Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Burden

I know that it sounds wierd but if you ask me, Heaven is an added bonus. When God found me (or I opened my eyes to Him - whichever you prefer) I wasn't looking to go to Heaven. And don't get me wrong, I am and will forever be greatful for eternity in paradise. I believed in God, I believed in the Holy Spirit, I believed who Jesus said He was.

When I was found, I wasn't looking to go to heaven. And if you would have said that's why I should come to Jesus, I would have told you "I got the heaven part covered". I was looking to get out from underneath a huge burden. I was looking to eleviate some pressure, to find forgiveness for what I had done, to make my praise list longer than my apologies.

Life as a Christ-follower isn't easier. And sometimes it's more difficult, you've got people watching and waiting to see if you slip up. And when (not if) you do and someone points at you... you can say either one of two things... "that's a mighty fine plank you got there" or "if I was perfect, I wouldn't need Jesus"

I thinking about this because I was singing "where will I be when that first trumpet sounds (oh please tell me) where will I be when it sounds sooo loud, it will sound so loud, it will wake up all the dead, where will I be when it sounds when it sounds..."

And I thought to myself, that's kind of wierd, I know where I'll be, and burdens, they are cast away, as soon as I let go of them. I love the scripture that says "29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:29-30). I love that saying. Because I remember that day, I remember the day I walked into church for the first time in a long time, when I reached out to the Lord, and His arms reached around me, when my burdens were released. I remember, I remember the day, the feeling. It was March 13, 2004.

I'm so thankful for that day.




Here we are
Here we are
The broken and used
Mistreated, abused
Here we are

Here You are
Here You are
The beautiful one
Who came like a Son
Here You are

So we lift up our voices
We open our hands
To cling to the love
That we can't comprehend

Oh, lift up your voices
And lift up your heads
To sing of the love
That has freed us from sin

He is the one
Who has saved us
He is the one
Who embraced us
He is the one who has come
And is coming again
He's the remedy

Here we are
Here we are
Bandaged and bruised
Awaiting a cure
Here we are

Here You are
Here You are
Our beautiful King
Bringing relief
Here You are with us

So we lift up our voices
And open our hands
Let go of the things
That have kept us from Him

He is the one
Who has saved us
He is the one
Who forgave us
He is the one who has come
And is coming again
He's the remedy


Oh, I can't comprehend
I can't take it all in
Never understand
Such perfect love come
For the broken and beat
For the wounded and weak
Oh, come fall at His feet
He's the remedy
He's the remedy

So sing, sing

You are the one
Who has saved us
You are the one
Who forgave us
You are the one who has come
And is coming again
To make it alright
Oh, to make it alright
You're the remedy
Oh, in us
You're the remedy

Let us be the remedy
Let us bring the remedy

1 comment:

KayMac said...

just read this scripture this morning in my own "alone time" w/ our Lord. Love it as well!