Monday, August 3, 2009

Encouragement

McLinky's blog topic today is "Encouragement." Don't we all need a little bit of that??
This is 2 Corinthians 4:17 from the Message. I love the Message because it speaks like a story and straight to my heart.
So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.
Here it is in NIV for those of you who prefer it-
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
I also have a worshi p song that really encourages me. It's a Hillsong song called You Reign. Here's the lyrics-
What could stand before You
As You chose to embrace
A cross so undeserved You took for me
The weight of sin upon You
When You offered Your life
As You walked the streets of men with fading strength
How could we live but not see
Your sacrificeYour glory
You reign, You reign
Over everything Lord, You reign
With power, and justice divine
Over everything Lord, You reign
What was Your last thought
As You drew Your last breath
Where the victory was Yours for us to see
And all will know the truth
As we live by Your grace
Every praise to You alone
See now the King of Glory
Love of God become my calling
Father I surrender all I am to You forever
I love that song because it's such a great reminder of what Jesus did for us on the cross...and how can you not be encouraged by that??


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7 comments:

Channa said...

Awesome pick!!! I love it

~Sandy~ said...

Just blog hoppin by andwanted to say hi! Thanks for sharing your post. I loooove that verse too:)

Mommyto3andahusky said...

love your blog! your header picture is so pretty! Became a follower! :)

Kylee said...

Beautiful verse. VERY encourageing. Thank you so much for sharing. I am also going to become a follower of your blog. I want to keep up with your story, and pray that you will be blessed with a beautiful baby. :) Happy Hopping!

Mary O. said...

Amen! Great pick.

the brown couch said...

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Deborah

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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great choice....Love your blog and glad that I stopped by..A little insomnia tonight..well how about 3 AM...so I am blog hopping