Hello Sweet Cheer: A day I'll never forget.

9.07.2012

A day I'll never forget.

"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Psalm 18:1-2


I don't exactly know where this post will go today.  I just feel the need to write so here I go.

     I'm sitting in the Human Science building on campus waiting for my 1:00 class to start.  I've got All Sons & Daughters in my headphones, love & joy oozing out of my soul, and scripture floating around in my head.  Yesterday was a crazy cool day.

     I had my morning study from 6am-8am, then class all day & my one-on-one with Brenda.  Then I just got things done at home until I had to head to the church to meet up before the Kari Jobe concert.  So far our morning study has only met twice.  Each time though, I leave with this unthinkable joy and excitement about the things I'm learning about my Lord.  In all honesty I am overwhelmed by things I never knew about God, things I've always known, and things I didn't believe before.  I am learning discipline in getting up so early for it, I'm learning about theology, and really LEARNING scripture rather than just reading it.  This bible study is incredible.  We have only gotten through the first 6 chapters of Genesis & I already feel like I know the Lord ten times better than when we started.

Yes, Lord we are grateful for Your grace and for Your love. -All Sons & Daughters

     So I went to this amazing night of worship.  Kari Jobe started her Where I Find You Tour last night here in Lubbock, TX!  Touring with her are All Sons & Daughters and Warren Barfield.  I don't even know if I can put into words how thick the presence of God was in that place.  They are all incredible performers and very talented, but even better worship leaders.  They are so great at ushering people into a time of worship.  Jesus was THERE.  If you haven't experienced God's presence here on this earth, I pray that you would encounter Him.  I pray that your life would be radically transformed by the truth and presence of the Lord.

I fall onto my knees in awe. And the heartbeat of my life is to worship in Your light cause Your glory is so beautiful. -All Sons & Daughters

     After I dropped off my youth kids I started my drive home and started praying. Out loud. (I tend to do this often so if you see me at a stoplight seemingly speaking to no one, don't worry I'm just talking to Jesus!)  I just started to praise Him for who He is and what He did at Trinity Church that night.  That turned into a plea for my friends who don't know Him and a plea for those who know Him & have rejected Him.  After about 5 minutes of praying I just started bawling.  (Maybe I'm over emotional but I promise this was a genuine cry!)  My heart was so overwhelmed by the goodness of the King we serve.  I just began to run over and over in my mind the fact that JESUS, the Son of God, the Maker of all things, heaven & earth, the God of the UNIVERSE, wants to know ME.  A sinner, a messed up, fallen person.  Someone who struggles daily not to sin against Him.  Someone who sometimes says to Him, You are not enough, I need more.  That girl, He wants to be intimate with her.  He wants her to seek to know Him more and more.  He desires to be in relationship with the girl who has a sharp tongue and judging eyes.  He wants to dine with the girl who can't get past this thing called body image.  The same God who created the heavens and the earth, ALL that is in them, and gave His only Son to save this world from eternal misery, HE LOVES ME.  HE wants to know ME. So yes, I cried and cried and cried, for the fact that I'm a sinner.  But more for the fact that even in my sin He is pursuing my heart.  He is seeking to be in relationship with me.  Isn't that so basic?  But isn't it also SO amazing?

     So after a night like last night, my heart is just bursting out of my chest.  I can't even understand this God I serve.  He is so intricate, so complex and I will never fully understand who He is, but I do know a few things.  I know that this incredible God I serve loves me, pursues me and is GOOD.  He is good and sovereign.  His love OVERWHELMS my heart every day.

     If you've made it all the way to the end of this post, I thank you.  Thanks for letting me ramble and for reading about where my heart is.  I pray that this blog is a doorway into my heart, ministry, and into the heart of God.  Sometimes I second guess whether this blog is even serving a purpose.  But I have confidence that the Lord will use it however He pleases.  Thank you again, friends.

Happy Friday & have a fabulous weekend!

Peace & Blessings,

Mere

"I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you. You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help." Psalm 22:22-24

2 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your heart Meredith!! You are lovely and God has made you that way ;0) Don't ever apologize for your emotions...or worry about being *overly emotional*...that's the Holy Spirit working in you...and it's so very cool to be in His presence. God IS good!!! So proud of you Meredith and how you stand up for your faith ;)
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you SO much for your encouraging words, Cindy! Love you!

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