“Every step, every breath You are there
Every tear, every cry, every prayer
In my hurt, at my worst, when my world falls down
Not for a moment will You forsake me”
A song I’ve been dwelling on this week [so timely – “kairos”]. It speaks of the constant faithfulness and goodness of God and the fact that He is Sovereign in every detail of our lives. I hope it encourages you as you set out on this new year. No matter what you go through this year, you can rest assured that He will not forsake you; not for a moment.
Happy New Year everyone. I pray God’s blessings over you.
[It’s been a year since I’ve last blogged. I miss Posterous 😦 ]
Over the semester-break I was fortunate enough to once again travel to the beautiful country of Vanuatu and share the gospel with an awesome team. Primarily we spent much of our time training the local students who were already a part of the Student Life (Campus Crusade) movement (as they currently operate without any full-time staff) but we also got to do evangelism on Emalus campus, the University of the South Pacific’s Law faculty.
Here’s a really short video of some of the things the team got up to.
I don’t know whether or not you do this but I often spend days on end meditating on a single worship song. Just listening to it over and over, while journaling, traveling or just waiting. Taking the words to heart and making it my prayer, yes really listening to the song instead of just hearing it.
Last week while in Vanuatu, the only thing I had playing while journaling was Jesus Culture’s cover of Keith Green’s modern hymn Oh Lord, You’re beautiful. We would have our trainings in the morning and at the end there would be a time to journal and reflect, I’d just pull out my earphones and begin writing as though my ponderings were laced with a backing track or movie score. And as the song is that of adoration, for me it was a timely reminder that when things are going well (especially in ministry); it’s not because of us but because of God and His provision through Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit, our delight should be in bringing glory to His name. The focus should always be one Him. Continue reading Abba, I belong to you
Couldn’t help but bawl my eyes out as I felt God dealing with me while I listened to this song. It was the last night of conference and although I had come here with great expectations to encounter God; the pivotal moment for me wasn’t in the presence of other believers singing songs of praise and adoration. It wasn’t in the powerful and timely seminars that were shared and it was neither in the beautiful performances on stage nor in the fellowship of Christian brothers and sisters. For me that experience came long before Commissioning while in the hotel kitchen on the last night, alone; vulnerable before God saying, “Here I am Lord, use me. I wanna be more like you.”
I can’t begin to describe the moment but I had been dwelling on the song since the morning. I heard a friend playing it at sound check and it just stuck. Later that evening, I just felt God tugging on my heart. I walked into the kitchen and shut the door. Laid the phone on the table and as the song played, began praying and as if someone had opened a hydrant; started to bawl. A few minutes later, my best friend walks in and without a word, sits down next to me and begins bawling as well. Continue reading I wanna be more like You