Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Starting over

God is taking me on a journey. I am blown away that all those early whispers were truely His calling to me. I am delighted and in awe. I am falling in love all over again, and all the regrets....all the former failures....and all the stuff I tried to make succeed (even that which did) doesn't matter anymore. It finally doesn't matter.


"... I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One),and that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[a]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]. Phil.3:8-10 (Amplified)

He is jealous for me
loves like a hurrican I am a tree
bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy

When all of a sudden...

I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by Glory
and I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me

And oh how He loves us oh
Oh how he loves us
how he loves us Oh

We are His portion
and He is our prize
drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes
if grace is a notion than we're all sinking

so heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
and my heart turns violently inside of my chest

I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way
He loves us
oh how he loves us
He loves us
oh how He loves us....

(Song by John Mark McMillan)


s@bd said...

did you write that poem, cirra?
it's beautiful

silent wings said...

oops :) No Shannon I didn't. I forget to add the artists name at the bottom. It is a beautiful song by John Mark McMillan. I absolutely love the words! Check out his myspace:

jul said...

I LOVE that song! Lydia has a video of it posted on her blog of Kim Walker singing it, it's so beautiful.

silent wings said...

Kim Walker sings it so passionately...I love it!

karin said...

hi i have been sooooooooooooooo blessed by you and your blog
would love to write you-
i discovered you while praying for and trying to get follow-up to the One thing Youth conference held this year in JErusalem.
shabbat shalom precious daughter of the Father

lydia joy said...

Beautiful post Cirra!! Your words resonant in my heart as well!! I just love this song too!!! Do you mind if I link your blog on mine? Let me know...

Much grace and peace to you!!

silent wings said...

Thank you Lydia, Please do. Do I have permission to view yours? I enjoy reading your blog when I can but I can't access it from my I have to sneak in through Julie's or Grace and glory bog. :)

lydia joy said...

Oh my goodness, of course you can read mine it is totally public!! Thanks!!