Sunday, October 24, 2010

Radiant


Those who look to him are radiant

Their faces are never covered in shame

So let afflicted hear and rejoice

I will cry out, I will call out.  

I sought the Lord, He answered me

He delivered me from my fears

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him  

The righteous man has many troubles

But God delivers him from them all

Fear the Lord, you his saints


He will redeem those who take refuge in Him

This song once again spoke to my heart today.   I feel the last few years all I have done is walk in shame, guilt and self pity.  I have realized that I am a person that really seeks the approval of others.  I constantly struggle with wanting to be something or someone that people will approve of and like.  When I look in the eyes of others I am usually looking to see if they see me as one that is worthy of love or acceptance.  Will they like me, do I need to change who I am in order for that to happen...all questions that go through my head every day, every conversation.   When will they leave, what will I do to stop them from liking me. But today felt good.  As I thought and pondered the words of this song while at Worship today I was in awe how I could face the Lord with out shame.  There have been times I thought I needed to be severely punished for some of the things I have done.  

So my prayer is that in this life I will daily taste and see that the Lord is good.  That I will face him with out my head down and choose just to be in awe that he has chosen me, instead of why he shouldn't.  Blessed is he who takes refuge in Him.  I am going to try my best to rest in that and choose to believe Him and say yes!  I am Radiant.

If you would like to hear this song you can down load it for Free From Mars Hill Church

8 comments:

  1. I too, was so moved by this song today. U2Me2 on SO much of what you said. We need to get together soon and talk about all this stuff instead of coupons...its been WAY to long since we've done that. Love you sister, you ARE radiant! :)

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  2. Beautiful post, Amber. Thanks for sharing your heart. Glad to hear you are preaching the gospel to yourself. We all need that. You are such a beautiful, talented woman. Lots of love, Bina

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  3. Amber, this is such a wonderful song and a great reminder to us all. Thanks for sharing it. I am praying that you are able to look to him today and not others.

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  4. Nice Site. Great lyrics. have a blessed day. And keep holding up the truth of God. Stop by www.holdtotruth.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this song! E-Pop is my fav Mars Hill band, but I suppose all the bands do the same songs? I love the "Pray for Faith" song. The one that goes, "My heart is glad...that you are my Father...adopted to you...as sons and daughters..." etc. It's so simple, I think that's why I like it. Simple lyrics, simple chords...just what a little simpleton like me needs. I'm totally gonna follow your blog, even though it looks like you haven't blogged in a while. I hope you don't mind. And if you do, let me know and I'll unfollow it. =)

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Dallas

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Reese

Reese

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Okay Dallas when you hit the ball you need to run to 1st base, 2nd base, and then home.....no mom! I don't want to go home!Reese was outside singing today while she was on the swing. And she says to me. "Mom, the sun is coming out because I am singing....I am wakin it up!" Keep singing girl, keep singing!Dallas: Look mom his doesn't have twin wheels! (translation:training wheels)Dallas: When I am a daddy....I want one of those baby Norahs.So sweet!Reese: Mom I like these things...What things? Reese: These Rat-tat-too-ies Do you mean Tattoos?Reese: Yah! TattoosDallas was holding Norah and this is what he said....Norah pooped. She pooped 3 times....Oooo....she pooped 10 times mom!!Reese was going to the bathroom and when she was done she looked (as all kids do) and said "oooo, look mom. I ate carrots!"Reese has been wanting her ears pierced. She spent that night at Ambers house and asked her if she could do it. Amber told her that it would hurt and after she did one ear she would have to do the second ear. She said "how bout you do the second ear first"We been telling the kids that Norah can't have anything to eat because she is to little. Dallas walks in the hospital and get up to look at Norah and says: "I want to see if she has a mouth"In the morning when the kids wake up they come and crawl in bed with us. I was laying on my side talking with Reese. She looked at me and said "Mom...your boobs are hugging" I just laughed. She then said "they love each other" The thoughts of a 5 ....and just in case you were wondering. I was wearing a tank top ;)Mom....when I am a mom I will have two kids and then we will have lots of kids at our house!!(And what do we have now...I am thinking)Dallas looked at my blog and the picture of the "barefoot and pregnant""mommy that's you!"Boy do I love that kid ;)My room is usually a mess. Of course I have all the "good" excuses as to why :) Well my surprise when I got home from work was a nice clean room with a made bed.When Reese came and got me this morning she said "Mom your room is Amazing!"

the things they say...

Reese: Hey mom look! She walks just fine and doesn't even need a cane! (we were at costco and she said this about an elderly lady...nice!)

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