Your love towers over me
Gracious tempest endless sea
Your love is like a storm
Endless tide of mercy rain
Let it flood in my heart again
Surround me like an ocean
Your love is crashing over me
It’s surging like a raging sea
Immerse me in the wonder of Your love
A downpour of unending grace
Consuming all my reckless ways
My sins submerged
Your love has saved my soul
Your love is like a storm
How beautiful is it when you stop getting caught up in the moment and reflect on why we sing, why we worship, what it means to me as an individual..
Dad, your love towers over me. It’s a strong pillar that surrounds me and its foundations are stronger than any earthly bond. Your love for me is powerful, it’s crazy and passionate and it worries not for the mess I make. There is nothing I can do to influence or change the weather, similarly, there is nothing I can do to change (empower or diminish) your love for me. Your endless tide of mercy floods my life. You are eternal, age to age you stand with mercy raining from Your heart to mine. Your love crashes over me, sometimes unexpectedly. I think I unconsciously separate myself from You and think that my sin or shame will upset or offend You, but then You dump your love on me with undeserved grace and love, and instead of pulling me under or drowning me, it consumes my soul and brings me home to You. Your love overwhelms me, Your grace overwhelms me, Your passion is boundless. Thank you Papa. I love you all my days.
Rory Williams, God Complex
The thing that breaks my heart the most is seeing people by themselves. Seeing hearts who are lonely. People who have this hardened exterior of “nobody needs me and I don’t need nobody”
We weren’t made that way.
Maybe there are people who love solitude and the quiet life, but I refuse to believe that people crave to so exceptionally and almost bitterly alone. We were made for relationship with others and I think our soul naturally gravitate towards those who we connect with. Everything else of this world will fade away or change but people.. People are always there, people are always somehow interacting with others, people are the consistent factor of life. Yet, we find that much of our time is consumed with striving for materialistic gain..
It’s insane to think of, but when you die, would you prefer people to say “She/He was such a hard worker, they strove hard to get what they want out of life and now we enjoy their work and reward” or “She/He was such a genuine loving person, their integrity, grace, love, generosity changed my life, they inspired me to be a better person”?
I want the latter - I want to be remembered for my heart and soul, for the role I played in the lives of those around me. I don’t care for striving, I don’t care for money, position or power. I don’t care for being climbing the ladders of life for my personal gain. My fear in life is that I’m not a genuine person - I battle constantly with my thoughts of “why am I doing this? Is it because I feel like it is the right thing to do? Or because I will be recognised for how awesome I can be?”
I hate the thought that there are people who are calculating, who will build others up to watch them fall, who use people as their stepping stone (even if it is unconsciously done)
Please don’t be alone. Please don’t hide the beauty of yourself away because someone else thought they had the right to make you feel inferior. Please know that you are loved. So loved.
“Climb out of that drugged, dead comforting pit that is keeping you paralyzed and break right up through the earth and into the life you were born for, in the now of your life, while there is till time and hunger in your veins.” - Voskamp
Walt Disney World - Orlando - Florida - USA
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.
|—||A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh|