Saturday, January 8, 2011

Give Me Jesus

Here we are one week into New Year. As I look back on all that this  first week has entailed my first thought is, “wow, this year has not started off anything like I hoped it would.” Already I have experienced enough physical pain and emotional heartache to last me the rest of the year.


Then I  call to mind the prayer that I laid before God as 2010 drew to a close. A desire and prayer that my eyes and ears would be open to see and hear God more clearly, that I would rely on Him completely, and trust Him no matter what.

In light of this desire, I see that the year has begun exactly as I prayed that it would.  As my physical strength has been depleted, my heart broken and my emotions left raw, my spirit has been made hungry for more of God- who has promises to be my strength and my portion forever.

My eyes have been seeking to see His righteous hand at work. My ears have been tuned to listen closely for His still small voice in everything around me, and in every interaction that I have with other Christians.

I have been left with nothing to rely on but Jesus. His love, His direction, His peace, His truth, and His strength, are the only things in life that can be trusted. In our deepest needs He  meets us with the grace to see us through. He alone is faithful.

As life’s seasons change throughout this year, may we long for more of Jesus.  



Fernando Ortega - "Give Me Jesus" from Adamson.TV on Vimeo.


In His Grace,

Melissa

11 comments:

theemissarysfeet said...

Amen, Amen, thank you for sharing this, I'm blessed with your testimony and reflection. May God's unfailing love continue to uphold you.

Blessings!

theemissarysfeet said...

oh by the way i forgot to say, Give me Jesus is one of my favorite songs.

hip-chick said...

I absolutely love this song. I have not heard it in a long time and I had forgotten how beautiful it was.

Karen said...

This song is so anointed and I love to hear this man sing! Thanks

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

melissa - what this year has brought with it has been difficult for sure - but with God all things are possible. He is drawing you ever so close because He wants to show you just how faithful He is and how much He loves you!

i love you too and we are praying with you and for you!
XOXOO Jill
PS Beautiful version of this song.

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

SnoopyGirl said...

Such a beautiful song. I really love it!

Elizabeth said...

beautiful song... my husband went home to be with the Lord in August so this song was especially sweet to me this morning!
thanks!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful and honest message; your words and this song. I love the purity of Fernando's songs.

I love how you wrote:
"I have been left with nothing to rely on but Jesus. His love, His direction, His peace, His truth, and His strength, are the only things in life that can be trusted."

What an insight that comes from one who is learning to walk by faith. Thank you for sharing your heart Melissa.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Susan said...

He is so awesome and I love that song.

Thanks for sharing...

Have a blessed weekend!

Thena said...

Beautiful music and words.

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