't that incredible to think about??? :)  So when we follow wholeheartedly ... when we accept and trust that God knows what He's got in store for us and believe that it is sooooo much better than anything we could ever come up with, then He holds us tight and leads us where we should go.  Everyday.  In every situation.


That is powerful stuff, people!  What an incredible promise from the God of the Universe, who cares about each and every one of us enough to have a plan for us and then guide us through that plan!  He doesn't just create us and then leave us.  He is ALIVE and ACTIVE in our lives!  All we have to do is have a relationship with Him and allow Him to LEAD us in the way we should go. ... So cool.  It is a promise.  And it is my prayer for my life ...


God, when you lead, I'll follow.
I'll follow.
I'LL FOLLOW!
So lead me on and on, on and on.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CHOSEN

1 Peter 2:9-10
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but no you have received mercy."

God chose me, has given me an eternal inheritance, set me apart for His own purposes, and adopted me as His child SO THAT I can proclaim His excellencies, SO THAT I can live for HIS GLORY.  And as a bonus, He has poured His mercy all over my life.  How incredible!  Today, that word “CHOSEN” is MY word.  That word CHOSEN is for me!  God CHOSE me!  He picked me out at the foundation of the world … to love Him, honor Him, serve Him … be all for Him.  That is so beyond any gift I could ever imagine, beyond any gift I could ever be given.  Thank you, Jesus!