Below is one of my favourite songs. The words really pulled me through some discouraging and tough times after acquiring my brain injury. They are powerful words of surrender, assurance, and victory through Him.
Surrender: A willingness to go before the Lord, asking for a changed heart and a renewed mind.
Assurance: Recognizing His unconditional love, grace in it's purest form. Looking beyond the reflection in the mirror...to see the "me" GOD sees.
Victory: Embracing all He can do in and through me---with a brain injury. My perceived weaknesses lifted up to Him so I can receive HIS strength...to soar in life, as the Holy Spirit leads me to accomplish the things HE wants me to do.
Today, I stand much stronger than I did 13 years ago. But it has been, and will continue to be a life-long process of surrender, assurance and victory. New challenges still arise, but I have the spiritual weapons to overcome them. That doesn't mean I can do everything now---I cannot, no matter how hard I try. But I'm learning to surrender those, resting peacefully in the truth that my perceived weaknesses are stripped away by the power of God's love. What I am unable to do now, is a.o.k. to Him, and it needs to be a.o.k. with me.
Let His grace change and renew your heart and most importantly, your mind. Surrender your weaknesses to Him. Let HIS will unfold in your life...refocus to see Him. Read His Word to grow closer to Him...to understand Him and your relationship with Him.
While you learn and grow there will be times of "waiting"....when God's will and direction will not seem clear. But I guarantee you, He WILL guide you...in His time. Meanwhile, remain pro-active in every way you can ("as I wait, I'll rise up like the eagle")....then you too will soar as His Spirit leads you on IN THE POWER OF HIS LOVE.
Lord I come to You, let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace that I found in You.
And Lord I've come to know the weaknesses I see in me
Will be stripped away BY THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE.
Hold me close, let Your love surround me
Bring me near, draw me to Your side.
And as I wait, I'll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You, your Spirit leads me on
IN THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE.
Lord unveil my eyes, let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love as You live in me.
Lord renew my mind as Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day IN THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE.
KEYWORD: GRACE (In what ways have you recognized God's Grace?)
"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Heb 4: 16 NIV)
(Songwriters BULLOCK, GEOFFREY/BULLOCK, GEOFFREY --- Published by Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group)
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