Saturday, October 28, 2006

praise while powerless

this happens to be my life verse w/ brooke...the whole chapter is great....but i just wanted to jot down some main passages.....

2 chronicles 20. 12 For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on Thee....15 and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, `Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's. 16 `Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 `You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you." 18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. 19 And the Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

I'm learning how to praise God in the midst of being powerless. i'm learning how to abide in the midst of a tangled world. i'm learning how to rest in the arms of our Lord b/c HE SAYS SO. i'm learning how to focus my eyes on Him during a stressful moment. i'm learning to stand. I'm learning to CALL on the Lord b/c i do not know what to do. it's not in our human nature to do such things as these...but as we die to ourself...moment by moment it's possible to release, to be revived. Praise....I wanta live there. i wanta be there. no matter matter matter how. Lord....let me praise while i'm powerless.

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