Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm found in the arms of love.

as many of you know, music plays a huge part in my life. God has used music I play and listen to, to do some huge things in my life! one of the songs he uses so many times to humble me and draw me to him, to bring me running into his arms of love (also the source for my blog url), is called King Of All Days by Hillsong. enjoy. :)


In your surrender
As you lay down your life
You took up a sinners cross
And your live rescued mine

In this redemption
Love and mercy display
Lifting my eyes to see
That your truth never fails

Lord of the heavens
King of all days
Without you my world slips away
Redeemed by your mercy
Consumed by your grace
Now I live for you

I'm found in the arms of love
Your love it has saved my soul
I'll run to your arms of love
Your life's gonna lead me home

Glorious savior
In your light I am free
If things of this world will fail
Still you're all that I need

Lord of the heavens
King of all days
Without you my world slips away
Redeemed by your mercy
Consumed by your grace
Now I live for you

I'm found in the arms of love
Your love it has saved my soul
I'll run to your arms of love
Your life's gonna lead me home

(And) at your cross
I lay my burden
At your feet
Where your love covers
All I've done
Now I walk with you lord

I'm found in the arms of love
For your love it has saved my soul
I'll run to your arms of love
Your life's gonna lead me home

Thursday, April 15, 2010

one of those days

it's been one of those days. hopeless romantics thoughts fly through my head. the sunset sparks a glow in my heart that can't be turned down. I love everything. from the rough scratch of a brick against my skin, to a cool green clover beneath my feet, to the chill bumps you get from those sweet spring breezes. everything is aesthetically appealing. everything is beautiful. it's optimism in its purest form. love unblemished. hope unhindered.
it's perfection... plus some gnats. ;)
I love these days... these short moments that never last long enough.
but at least they come. even as short as they may be, they brighten the world. they brighten my life and the darkness that may be there. bringing pure hope, joy, love, and peace in the midst of this insanely hectic life. thank you, God, for these days.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

reading in Romans.

firstly I would love to thank Paul for being such an intellectual God-scholar! If you have never really read Romans... READ IT. It is amazing, beyond comprehension. not to mention extremely thought-provoking.
so I was reading my devotional the other night, in Romans 5 & 6.
just take a second to read this, yall.

"Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace."


wow. there is so much here! man. I don't think I can begin to delve into this. Read it.

read it again.

slowly... read it out loud. eat it.

that's all I've got.

over & out.

welcome to midnight.

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