lindsay ann

somewhere in between
2004-09-16 20:34:46 (UTC)

simmer down now

ok, so i was talking to someone about devotions the other day, and they were
talking about how we usually go into our time with God thinking we need to
do so much...which i guess is true..i have all these books and scriptures and
things i want to read and memorize and understand and stuff...and i spend
time in prayer, but i spend very little time just being still with God..and i
realized i need to do that..

last night, i laid in bed after i had done all my reading and just listened to the
whole caedmons' call cd (in the company of angels)..it's probably my favorite
worship album of, like, ever. it's good. anyway, i listened to it all the way
through and it's amazing how not trying to learn and absorb can be
helpful..just listening to songs about God's goodness and mercy is so
therapeutic...ahh...lovin' it.
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Thy mercy my God is the theme of my song
The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue
Thy free grace alone from the first to the last
Hath won my affection and bound my soul fast

Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here
Sin would reduce me to utter despair
But through Thy free goodness my spirit's revived
And He who first made me still keeps me alive

Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart
Dissolved by Thy goodness I fall to the ground
And weep for the praise of the mercy i've found

Great Father of mercy, Thy goodness I own
And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son
All praise to the Spirit whose whisper divine
Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine!
All praise to the Spirit whose whisper divine
Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine!
Alleluia!