Wednesday, December 12, 2007

THE INSPIRATION

Naming a blog is a big deal. It's kind of like naming a book, you want it to be catchy and unique. I don't know if this qualifies as either, but it spoke volumes to me above all the other names I considered.

During a time of great healing and rejoicing the enemy interjected a time of great stress and turmoil in relationships in my life, but before he had the opportunity to do that the Lord gave me these verses out of Psalm 18:16-19 to comfort me and prepare me for the battle. These verses continue to minister to me and bless me every time I recall or encounter them.

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me OUT OF DEEP WATERS.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.

The Message bible reads:
But me he caught—reached all the way
from sky to sea; he pulled me out
Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,
the void in which I was drowning.
They hit me when I was down,
but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!

For many years my motto was, "I'm just trying to keep my head above water" - hence, "out of deep waters." I remained there a long time not knowing there there was such an incredible life to be found in Christ.

Chaos was my enemy disguised as my friend, we went everywhere together. It took some getting used to peace, I had to confront the discomfort and press through to the other side. It truly was a great surprise to know how much I was loved by the one who created me and it makes me love Him all the more. I seek to know Him more everyday and the more I know the more I want to know. He continues to heal me, make me whole and minister to the deep recesses of my heart. My heart is completely His and I long to share His love, compassion and desire to heal with anyone who will listen.

4 comments:

candy.abbott said...

Hi Mari, welcome to the world of blogging. I love your title and am looking forward to checking in peridically to see what you come up with to write about. I expect you blog to be a place of substance for people who are searching for deeper meaning in their faith walk.

AtlantaMama said...

AWESOME! Love you!!

Faith said...

Dear Mari,
Hello there friend! I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I have! If you want any help with your template please let me know - I LOVE that type of thing and changed the look of my blog maybe five times during the two years I've had a blog!
I LOVE those verses you quoted, in fact I'm on my way now to copy them into my journal. Thank you so much for sharing!
I look forward to reading what God is doing in you, for you and through you!!
P.S. Thank you for the song! It's BEAUTIFUL...

Patrina's Pencil said...

Mari
I just found your place this morning - from a comment at One Heart. What a blessed FIND it has been. I'm following Jesus first and foremost but I'm following your LIVE story here too - the Live story of the reshaping of your life afterr He reached all the way from the sky to the sea to rescue thee. I am rescued too. I'm so inspired by your heart! May God rain down showers of blessings on you this day and forever more - because of His great Love for you! And oh how He does loves us each one.

Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall
Expecting His return!

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