Tuesday, August 30, 2011

the gifts keep coming...

most of the writing i have done lately has been deep...it had to be.  i was fighting a battle in my heart and words are the weapons the sweet Lord has given me to combat the enemy.  through much reading and composing, all immediate threats have been eliminated and my bruised and battered heart has been massaged back to life...abundant life.  tendencies to rage in my mind have been replaced with tendencies to
extend grace...generously...  

that's the magic that happens when grace washes back over you anew.  my stomping is replaced with a lightness in my step that sometimes even feels like floating...dancing...

i continue my gratitude journal and today i whisper a heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving for 
specifically the ones who valiantly approach God's throne on my behalf asking for blessing.  who fearlessly look the enemy in the eye and dare him to attempt one more assault on my weary heart.  
you know who you are...you prayer warriors...you saints who sneak into my darkness with a hug or a phone call or an email or a text message or a completely unspoken and unseen offering of love.  i just know that God keeps saving my life through you.  a hundredfold blessings to you my friends...

...you've been more than a friend to me
you fight off my enemies 
cause you have spoken the truth over my life
And you'll never know what it means to me
just to know you've been on your knees for me
Oh, you have blessed my life
more than you'll ever know

You had faith when I had none
You prayed God would bring me a brand new song
When I didn't think I could find the strength to sing

You have carried me
You have taken on a burden
that wasn't your own, 
may that blessing return to you
A hundredfold