Restoring Our Womanhood

Scrap of Faith is a Christian Crafting Site dedicated to inspiring women in their faith and in their hobbies.

Each month a new theme will be posted, with verses to encourage, with challenges to inspirire you both in your faith and in your craft. We hope that you will jump on board the journey of Restoring your Womanhood and that God will use these challanges to draw us closer to Him and also give us a purpose in our roles.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Week 10 - Somewhere in The Middle

This song from Casting Crowns has really been on my heart this past week. Each time I listen to it I'm amazed at just how well the lyrics capture our human walk with God.

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You're making me
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence, reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle
Are we caught in the middle

Somewhere between my heart and my hands
Somewhere between my faith and my plans
Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves

Somewhere between a whisper and a roar
Somewhere between the altar and the door
Somewhere between contented peace and always wanting more
Somewhere in the middle You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control

Lord, I feel You in this place and I know You're by my side
Loving me even on these nights when I'm caught in the middle

(song written by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns)

The line that does it for me is "Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control". WOW!! I know myself I desires so much to follow God's path, yet want to hold onto the control. Driving in the car the other night I said to Mark, we've got to listen to this song. We turned it up loud and cruised along. After I sat there silently praying and saying "Lord where do you really want me to go, am I to sell up everythign and just get a van and go around the country ministering to people, am I to give up work and concentrate on kids, am I to start a home church? What Lord!?" and then the answer hit me straight away, and it was so simple "Just spend some time with me". I've been slack on the prayer and bible study and God was just saying "Come and meet me, spend time with me, have a relationship with me, then we'll deal with your questions". What a discussion and answer just from a song.

So after that "Long" intro, the point of this week is what worship song speaks to you and why?

Verse: Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

Prayer: Lord thank you for the people in our world who have been anointed with the gift of music Lord. Thank you that we are free to worship you, celebrate you and have a life free to be followers of Jesus Christ.

Application: Paste the lyrics of a song into your journal that is impacting you now, or has impacted on your Christian walk at any stage. Journal why it had such an influence.

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Julze said...

oh...I can do this!

Lucy said...

Love that song. I quoted it at the end of this blog entry, as it so often challenges me.