Monday, September 15, 2008

O Great God

We sang this song yesterday in church and I love it. It has been going through my head ever since and since I don't know all the words I had to look them up (thank God for the internet :)) I couldn't find it on a quick search of youtube so you'll just have to read the words. This is the cry of my heart today.

"O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me”

“O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

The 3rd verse has particularly been meaningful in our Abram-like life... "Help me now to live a life that's dependent on Your grace." So often I don't want to live dependent on Him, I want to depend only on me but that is not how He wants us to live.

I am so sad today because Brian and Kristina are leaving today for Jordan for 4 weeks. By the time that they get back we will be in our own place again (still don't know where that will be but God does and He has always provided places for us to live before (at least 12 so far in our 9 years of marriage) and He rarely gives us much advance notice of where the next place will be.) It has been a very sweet time living with them and our friendship has deepened even though we didn't really see them a lot because of their work schedules. We are going to miss them as they are gone and even when they get back because we won't see them most days just because we are sleeping in the same house. If you could keep them in your prayers I am sure that they would appreciate it. They are going to be working in a tuberculosis sanatorium there in Jordan as the only doctors (it is run by a nurse) and getting another taste of what medicine is like overseas, this time in the 10-40 window.

"You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me"

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