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Why does God always have to hit me with the powerful stuff while I am driving? It’s like He just swoops in through the roof, sits in the passenger seat, leans over, whispers in my ear and then poof…out through the roof He goes leaving me to ponder…one word.

 

Disobedience

 

 

I have been doing a lot of that here lately. It is the small things.

 

Just last night I disobeyed. I did not raise my hands while praising Him. We had the privilege of having a special singing group at Celebrate Recovery last night. It was awesome I tell ya. The Holy Spirit was in the place and I felt Him even if no one else did. While they were singing this one particular song I had my hands in my pocket, as they are most of the time, with my eyes closed and just praising God my way.

 

This morning God shows up in my car and said remember when I whispered “Put you hands up in praise to me. Remember how you felt during that song? I would have multiplied that feeling had you just lifted your hands.” I disobeyed and missed a major blessing from Him. Man, can you imagine what could have happened had I just obeyed His voice? I mean, come on, tears were streaming down my face last night. It could have been more of a major healing for me had I obeyed…dang it!

 

It was the song Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave. Here I am celebrating my recovery from porn addiction, depression from a failed marriage, anger issues, self-worth and other things and I am hearing these words:

 

Seems like all I could see was the struggle

Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past

Bound up in shackles of all my failures

Wondering how ling is the gonna last

Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son

Stop fighting a fight it’s already been won”

 

I am redeemed, You set me free

So I’ll shake off these heavy chains

Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be

I am redeemed, I’m redeemed

 

All my life I have been called unworthy

Named by the voice of my shame and regret

But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”

I remember, oh God, You’re not done with me yet

 

I am redeemed, You set me free

So I’ll shake off these heavy chains

Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be

 

Because I don’t have to be the old man inside of me

‘Cause his is long dead and gone

Because I’ve got a new name, a new life, I’m not the same

And a hope that will carry me home

 

I am redeemed, You set me free

So I’ll shake of these heavy chains

Wipe away every stain, ’cause I’m not who I used to be

 

I am redeemed, You set me free

So I’ll shake off these heavy chains

Wipe away every stain, yeah, I’m not who I used to be

Oh, god, I’m not who I used to be

Jesus, I’m not who I used to be

‘Cause I am redeemed

Thank God, redeemed

 

For those who have never heard this song YOU SHOULD..so here you go:

 

 

 

Hearing has a bigger impact than just reading.

THANK GOD I AM NOT WHO I USED TO BE!!!!

Man, do you realize how hard it is to drive and wipe the tears from your eyes? That is what happened to me after God’s little whisper.

I have learned my lesson. I will try my hardest not to be disobedience in the “little things” any longer. Many times it is in the little things that God manifests/multiplies Himself mightily. I do not want to miss another one….

God bless,

Stuart

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