Monday, April 27, 2009

Whatever It Takes

"...he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him." 2 Samuel 14:14

Oh Father, thank You. It doesn't matter what caused us to be alienated from You, You refuse to allow us to remain banished. You devise ways to bring us back to You. You create and invent an idea out of Your love for us...

that family concern

that health challenge

that job loss

that broken relationship

that new friendship

that unanswered prayer

that unexpected circumstance

that financial crisis

that unfulfilled dream

that unplanned move

that surprise letter

that parcel at the door

that meal delivered

that warm hug...

I've been reminded of 2 songs this morning as I've read His Word. One is by Philips, Craig and Dean, "He'll do whatever it takes". The chorus says, "He'll do whatever, whatever it takes, His grace reaches lower than your worst mistakes, And His love will run farther than you can run away, my friend, He'll do whatever, whatever it takes, He'll do whatever it takes. He'll just keep reaching, Until He finds a way to bring you back where you belong, Come on back home."

I'll close with the other sung by Selah, "God Bless the Broken Road".
"Every long lost dream, led me to where You are, Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars, Pointing me on my way, into Your loving arms, This much I know, know is true, That God blessed the broken road, That led me straight to You."

"It's all part of a grander plan, that is coming true."

Thank You Lord, that Your ways are higher than mine and that You love me too much to leave me alone when I fall away from You. So thankful that You are on a continual search and rescue mission for my heart.

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Lori said...

Love what you wrote today, Joy...

Oh Christ be the center of my life...
Be the place that I fix my eyes...
Be the center of my life today, LORD.

Blessings, dear one,
Lori - AZ

On Purpose said...

Praising Him this morning for "whatever it takes" in my own relationship with Him! He is a very personal and intimate God!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

So true, so encouraging, so humbling that He indeed does constantly seek us out!

By the way....just letting you know that I have posted about the "Red Book" today on my blog as I promised you.

God bless you!