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11.15.18 – Words

If you read any of my journal entries, you may think that I wouldn’t have any trouble finding the “words” to communicate my heart when speaking with someone. But truthfully, finding the words to “say and speak” that fully communicate my heart is a challenge for me.

I am discovering, through this journal, that I have much more to “say and communicate” than I ever realized –even though it all only comes out fully in what I write and journal.

I don’t really understand myself –how I’m wired. But I’m thankful that God does.

He knows everything there is to know about me. He designed me, He knows me.

He’s got me on a journey that is leading me into the fullness of who He has created me to be, and I’m thankful and excited for that.

I do hope that one day, what I “write” can be equal to the words that I “speak” and the things that I “do”… an alignment –that I would be able to say and do the things exactly as I would write them, because I am realizing that this part of me is what is meant to be real –this part is meant to come to life.

Speaking of “words”, I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately by Audrey Assad and it just breaks me to pieces when I see the picture it paints in my mind as I listen to it and hear these words…

“Even Unto Death” by Audrey Assad

Jesus
The very thought of You
It fills my heart with love
Jesus
You burn like wildfire
And I am overcome

Lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You
Lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You

Jesus
You are my only hope
And You, my prize shall be
Jesus
You are my glory now
And in eternity

Lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You
Yeah, Lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You

In my darkest hour
In humiliation
I will wait for You
I am not forsaken
Oh, I lose my life
Oh, my breath be taken
I will wait for You
I am not forsaken
One thing I desire
To see You in Your beauty

You are my delight
Yeah, You are my only
You have sacrificed
Oh, Your love is all consuming
You are my delight
Yeah, You are my glory
Oh, You are my glory
Oh, You are my glory
Yeah

You’re the lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You
You’re the lover of my soul
Even unto death
With my every breath I will love You

I will love You
Even unto death, I will love You
With my every breath I will love You
Jesus
The very thought of You
Jesus
The very thought of You

In all of the hard things I face, the burdens I find myself trying to carry, remembering what Jesus did for us, for me, will always put things back into perspective. He endured it all for us. Sometimes the hard things in life can seem really hard, I know I often times blow them out of proportion, and even if I am facing the very hardest thing I could ever have to face in life —He took these things to the cross for me so I wouldn’t have to carry the burden of them. The more I am reminded of this, the more I can rest on Him and remember…

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5

–Heather

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